Just picked up a Canon SL1

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  1. emmam83

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    How does this look?

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    It was edited with Instagram lol


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    I think the little tyke with the brand-new top teeth is pretty adorable. On this shot, I think cropping it to the older Instgram 1:1 (square) aspect ratio would improve the image, so lopping off pretty much the right side third would elevate the shot. The biggest issue is that large "X" patetrn on the rug, and also at the very far right edge is a very attention-steaking half of a yellow ball. The pale, tanerine fabric toy is also distracting. Instagram has a lot of good fiters and editing tools. I would test-edit it with IG to get a filter than has a fairly strong outer edge vignette, to darken his arm and the white cushion a bit. This portrait definitely would look more powerful, and have more impact if it were to be cropped to a square image aspect ratio.
     
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    You might have to move/shorten your watermark so it doesn't get chopped off.
     
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    Thank you! I'll try it :)


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    Any better? On the right track, maybe? I'm a total noob so please bear with me

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    That's it!
     
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    Yay! Lol he's who/what I'll be photographing most, so I'd like to do the best possible :)


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    Yes, the squre rop makes it better, more focused on his royal tiny-ness.
     
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    So much fun at that age! Mine are starting to drive #@&$$.. Help...
    I'm only a little less of a newbie as you. I notice a few things that you might want to pay attention to.
    Questions:
    1. What setting are you using? Full Auto, Portrait, Close-up...
    2. Does the flash pop-up when you take your photo? More than Likely. It's not always the best result when doing close-ups.

    These are a few things to play around with. Try different settings and make a mental note of what works better.

    Try using Av setting on the dial. If you have the kit lens (the one that came with your camera), set your aperture to f3.5. This will give you a shallower depth of field and a blurred back ground. A higher aperture like f22 will allow everything near and far to be relatively in focus. The lower f3.5 gives you more available light so you might not need a flash. The f22 cuts the available light, so you would probably need the flash.
    Kids move around A LOT! You sometimes need a faster shutter speed to stop them in their tracks...... The f3.5 with the Av setting should automatically give you a faster shutter speed.

    Play around with these settings, and I bet you'll surprise yourself with the results:)
     
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    I just used Auto in this one since it was like one of the first pics I took lol I've since been playing with the settings but have LOTS to learn. My aperture won't go less than f5.6, idk how to make it lower.

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    What lens are you using? I'm assuming it's a telephoto. Is it the 18mm to 55mm 1:3.5-5.6 ? It should go down to f3.5?
     

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