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I am new to photography, but I have been taking pictures for about 6 months now. I have just recently started to edit them please share your thoughts and suggestions.
 

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The mother/daughter vertical, carriage, and last one (mom, dad, daughter) are under exposed and would have been helped by using fill lighting.

The vignette in the ducks and mom/daughter horizontal look to be to heavy.

For more specific editing C&C you should post both the before any edits, and then the finished (edited) version of the same image.
 

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I think the blue sky church steeple shot is exposed well and processed pretty well too. The others are a bit dark...the "look" is just too dark.Not sure what software you have to edit with, but most of the others need to have some + exposure added. The palm tree shot is decently exposed.

The mom and dad and little girl shot, the last one, has odd, dull, low-contrast shadow lighting. It can be a bit tricky to learn how to edit those kinds of images. What the lighting lacks there is contrast...the lighting there is "flat", which is common in open shaded places...there is NO bright highlight, nor any real deep shadows, so when pictures are processed, it's kind of necessary to place the black point, and then adjust the contrast curve to produce some "SNAP!" and variation between the different colors and tonal values.

If your editing software offers what is called the "Curves Adjustment" option, that is where I would focus your attention. It is possibly the single most important tool in image editing, in my opinion.
 
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I want to say thank you to the comments and suggestions. I didn't even think about it being a lot of images at one time I am sorry for that. I am using a Nikon D5100 and a kit lens to make most of my shots a couple of these shots I used a borrowed 70 to 300 Tamaron lens. As for editing software I am using Lightroom 5 but I just recently got it and frankly I don't understand all of the adjustments that you can make I am trying to learn them and figure out what I like. I can post the originals for comparison.
 

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Lightroom's Develop module is a parametric Raw converter known as Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). Photoshop CS 6 Camera Raw also uses ACR.

For learning how to use Lightroom you might find these 2 books useful:
The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

There are 2 ways you can access Adobe Lightroom tutorials directly from Lightroom:
1. Press your keyboard F1 key.
2. Near the top left of the workspace, click on Help > Lightroom Help.

Either method takes you here - Lightroom Help | Help and tutorials
 

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