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    Default I'm back....with a few for CC please! added on post #7

    I used to post here a little last year and maybe the beginning of the year. I had borrowed a DSLR from a friend last November/December and practiced a little and loved it. I finally bought my own this June, then found out I was pregnant and was so incredibly sick for weeks and did nothing but lie around. So I finally got a lens last week and started practicing again.

    I seriously don't even know where to begin, so I started with DS and that is so tough to learn while trying to chase a 2 year old! I asked my much older cousin if she'd mind being my model and tonight we went to a park to practice. I am bummed b/c we got there way too late and it got dark very quickly!

    Here are a few from tonight:

    My favorite

    Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    IMG_4005


    Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
    Aperture f/4.0
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    IMG_3999

    Exposure 0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture f/4.0
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 1600
    IMG_4036


    Now this next one I need a lot of help. I love the trees and the sidewalk, but I suck at posing and don't know what I could have her do to make it interesting. Also the sky is so blown...how do I prevent that?

    Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 1600

    IMG_4070


    Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 1600
    IMG_4076
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    I've been replying like crazy and didn't mean to bury your new thread. I'm tapped out on replies right now but will revisit tomorrow. the first one is a lot cooler than the others though. the last two are really yellow - is that the processing you used, or is it a WB issue?
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    i agree with Gwen. the first two are a bit cool and the last two a bit too warm. But your focus is great and composition is not that bad either. I am not so good with poses. Still practicing that actually I basically just let them be themselves until I see a good pose and tell them to freeze

    first one I'd brighten it up a bit and warm it up just a tad. second one brighten it a bit as well. b&w could use a bit more brigtening and contrast. it just looks a bit flat. last two look a bit yellow on my monitor.
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    The last two were just a vintage choice on the iphoto software. I have absolutely no clue when it comes to editing. I have PS, but I am clueless on where to begin. I'm trying to get it close to right SOOC and not have to rely heavily on processing (although I know I have to learn that!!!).

    Would it help if I posted SOOC?
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    1) I agree, a bit cool, but you did a great job with your ap and getting it crisp! I still can't!

    2) I like, but I like the first one better.

    3) Not too fond of the b&w. A good b&w is something I still struggle with.

    4 & 5) I don't mind the posing at all. The vintage processing doesn't work here though imo. I feel like it's just way too yellow. I like vintage processing, but I don't think it's working here. I think a beach-y edit would work great.

    I am so glad you are back and posting pics! Keep posting!
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    I agree that #1 is a bit cool, but I wouldn't warm it up too, too much. The coolness works well with the muted colors.

    Your subject gets lost a bit in #4, but I like the composition. You did a great job with the crop in #5! I also like the sparkle in her eyes in #2.
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    Here are the two yellow ones SOOC:

    IMG_4076

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    SOOC is much better! Brighten up a tad.
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    Uncalibrated monitor here but. I am seeing your photos either in two extreme, either they are really cool or really yellow. But again I am at work and my monitor is not calibrated. Will comment more when I get home
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    Ok, so on the first two, how do I make it warmer? Without processing, I mean. I know I can always process to fix some things, but how can I make those first two warmer SOOC?
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