Introduction and a pic for C&C

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Introduction and a pic for C&C

Hello. My name is Kathleen. I am a mother to a boy age 3 and a girl age 2. They are the light of my life. I have always been interested in photography but just recently got my first DSLR for Christmas. I am still trying to get used to it. I one of my first pic for some C&C. I have a Canon Rebel T3 with a 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 lens.

It is shot at 35mm, f5.6, 1/125, auto ISO of 6400

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Sorry about the background. I need to pay a little more attention to where I am shooting. LOL

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Congratulations on your new camera! Just a tip, it would help a bit if you posted the settings as well, when you ask for C&C.

Your little girl is so cute! It's a sweet pic, and lovely catchlights!

I would definitely watch the backgrounds (something that I found hard to really get used to doing!), and the side of her face shown in the pic is not well-lit, so you'd be better positioning yourself or her so that you get more light on her face.

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Welcome! It's always nice to see some new faces.

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about your backgrounds right now. I know just how much there is to take in at first, and you should focus on one thing at a time. I'd work on exposure first. Making sure your images are properly exposed. You have some bright spots in this one, but the side of her face toward the camera is underexposed. Were you really close to the window? It seems as if the light that was coming in was really bright. I think that if you were on the other side of her, you would have liked the result.

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Welcome and congrats for your new camera!!

Nothing new to add that hasn't already been said. But, I do agree with Sadie. Don't quite yet worry about backgrounds and such. Work on correct exposure first. That's going to make or break any shot you take. Once you get that nailed, you can then purposefully work on the other things with taking an image Smile

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Thank you so much for the tips. It gives me some things to work on and think about.

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Welcome! The others have covered anything I would have said, but I echo choosing one aspect (exposure, focus, composition, colour etc) to work on and run with it for a while. Good luck and have fun!

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Hi and welcome.

I agree with the others so nothing to add other than to pick one thing at a time to work on.

Start with exposure and focus then move on the composition etc.

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Welcome! It's a nice capture of a quiet, reflective moment. One thing to keep in mind is that the higher the ISO, the more "noise" (graininess) the photo will have. As you learn more about your camera, the settings will become easier to understand.

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WELCOME! :wavehello: I agree about picking one thing to work on! Hope to see more pics soon!

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Really can't add any more CC since everyone already covered my thoughts.

This is a cute picture and defiantly a great beginner shot.