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    Default My first post with pics!

    This is the first time that have been brave enough to post photos. Please give lots of CC as it is the only way I will improve! To me all these look OOF - do you think so too? I have not invested in photo editing software yet, so these were edited with Picasa.
    I don't know how to resize them in Photobucket, so I just posted clickable thumbnails.
    This is my 5 week old daughter Kamryn.


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    Camera : Nikon D60
    ISO: 800
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    And these are just funny:

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    Now I am just still learning but here are my thoughts.

    Definately OOF, the concept and the comp I like.

    As she's not moving quite so much yet, I would lower the SS and the ISO. What kind of room were you in. make sure to get as much natural light as possible as well and face her toward it.

    Like I said, Im still new at this.... especially CC so I could be technically wrong

    She is however a beautiful little girl and I love her name

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    Congrats on your first post! Way to go for jumping in! I would agree that they look dark, a little OOF and grainy to me. I'd reccommend getting her really close to a large window or sliding glass door.. See what you can do to lower your ISO. I tend to see grain when I put mine up to 800. This is a HARD age, great job! Keep on posting!!
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    open your ap a bit, at 1.8 its hard to get the focus correct, since you're not trying to blur a distracting background you don't have to worry. keep your iso a bit lower, I have a D60 also and at iso800 I get grain.
    How bright is the room you're in, you can bring your ss down to 1/125 for sure. Its also a bit underexposed

    cute girl, you'll get some great pics when you try again (maybe try with a stuffed animal and work on getting exposure/focus while dd is sleeping or you have some time so you're not worried about keeping dd happy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJB07 View Post
    open your ap a bit, at 1.8 its hard to get the focus correct, since you're not trying to blur a distracting background you don't have to worry. keep your iso a bit lower, I have a D60 also and at iso800 I get grain.
    How bright is the room you're in, you can bring your ss down to 1/125 for sure. Its also a bit underexposed

    cute girl, you'll get some great pics when you try again (maybe try with a stuffed animal and work on getting exposure/focus while dd is sleeping or you have some time so you're not worried about keeping dd happy)
    This is excellent CC....perfect.

    Only thing to add is...to get those newborn poses to work really well, I use a bean bag to cradle the babe. A big basket filled with blankets works well too.

    I'm not a huge fan of black backgrounds for baby...though I do use them from time to time. Try a fluffy white, pink, or even green blanket if you have one. The black can actually create casts and can make exposing the images properly really difficult.
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    These are great start. I think you've gotten great CCs already. Just wanted to add keep at it!
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    I agree with the PP, too, but wanted to say hi and welcome! I was going to suggest a bean bag, too, since she looks a bit uncomfortable in these shots. Can't wait to see more!

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