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Hey! I'm Maddie. I've been a member to Pregnancy.org since 2008 but never drifted from the actual pregnancy/babies part mostly. I just recently got into photography. I have a Canon SLR and enjoy it but have a lot to learn. I wanted to show you ladies/gentleman a few of my SOOC photos and see what you thought. Thanks so much!

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There are more at http://photobucket.com/JMR-Photography-SOOC and even more to come to that website Smile

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Hi and welcome.

I'd like to see them a little bigger if you can

Cazz

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"cazzoom" wrote:

Hi and welcome.

I'd like to see them a little bigger if you can

Cazz

THIS! ^

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Hi & welcome! Cazz & Sadie, the pics are bigger when you go to her Photobucket.

My first question would be are you already shooting in manual?

You're off to a good start. I'll cc what I notice:

The flower looks out of focus but the depth is nice.

I like the first shot at your Photobucket set but he's centered and his hand is chopped off.

I really like the shot of him smiling in the tall grass (top row 2nd from right), just needs more light in his eyes and maybe not cropped so tightly.

Great scenery! I like the one of him closeup with the dry grass in the background, but again there is no light in his eyes and he's cropped too closely.

Just keep an eye on where the light is coming from when you're practicing. Smile

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I agree with Amy's cc. I see that you are shooting in auto though (at least some I looked at you were) When it comes to auto, it's hard to correct the mistakes b/c the camera is in charge. I didn't understand this at first, but once I switched to manual (and never looked back) I understood. YOU have to be in control of the camera! Smile Hope to see more pics from you!

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Welcome! You've already had some good CC, but just wanted to say welcome. I have a ton to learn and these ladies know their stuff. My biggest advice, and what helped me start to progress more, was shooting in manual.

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Hey Ladies! Thank you so much for the advice... Regarding Manual VS Auto... I do use both. With my 3 year old sometimes Auto works just a bit faster. I really prefer the manual. I'll be putting some more up today (I just need to add the JMR Photography bit.)

When it comes to editing photos I have a hard time doing so because I don't know what should be done. If you get a chance will you choose the favorite out of the photos I have and tell me what you would do to edit it? Thank you so much!

These photos already up were taken in Glenwood Springs, CO (I made sure to put that one up already). Beautiful place. I have some other photos that I hope to be putting up soon that are from the Grand Mesa in CO. I really enjoy landscape and scenery better than people but I want to be better in both so I can take family photos and such.

I was looking at some lens' today. I really want to get some telephoto ones with some intense zoom. I tried out a External Flash which would probably help with some of that lighting that you were talking about Amy. It will be a while to get anything though.

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It looks like you probably had enough natural light available, it's just that he maybe had his back turned away from it or too much to the side, so that it wasn't creating any catchlights.

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Welcome!

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Hi Maddie Smile I'm pretty new on this site too, so from one newbie to another, welcome! Can't wait to check out your pics.

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Welcome to the board! I look forward to seeing your work! Jump right in and post for some CC Smile

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