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Newbie Photo Share

Hi Ladies,

I've had my camera for a year and a half now, but I basically spent that first year in bed because of a spinal injury. So, I still consider myself a newbie. Smile

I have been getting out more these past few months and wanted to share some of my photos. Any CC would be good. I am also looking at getting a new camera soon. I've been saving up. Right now I have the Rebel XS. Lately I've been having a really hard time with it. I've been having issues with it all of a sudden deciding my sd card is not formatted, or the camera scrambles pictures I'm taking and doesn't save them correctly. Also, I had an issue last week with the light meter going screwy. Weird.

So, here are some pictures from the last 2 months. Remember, I'm very amateur. lol

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Also, I hate photobucket. I swear I resized all of these.

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Sorry to hear about your spinal problems! :-O

I think these are a good start. You have some nice eye contact in them, they're pretty well-exposed, and you often achieve some good composition. It does seem many of them are a bit soft, and also I would recommend checking your WB setting in each shooting situation, as a lot of these look off colour-wise.

The one of the blonde woman is beautiful (just wish her head was a bit higher in the frame)! Love the black and white one of the woman with that awesome long hair holding her son, too. Nice conversion, well-composed, great moment!

Glad you're doing better and looking forward to seeing more! Smile

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Welcome Elizabeth!

Have you posted with us before? Your username looks very familiar.

Regardless, we are THRILLED to have you with us.

As Tracy said, these photos show that you are off to a great start (photography-wise)! You have a good eye for composition. You black and white conversions look pretty good as well. I am a fan of high contrast b&w and you have a couple of really nice examples of that here.

If you are unhappy with Photobucket, you might try flickr. I know several folks on here use flickr and seem fairly happy with them.

Don't be afraid to share, we love to have new people join us! It's a little quiet on here right now what with summer vacations and back-to-school stuff. But things usually pick up a bit as we head into fall.

Take care and keep on sharing!

Best,
GiGi

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GiGi, she's definitely been around before... So nice to see you back, Elizabeth! Smile And I second the Flickr suggestion. I've not tried PhotoBucket, but I never have any complaints about Flickr. It always works great for me.

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Elizabeth - I recognize your user name and welcome back. You've received some great advice from others, I look forward to seeing more pictures from you.

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I am going to add that I am NOT happy with photobucket. I use flickr, but my pro account is due $, and we can't do it at the moment, and when I used photobucket, it messed it allllll up.

As for your photos- you have some nice working going on! Much better than my newbie shots! I agree, great eye contact! Keep it up and keep posting!