Pics taken with my first SLR camera. CC Please!

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Pics taken with my first SLR camera. CC Please!

I just got a Canon Rebel Xs SLR camera. Here are some pics that I have taken of my son. He turned 9 months old this past Sunday. Please let me know what you think about them and if you see something I need to improve on let me know. I used a backdrop that my husbands aunt let me borrow. I used Lightroom and Photoshop to edit them.
1. f/5.6 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 55mm

2. f/4.5 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 34mm

3. f/5.6 1/30sec ISO-400 Focal Length 27mm

4. f/3.5 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 23mm

5. f/4.5 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 29mm

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Hi Nicole! Congrats on your new camera dna he's such a cutie!! Could you add settings for each photo? It will help us give better cc on each photo! Thanks!

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"IronMate" wrote:

Hi Nicole! Congrats on your new camera dna he's such a cutie!! Could you add settings for each photo? It will help us give better cc on each photo! Thanks!

ok i put the settings. Is that all the settings you need?

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congrats on your new camera Smile Such a cute boy, love his shirt and the football
Are you on manual or automatic? Try to keep your shutter speed at least 1/125 esp when using a moving subject, anything slower and you risk blur
If you have a nice window with lots of light coming in you'll be able to start playing around with natural lighting so you can avoid your flash and the pinlights it causes
Great first pics, can't wait to see more

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"LJB07" wrote:

congrats on your new camera Smile Such a cute boy, love his shirt and the football
Are you on manual or automatic? Try to keep your shutter speed at least 1/125 esp when using a moving subject, anything slower and you risk blur
If you have a nice window with lots of light coming in you'll be able to start playing around with natural lighting so you can avoid your flash and the pinlights it causes
Great first pics, can't wait to see more

i used the focus on automatic.

Thanks alot! I will try to use more natural lighting. i took those at my moms bc her living room is alot bigger and i had more room to put the backdrop up.

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he's a cutie!!!!

do try for the natural light, it's worth it in the end. Wink there's pinlights in his eyes from the flash, and it's must better to get natural light catchlights than flash pinlights. and you probably should move him a little farther from the backdrop. I find the backdrop thing is trial and error until you get the distance thing right.

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Agreed, Also keep in mind the rule of thirds and dont try to have your beautiful boy in the center of each shot.
If you are working with a backdrop try to keep it as smooth as possible and avoid the wrinkles.

#1 is my fave of the bunch

If you are on full automatic, try to switch to manual as soon as you can. it will actually help you learn about the settings you need rather than letting the camera decide for you

Cazz

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You've gotten great CCs. Just wanted to add Congrats on the new toy and your LO is a cutie pie!

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you've gotten great CC so far. Definitely try natural light next time Smile it is worth it! congrats on your new camera! read the manual and learn as much as you can about your camera.