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Old Nov 30, 2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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hi all,
i have just joined here and thought what better way to say hi than to show photos of my kids . i have just bought a canon EOS 350D and only have the lens that came with it which is a 28-200mm ( is this ok for 90% of the time or will i need another lens?)
any way this is megan and i shall post a photo of max.
this is one of the first photos ive taken with this camera and im already falling inlove with it.

take care and thanks for looking at the thread
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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and here is max

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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now both together

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 3:42 PM   #4
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Hi Dave , I'm quite q new member myself but have found that this part of the forum is rather clique!! i have tried to extract some help on digi pics a coupleof timesmyself but have found it to be ( a few exceptions of course) very difficult:sad:. i would rather someone tell me my pic is crap than to say nothing( thats why i ask for C&C)that way i learn from my mistakes!! Anyway, you have 2 lovely kids and with some better framing would have had some better pics!!

had a look at your site, looks like you have an eye for visualsuse it on your pics:-). Graham.
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Hi Dave and welcome!

Graham is right that sometimes people don't post replies (remember not everyone is specialist in the area or don't know what work better). If you specifically want something looked at in great detail then posting in Critiques and Techniquesis the best idea.

Anyway moving to your work, I'm glad you are pleased with the camera and for me number 3 is the best as it is a natural shot with only red eye in your daughter letting it down. I like the fact that the dof is shallow so your son is not fully in focus but still there having fun with his toy.

Pic 2 is not in focus for some reason. I would suggest using Single Shot mode with the centre point being used to focus with and then re-framing after to something like you have in this one as it works well.

Pic 1 is a little too wide for me so would suggest cropping a little away.

You have 2 cute kids which will always allow you to do a lot of practise and get some good shots.

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Old Dec 1, 2006, 1:27 PM   #6
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thanks guys for taking the time to reply. i looked around and thought this was the best section for the piccys as it was photos of my family and im now a member. next time i shall look more carefully. for me i love 1 and 3 as it shows megan at her best. i left 1 wide like that cause she was looking at max and i felt the wideness of the pic left people wondering what the look was for and the 3rd one is a classic megan and max moment, she really isnt amused by him.
didnt spot the red eye on the 3rd one (dammit)
here is another one i did which i also love. also should i buy another lens instread of using the 28-200mm all the time ?

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I think you are posting in the right forum for these as well. I would use critiques & techniques if you have tried something special or different and want to see how it works (I know your children are special LOL but hope you know what I mean).

What software are you using to edit with? I think you need to find the magic of Unsharp Mask (known as USM) which will really transform your final shots. Will all dSLR's for all shots and for point and shoot etc when reducing in size you will want to use this to up the final result. The settings I would use to start with are 1, 100, 0 (you will see what I mean when you find the USM option). Here is your last shot with USM applied.

As for the lens, the time you will want something else is going to be for landscapes etc, something like a 17 or 18mm at the wide end is ideal, however for now there is a lot that you can use yours for.
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 1:45 PM   #8
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hi again
i didnt use any softeware to edit them, but i did use photoshop to scale down and add the border so i shall give it ago
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Mark your right:sad:, i was feeling a little disenchanted with it all and took it out on this section of the forum "sorry" everyone. isuppose ithought that there would always be someone somewhere to comment or guide!

Dave, the second set of pics are already better, i particularly like the second one for the expressions:-), just what did Max say or do i wonder!!!. Regards Graham
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 2:04 PM   #10
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they where taken around the same time
max doesnt need to say anything to get her mad, she only needs to get in her space. which he does all the time. i know there is redeye on max (just spotted it - im colourblind :/)

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