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I'm a beginner to photography but have always had a passion for media film and photography.

Im still learning but i would like you to rate/critique these 3 images

I'm using the canon 550d w/ ef-s 18-55mm lens f3.5-5.6

Images are raw. only converted to jpg.


f/5 1/500 ISO 400 18-55@39mm



f/5 1/200 ISO 3200 18-55@35mm



f/4.5 1/1800 ISO 400 18-55@32mm
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Gotta say I'm liking the evee lol.
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1 has a much too distracting background. A larger aperture would have been better. Zoom out to the wide angles and use f/3.5 for narrower DoF and better subject isolation.

2 has a bit of noticeable noise and the blinds are a bit distracting.

3 isn't bad, but the composition could be a bit better.

By the way, your EXIF data says your camera is the Kiss X4, not the 550D. I know the two are the same cameras, but it is a bit odd seeing a Japanese name in the EXIF data of a European model.
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1 has a much too distracting background. A larger aperture would have been better. Zoom out to the wide angles and use f/3.5 for narrower DoF and better subject isolation.

2 has a bit of noticeable noise and the blinds are a bit distracting.

3 isn't bad, but the composition could be a bit better.

By the way, your EXIF data says your camera is the Kiss X4, not the 550D. I know the two are the same cameras, but it is a bit odd seeing a Japanese name in the EXIF data of a European model.
Thats because it is a kiss x4 lol id thought it would be easier for you guys to say it was a 550D. but now i know , thanks for the feedback
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As a rule of thumb, you can hand hold shots at a shutter speed as slow as 1/60. Depending on your skill you can go as low as 1/15 and still take tripod steady shots (support your elbow/arm on something, lean on a wall, etc.)

example: Especially in low light conditions where you took a picture of the stuffed animal, you could have decreased your ISO and decreased your shutter speed and get a picture with less noise. Shutter speed 1/200 for a non moving object is pointless (no offense). Tone it down to 1/60, or slower even, and bring down your ISO.

Unless you have specific reasons, I use the lowest ISO possible (unless it's not practical, i.e. taking action shots at low light, thereby necessitating a faster shutter)
 
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As a rule of thumb, you can hand hold shots at a shutter speed as slow as 1/60. Depending on your skill you can go as low as 1/15 and still take tripod steady shots (support your elbow/arm on something, lean on a wall, etc.)

example: Especially in low light conditions where you took a picture of the stuffed animal, you could have decreased your ISO and decreased your shutter speed and get a picture with less noise. Shutter speed 1/200 for a non moving object is pointless (no offense). Tone it down to 1/60, or slower even, and bring down your ISO.

Unless you have specific reasons, I use the lowest ISO possible (unless it's not practical, i.e. taking action shots at low light, thereby necessitating a faster shutter)
Thanks!! , lol yeh, now i understand . it was because when i was using a slower shutterspeed when i was outside it would over expose and inside it would underexpose. But i see now how to fix it!
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Picture #3 seems slightly off balance. (not straight)
    
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