Originally Posted by 510picker
Thanks for the comments. After I posted this here I was looking at the photos on pbase and noticed that the exif data stated that they were shot in shutter priority. I checked my camera and sure enough, it was still set on shutter priority. No wonder I was consistently getting the shutter speeds I wanted!
I do need to venture into manual mode more. Which photos did you think needed to have the white balance adjusted more? How do they need to be adjusted? This is all pretty new to me so you advice really helps.
I think you did a great job on compsition. Better than Walmart would have ever cared to do. So congrats and glad your enjoying your new investment.
If there were 2 things I say could be improved one is lighting. But that takes alot of experience and equipment you probably don't have yet, (neither do I). But what can be changed are the colors. I think you went a bit too cold with white balanceand need to warm the image up a bit giving more life to your nephews face.
There are a few ways you can do this, 1. use you conversion program to adjust WB 2. Adjust each color in levels to achieve the color you want
3. adjust each color in levels to achieve color you desire.
4(EASIEST) Use the middle eye dropper,in levels or curves, to set grey point and set different points to the grey point until you achieve the color you want, that is a bit warmer. If you like I can send the one of your pictures with color set to where I prefer.