I just recently bought a Nikon D60 with a stock lens of 18-55mm (I'm working on getting a new one :P). But I am unable to get my portrait photos looking like the ones I see on flickr or other websites. I've tried different things such as the lighting and the manual settings but it seems like I'm not getting the full quality of the image. If anyone has any sort of advice it will be much appreciated :D
You may want to try chenging the size of the picture, i had the same thing when i first bought by Canon. Also if you are going to buy a new lens, have a look at www.ezelectronixshop.com, we have some good prices.
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