Hi all, so I'm a newbie when it comes to photography, with only some second hand knowledge and a few tutorials read/watched online. I know I'm far off from calling myself a photographer and think of myself as a guy with a camera, because any monkey can take a picture with a camera and still not be a photographer, right?
Anyways, I took a few practice photos of my girlfriend, who cosplayed Hanayo from Love Live, in a park. The camera I used was a Canon T3i and the lens I used was the kit lens (18-55mm). After taking the photos, I edited some of them in Adobe Lightroom.
I wanted to receive some advice and critiques on this one photo to see what I can do better when it comes to shooting and editing.
Here's the original photo: http://i.imgur.com/lrSrn3W.jpg
And here's the edited version: http://imgur.com/aqD4bV5
One thing I do wish I had was bokeh, which is hard for me to do with a kit lens. I'm investing on a 50mm 1.8 lens, to see if that's any better.