Hi. Thanks for posting. First of all, your image sizes are too large, no reason for your images to be over 100KB in size, yours are 242 and 308KB in size. This size can be reduced by doing a "save for web" jpg instead as a "save as" jpg. There are many reasons why this is best and I'll soon have an article on it on http://www.shotcritic.com
Second, to help get your images down in file size, also make them with the longest side no larger than 600 pixels. You should always assume the general population has a smaller monitor and slower internet connection than you, besides, who wants to scroll looking at your images? Your images are not too bad, they are 800 on the largest side, but that's probably because Imageshack resized them for you.
Third, once you get them the right size, file and physically, then upload them here for free and that way you can post them in your post the right viewing size for critiques--and it keeps us from having to click on a thumbnail and going to another site and trying to reply here.
Now, with that all said, sincerely thanks for posting and thanks for being a part of the G1 community, and keep posting here we certainly are not trying to run you off and also check out our other site, http://www.shotcritic.com
Now, from what I can tell in your images, the obvious, don't center your subject, especially in a horizontal format. Try shooting these vertically. Try some fill light too. Crop tighter, compose the image tight, this will help make the face look sharper in focus as these images don't appear too sharp on the subject's face.
That's it for now, thanks again and please post again, thanks, rg sends!
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