My instructor's critique of the first oatmeal pic: This one is really nice! Love the light angle and how you got some light coming through the raspberries. Very nice work! Regarding the darker pic of the oatmeal: Hi Mary. Your exposure for the highlights here is really nice. A bit more fill on the front blueberry and right raspberry would be nice as they are a bit dark. I do like the colors and tones you have here. Regarding the fruit on a continuous white background: Very nice colors and the exposure looks good. What was your lighting setup here? There does appear to be two distinct light sources as there is a bit of "cross" or double shadowing going on. This is pretty easy to fix by simply reducing the power of the second light source so it does not create any shadows. This one would also look really good from a slightly lower angle with a full frame vertical composition. Regarding my splash pic: Beautiful glow in the liquid! Sorry to hear you lost an image! Are you shooting tethered? If so, you can usually select to have the image saved on both the memory card and on the hard drive or external drive of the computer to help keep from losing any work. Shutter speed is pretty slow for a splash and you can get the motion frozen much easier above 1/250. Depending on your lighting available, you might need to bump the iso quite a bit to get a higher shutter speed.