This is better. If you only do one thing to make your images improve in the early stages it’s getting closer and you’ve done that.
In this image it appears as though you are shooting at quite a high ISO for this amount of light.
Also you might want to take a look at some photo editing software like this.
You always want to get into the habit of exposing properly and getting the shot as good as you can in-camera. I repeat always get the cleanest and best image you can in-camera. That said adding a tiny bit of contrast in post processing software can help add a bit of punch to your images.
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This is the original:
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One thing that you will notice is the subtle implied curve in this image. That’s great!
See you on the next assignment.