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What makes a camera (EOS 1100D) shut down during video record?

I have been using a Canon 1100D for almost 2 years. Now I had the experience that my DSLR automatically shut down while I was recording a video. At first a note was displayed that the video was ...
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What studio strobes do I need for portraits and group portraits indoor and outdoors

I have no idea on what strobes brand and watt seconds to buy. I am going to split this question into three parts. what I want to photograph and were, equipment options, & equipment questions ...
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Is a multishot self-timer mode available on mid-range cameras?

I'm looking for a digital camera that has multiple shot self-timer mode. Is this feature available on mid-range cameras or is just high-end ones?
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Why did this photo of the Milky Way turn out badly?

I followed these instructions and written down the steps I understood to be important, that is: shutter speed = 600 / focal length * crop factor (1.5 for APS-C sensors) ISO = 6000 * f-stop^2 / ...
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Looking for P&S/compact with >20x optical zoom and AA batteries

I am looking for a compact point and shoot camera with the following specs but can't find any: - at least 20x optical zoom - powered by AA batteries So far I can only find one with high zoom but ...
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How much does a hyperspectral camera cost? [on hold]

I have been browsing the websites of various manufacturers, but I cannot find the typical price of a hyperspectral camera. What is a typical price?
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72 views

Why is Lightroom 5 not rendering what I see in every other JPG viewer?

I'm new to Lightroom 5. To learn I tried to take an existing photo and improve it in the Develop module. I exported the results but the color cast is different in every other JPG viewer and browser ...
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Colorado Lens Suggestion [on hold]

Any suggestions for the best lens to shoot with in the mountains for someone who's hiking with a camera. I don't want anything too big. Only been taking pictures for 3 years and just sold my S1 so I'm ...
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Shutter release remote for long exposures [duplicate]

I have a Nikon coolpix p520. I have asked this question before but haven't gotten the right answer. Is there any shutter release remote that could give my camera longer exposures. I need at least 30" ...
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How can Walter Mitty examine the negatives of photos in the bright sunny day?

This may be a naive question, as I am not familiar with photography using negatives storing the photo images. So in the film of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", Walter Mitty examines the negatives ...
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How to combine different pictures into a single picture [on hold]

I have 12 pictures e.g. screenshots of my iPhone, at the moment I can see them in my computer as 1 picture each, but I want to combine them so that i can see 4 screenshots within a single image. is ...
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Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d? [on hold]

I had a Nikon D3100 camera. I want to upgrade it. Can anyone help me choose between a Canon 7d or 70d? I want it for outdoor, wedding and studio photography.
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Do I have to do camera calibration every shoot?

I bought a xrite color checker export. I understand that for white balance, I'm suppose to shoot the card every shoot. Because the whitebalance is different in every environment. But what about ...
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Nikon D5100: possible to get more than 30" exposure with self timer?

Is there any way to increase the exposure time longer than 30" in the Nikon D5100? I know there is BULB, but is not working with self-timer.
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Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography

I have a Nikon D3100 (with kit lens) and wonder what I could do to improve my feeble attempts at cloud photography. I read a little about polarizing filters and ordered some. (in the mail at this time ...
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Why are Micro Four Thirds lenses so expensive compared to Canon?

I'm looking at picking up a new prime portrait lens to augment the kit lenses that came with my Olympus OM-D M-10. My brother has a Canon with a 50mm f/1.8 lens that takes beautiful photos and costs ...
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What effects do different flash diffuser shapes have?

Looking for a flash diffuser I stumbled upon this: Polaroid Universal Flash Diffuser The link is to an Amazon page where you can choose from a wide range of shapes and types, but for the purpose of ...
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Which is the best photo editing app for Symbian OS? [on hold]

I have a Nokia 808 Pureview with 41 mega pixel sensor. It uses Symbian OS. I am looking for an app similar to Photoshop App on Lumia 720 for the Nokia 808 Pureview. The features that I'm looking for: ...
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Improve photo resolution [duplicate]

I have an old photo of my brother which is 29KB and resolution is 461 × 491. I need to print it in a regular image size. Is there a way to increase its size/resolution? either by iphone app or ...
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How to get Ufraw to pass on EXIF data to Gimp

I cannot find EXIF data in Gimp using Ufraw as standalone OR plug in, even though I use the option save EXIF data - what could I be doing wrong?
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How can I copy all metadata, including color profiles, from one jpg to another?

I tried exiftool -tagsFromFile but it seems to skip color profile exif.
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Problems with my lens

Hi i have had a Nikon 200mm lens for about three years now. I did not use it for about six months and when i used it again it was all fuzzy. I have tried everything. Is it because it is so old? I ...
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Upgrading path from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5

Is it possible to upgrade directly from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 or is it best to go to Lightroom 4 and then to Lightroom 5?
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Can a shutter booster lens speed up the shortest shutter time on my DSLR?

Is there any shutter speed booster lens available for Nikon 5300. Currently Nikon 5300 supports 1/4000. What if I would like to increase the shutter speed to 1/8000 or more.... Is there any ...
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Nikkor lens for landscape photography day / night [on hold]

I'm currently using a Nikon D5200 with a 18-55mm lens and am wanting to get myself a new lens. I'm looking for a really sharp lens that "was built" to shoot landscapes in both good and bad light. ...
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Use of DOF adapters in stills photography

The camcorder guys figured out long ago how you can get the shallow DOF of a larger sensor system (typically full frame) on a camcorder equipped with a much smaller sensor (typically 1/2.8") by doing ...
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want to use Panasonic lumix dmc sz1 as cam attached from my computer

I have the cam as mentioned in title but cannot attach and use the cam from computer. That is i want live feed of what the camera is seeing on the computer screen for clay stop motion animation. Also ...
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Why is Photoshop splitting my panorama in the wrong place?

I have taken a number of pictures to create a 360-degree panorama. I add them to the Photomerge dialog in the order I want them to be stitched, but Photoshop insists on stitching them together in ...
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Which settings are good for Night Shoots? [on hold]

Some times I feel like if my eyes were a camera, I could capture exactly what I feel in my eyes, the awesomeness of the night view in streets under street light. But I can't. Because I am not a expert ...
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I want long exposure on my Nikon coolpix p520

I have been really into light painting but I have a Nikon coolpix p520 and the exposure can only go to 8 seconds. Is there any kind of shutter remote that is able to extend shutter speeds and that is ...
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Why do people bend in a group photo?

I have seen numerous group pics where the front row(s) of people will bend (as if holding their knees). Is there a visual/photographic advantage to this pose ? I have seen this in many group pics ...
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Lightroom publish to Facebook: managing existing photos

Is there any way to synchronize existing photos in a given album of a Facebook page with Lightroom's Facebook Publish services? I can add the developed photos to the Publish collection, but I have no ...
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Lighter section in photograph

I recently took pictures of a lightning storm using my camera phone (Samsung Galaxy S3). In several of the shots where I managed to capture lightning, a lighter (brighter?) vertical section sometimes ...
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Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?

Sometimes when I see a photo such as this one, I wonder why the photographer chose such a high ISO (640), despite using a tripod with a static subject. As far as I know, a lower ISO means less noise, ...
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How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s on my Nikon D5200?

I'm a bit of a newbie with my Nikon D5200. I see the longest the shutter can stay open for is 30 sec on this camera. How do I get it to stay open for longer? Do I need a remote?
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Budget Digital Compact Camera for a completely amateur user [closed]

I was asked by a friend advice on what compact digital camera to buy. This is going to be her first camera. Her budget is around €100 and ideally she would like it to have as many features as ...
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How do disposable cameras work without exposure and focus control?

Before I got into photography, I used to use disposable cameras with ISO 400 film. I've gotten some decent results in various lighting, both inside and outside and at different focus distances. How do ...
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Grain of sand in view finder on Nikon D3100

I took my camera to the beach (stupid idea) and after I was back home, I realized I had a single grain of sand in my view finder. The good news, is that its not in the lens or on any of the pictures ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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Plugin Metadata in LR

I use J Friedl's plugin for uploading pictures to Zenfolio. This plugin adds two fields to the metadata - logical yes/no for uploaded and a field for the url. These are not editable inside LR. That ...
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Using a small brush size with color replacement (cs6) results in image blur

I am a newbie with Photoshop. I tried to use color replacement in CS6 and have read lots of tutorials about this. My problem is I want to change a color in a picture and when I use color replacement ...
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What, technically, is happening when one adjusts the 'Exposure' setting in a raw editor?

Since the photograph has already been taken by the time it is being edited, 'adjusting the exposure' of a RAW file must have a specific technical meaning (which I have struggled to find) Can someone ...
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Why is it harder to focus using LiveView?

I have a Canon EOS 650D with 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. When shooting in LiveView, I find it harder to achieve focus when it's in the dark, and sometimes it can not lock focus despite my touching the ...
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Setup for macro photos of flat surface with macro lens and led ring

I need to take photographs of a close flat surface with controlled lighting. I have an idea to do this, which is to use a dslr with a macro lens. Use a LED ring (which I see are usually used for ...
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Facebook C2 on browsers versus other applications [on hold]

My brother's girlfriend uploaded a photograph of their new home to Facebook. I was going to comment on how to improve the colour balance in their home, so I wanted to take a close look at the image ...
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Are modern digital cameras better at dealing with blown highlights than they used to be?

Several years ago, I asked Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?, and if you look there, you can see some fairly convincing answers as to why this is. In an answer to a ...
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How do I take good portraits with a bridge camera and superzoom?

I'm an absolute beginner with regards to photography. I did some research on portrait photography today. From what I learned, a long-telephoto lens (70mm-135mm or more focal length (35mm ...
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Why do I meter under the chin with a lightmeter?

Every single tutorial or video has advised to meter for a portrait right under the chin. First of all why? If the face is the most important part, wouldn't you meter right at the face? Secondly, I ...
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Would Wi-Fi enabled SD cards affect battery performance?

There's an ongoing craze for Wi-Fi enabled SD cards. The concept is clear and impressive, but I would like expert opinions or experiences with these SD cards. Currently there are only a few ...
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How to photograph sparkly objects?

I've been having the hardest time photographing objects that are encrusted in rhinestones and capturing their sparkle. My understanding of sparkle is that it comes from two components: the dynamic ...

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