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What does it mean for a photograph to be “high key”?

As I learned the term, a high-key image is one where the shadows are effectively eliminated, and the mid-tone detail pushed into brighter zones. My question is simple: is this an accurate definition, ...
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Which photographer do you find inspirational? [closed]

As a change from the technical flavour of our questions I would like to turn to photography as an art, so I am afraid this is inevitably subjective. Which photographer, in your mind, is especially ...
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What makes a photo a good photo?

I don't know if this is a stupid question, this just came across my mind. Imagine a photo of a dog yawning. Someone could say that is a very good photo as it is taken just at the right moment, from ...
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What makes this Eggleston picture great?

What makes this Eggleston picture great? I'm being a little provocative here, I actually like the picture, but... It is just a rusty toy; you can find one like it almost everywhere. Ok, the ...
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Does a photographer take pictures or make pictures?

Most people speak of the process of photography as taking pictures. However, many serious photographers instead refer to making pictures. One might be inclined to dismiss this as jargon, but there's ...
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How do I choose a title for a photograph?

I'm taking a lot of pictures and publishing them online even showing a few in a gallery but... I have a hard time thinking up names for them! I'm not entirely comfortable numbering them, and I think ...
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What is your favourite photographic inspiration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which photographer do you find inspirational? I am curious to see what draws your inspiration into this field. One photograph per answer.
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Can one make good photographs with artistic sense but little real technical skill?

I used to practice photography, but I quit for a while after getting burned out, because I was not able to catch exactly what I was seeing at the moment — never same light, never same colors. I know ...
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How to do 360 Polar Panorama in Photography? [duplicate]

I Have here a 360 Panorama picture from random Web search: I want to ask how to do this, do I need some special lens or any equipment to do this? It's kind a tricky I guess.
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What photographer took this mid 20th-century color photograph?

Can anyone please identify who is the photographer of this picture and what is the name of the picture? It appears taken in middle of 20th century (1950s?) in a rural place. It looks like summer. A ...