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Various parameters on the dials, menus, etc. in a camera

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How to capture snow flake?

Can some one explain me how to capture snow flake as a subject. I would like to know settings and info for both DSLR and Compact phone(lumia 1020). I would prefer lumia settings , there are some ...
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Why can't I set my Pentax K-5 IIs to ISO 100?

I recently got a K-5 IIs, and found that it can't be adjusted to under ISO 200. Even with expanded ISO mode, 160 is the lowest possible value. Can anyone help me out?
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What camera settings would make shooting easy in a darkish church?

I tried to take photographs in a church that was bright enough for human eyes, but I quickly realized the camera couldn't take it. Failing to anticipate this, I didn't bring a tripod. Since I don't ...
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Can I reproduce a photo taken with a larger sensor by converting camera settings to their equivalents?

I was going through Flickr looking at photos taken with a Canon SL1 and came across a cityscape photo taken at night with a very dark sky. The photo is beautiful. Using the kit lens, the settings ...
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I don't see the hole in the lens getting bigger or smaller, so is it damaged?

Just started learning photography and ordered a 35mm f1.8G ED Nikon lens. I understand it is a prime lens, and doesn't zoom in or out, but the f number there doesn't show any change from 1.8 when I ...
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How can i check the details of my photos clicked by nikon 5100

I recently bought a Nikon D5100. Now I want to check the settings(shutter speed, f-stop, ISO etc. ) of my shots. What's the easiest way to do this?
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How can I improve portraits when shooting in low light without flash?

I see a lot of questions about low light, and one of them which stood out to me was How can I improve my exposure in low-light situations? All my flash pictures tend to turn out great, but my shots ...
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What are the “Continous” and “ISO Sensitivity” settings in auto mode on a Coolpix l820?

When I'm on auto mode and press menu a list of things come up; Image mode, White balance, Continuous, ISO Sensitivity, and Color options. Can some one explain more in depth what the Continuous and ISO ...
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Lumia 1020 Auto settings information?

What is the value of auto in lumia 1020 compact phone. I mean the value of iso, we can manually vary from 100 to 4000. and shutter speed from 1/16000 to 4s. brightness value -3 to +3. Every control ...
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How do I get that soft white look in my photos?

How do I get my photos to look like Christine Meintjies' and Catherine Mac's photography? Can I get that soft white look in my photos without using extra lighting? ...
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D200 - bracketing - number of frames

I can't control the number of shots anymore. Rotating the backpanel dial controls bracketing "on" and "off" (showing symbol only), not the number of shots (which it used to do). How can I get the ...
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How can I recover my camera's main setting or mode from the EXIF data?

I have a couple of digital cameras which have in common a setting dial that includes such modes as AUTO, P (program mode), T (shutter priority), A (aperture priority), and M (manual). My more ...
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Canon 100d : How can I take a picture or timelapse of the Milky Way? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Canon 100D and I'd really like to take a photo or timelapse the Milky Way. The current lens I have on my camera is the EF-S 18-55mm. Can this work?
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Why are all my smartphone photos coming out near-white?

I have been using a Nokia 808 PureView for the last 22 months. Until recently, it was working fine but a few weeks ago, the headset port was not working, so I took it to the nearest store and had it ...
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How important are camera settings when shooting RAW? [duplicate]

I would like to start shooting RAW instead of jpeg. I am wondering if i need to still worry about setting ISO, aperture and shutter speed. If so, why?
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Can I use the internal autofocus (AF) beam with an external flash on a Canon 600D?

If we are using an external third-party flash with no auto focus beam support, is there a setting to use the built-in auto focus beam with an external flash? I'm using a Canon EOS 600D.
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Is there any benefit to manual settings when you can change just about everything with post production?

With such good post production in editors like Adobe is there any real benefit in shooting with manual settings when you can change just about everything in any shot you take?
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How to change aperture in manual mode on an entry-level Nikon SLR?

In manual mode on my Nikon D3200 I cannot change just the f/stop setting. It only changes in relation to the other settings. How can I reproduce settings that I have found in books on photography if I ...
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How to reverse command dial for Fujifilm X100s?

Coming from a Canon system where turning clockwise means increase and counter-clockwise to mean decrease in value, I'm having trouble adjusting to X100s' reversed way. I found an option to do this for ...
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Why does my D5100 rear display turn off automatically after about 10 seconds?

When I use the screen as a viewfinder, it works fine. But when I use it to show the settings, it turns off after around 10 sec. I've to press the info button to turn it back on. Is there some setting ...
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sony a57 annoying nag message

My Sony A57 has started to show an annoying, and totally useless message. After taking photos using the viewfinder, if I open the back panel LCD to have a look at the shots, the screen displays the ...
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Camera setup with welding glass [duplicate]

I'm trying to take daylight long exposure images. I bought welding glass #10 shades but I don't know how to make 10 stops, because I read everywhere that you need to make stops but I don't know how! ...
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Is there a sane reason why ¹⁄₁₂₅ is not, instead, exactly half of ¹⁄₆₀?

Here are some common shutter speeds you will find on most DSLR cameras: 1⁄15, 1⁄30, 1⁄60, 1⁄125, 1⁄250, 1⁄500, 1⁄1000, 1⁄2000, 1⁄4000 As you move from left to right, or as you increase the shutter ...
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What are the downsides of setting the autofocus point brightness to the highest setting?

On the Canon 1Ds bodies there is a custom function that lets you set the brightness of the autofocus points. I find them a lot easier to see if set to the brightest setting. Are there any downsides of ...
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How do I use the manual exposure setting in the new Google Camera app?

In April 2014, Google revamped its Android camera app. In the settings menu under "Advanced", there is just one option: Manual exposure. It defaults to off, but after turning in it on, I can't find ...
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Why can't I find the flash settings menu on my Canon 5d Mark II anymore?

I have 5d mark ii and 580EX ii, the flash menu was available on the cam and used it for few days. Lately I can't find the menu anymore, I've tried several things and no positive results.
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Is the megapixel count setting on a P&S digital camera real or a gimmick? [duplicate]

Does downsizing the effective recording megapixel count setting on my P&S digital camera actually decrease the sensor-megapixel density, thereby increasing pixel size and culminating in better ...
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Why doesn't wifi on canon 70D connect to my Android device?

Just this past weekend, I got a Canon 70D, and I was so excited especially because of the wifi functionality. So I got all set up on my camera, and also got the EOS remote from Google Play store. But ...
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What's the difference between P mode vs. Av or Tv?

According to the Pentax K50 and K10D manuals, in P mode, if I select aperture, then program will choose a corresponding shutter speed, and if I specify shutter speed, then camera will select a ...
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How do I get a Japanese 6D to display more than 3 menu language options?

There are only three menu languages to choose from (English, Japanese and probably Chinese) in the settings of my 6D (bought in Japan). The information i found on Which languages can be displayed? ...
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How to photograph a toddler [duplicate]

This is my first question on the Photography stack. So please forgive me if I dont sound too technical. I have a Nikon D5100 and a 18-50 mm F 1.8 Lens. I enjoy taking pictures of my 13 month old son ...
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What is the relationship between focal length and shutter speed?

I am very new to photography and am trying to grasp the basics of it these days. Can someone please help me understand the relationship between focal length of a lens and shutter speed of camera?
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Canon: Setting exposure compensation in M mode?

I'm using a third party lens (Helios 44-2) on a Canon 6D in Manual Mode. The camera correctly meters for light and sets a correct ISO given the shutter speed. However I'm unable to set exposure ...
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do presets affect sharpness and contrast of raw files? [duplicate]

Do the presets like portrait and landscape also affect the sharpness and contrast (and so on) of the raw files or does it only apply on the jpgs ? And if so, is it recommended to turn down the ...
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How to stop images coming out in black and white in any manual or semi manual modes on my Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D3100, and whatever exposure levels I try all the images come out in black and white if I'm using manual or any other mode except for the auto modes. What could be causing this?
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How do I get my Canon 60D to use short shutter speeds with flash in Av mode? [duplicate]

Last night I tried to get some club shots with my 60D (with the 16-35 2.8L lens) at ISO 1600. I had about ¹⁄₁₅ — ¹⁄₂₀ seconds at f/2.8, all in Av mode. When I raised the pop-up flash, I hoped that ...
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How can I improve my low light sports photography with Nikon D90 and lenses 70-200 2.8, 50 1.4?

I have nikon D90 and I use for sport pictures Nikon 70-200mm VR II 2.8 and Nikon 50 mm 1.4 lenses. I am taking pictures of quad hockey skates (rink hockey) in a field (20m*40m) outdoor in the evening ...
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What is the practical purpose of a Custom Function setting to swap the half-press shutter button and the AE lock button operation? [duplicate]

Some cameras let you swap the function of the half pressed shutter button and the AE lock back button, in my T2i, the setting 1 at the CFn9 menu lets you do that. Why would I want to use the AElock ...
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Why does our Canon PowerShot A1400 keep resetting to “L” resolution?

We have three Canon PowerShot A1400 cameras. Resolution on all of them has been set to S. Two of them hold this, but the third one resets itself to L every time we turn the camera off and on again. ...
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When should I use exposure compensation?

When should I use exposure compensation, rather than ISO, shutter speed or aperture?
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How to sync camera settings across different bodies?

Is there a way to save the camera settings of one (say 5D Mark III) in a card or a program on computer and quickly sync those across several bodies through USB or SD card so that one doesn't have to ...
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How can I prevent my Canon Rebel from resetting Shoot by Ambience, Lighting, or Scene Type to default on shutdown?

I have been playing around with the settings on my Canon Rebel T3i, since I've been taking pictures in the snow. Most of my snow pictures are just too dark, but when I adjust the Shoot by Ambience or ...
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Why does my Nikon camera get stuck when using A,M or S mode?

I own a Nikon D5200 and I am a beginner. I've been watching videos on Youtube and exploring the ways to use it. When I use A, M or S mode, after pressing the shutter button, the camera hangs. I have ...
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How to photograph a person that sits inside a car in daylight?

I am new to photography and use a Nikon D5100 and a 55-300mm lens. I have tried different modes, but mostly shoot in Manual mode. I was trying to photograph a person inside a car in daylight but ...
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How to get my Nikon D5100 out of black and white in modes other than auto?

I'm new to photography and have a Nikon D5100. When I try and take it out of Auto mode to shoot in any other mode it's all in black and white. I've looked through all of the menu options and info ...
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Can I configure my Sony A57 screen and viewfinder display to brighten with a manual flash, just like with the popup flash?

When I pop up the built-in flash on my Sony Alpha 57, the LCD and electronic viewfinder brighten up a lot, so I can focus properly in low light situations. However, when I put on my Yongnuo 560 mkII, ...
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What settings should I use for photography on a ghost tour?

I am going on a ghost tour in a three weeks and would like some tips on which settings would give me the best results. It will be just on dusk and after dark. I have a Cannon EOS 550D.
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Nikon d3200 plus old Philips flash

A friend is shooting some photos at an indoors night event and he only counts on a Nikon d3200 plus a super old flash Philips P36 TSL. What would be the recommended shooting mode and shutter speed? ...
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Settings for the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens (both macro and portrait)?

I have a crop body camera (Canon T3i) and I'm renting the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for the weekend. I hope to use it for both macro shots and portraits. Can you recommend an aperture ...
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How to get settings of Canon camera in auto mode?

I want to learn photographing in manual mode. As the one of the way I wanna shoot in auto mode and then try to repeat it in manual mode. My question is how to know which settings of ISO, shutter speed ...