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

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Why don't most cameras store filenames based on date and time?

I notice that when taking photos using my camera phone, the file name consists of the date and time. (e.g. 20131101-110015.jpg) However, most point and shoot and DSLR cameras do not. Their file name ...
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How do I best use a pop-up flash for indoor birthday parties?

I just took photos of a two year old birthday party indoors at a Chucky Cheese. Just bought the Puffer for my flash, as the photography studio said it would be good for the birthday party. I tried ...
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Best settings for a daytime timelapse [duplicate]

Soon I will to try out my first time lapse session with a dolly that I built, for that reason I would like to ask to anyone that already did timelapse photography what are the best settings that you ...
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How to shoot circus acts with a point-and-shoot?

I have a point and shoot and need to know what are the best settings to shoot circus acts. I tried to shoot everything in AUTO or SCN mode on the OLYMPUS SPZ 800, but the results are not clean. Here ...
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What's the best way to shoot Black and White images on a 600D / Rebel T3i

I would like to shoot black and white images using my 600D / Rebel T3i. I would like the LCD to display a black and white image, but I would like to capture the image as a full-colour RAW file. Is ...
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Does leaving the Canon 7D sharpness setting at zero make images worse or better?

Do you know if leaving the sharpness setting to zero makes the image worse or better. I find that putting it to 7 makes it "sharp" but something seems artificial with it when I review the images. ...
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How do I capture streets and amusement parks at night with a Nikon D40?

I have a Nikon D40 and want to take photos at night of streets or amusement parks. any suggestions on settings or lens that I would have to use
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How do I change settings on the fly without missing my shots?

When I'm shooting, part of me feels like I'm missing a shot, or losing the scene when I take my eye out of the cup to adjust settings. I don't fear the settings, I'm just not at all efficient with ...
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Why is shutter speed usually limited to 30 seconds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are there limitations to the upper limit of exposure time in digital cameras? My Nikons - D70, D80, D300, D800 all have a maximum long exposure of 30 seconds (as far ...
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What settings should I use with my TZ10 at ice hockey?

I have a TZ10. What is the best setting to have the camera on for taking photos at ice hockey without the flash and red eye reduction coming on? Do I need to put in my own settings? If so how?
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How do I make the focus point indicators stay long enough to select on the Canon 60D?

I have just switched from the Canon 500D to a 60D. Most of my work is property based, and this is therefore 90% internal flash shots where I often wish to pick out a particular spot for best focus. ...
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How do I turn off macro on a Nikon D7000?

I turned it on alright, but when it comes to switching it off, it wasn't as intuitive. Can't figure it out.
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How do I set my Canon 600D for Long Exposure?

I have a Canon 600d. I need to have a long exposure. What settings should be used to achieve a long exposure in my camera? I tried searching and most of them say bulb mode. I don't see it in my ...
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Why is my Canon Rebel T3i delayed 10 seconds or more before image capture?

I am brand new to photography and this camera. Had the smaller lens on and the shutter seemed fine. Tried the larger lens (I bought a kit) which was 200M. Played around with settings, also tried the ...
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How can I control exposure via a smartphone API when lighting changes? [closed]

I'm trying to create a smartphone application on iOS/Android that uses image processing. I'm experiencing the following problem: when I am recording and a new object (mostly white) enters the ...
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How to view/erase images from both CF and SD cards on Canon EOS 5D mk3?

I've been trying to setup my Canon EOS 5D mk3 to shoot in "backup mode". I have two cards: 32GB CF 8GB SD I've set it like the following: SET UP1 menu ------------ Record func.: Rec. ...
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Is the dynamic range affected by exposure time?

For a given scene, if I take 2 similar shots: short exposure time (maybe using higher aperture, higher ISO...) long exposure time (lower aperture or ISO) The goal is to have the shots with the ...
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Taking sports and action shots with regular lenses

I do not shoot action or sports photos. I was asked to shoot a friend's soccer game. I am not looking for perfect magazine quality images; however, I'd like to maximize the quality of my shots with ...
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Do professionals use auto mode?

I know some amateur photographers who's been taking photos for quite some time and feel they're "cool" because they use manual settings. They also bash newbies who buy expensive DSLRs who just shoot ...
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Why is the sky in photos always too white?

Why do I never seem to get a clear picture of the sky during the day, even with white puffy clouds in the sky? It always looks over exposed and whitened out? I am using a Nikon D3100, no lens hood, ...
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D5100 Car Photography Settings Recomendations

I am a car photographer and I am unhappy with some of the results from my D5100. I feel like I haven't been able to fully take advantage of my camera's settings, considering I haven't really been able ...
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Better settings for Indoor Photography

I have a indoor photography to be done.. A social work. And I am very new for DSLR. I have Canon 600D with 18-55 mm IS II kit lens. I can use auto modes. But thought to use this opportunity as a ...
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Night Sky Time Lapse Photography

This is an amazing video of night sky time lapse, which was shot with the following equipment: Canon 60D and T2i Tokina 11-16 ,Sigma 20mm F1.8, Tamron 17-50 According to Wikipedia , South Dakota ...
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How can I take pictures of flying seagulls without just getting white blobs?

I have been trying to take photos off a cliff edge of seagulls flying around. I am relatively new to this, and on a sunny day when I go to take these photos, the seagull I'm trying to capture always ...
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What's the exact meaning of picture style / profile, i.e. what does it do?

There's a Set Picture Control menu item on my Nikon that lets me choose between standard, neutral, vivid, etc. and I can also tweek each one. I got interested in this because of videography: I've ...
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What are proper settings to capture sun rise time-lapse?

I am a newbie to SLR world. The infinite settings are now a curse than a boon to me. I would like to shoot sun rise in time lapse mode. The problem is, the photographs taken before sun rise are clear, ...
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A Good “Flexible” Default Setting For Shooting Highly Dynamic Subjects

I know this is quite vague and that some of you might say the setting depends on how much lighting the place has. However, I want to know what "default" settings I can use for shooting pageants, float ...
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Sunrise and sunset photography with a small digital camera

I have a new camera (Panasonic TZ 30) and I am a relatively inexperienced photographer. I will shortly be doing a journey as tourist at the famous monolith, Uluru in Central Australia. I was thinking ...
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How do I see settings afterwards on my Nikon D5100?

I am quite new to DSLR photography. What I can't figure out is how to see the settings for the photo after I have taken it. For example, if I take a photo with 1/200, f5,6 and ISO 200. Can I see it ...
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How can I set the Canon EOS 500D interval timer to take 10 photos with a 10 second interval?

I am using Canon EOS 500D, with Canon EF 1.8 USM Portrait Lens. I would like to set a self timer continuous in drive mode for capturing 10 images continuously with 10 second intervals between the ...
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How to set exact time on a Pentax K-5?

I need my photos taken with a Pentax K-5 to have an exact timestamp. When setting the time in menu, I can't see the seconds part; is there any way to reset them to zero?
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Why can't I re-enable Image Review on my Canon G11?

I have a canon G11. Everything was working fine until a couple of weeks ago, when it stopped displaying the image for review each time I take a picture. I haven't consciously turned this off, but ...
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Does the X-Pro 1's “Lens Focal Length Setting” do anything with automatic lenses?

In the X-Pro 1's custom menu, one of the options is Focal Length Setting. The manual says: FOCAL LENGTH SETTING (Defaults to 50mm) Enter lens focal length when using a lens that does not ...
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How does aperture affect exposure? [duplicate]

I've heard that aperture can change the exposure, but I would like to know if this is true, and how it does it. P.S. I hope this question isn't dumb like my last two.
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Is there a way to create a tilt-shift photography effect without changing aperture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a miniature effect on pictures without special equipment? I recently asked a question that was closed, and this question is not the same. I am still trying to ...
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What do you do with your camera clock time in relation to time zones?

I live in the UK and spend most of my time here, apart from a short trip abroad once or sometimes twice a year. This Sunday just gone we switched from GMT to BST, so our clocks went forward one ...
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What settings do I have to use to take pictures like this one by S Dot B?

I am impressed by this photograph of hip hop artist Kid Ink by S Dot B photography: http://www.killerhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Kid-Ink.jpg Can anybody tell me the settings for my Nikon ...
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What exposure settings are best for shooting gym competitions at night?

What are the best exposure settings for shooting a person or group of pictures indoors at night? I am particularly interested in knowing the ISO and aperture settings, but some insight into shutter ...
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Should I set exposure on my camera or later with software?

With most cameras (Point-n-Shoots and DSLRs) I have always seen exposure settings for exposure. My question is this, should I mess with exposure in the camera while taking the shot or use software ...
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What are good starting settings to store for exposure bracketing shots?

I started experimenting with the Custom Functions (C1,C2,C3) on my Canon 7D and I decided a useful one to have may be setting it up for exposure bracketing. So it's a quick switch if I ever need it, ...
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What settings should I use for an air show shooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I take pictures of planes flying at an airshow? There is an airshow in my city tomorrow and I want to get the best photos possible. I have a Canon EOS 600D ...
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How do I enable auto-ISO in non-scene modes in a Nikon D5100?

I'm trying to enable auto-ISO on my dad's Nikon D5100. There is an "Auto" option for "ISO sensitivity" in the menu, logically-enough under "ISO sensitivity settings"). This works fine in the Scene ...
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How quick are you able to set the exposure on the Sony NEX-C3 (or other cameras like it)?

Background I am considering the NEX-C3 as a nice camera to take on trips\shoots\vacation\outing\etc where my DSLR would be too large but I do not want to sacrifice my ability to set the exposure of ...
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What is the difference between image size and image quality?

I have a Casio EX-S12. It has a setting for image size, but also a separate setting for what it calls "image quality". There are three image quality values: "Fine", "Normal", and "Economy". The Casio ...
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Can photographers pre-visualize complete camera settings of a scene in their heads?

Can an experienced photographer walking down the street with no equipment visualize exactly what settings would work with a particular lens/body to capture a scene at that moment in time? Similarly ...
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Can the Canon 5D Mark II be set to save exposure settings on auto power off?

I usually use my 5D mark II in manual mode, with auto power off enabled, but every time it auto powers off, my exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, iso) are lost. It seems like there should be ...
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What camera settings may affect a RAW photo?

I know this is too general question, but I'll give it a try.. About an hour research in photo.SE, I found some question, that are related to this one: Does the camera white balance setting affect ...
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What lighting and pre- or post-processing is required for a high key image?

The definition of high key photographs is thoroughly answered by @mattdm. What I understood is that a light toned subject is the most important requirement to take a high key image. However, it seems ...
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For fast daytime shooting of external buildings and indoor art, should I choose 24-70 mm or 70-200 mm?

If I'm on a daytime cycling/walking tour (i.e. little time to compose or change lenses) of external buildings and inside churches (no flash and no tripod), which lens is best to capture non-blurry ...