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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to remember to change settings when I pick up my camera?

Is there anyone out there with an easy way to remember to change camera settings? Often I change my settings for specific situations, then I leave my camera that way. Next time I turn on, I forget to ...
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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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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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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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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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Black background post processing tips?

This week I've been experimenting with getting some things photographed with a completely black background. Following some tips on this site about background distance etc, I came to the following ...
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What camera settings esp. shutter speeds to use while driving?

I haven't been able to get very good pix while in a car thats driving at about 75-95 MPH -any advice what kind of settings to use? How fast should I set the shutter speed in proportion to MPH?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Disadvantages of electronic first curtain shutter?

There is a setting in menu of my camera wether to use or not to use electronic first curtain shutter. So far I know that using electronic first curtain reduces shutter lag and the noise my camera ...
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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 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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When should I use exposure compensation?

When should I use exposure compensation, rather than ISO, shutter speed or aperture?
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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What is 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 control both aperture and shutter speed for casual portraits

I took a number of ambient light portraits on Friday and I'm a little disappointed by the amount of motion blur (not camera shake) on parts of the subject. Altering the lighting was not an option. I ...
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How do I set up my D7000 for auto-bracketed exposures with one shutter press?

I've read that it's possible to set up the Nikon D7000to take up to 3 successive shots with different exposures using Auto Bracketing. I've set the whole thing up on my camera, but when I press the ...
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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 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 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 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 ...