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Digital Photography is performed with CMOS or CCD sensor cameras rather than film to capture an image, and is the primary way that photographs are generated in our modern age. This tag doesn't need to be on everything that is digital, but can be used when the question is specifically about the ...

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Should I upgrade my body or lens first?

I have a Nikon D40X and I cant decide if I should upgrade my camera body or upgrade from a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm to whatever else might be recommended?
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How to take picture with blurry background? [duplicate]

I've taken this picture by accident. I have heard from my friend that was caused because of ISO, aperture and shutter speed configuration. I am not that expert with these 3 settings because I normally ...
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Battery Grip for Canon T3i [duplicate]

I m intending to buy a Battery grip for my T3i body, want some advice please. SHould I buy any cheap kind? but if so will i have problems with the battery itself, I m intending to buy Original ...
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Do I need a slim or normal polarized filter for a Tokina 11-16mm wide angle lens?

I have a Canon T3i body and I recently bought the Tokina wide angle lens for landscape and astro-photography. I am looking to buy a polarizing filter, but I'm not sure if I should get the slim or the ...
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Setting custom picture control in Nikon D3100 DSLR?

How to create custom picture control in Nikon d3100 dslr's? I have tried with my Nikon 3100 without success, I don't know how to do it.
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Why doesn't photo editing software have RGB parade or vectorscope-style color correction?

I'm reading through a book on color correction, and the RGB waveform display seems like a great approach to fixing up the coloring not just in video, but on still images as well. However, I see ...
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For digital sensors and in terms of imaging medium, is the minimum CoC equal to the size of 1 sensor pixel or 2? And why?

For digital sensors and in terms of imaging medium, is the minimum CoC equal to the size of 1 sensor pixel or 2? And why? For example purposes using a 35mm Full Frame digital sensor where the pixel ...
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What is the better Nikon primes among 50mm/1.8G, 50mm/1.8D and 35mm/1.8G for my D3200? [duplicate]

which is a better prime lens for my Nikon D3200? nikor 50mm f 1.8g or nikor 50mm f 1.8D or nikor 35 mm f 1.8G ?? nikor 50mm f 1.8 is much cheaper. Though money is a constraint for me if the other ...
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How do I take photographs of scientific laser products?

I have been asked to take some product photos of various scientific lasers. Most of them will just be simple shots of the boxes on a white background but I will also have to do an 'action' shot a bit ...
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How can a fast-moving satellite take clear pictures of space objects?

How does a fast moving satellite or a probe take those clear pictures of space objects like asteroids, Jupiter, etc? Doesn't the picture get blurry when objects move? (from Il Hwan Lee via Quora) ...
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Where can I find a place to sell my digital photography without creating my own website?

Where is a website where I sell downloads of my digital photos without creating my own website? I know about several market places but they charge around 30% which I consider too high.
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What is the best way to get good quality digital pictures from negatives?

What is the best way to get good quality digital pictures from negatives? I mean, I have a lot of negatives with pictures of my childhood that I really want to recover, but I'm not sure what process ...
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Is there camera technology that detects if an object is still?

Are there any cameras with built-in technology to detect that the main subject is still and then take the picture? Suppose I have three kids in focus, in close range (assume small room) and I would ...
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Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?

Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video? Probably within 5-10 years we will have consumer level 4k video cameras. At that time, what is the point of still cameras? You can pick ...
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What is “correct” exposure?

Photography has been my hobby for far too many decades - first on film; and now digital (for about seven years). I recently had occasion to use exposure bracketing seriously for the first time, when I ...
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Is it possible to have exposure decrease programmatically when batch processing in Adobe Camera Raw?

I am editing a batch of about 1000 photos in Camera Raw. There are certain settings like contrast or clarity that will be the same for all of them. But with the Exposure, I would like to have the ...
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What is the color of “white” that is displayed on a Camera screen or LED monitor?

When I white balance my DSLR to a given color temperature that temperature shows as "white" on the LED screen, and on a computer monitor. What color is the LED screen or computer monitor displaying ...
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Where lays the border between correcting photo and creating a new one using PC?

There are two physical different steps on creating the photo: Actual shooting (including preparing to shooting) Post processing on PC (all what starts after downloading the photo to PC) On the ...
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What are the basics of Photography? [closed]

I am new to this site and extremely interested in photography. I want to know what are the basics one should know while capturing a picture, and what are the prerequisites required to learn?
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Do paid online photography classes have advantages over free online tutorials for a beginner?

I am looking to getting started with the "SLR-Photography". I just purchased an SLR camera (D5100) but I feel I'm taking pretty poor photographs. Now I think the fault lies in the fact that I lack ...
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Should higher ISOs really be preferred (all other things being equal)?

My understanding of the ISO setting on digital cameras is that, unlike film-cameras, changing the ISO does not evoke any physical change in the camera. Rather, it simply tells the camera to multiply ...
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How to clean contacts on my canon 1100d DSLR?

I keep getting an error message on my canon 1100d, when taking photos on my 70-300mm tamron lens when the lens is on 300m it wont take the shot, it keeps showing an error message about the contacts ...
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Will LEDs work with a point & shoot camera for light booth digital photography?

I am planning on using multiple strips of LEDs to light up a 2 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft light booth for taking pictures of small items. LED output is Cool White 6500k. Digital camera is low cost 5 megapixel ...
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Should I buy a Canon 55-250mm lens or 70-300mm for my Rebel T3i? [closed]

Should I buy a Canon 55-250mm lens or 70-300mm for my Rebel T3i? I have the basic 18-55mm lens that came with my camera but I need a next step up that's not too expensive. What are the most common ...
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photo using no flash

I've been put into a situation where I have been asked to photograph a party in a hall where there is virtually no light. I want the photos to have a very dark backgound but the person stands out how ...
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Why does DSLR technology seem so primitive?

I am curious to know why today's DSLRs (including the top of the line ones) have: A primitive interface Do not do wifi out of the box Do not have touch interface Do not have full fledged OS like ...
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People to follow if I am interested in wide-angle photography

I am experimenting with wide-angle lens but not able to find suitable blogs and images to improve my perspective. I want to follow some people and understand their work who are famous in this field ...
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What's the optimal size/quality for downsized photos for archival storage?

I shoot a lot of photos (over 8000 currently at average 6MB in size ) with my Canon T2i. My hard drive ran low on space over time so I decided to size down existing pictures using Picasa. My ...
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Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM or 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens?

I am getting a deal on a Canon T3 cam with 18-55mm kit lens and I have choice of one extra lens: 75-300mm f4-5.6 and 55-250mm f4-5.6. I generally like to shoot street, abstract and nature photos and ...
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Nikon 5100- problems downloading onto computer- photos turning grey

I have had my Nikon for around three months, and it was fine for the first month or so, but now whenever I download my pics from camera to computer, a number of the photos do not turn out properly. ...
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Should I use “Super Fine” or “Fine Quality” setting on Samsung S1050 camera? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S1050 camera. There are three quality settings - Super Fine, Fine and Normal, which I believe relates to the JPEG compression level. I have mainly used Fine in the past, but wonder ...
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Can ISO vary on different cameras?

We all know that [ISO] + [shutter speed] + [aperture] = a great picture. Now, let's take two different (very!) cameras: Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D800 and set them on Aperture priority. Settings for the ...
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Understanding what “low-light” situations means to photographers

I am getting into low light photography and recently bought a nikon D600 and 50mm 1.4 lens. Results in ample light are superb. Sharp and crisp. I am interested in understanding the term "low-light" ...
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Why do digital cameras need an exposure time at all?

From what I understand of digital cameras, they are basically a lens plus a tiny two-dimensional array of millions of photo-diodes. And from what I understand of photo-diodes, they create a voltage ...
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Why do they do sketches in Court? [closed]

I was curious why they do sketches of people in the court room still. I would think taking pictures would be much easier. That and I'm curious why it started in the first place.
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How does “smile shot” work in cameras?

Nowadays some advanced cameras have the feature of "smile shot" without the photographer pressing the shutter. How do the cameras achieve this? How does it recognise the smile?
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Are there reasons for using in-camera processing settings rather than adjusting in post?

I recently upgraded from a Nikon D3100 to a D600. The D600 has many more correction features such as Active D-Lighting, Filters, color tone, vignette control, Noise reduction, etc. Is there an ...
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Photo Editing/Effects

I just started Photo Editing (Noob). Can anyone help me get photo effect like link1 from image "link2". Any help would be greatly appreciated. LINK 1 ...
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Would a MILC be better than a DSLR for lomo-like digital pictures?

I used to do analog lomography. I want to switch to digital. I can already take pictures with a crappy digital machine (my smartphone) and edit them. I know it is not the same as lomography, but it ...
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Minimum Flash Card speed for OLYMPUS Tough TG-1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I know what speed card to get for my camera? I bought OLYMPUS Tough TG-1 iHS 12 MP camera. It allows modes for shooting images in a rapid sequence. Is it ...
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Is it possible to get a double exposure with a digital camera?

A lady took a photo on a ghost tour where three transparent figures appeared in the photo. The camera was a Pentax Optio S30 3.2 megapixel digital camera. This lady did not recognise the figures and ...
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What licences allow commercial use but not distribution?

I have taken some photos and I want to allow free commercial use but not allow re-distribution. More specifically what I want to do is to allow people to use them on their own ( commercial or ...
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How did people showcase their photographs before the Internet?

I am curious as to how, in earlier days (before the advent of Internet), photos were showcased to large audience when someone was in the learning path of photography? Nowadays you take a picture ...
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How can I justify a new camera purchase when I'm not a top photographer?

I am just wondering your thoughts on my dilemma. The other day I was traveling on a train to work. The train ride is about 20mins. I noticed a man drawing/sketching. He is a construction worker, ...
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What are the disadvantages of focus stacking?

Taking a few landscape shots and was wondering how you would make both the front and back of the photos sharper. Came across Focus Stacking but my biggest concern right now is the quality of the ...
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Favourable characteristics of robotics research camera?

I use Imaging Source CCD firewire digital cameras to capture video streams for use in robotics research. These cameras are reasonably priced and performance is (from my perspective) decent. ...
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Sony DSC-HX200V is right choice for Beginner? [closed]

I am newbie with the photography, and just wanted to start it. I have purchased Sony DSC-HX200V to get started with. I would like to know I have made right choice or not? And what I can get/expect ...
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Variable ISO Sensor: Possible and/or Useful?

This answer to the question about how ISO is implemented in digital cameras seems to imply that each photosite (i.e., pixel) can have its ISO set independently. If this is true, then I would think ...
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Using Light - Effects of Long Exposures?

The photo below is an example of using more light to get a movement effect of water. I know of a couple more tricks such as motion in clouds, motion with light (highway). Was wondering if their are ...
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Which is a good photography book? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first few photography books someone should read? I have to gift a friend a photography book. And I have no knowledge about photography. which book would you ...