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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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Are there significant challengers to the Secure Digital format for cameras on the horizon?

I've finally decided to settle on Nikon's D7000 -- and it's got me thinking now.... most every camera nowadays uses some variant of the Secure Digital format, be it full sized SD cards in the DSLRs, ...
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what's the relation between sensor size and image quality (noise, dynamic range)?

I'm reading this description on sensor size: Digital compact cameras have substantially smaller sensors offering a similar number of pixels. As a consequence, the pixels are much smaller, ...
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How to apply settings used on one RAW to a set of RAW images in Canon Digital Photo Professional?

I am using Canon Digital Photo Professional. Please don't give me solutions in photoshop or lightroom as I am not interested in buying this software now. What I intend to do is to adjust the ...
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Does a marketplace exist to offer specific photography jobs?

I'm doing research on food courts (clusters of restaurants in the basement floor of malls and alike), and have a recommendation list of great places from all over the world. I'd like to get photos of ...
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Where/How to Get/Make Realistic Historical Documents: Props for a Photo Shoot

I have 5 days to complete a photo shoot consisting of the following historical documents: The Diamond Sutra Luther's 95 Theses The Declaration of Independence Newton's Principia Mathematica The ...
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Is there a reason the Canon S90 is still more expensive than its successor the S95?

I've been dithering about getting an S90 for a year or more. Then of course the S95 came out and it looked as if this model came without the few and largely trivial things users objected to e.g. ...
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Are modern digital cameras better at dealing with blown highlights than they used to be?

Several years ago, I asked Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?, and if you look there, you can see some fairly convincing answers as to why this is. In an answer to a ...
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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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Is there a use case for a browser-based raw previewer? [closed]

I'm aware this might be an "opinionated" question, but as I'm desperately looking for feedback on my opensource project rawson.js, I'm asking it here: do you see a use case for a lightweight, ...
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What percentage of your photos are actually good ones? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing the answer to this, especially if you're not a pro (if you are I'm also interested of course). What I'm wondering is how many photos do you usually take to get remotely ...
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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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Why the trend of faded vintage photography?

I know it has been years as I google on faded photography. However, none seems to mention about the hype of this effect. Does faded photography create positive moods? Photography having vibrant ...
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Moving Lightroom catalog from PC to Macbook using Google Drive

I recently bought a new macbook pro and I'd like to move my existing Lightroom catalog which is on a PC over onto the Macbook. I have a 100gb Google drive account which I think I should be able to ...
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Website to get ideas for trick photography [closed]

Are there some good websites which I can refer to for doing trick photography? As of now, I am looking at photography with a snow theme, but it could be anything. For example, a couple taking each ...
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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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Technique for a Trick Photograph(Transparent Hands over the Face)

I am trying to search on internet the technique for the following image but I can't seem to get the much info on it. How did the photographer managed to capture this. Can anyone here plz suggest some ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I colorize a black and white photo using colors from a similar photo?

I have several photos taken in a studio, but the one photo I like is in black and white, and I lost the raw image file. Those photos I don't like, which have colors, are really similar to the one I ...
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How to use wide-angle lenses on cloudy days?

For this question, I am mainly interested in architecture photography, but it may concern other subjects. When I go for a day or two to a city, I try to limit my weight and for this purpose I usually ...
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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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Is optical image stabilization a necessary feature for any lens?

I am looking to buy a decent telephoto lens for my Nikon D3100. A 55-200mm Nikon lens costs almost Rs. 9000 ($144.67) and a Tamron 70-300mm lens costs almost $130 . The problem is that these lenses ...
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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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How can multiple exposure be achieved with a digital camera?

When using a film camera, it’s possible to create photographs that are the result of multiple exposures, by not winding the film on before taking the next shot. Is there a way of achieving the same ...
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Best way to take self photographs

One thing always comes to my mind: if I am a good photographer, I can't take my own photographs! Only other people can take my photograph. Can anybody suggest the best way to take self photographs, ...
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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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How to take clear photographs with DSLR

I just bought a Nikon D5200 with the 18-105mm lens and I have taken this flamingo photograph but can't see their faces properly and If I zoom in a little bit the image is pixelated. I have tried ...
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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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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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Is it possible to combine multiple cameras for improved detail?

I'm a novice to photography and I'm wondering if its possible to combine multiple cameras to get a greater level of precision? I'm thinking that if you capture more light you should be able to ...
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What camera qualities should one look for in a digital camera for family pictures?

My friend is buying a digital point-and-shoot camera, which he wants to use to click family pictures including a lot of pictures of their newborn son. What camera qualities should he be looking for ...
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What is the best Nikon DSLR to start out with?

I'm thinking about starting real photography using a DSLR; I had been using point-and-shooters before and had been dismayed by the quality of the photo that was produced. I'm thinking about buying a ...
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Add Image Geolocation

Is there a program that can batch process exif data? I'd like to add geolocations to my images and I have about 2000 pictures?
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Can you match a photo to the discrete camera it was taken with, without metadata? [duplicate]

Are there enough digital and/or analog difference in individual cameras/houses/lenses that photos will have fingerprint of sorts? For example discoloration of pixels, distortion from aberrations on ...
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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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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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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 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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Clearer - Sharper images reducing noise?

I would like to make my images 'sharper' / 'clearer' with more detail and color and was wondering if this if more of a Equipment issue or rather more of processing the images with different ...
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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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Photo printed on tshirts?

I didn't know if there was a place to go to, on stackexchange for this question, but since it deals with photography, I feel like I would ask here. I have a few photos with amazing landscapes and ...
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Why am I getting dark spots with my Singh-Ray 77mm vari-ND filter?

I've been using a Singh-Ray vari-ND with my Panasonic GH1, and I'm seeing obvious dark spots in the image. On a lower setting the left and right side of the image have dark lines and when I go to a ...
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Digital Photo Board Presentation

I hope someone can help me on this. I need to show 80 photos on a single presentation. The way it used to be done is 80 4x6 photos were printed out and placed into a large frame. This year I would ...
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Consolidate photos and eliminate duplicates? [duplicate]

I have a client who is having a lot of trouble managing his photos. He has multiple copies in multiple Aperture and iPhoto libraries, imports from old PCs, etc. What I'm looking for is a piece of ...
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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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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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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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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.