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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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Why can't digital camera sensors expose each photosite individually?

Why is it impossible for camera sensors to function the way the human eye can? What I mean is, why does a certain portion of the image have to be over/underexposed if we compensate for dark and light ...
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Does the Nikon D5100 have a mode or the ability to create a mode to support an effect similar to black and white film photography?

The camera has a mode called "Night Vision", which appears to product gray-scale images, however I'm not experienced enough with black and white film photography to know if this behaves in a similar ...
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What types of digital cameras are out there?

Everything I come across while researching digital cameras for the most part falls into two categories: Point-and-Shoot and SLRs. Are there any other types of cameras, be it professional or consumer, ...
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Can you sell a photo of a hotel building or a sign of a public market?

I have two photos that I took while on vacation, one of the Public Market sign in Seattle and the other is the Sax hotel in Chicago. I have manipulated them in photoshop and am impressed with both ...
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What is the range of dimensions for a camera to fit comfortably in a pocket?

With compact system cameras (bridge cameras, hybrids, etc) the sizes are confusing on whether they are meant to fit into a pocket or not. This depends on the lens as well. When searching for one ...
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Are there any free but comparable alternatives to Lightroom?

Does anyone have any recommendations for free software that provides the key features of Lightroom in one package? The main things I am looking for are: RAW photo editing Library management Multiple ...
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Is an entry-level DSLR good enough for portrait photography?

I'm looking into starting a small at home portrait photography business mostly as a hobby for now, and I'm wondering if the camera I have now (Nikon D3000) is good enough for portrait photography. ...
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Which websites give step by step explanation to how a picture is taken?

I randomly came across this article http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7670130459/editorial-lighting-the-minimalist-way - I would like to find out if there are any websites there are dedicated to ...
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Can I achieve synthetic bokeh?

In order to have a good separation of the subject from the background you usually use fast lens with high aperture and so on. Can this, however, be achieved purely digitally?
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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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How could I let people order prints off my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a photo print provider I can use to offer a “Buy a print” feature on my own website? I have my own website, and I was wondering if there was a ...
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What's the standard photo dimension on mobile devices? [closed]

What's the standard or popular photo dimension on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones? (Android / iOS) Is it something like 1024x768 pixels?
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Is there any use for a warm filter on a digital camera?

A friend of mine wants to buy a warm filter for her Canon 450D. I'm wondering if there's any real benefit there, as the color casting can be done in post. Also, for people more familiar with the ...
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Choosing the proper aperture [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is aperture, and how does it affect my photograph? I have just started learning photography. One question for which I am still not able to find a good answer is how ...
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How to compare RAW photos quickly?

It's not uncommon for me to return from a hike or outing and have 500+ images to "sift" before getting started on post processing. Is there a better way to compare 5-10 photos of the same image ...
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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 Orton Effect and how can I apply it to digital photographs?

I have heard of a photographic effect known as the 'Orton Effect'. Can anyone tell me what the effect is, what its history is and how I would create it in both film and on my digital SLR?
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Do megapixels matter with modern sensor technology?

Are more megapixels good? Are more megapixels bad? Do more megapixels increase detail? Do they make my images sharper? On the other side, is there a point that is too much? Do megapixels cause ...
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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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Must-Know Photography Tips/Tricks [closed]

A user named Nir posted in another thread about the "Sunny 16" rule, referring to the fact that when shooting in full sunlight, proper settings are usually f16, and then 1/ISO for the shutter speed. ...
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What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?

I am looking for books about the physics of DSLR, including modern photography optics and sensor electronics. If I already have some books on optics and electronics, I have found fairly hard to find ...
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Suggest me the best digital camera under $150

Basically I'm from india. As a trip I'm going to US. I plan to take up a new digital camera. I plan to purchase the camera for under $150. Could you kindly suggest me which one i can go for? (I'm ...
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How does altitude affect camera and lenses?

This summer I'll be attempting to get to the top of Kilimanjaro. I'm bringing my Olympus E-30 and a couple of lenses. The instructions I've received mentions that you should check the height range ...
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Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?

I've heard that digital sensors are less "forgiving" of blown highlights than film. Why is this? There's something called "characteristic curves". How does this relate, in film and in digital? Can ...
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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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Can a video camera produce a high quality still photo shoot?

I have a high-end digital video camera able to output a higher number of megapixels than my digital photo camera. This is true only when using the camera to take stills. Is there anything that's going ...
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What is the difference between the Hasselblad CFV and CFV II digital backs?

I am evaluating the opportunity to purchase a CFV I and I am having trouble finding documentation on it which would allow me to compare to the published documentation for the CFV II at: ...
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Where can I see examples of great photos from cheap cameras?

I am looking for examples of really great photos made from cheap (sub-$250) point-and-shoot digital cameras. I have a group of friends who are just getting into photography, and I thought it might be ...
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How can I keep skin color from coming out too red in prints?

I've noticed lately that subjects with darker skin, especially brown hues, tend to come out with lots of red in prints. When shooting against red or brown backgrounds, this effect is significantly ...
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SLR photography resources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are good resources for a beginning photographer? Hi All, i have got D90 just few days back now i am exploring the features of this but i am new to this field so ...
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Taking/Editing personal photos

I am new to this group. I am just a beginner in photography. I would like to take some personal photographs (especially of kids). Kindly give your suggestions/tips for making it good. Best way of ...
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Where to start with photography?

I am new to photography, and need a little advice. I currently have a Samsung L83t. To get rolling, where do I go from here? Does the camera matter? Is this camera enough to start with?
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How can one determine the ideal resampling algorithm for a given type of image?

Was reading this question and got to thinking. How exactly can you determine what the best resampling solution is? I have a concept, albeit somewhat vague, of what the basic methods do. Are there ...
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Why is the blue channel the noisiest?

It is widely observed that the blue channel in digital cameras is the noisiest. I've certainly noticed that with my camera. Why is this? Is it an artifact of some particular technology (e.g. Bayer ...
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What happened to Foveon sensors?

It seems like the Foveon sensor should be able to produce better images, because it's not dependent on the separate red, green, and blue pixels as exist on most digital cameras. However, cameras ...
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Why do bright red flowers end up without details?

With our DSLR, indoor flowers come out detailed. Outdoor violet and blue flowers are detailed, too. But outdoor bright red flowers give us problems. They come out as a single flat detail-less spot. ...
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How effective are in-camera integrated sensor cleaning systems, and have they improved?

Few years ago, Canon introduced some sort of internal sensor cleaning system that (as far as I understand it) shakes the sensor off any dust it collected during use. This shake is very high frequency. ...
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When travelling, how do I decide what's interesting enough to be photographed

I'm a total amateur. I went to Verona, Italy a couple of weeks ago. I was just taking photos of random stuff that I thought might be interesting and especially to improve my composition. So I wasn't ...
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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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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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Why do photos look best without any sharpening?

Maybe it's a subjective question, but most of the time my photos look best when I leave the Sharpening slider of Lightroom in a value close or equal to zero. Which are the benefits of digital ...
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How to choose a Digital SLR Camera for beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Beginner Photographer - Which Brand to Pick? (DSLR) Things to look for in my first SLR camera Beginner :- I have couple of Canon Camera's. I am interested to improve ...
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Can the effects of a polarizer be replicated in post-processing?

According to my knowledge Polarizing filters are mainly used to make sky appear more bluish in the day sunlight which gives more dramatic effect to your pictures. I don't have polarizing filters yet ...
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What equipment should I use for a studio photoshoot (24-70 f2.8 and Nikon D90)?

I just bought a 24-70 f2.8 which i will be using with D90 (normally it is not for D90 but i am planning to buy a D3 So i bought it in advance). And next week i have a studio photo shoot(this is my ...
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Why can't the ISO level on most digital cameras be set below 80?

Why is it that the ISO level on most digital cameras doesn't seem to go lower than ISO 80? I understand (vaguely) that the sensors adjust the gain in order to achieve the equivalent of a high ISO ...
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What's the difference between CCD and CMOS image sensors?

I keep reading articles about CCD vs CMOS image sensors. What is the difference between these two types? What exactly do these sensors do in terms of photography? Is a CCD-based camera going to be ...
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Has anyone used Alien Skin Bokeh?

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with using the Alien Skin Bokeh application. Is it worthwhile, or it gimmicky? Thanks!
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Can I get high resolution photo from video?

Waiting for the exact moment to snap a picture can be very difficult especially when working with children or animals. I've read somewhere (can't find source) that every freeze frame from an HD video ...
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Where can I sell digital photos online without advance commissions or fees?

I am looking for an online place to sell my photos. My requirements are slightly different to normal. Don't pay anything upfront. Only pay commission when a sale falls through. No filtering of ...
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How do you backup your photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What method is best to take backups of your digital photos? Just as the question says: How do you guys back up your images? CDs DVDs SD cards Internal/external HDD or ...