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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. Don't use this tag unless your question is specifically about the technologies or techniques of digital photography in ...

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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

I understand that back in the days when cameras captured images using photographic film instead of image sensors, the SLR design was a major innovation. It let you see through the viewfinder exactly ...
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Bullet time 360 using multiple mobile phones [on hold]

Hi i want to do bullet time using 50 mobile phones i need the solution like the link below for the mobile phone . http://www.breezesys.com/MultiCamera/index.htm can any one help me in doing bullet ...
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Who publishes standardized camera specs?

Is there any online resource that provides camera specs that adhere to ISO standards? ISO has published many standards for camera specs: Tonal response ISO 14524:2009: Methods for measuring ...
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Technical photography digital printing book? [closed]

I want to learn more about photography digital printing. For me, the transformation of virtual pixels (existing only in the binary format) into something real is still complex : A lots of support ...
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How to take a photograph as it is? [duplicate]

How do I take a photograph of anything in its original without any processing done on the image/photograph? Most of the digital cameras apply colour/light corrections after the image is captured. ...
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How do I ensure good color reproduction when photographing paintings with a mid-level DSLR?

I'm a casual photographer with an APS-C camera (Pentax K-5) and a set of proper lenses. Someone asked me if I could photograph his oil paintings for a catalog. It's a low priority job to him, he just ...
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How to enable Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop

The Adobe Camera Raw filter is greyed out, how do I enable it? I am using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. I have a JPG file that I opened up in the Photoshop editor. In the layers panel I right clicked the ...
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Why does my Nikon D3300 sound like it has a fan going off inside?

I recently purchased a shutter timer remote to take time lapse videos. So I had my camera sit outside to take pictures of the night sky. When I came back to check on my camera it sounded like a fan ...
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Camera advice: Sony A5000? [closed]

Thinking of buying a compact camera that can make good quality shots. Does the Sony A5000 represent a good value? Or I can find better for the money?
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I've chosen to do abstract architectural shots for a portfolio: what type of lens should I buy?

I'm doing a final project at school and I've chosen to do abstract architectural shots, like the works of Andreas Gursky and Carlo Cafferini. I've got a Canon EOS 1100D and would like to buy a lens ...
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What camera & lens combination(s) are ideal for animal and bird photography?

I am interested about shooting animals (including, but not limited to, birds and in general animals that can move fast). So far, I would say I know the basic concepts of camera but I have never ...
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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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What's the difference between Raw Vs Raw+L mode?

Whats the difference between raw mode and raw+L mode on a digital camera? Which is best for commercial photography?
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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's Digital Photo Professional. Please give me solutions for Canon's DPP. I am not interesting in buying Lightroom, Photoshop, or using other applications such as the GIMP, etc. What I ...
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Why is my HDR image oversaturated and look negative inverse in highlight areas?

I wanted a photograph of Times Square. It was my first time using HDR. So, I took into consideration about exposure compensation for an even exposure. I set my camera with mirror lock-up, and self ...
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Does the number of shots differ dramatically between an amateur and a pro?

Recently I went on a trip and took around 400 shots and I thought they are all great, and unfortunately most of them went into trash and approximately 30 pictures considered as a top-notch shots. The ...
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How do I read these two Lightroom histograms?

What information can I get from these two images about how a series of photos that shares such a histogram were taken/edited? Both photo series are quite pretty and nostalgic, but I don't get the ...
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In learning how to be a better photographer is there a better/optimal way?

Context I've been watching Youtube videos of people talking about photography and topics related to it, reading articles/reviews as well as how-to pages, viewing other peoples' images, and of course ...
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How to force xRite ColorChecker passport software detection orientation?

I'm using the xRite ColorChecker Passport for color correction in RAW photos. I like to have the passport by on the main plane of the item being photographed so that the lighting of the reference ...
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What causes noise floor in an image sensor?

In the book Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras, it says that Read noise, or noise floor, is defined as noise that comes from the readout electronics.Noise generated in a ...
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Why can't I use my 64 GB SD card in my Nikon D60?

I formatted a brand new 64GB SD card, but when I try to take a picture my Nikon D60 shows "Card is Full" and won't take a picture - see the upper left message in the attached pic. I formatted first ...
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How was the light and dark split effect achieved in this image?

Please provide me with the camera and light setting that we need to get a snap like this. Or If editing is done, How to get such result ?
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What is the best way to take photographs of myself? [closed]

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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Which lens size will generate more detail for equivalent field-of-views in an image snapshot?

We are getting ready to purchase a 3 megapixel IP camera. It comes with either a 4mm or 6mm lens. We will only be using the camera for still image snapshots on a specified interval. Basically, it's an ...
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Having focus and image issues with a Nikon D3100 and D3300 [closed]

Both cameras are taking dark pictures and the autofocus goes in and out but won't take pictures! Do I need new lens or is there something I'm missing to make them work?
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How is ISO implemented in digital cameras?

If I change the ISO settings on my camera, obviously the gain of the system is increased, amplifying the signal from the sensor. What's not clear to me is where the amplification takes place. I see ...
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Is there any relation between exposure time and no. of frames/sec? [duplicate]

Using the stroboscopic illumination we can capture the image of bullet blasting the apple. For this we need to record at more frames/sec. And if we have less exposure time we can see the image ...
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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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What is the purpose of prewedding photography session?

many of the wedding photographers offer pre wedding sessions for the couple. I always wonder how is it helpful? it make the final day's photography better?
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What do these differences mean between the Canon 700D and Nikon 5300D?

I am buying a camera to satisfy my photography hunger while travelling (+ Wild) and for family photography. I am planning to buy a Canon 700D but am really confused when comparing it with the Nikon ...
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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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How can I create film slides from digital photos?

I realise that this is a somewhat unconventional question as most people would like to do the reverse of what I want. I've just found a tool called Light Blaster that uses a lens, a speedlight as ...
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How do I set up my camera to get a high enough resolution for printing at 300dpi?

How do I get the highest resolution my camera can take a photo at? I want to be able to have a picture as Photoshop-ready as I possibly can. For example, if I need to upload high resolution art at ...
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Are there any really silent but good DSLR cameras?

When photographers take pictures at events, like at the latest British open golf tournament, you can hear a lot of loud shutter(?) noises? Is that really necessary for a digital camera? Especially ...
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What is a good photograph [duplicate]

This might sound little lame, Anybody please explain(if possible with example) what is a good photograph ? How we can decide a photo which is good ? for an example if you are in a Deciding panel ...
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What kind of photography is still better done with film cameras?

Are there any kind of photography left today which digital cameras are still in the disadvantage to film cameras?
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What software is photographer Diar Kamal showing on his Facebook page and Instagram feed?

Hello every one a few days ago I came by this photographer's photos. He posted some screen shots of a software I want to know the name of the software. Thank You.
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How can I prevent someone from zooming in to a photograph I send them? [closed]

I have a photograph named A.jpg. I have to send it to some other person and I dont want him to zoom it more than 30%. Is there any such option? I am ready to change my extension of the photograph ...
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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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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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Why and how do “bigger pixels” make a better picture?

This is going off of today's iPhone 5S announcement, when Phil Schiller said that "bigger pixels" is the key to a better picture. What does this mean? Is it true or just a marketing ploy?
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Why does the picture on my camera's rear LCD screen look fine right when I take the shutter, but then change?

I have a point and shoot camera that has a very nice zoom, and has the usual image stabilization etc. When I press the button to take a picture at, say, a concert (low light, moving people, pretty ...
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Can a laser pointer damage the sensor in a digital camera?

I once experimented with standing in a dark room and directing a laser pointer towards my digital camera with a long shutter speed while moving the two about. I made a few images that way; one was ...
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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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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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How do I get started in Astrophotography?

I have a Canon 20D. I'd love to take some photos of the moon and stars. How do I get started? I've search the web and the information is sparse and cryptic. I'd like to know what equipment is the ...
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Tripod need for general use with exchangable heads [closed]

I please need advice on choosing a tripod. I want to buy a decent tripod that I can use, but I also want to not just use it for outdoors, also indoors, but mainly outdoors. I have done some reading ...
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Why do photographed objects in the distance appear smaller than they do by naked eye?

Why do objects in photos appear smaller than they do when viewed by the naked eye? For example, a mountain would appear far smaller in a photo than in real life. Does it have to do with the field of ...
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What is the best lens to shoot the Milky-Way on a crop camera? [duplicate]

I own a Canon 100d and i like to photograph the stars, I'd like to have a wide angle lens to capture the most of the milky way i can. Possibly as cheap as possible and have really good quality. Thank ...
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Beginner User DSLR choices [duplicate]

Which camera should be best option for beginners in the DSLR family. Currently in market I have eyes on are 1) Canon 600D 2) Nikon D3100 3) Nikon D3200 Which one of this will be great at lowest ...