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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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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

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 ...
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Can I use a HDTV for a digital photo board presentation?

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 like to do it digitally with a Sharp ...
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Is there a formula to calculate the physical size of an image?

I'm trying to figure out the size of the physical space an image represents (IE, how many meters long/wide the real world in the image is), but I can't seem to find a formula that works with only the ...
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Fish-eye effect utility [duplicate]

In which situations should I use fish-eye effect? I own a Canon Power sx510hs which is an advanced point and shoot camera. It has fish eye effect which distorts an image spherically. Other than having ...
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All white with dark contrast color

I'm very much attracted to photos like these, but I have no idea how to do them. I would greatly appreciate if someone could explain how these photos are done because they are so beautiful. : ...
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Is it possible to digitally capture a full 3D point of view?

Is there a way to digitally capture a 3d point of view image of all directions in a sphere? Your eyes take in light from the fields of view, approximately 160 degrees but you cannot capture the other ...
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How to do time-lapse photography without intervalometer using Nikon D3300?

I need your suggestions and tips on how to do time-lapse photography without using an intervalometer; I am using a Nikon D3300.
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Getting more signal from downsampling/binning

In microscopy we often can sacrifice spatial resolution to collect more photons per pixel. Using sCMOS sensor and binning by factor of 2, we can get bump (up to 4x) in our signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). ...
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When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?

I use Lightroom as the title suggests. My question is about the use of catalogs and how often people use a catalog before starting a new one. It seems that the more photos I import into Lightroom the ...
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Can my dSLR add a signature or watermark without post-processing?

Is it possible add signature or water mark on photographs without post-processing? Like add the signature/water mark while capturing the photos. Any settings available?
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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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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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Tripod options for product photography [closed]

I want to start off with product photography. I am new to product photography and don't want to pay too much as of yet for equipment. I want to start off with a tripod. Which tripod would you guys ...
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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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Photographing Older Documents

I'm doing a project with a historical group. They have a nice collection of diaries, and want to digitize them, but haven't found anyone interested in doing it, even if they pay them. Some of the ...
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Standard for embedding time/location info into digital images?

I am developing a project that involves compiling in real-time photos taken over a large area submitted (semi-)anonymously (meaning it doesn't matter who submits pictures but a minimum of info is ...
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How do I edit a photo of myself to not look like me anymore? [closed]

I would like to know how and what specifically to edit in a headshot of myself so that it bears my likeness, but no one could say with certainty anymore that the photo is in fact me. I've seen this ...
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Is there any point in photographing directly to black & white?

As opposed to photographing in colour, then having all the freedom to edit it afterwards?
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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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how to capture snowflakes like this [duplicate]

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/snow-japan-blue-pond/ he partially explained that it was light illuminating the flakes, but it seems that the flakes are also ...
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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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X-Rite i1 Display Pro - settings for a notebook

I recently bought a digital colorimeter from X-Rite, precisely an i1 Display Pro. I tried different configurations, with and without Flare Correct, small and huge color palette, with and without ...
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position of the object within a photography [closed]

Is it possible for the standard cameras to take a picture of a certain dimension but the object we focus on must respect the exact distances we want from top, left,bottom and right sides ? I mean, ...
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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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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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What good DIY projects (which involve a digital camera) do you know? [closed]

Recently I found my old digital 3.2 MPix point & shoot camera which has been mainly just sitting on my shelf for the last few years. I'd like to get it back to use, but since it is rather bulky ...
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Low-light photography: How much light reflects off a surface

I'm looking at light levels for photography and I'm trying to figure out how much light hits my sensor. There are plenty of tables online which give light levels, but that's only directly relevant if ...
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How to brighten the face of a backlit subject [duplicate]

I want to recreate a photo like the below one. The sun is at your back and I need that glow in the tips of the hair and would like to brighten up the face too.. Is flash recommended for this? If ...
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Where to get IKEA Premiar sized canvas prints for the same rate?

IKEA sells high quality canvas prints (PREMIAR series) for $130. These prints are 78" * 55". Where can I get similar sized canvas prints for my custom photo for the same price? I don't think anyone ...
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What am I photographing INSIDE my camera?

I've been experimenting with low light photography. I've photographed something weird inside my camera and don't really know what it is. This is the image initially taken... Seems inoccuious ...
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Canon Rebel EOS XTi: USB not connecting when using external power

I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi that I'm using for timelapse photography (see an early effort here). I'm controlling the camera using gphoto2 on a Raspberry Pi, taking individual frames every ...
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What *exactly* is white balance?

When setting a white balance configuration, we adjust the temperature and green-magenta shift to a wavelength-intensity distribution of light that correlates most closely with the actual distribution ...
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Should I upgrade my body or lens first?

I have an entry-level Nikon DSLR, 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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What is a “pictorial effect” in photography, and how do I get it with a digital camera?

Could somebody explain this type of photography made by digital camera? Is it related to post processing? How much Photoshop can I use so I won't go out of the limits of this type of photography? ...
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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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Does the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens offer any significant advantage over the Canon 18-55mm IS II at a 24mm focal length?

Does the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens offer any significant advantage over the Canon 18-55mm IS II at a 24mm focal length (the kit lens for my T3i)? I'm looking for a cheap lens that offers a wide ...
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How can I take “Photo Sphere” style images with a regular camera? [duplicate]

With google's Nexus devices it is possible to make so-called Photo Spheres. Is it possible to make a Photo Sphere with an ordinary digital camera?
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Free software to create photo book (Pdf)

Please suggest some good free software to create photo books, which can save in PDF format.
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Why do digital cameras not have an iso rating? [duplicate]

With conventional cameras your camera had a maximum shutter speed ( typically 1600 ), and the film you used had an ISO speed rating at which it was meant to be able to get a proper exposure under ...
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Need to know the size for printing a poster

I'm new to DPI and all the stuff, and the fact is that I want to print a poster, at the image of 16 meters on 8 meters. Now, I've contacted our printing center, and it seems that I have 2 possible ...
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Problem in white balancing photographs taken in sun

When a photograph is taken in sun, the whole photograph becomes slightly orange in color. Specially the skin tones become too orange. The photographs are taken from simple mobile phone high megapixel ...
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Brush cursor showing red preview on pressing alt and right click and drag is not showing up in photoshop cs5 [closed]

Recently, my photoshop cs5 installed on windows 7 has stopped showing red preview of brush cursor, when i press alt and right drag my mouse. However, it is showing the circle as always and the size of ...
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How to shoot light trail photos with iPhone?

I would wonder if someone can tell me how to shoot (take / capture) a light trails photo with an iPhone? If someone don't know what's that, here's the the one which googled find for me, Is it ...
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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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What does “DMC” mean?

I have seen "DMC" in many names of digital cameras. Is this an abbreviation? What does it mean? Some examples: Lumix DMC-TZ40 DMC-FZ200 DMC FT25
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Nikon D800 Image Not Sharp

I am not pro-photographer but do some basic photography as my hobby. I have Nikon D800 with 25-85 3.5 - 4.5 G lens. I sometimes look pictures taken with D800 with same lens and they look incredibly ...