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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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Took my first ever 4k picture; Why is it so disappointing?

Today for the first time ever I captured a 4K resolution picture. I don't know much about cameras or photography but I expected the picture to at least be sharp like usually high resolution pictures ...
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lightroom or my computer breaks the photo?

Hi I have nikon D90 and I see those color breaks on my photo (not on the camera on the websites and my computer. I tried with my iphone same thing happened what should I do? at the photo below you ...
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Lens won't focus from distance on one camera body

I recently acquired an original Canon 300mm f/2.8 (the non-IS version) and have been testing it out on my two camera bodies. It seems to be exhibiting a weird behavior with regard to focusing. On my ...
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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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Photography vs videography in resolution

Why have still cameras' resolutions become more than video cameras' resolutions? The res. of the 8K is about 33 megapixels, but hasselblad's h6d's res. is 100mp... (Just ignore Lytro Cinema for now) ...
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What settings do I need to use for interior shots so the lights don't look flared/streaky?

What settings do I need to use for interior shots so the lights don't look flared/streaky? See example below:
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Low light sporting event [closed]

i have a canon 60 D and a Sigma 24-70 F2.8 plus many more lenses, this was a wrestling event so the focal distance was not an issue, i had my ISO on Auto my speed was on 400 and aperture 3.2 or 2.8, ...
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Attaching DSLR camera to TS100 Microscope

We have a Nikon TS100 Microscope (https://www.nikoninstruments.com/Products/Inverted-Microscopes/Eclipse-TS100) with a camera trinocular - it's designed to be used with a C-mount and a C-mount camera, ...
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Are there reasons to use colour filters with digital cameras?

Digital photos can have colour filters applied after the fact by software, so are there any good reasons to use colour filters with a digital camera? As I understand it, the main reason for them ...
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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 transform an image's area into a cube - with photos

I am doing a project for a client and I need to manipulate a photograph; either by photoshop or by taking the shot at a specific angel/lens. My goal is to turn all the quadrants of photos into a cube ...
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How to take professional photo's [closed]

i want to learn to make professional photo's, but i dont know where to begin, and where to get my inspiration from. Like when and where it is best to photograph. Any idea's? Thanks
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Is there any point in photographing directly to black & white? [duplicate]

As opposed to photographing in colour, then having all the freedom to edit it afterwards?
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How to ask for permission to access rooftops in New York City?

I've been shooting for about a year doing a little bit of everything and I have a real passion for doing architecture and cityscapes in New York City and would like to take advantage of everything it ...
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How do I turn image content to the horizon position? [closed]

Have vertical scenes--need the content turned to the horizon position. Is there any app that could do this that anyone knows?
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What is causing these red sphere flares?

These red spheres anomalies have only came up in my photos a couple of times while using my Fuji Finepix-S. The spheres seem to be evenly displaced on certain images forming 3 rows of 3. One other ...
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Control for shading and variable outdoor lighting conditions

First, I am a wildlife ecologist who does some very amateurish photography on the side. I would like to start using digital photography techniques to collect field data. The Problem: I need to take ...
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Is there any other DSLR gear that is worth adding to the collection? [closed]

My DSLR kit: Nikon D3200 body 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens Nikon 50mm F1.8G prime lens Sigma EF 610 DG Super TTL flash Carl Zeiss 58mm T* UV protective filter Eneloop Pro batteries + charger Lowepro ...
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What type of images can be created from cameras built using cambits?

Basically I am not very much knowledge in Photography. But I want to know What type of images can be created from cameras built using cambits?
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What camera for panoramic shot? [closed]

I'm interested in capturing panoramic shots. Any advice what camera to use?
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Sharp photo taken, but blurry in viewfinder (Nikon D5200)? [duplicate]

I'm using a Nikon D5200. Until recently, the image in the viewfinder was clear after focusing. I was able differentiate the blurry part and clear part. But for the past few days I've noticed that ...
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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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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 opto-...
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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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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 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 clearly....
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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?