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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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Which settings are good for Night Shoots?

Some times I feel like if my eyes were a camera, I could capture exactly what I feel in my eyes, the awesomeness of the night view in streets under street light. But I can't. Because I am not a expert ...
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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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what kind of qualities can be found among photo taken by winners [closed]

I was amazed by those photographs taken by the winners (Image of the week "hall of fame") May I know what kind of qualities can create great photos such as those listed in the link. (How do ...
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How can I make money with my DSLR and 50mm lens? [duplicate]

I have a entry level full-frame DSLR with a 50mm f/1.8 lens, the end goal is that I want to generate some cash for buying my next lens/equipment. I have the following problems: Portfolio: I am a ...
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Displaying subject age instead of capture date in photos

I am creating a photo album for my puppy. Usually a date is recorded when a photo is taken. Check this link out. I want to make a photo album in such a way that each photo carries the age of puppy ...
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What are the parameters for evaluating photos [duplicate]

I understand that different people enjoy same photo at different levels. However in general what are the most important parameters that we use to evaluate a photo’s quality? Some of them that I can ...
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What advantages does 35mm film have over high-end digital?

In this day and age, do 35mm film cameras have any advantages over high-end digital cameras? I am thinking mostly about image quality, but sure, other aspects are interesting, too.
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Will filters help me get better colors in my digital photographs of my paintings?

Will filters help me get more accurate color when photographing my paintings? I have problems especially with reds and especially if there are no strong contrasting colors in a red painting.
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Should higher ISOs really be preferred (all other things being equal)?

My understanding of the ISO setting on digital cameras is that, unlike film-cameras, changing the ISO does not evoke any physical change in the camera. Rather, it simply tells the camera to multiply ...
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Useful services where I can create a photography website/blog?

I am interested in publishing some of my photography on the internet. I have looked at creating blogs or websites using blogger or wordpress, however a lot of the photography themes cost +$70, as this ...
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How are pixel value and intensity related?

How does the value of a pixel at any point correspond to the intensity of light photons striking at that point? Is there any mathematical relation between these two? 1 pixel value = ?? lumen.
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Is it ok to regularly swap memory cards between different cameras?

The reason I ask is that I recently attended the LA Photo Show and the SanDisk rep there told me that swapping memory cards between different cameras is a very bad idea. He told me that the reason is ...
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The title of contest is “Relations” but as a first timer I don't know what they expect

It is the first time in my life I am participating in any photography contest . The topic they gave is Relations . But I am unable to figure out which types of photos go under this description. ...
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How to improve make my picture a little brighter and sharper

I took this pic today with my new camera. The picture seems too dark. But if you look at the white board on the right hand side corner ,it seeems to be reflecting light . I was wondering is there a ...
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Do UV filters serve any other purpose on modern lenses other than to protect them? [duplicate]

Are camera sensors sensitive to UV light? I thought that all modern cameras have UV protection 'built in'. Do UV filters serve any purpose nowadays other than protecting the lens from dirt, ...
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What's the optimal size/quality for downsized photos for archival storage?

I shoot a lot of photos (over 8000 currently at average 6MB in size ) with my Canon T2i. My hard drive ran low on space over time so I decided to size down existing pictures using Picasa. My ...
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How to reproduce Instagram Lo-Fi filter in Photoshop?

I used the Instagram Lo-Fi filter a lot and wonder how I can reproduce the effect in Photoshop...
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Having difficulty with choosing a wide-angle lens for Canon

I have got Canon 450D Kit and I would like to purchase a new Canon lens. Not too pricey. Main purposes are to shoot landscapes and portraits at the same time to have decent zoom. I had a look at EF ...
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Hot Pixels in Image

I m Using Nikon D80 . When i capture images i n certain images there are hot pixels in that either in Day light or night shot can any one tell why is this happening and any remedy for this. Image is ...
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Why does every digital camera save photos in a directory called DCIM?

It seems like every digital camera that I have ever used creates a folder called DCIM on its removable storage to save photographs into. Can anyone tell me what this name (DCIM) stands for (if ...
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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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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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Is it possible to make an image which is only photographable in black or white?

Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this. Here is what I'm looking for: Example: I have a color photo could be text could be an image What I would like: if someone photographs this ...
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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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How long is too long to leave the shutter open before prolonged exposure to light damages the sensor?

I'm about to start exploring the world of long exposure shots, using my Canon EOS M. The camera has a standard max exposure time of 30 seconds, but in bulb mode I can keep the shutter open ...
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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 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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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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Custom Background - In SLRs [duplicate]

There is a background image. We can take a new picture with some white/black background, and select the required parts from this new photo and put it in background image. This can be done using any ...
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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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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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Using Canon PowerShot SX20IS 5-100.0mm for real-estate photography

I want to take some photos from my house and give to my Realtor. I have a "Canon PowerShot SX20 IS with 5-100.0mm" which is pretty good for most of casual photography. I was wondering if that lens is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?

Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video? Probably within 5-10 years we will have consumer level 4k video cameras. At that time, what is the point of still cameras? You can pick ...
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What's the formula for f-stop equivalence between different sensor sizes?

The famous Group f/64, to which Ansel Adams and several other prominent photographers of that day belonged, were named that because of the f-stop: The term f/64 refers to a small aperture setting ...
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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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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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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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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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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 are the best resources for Indoor Product Photography?

I would like to know if there any good online resources for indoor product photography ? Preferably with a Table Top setup. Im looking for commercial grade product photography tutorials/resources. ...
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Which should be the next upgrade? [closed]

I own Nikon D5100, with 18-55mm lens kit. I am thinking of buying a new lens. Which is good? I am more of interested in portrait and natural photography. Also which filter works well for these ...
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What causes and how can I avoid this moiré pattern in a composite night sky photograph?

I'm new to taking star trails, and fairly new to photography in general. After my first attempt at taking a star trail, I composited them in Photoshop and when I merged the layers I got this pattern ...
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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. Thanks
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How can I avoid or correct the “inverse Ageratum effect” in digital photography?

I was used to the ageratum effect with film cameras: as the red pigment on film is much more sensitive to IR than the humman eye, some flowers (such as the ageratum) appear pink in a photograph while ...
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What is the difference between Digital Blending & HDR technique

I have come across these techniques recently but can't see the point of doing one with a software and another manually with a photoshop tool. Basically what we are achieving is "expected" exposure for ...