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How do I take flattering photos of people with acne (scarring)?

Occasionally I'll find myself as the photographer for a professional event at my Alma mater. As a natural consequence of the demographic, there's quite a few people there with severe acne and also ...
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Why don't event photographers release non-touched up images?

I'm currently looking for an event photographer for my upcoming wedding. It seems that most photographers do not want to release any images that they haven't touched up or edited. On the other hand, ...
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How could I have counteracted purple lighting?

I recently shot an event using just a standard Nikon D3200 with kit lens. Nothing special, but it did the job. The only obstacle was that the event made heavy use of a strong purple lighting which ...
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Best practice in charging batteries before an event?

I don't photograph in a commercial setting at all, but sometimes I get asked to photograph at a small private gathering like a graduation ceremony, farewell reception or birthday party. Although ...
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Is there a ticket system available for photographing the general public?

This is something I have been looking to do for quite some time. When the royal wedding happened last year(2011) we went into the centre of town where there was a big street party. I started taking a ...
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What's the fastest way to get thousands of photos from camera resized and uploaded to web?

Currently, for shooting sports events, my workflow contains following sequential steps: shoot at location (JPEG for smaller files and minimum post-processing); batch resize all photos into a size ...
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Workflow for managing, organizing and sharing a large number of “photos of strangers”?

Scenario I'm going to be in a public area taking portraits of many people (for example, at a themed, public event, or while doing a 100 Strangers Project, etc..) After taking someone's portrait, I ...
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Do professional event photographers commonly require payment in full before a shoot?

I am trying to hire an event photographer for my company to shoot a series of public open houses. I photographer that was recommended to me has contacted me with pricing information and she is ...
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What are the important criteria in selecting a DSLR camera for conference photography?

We are looking to upgrade an old (ancient? 2006 Nikon D80) camera that is used for taking pictures at a conference (mostly for website). It is not mission critical photography, so value for money is ...
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Software to keep track of pictures taken

For two different, but similar purposes I need some software to assist me. In the first case I need to take pictures of a lot of swimmers (could be anything - in this case it's portraits). I have a ...
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Best way to photograph a LED wall (that has people in front of it)

The LED wall is interactive and the challenge is to make pictures that show both the wall and people interacting with it, without having the banding or moire effect, that often happens when taking ...
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What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?

I've been reading some online information about selling event photos online and I can't seem to get to a conclusion with the information I found. My question is if, for example, I take photos of a ...
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How to overcome auto-focusing problem in event photography?

The biggest issue for event photography I have noticed is camera not getting auto-focus at correct time. The moment you have to capture the camera is still focusing. If it would be landscape ...
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Which of these lenses should I take to a motor racing event?

At short notice, I'll be going to a motorsport event (in a purely non-professional capacity, for what it's worth). In addition to a medium telephoto lens, I'm considering taking a lens with a shorter ...
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How can I get barcode-scan information into my photo metadata, onsite, untethered?

I need a DSLR camera with a barcode scanner for on-site tours photography, which means it needs to be untethered! The image would have to contain the barcode scanned information in the image metadata ...
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How Much Should I Ask for Photographing [School] Groups at an Outdoor Center and How Much Commission Should I Pay to the Outdoor Center?

I've been thinking and researching about this for weeks now. I went through some similar posts like How much should an amateur charge for a portrait session? or How do you determine how much to ask ...
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What to look out for in indoor restaurant photography?

I'm tasked with documenting a company event we are hosting in an restaurant. As you can see the place is lighted but I'm sure it's still consider dark for photography. I'm not a professional ...
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What settings should I use to shoot an event (greyhound protest)?

I have a Nikon D3100. I'm attending a greyhound protest soon and I need help with the settings, such as ISO, aperture, and focus mode, etc. There will be a lot of people and dogs there, moving about. ...
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How do I prepare for my first event shoot (large corporate gathering) tomorrow?

I just got a call from my brother asking if I could help him out with a work thing... he needs someone to take a good photo or two of a corporate group (about 250 people). The photo will be in a ...
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Online hosting and printing service, preferably UK-based?

My wife is running a charity event in the summer and a photographer has kindly said they will photograph the event and provide us with the original images to sell. Is there an online service (Ideally ...
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Technology stack for event photography with multiple photographers

What I want to do is cover an event with at least 2 (but probably more) photographers, have the clients view the photos as quickly as possible, choose which ones they want and have them printed on-...
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Is it reasonable to ask for just unedited images in exchange for a lower cost for a wedding shoot? [duplicate]

I am looking for a photographer for my wedding. Usually photographers don't give all the images, and also they edit, and they sometimes offer an album in their packages. I just want to know if they ...
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Shopping system for event photography [closed]

What are some recommendations for a system that I can sell my photos on? For example I go to an event and take picture and give my card to people who want to see their pictures...then in my site I ...