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How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?

I bought a point and shoot camera 2 years back and now I feel like I need a dslr with 50mm lens (because I think 50mm pictures look stunning) The problem is when I initially bought the PnS camera, I ...
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Getting inspired with street photography

I've been an amateur photographer for a while and just moved to a large South American city. I'd really like to be able to walk around and take photos of life here, but I honestly have the worst time ...
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How to get back to photography after having a long break?

I recently had to take almost a year long break from photography. Not sure how much I've missed, may be a few new equipment releases or some new technologies. However, I think I am willing and ready ...
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What's a good starter book of Cartier-Bresson photographs?

I want to learn about Henri Cartier-Bresson's work. Can someone recommend a book of his work to get me started? I specifically want to be able to look at a lot of his images, rather than reading a ...
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Where on the web can I find pictures arranged by the season or time of year? [closed]

I ask because I think it would be neat to go to that site and get inspiration that would be seasonally or even culturally (holidays, events etc) relevant.
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What can I photograph beautifully during or just after a rainstorm?

What can I photograph beautifully during a storm, when it is raining, or just after it rains? I would like to get some subject ideas.
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Recommended photography magazines

What are some internationally available magazines on photography that you would recommend to a photographer who's mastered the basics and is interested in widening his horizons, in terms of ...
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Where do you find the inspiration for your photographs?

Say you're in the mood to take some photographs. Where do you typically look for inspiration? I always find that I want to take photographs but don't really have anything to shoot, or can't find good, ...
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Which photographer do you find inspirational? [closed]

As a change from the technical flavour of our questions I would like to turn to photography as an art, so I am afraid this is inevitably subjective. Which photographer, in your mind, is especially ...
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How to determine when I've lost interest in photography?

I'm an amateur in photography (as hobby), but I have a lot of stuff: $1000 DSLR Camera, 4 lens, cool external flash, two tripods and umbrella. My friends and people who subscribed to my blog says I'm ...
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How can I stay inspired during periods of distraction?

I'm currently working to finish my thesis, which is pretty all-consuming. I've made almost no photos of note in many weeks. This makes me sad. To generalize, given the following constraints: A very ...
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Who is your favorite photographer and why? [closed]

Basically, who inspires you? One answer per post please. A link to some images would be cool too...
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How can I sustain motivation during a long project?

I am working on a year long photo a day project, and after about 8 months I'm beginning to lose motivation. How do you stay motivated and gain new inspiration to continue in long projects?
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What is your favorite photography quote? [closed]

What photography quotes do you think everyone should know? Mine is: Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times... I just shoot at what ...
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What are the first few photography books someone should read?

The books that helped me most initially were the Bryan Peterson books and more recently the Joe McNally books. Both of these working photographers give a lot of honest and helpful examples. These ...