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what to put as my question for alevel photography?

Im starting my Alevel book for photography AS we have to think of something that intrestested us i have many ideas it just we have to make a question out of what we are interested in that we can ...
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Adjustable group shot (add/remove people)

A friend of mine just asked me to make a corporate group shot of the +- 27 people working in his company. No problem of course, but he wants the group to be adjustable. He basically wants me to ...
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Timelapse for sticky notes

SO the idea is to create a wall of sticky notes. At this event every time someone enters they have to write something inspirational on a sticky note on the wall. And then stick it. Now I want to make ...
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Photos of people on an ad supported website [duplicate]

Can I take candid photos of people in publuc without their knowledge and post them on an ad supported blog or website?
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What settings, especially shutter speed, should I use for stage performances?

In particular, lower light. I will be shooting plays and other stage performances. Low light. Really not good light at all until their lights are upgraded. I know I can't expect miracles, but how ...
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Photograph people not aware of being photographed

I love taking images from relatives / friends, when they are not aware that I am taking an image. The looks are just so more real, instead of the "Fake smile for the camera". Now I am going on ...
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Any tips on taking better photos of nude subjects?

How do I make skin stand out more? I take photos of nude subjects and I'm trying to highlight the male and female anatomy more clearly, but the lower regions aren't coming out like I want them. Do you ...
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What is the most effective Photoshop technique to remove people from photos?

For years I have played with the various Adobe Photoshop tools to remove pesky tourists from my landscape photos. Some of the tools and methods I've tried include: Clone Stamp Tool(.87 or earlier) ...
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Privacy and commercial use of photos [duplicate]

[Removed unnecessary questions and rephrased the question] I have a few concerns about taking pictures of people for commercial and non-commercial purposes [U.S.]. Can I post online pictures of ...
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How should a perfect skin tone look like?

Is there even such a thing as a perfect skin tone? People with different ethnicity have different skin colour plus lighting and background adds a layer of complexity. As a photographer, what should we ...
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How to photograph people with a prominent (wide, big) nose?

One of my friends wants me to take pictures of her but she is very self-conscious about her nose (which is relatively wide, Monty Python anyone?). She wants me to take pictures in such a way as to ...
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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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Tips for people-photography [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my portrait subjects to look natural and drop the cheesy smile? Shooting people is more difficult according to me because people tend to change their ...
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How do I get over my shyness when taking photos of strangers?

Yesterday I went to out for taking pictures and I passed a market. The scene was beautiful seeing peoples selling foods, other peoples trading about price etc etc... I would have loved to take photos ...
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What are some creative ideas for a photo-shoot centering around the use of a notebook computer?

So, I have to create an interesting photo with the subject being the use of a laptop. It should be as interesting as possible. I have thought of a photo with working on laptop while going up on ...
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What's a Typical “In-Focus” Rate for Portraits with an 85mm?

I have a lot of experience doing travel, landscape, product, ... in short, things that don't move much. Models? Not so much. I have a beautiful 85mm portrait lens for my Canon 1Ds Mk III DSLR, and at ...
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What legal restrictions to photography are there in European countries?

I'm from Ukraine, and I know where I can shoot here and when. I had few trips to USA where I know it's very difficult to shoot on the street, without encroaching on someone else's private life. I ...
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Best fluorescent bulb color temperature for shooting people and interviews?

I have a small, ultra white matte 13x10 room that I need to photograph and film people in. The most important thing to me is a person's skin color. Something like this. Yesterday I purchased some ...
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How do you get the eyes extremely sharp in the photo?

I am trying to take pictures of my son (2.5yrs) and my other family members. They come out pretty well and sharp but when I see the portraits posted on Flickr and other sites, I have noticed that many ...
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How can I make short people look taller in photographs?

I was browsing some great shots from Herb Ritts and came across this photo (NSFW). It seems like the legs of the woman appear longer in relation to her body. Is this an effect of the lens used? ...
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Group shots on a bright sunny day?

What are some techniques for getting good group pictures (3-8 people, say) on a bright sunny day? I've found shade to be difficult, because someone will invariably have a splash of harsh sun across ...
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How can I get my portrait subjects to look natural and drop the cheesy smile?

I am surprised by how many people automatically put on a cheesy smile when I point a camera in their direction. Please share any tips / techniques / links that might help me get better, more ...
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How do I approach people for a natural look in street photography?

I am enjoying taking candid photos of people, but the subject is usually someone I know, or it is during some family/friend event, so after a while the people get used to the presence of the camera ...