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Any person who takes a picture can be labelled a "photographer", however not every person can be labelled as a "professional photographer".

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What is a good Nikon camera body for a food photographer?

I've just started to get paid work as a food photographer, but I'm still using my d3200! I've invested in a lot of glass over the last year or so but after a recent shoot in an underground restaurant, ...
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Who is the photographer of this black and white photo of two female nudes standing over a pile of clothes?

A print was given to a friend long time ago and he vaguely remembers that he was told the artist was German. I feel like I have seen it somewhere before. I have tried searching by the below image in ...
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Who shaped portraiture pre 1960, and how?

Preamble Ansel Adams was an astounding photographer who influenced many aspiring landscape photographers and became a household name amongst photographers. However he seldom stepped out of his ...
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How to get this effect (moving people, blurry, high-key)

I've discovered the photographer Paterakis and wonder how he managed to obtain the rendering of his series Shadow Life. Obviously he uses a long-time exposure, but I can't guess much more... In this ...
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Marathon & Sports Event Photographers: Are they freelance or agency/company-related?

I am currently doing my research on marathon and sports event photography. I am looking at photo services such as finisherpix.com and marathon-photos.com. Are the photographers taking photos for these ...
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Who is photographer Scott Mead?

Is anyone familiar with the photographer Scott Mead? Does he have any exhibitions? I heard his name a few days ago but I haven't heard of him before.
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What questions should I ask when looking to hire a photographer?

When hiring a photographer one will obviously take a look at their work, but before even doing that what kind of questions can I ask to gauge there skill, knowledge, performance etc Some questions ...
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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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Who is the Japanese photographer famous for long-exposure daylight shots of busy intersections?

I am trying to write a message to a friend where I compare their work to a famous Japanese photographer whose work I was familiar with in 2008. For some reason Google is now flooded with the millions ...
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A photo showing the point of view of a celebrity going down from an airstair and facing a crowd of photographers [closed]

I saw a photo and I am looking for its author, he/she was not credited in the book I saw. I do not know whether the photo is famous. The photo is black and white. It is taken from the point of view ...
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Is there a site for browsing a ton of photographers by location and skillset?

I'm looking to hire a photographer for a tech / fashion shoot in NYC. I'm very particular on the style that I'm looking for and I'm hoping someone here can point me to a site where I can do some ...
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How to become a wedding photographer?

I'm trying to break into the wedding business. I already have great equipment, etc but how do you build your portfolio? Especially if you live in a new state with very few contacts?
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What good landscape photographers shoot primarily in the Northeastern United States?

I am an amateur landscape photographer living in New York. I have been looking for some good landscape photographers who primarily shoot in the Northeast. I would like to follow their work, get ...
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What would be the must have mobile phone apps for photographers?

I am looking for apps for my mobile phone (Generalizing it to any mobile phone rather then being a specific Android, Apple or Windows phone) that I will find helpful while taking pictures on my DSLR. ...
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What photographer took this mid 20th-century color photograph?

Can anyone please identify who is the photographer of this picture and what is the name of the picture? It appears taken in middle of 20th century (1950s?) in a rural place. It looks like summer. A ...
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In Canada, who owns the copyright to a photograph that has been taken by a hired photographer?

According to The Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) Section 10.2.a states: (2) The person who (a) was the owner of the initial negative or other plate at the time when that ...
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What's a good starter book on photographer Yousuf Karsh?

I have recently been very moved by what I have seen/read on the internet about the work of Yousuf Karsh. I would really like to get more insight into how he captured the true character of his ...
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What should one be aware of when taking pictures at work, but not as one's primary role?

I took a few pictures around work and they were used on our website (more here). I've just been asked to do some shots of the executives, and it looks like there may be more requests like this. Any ...
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Are equipment reviews from websites like kenrockwell.com and bythom.com reliable?

I know that nothing helps more when buying a lens to test it out yourself, but getting more than one perspective is also helpful. In particular, I run into Kenrockwell.com a lot when trying to get ...
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Are there high-class photographers that never use editing software?

Are there any ‘high-class photographers’ that can produce good results for every single shot, so that the shots don’t require post processing? If not, then is it possible to become a top ...
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Coffee Table Photography Book

I am thinking of getting a small gift for my friend, preferably a small / medium size Photography Book (that can put on the coffee table) or for guests to boserse through - casual reading. My budget ...
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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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Careers in Photography

I realize that everyone "knows" that photographers have studios and take portraits, but I've also been interested in other careers that are open to photographers. Specifically, what is required in ...
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What makes someone a good photographer?

What makes someone a good photographer? Skill with the camera? Artistic eye? Theoretical knowledge? A lot of practice? The reason I am asking is that my photographs don't look nearly as good as I ...
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Photography-related disciplines

We're talking a lot here about the technical part of photography, but what are the other related disciplines that help us create better pictures? What one needs to master to be a photographer? When ...
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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...