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For questions either about the fundamentals of photography or which will be of particular use to novice photographers. Q&A in this tag should be equally useful 50 years in the future or to a time-traveler 50 years in the past.

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Lens or camera, what's more important? [duplicate]

I am quite new to photography, and i'm about to by my first ever real camera. But, I can't decide. I am on a budget, so i can't afford whatever i like. So what's more important to put money in to, the ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

I decided to start exploring the fascinating world of photography. At first I wanted to buy an old film camera (like the pentax k1000) but finally, after talking with friends and also thanks to this ...
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Is working as a model a good way to learn photography?

I have a dilemma. My girlfriend is in to photography and wants to understand it more. She came in contact with a photographer who likes photographing woman either dressed or undressed. He said to help ...
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Is Nikon D40X still good enough for a beginner?

I'm considering buying my first DSLR camera. I'm a total beginner in photography but I want to learn in order to make my photos during my trips worth it (in particular, the ones taken while hiking). ...
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Is a kit lens capable enough to take snaps at engagement event? [closed]

I have a Canon 600D with twin kit lenses (EF-S 18-55 IS II & EF-S 55-250 IS II). Can I take snaps with it at engagement event? If yes, then what settings should I stick to?
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How should I price my first paid event shoot?

I'm a relatively new photographer and, admittedly, I'm still learning. I have been taking photos as a hobbyist for a couple of years, but recently I have been seriously building my portfolio (and ...
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Which camera should be recommended to the non photographers who insist on getting a DSLR for daily life photography?

Some people have asked me to suggest them a DSLR for taking photographs of their family and day to day life. These people are not interested in learning photography. It seems they are under an ...
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How can I take a low-light portrait of a violinist, without dedicated lighting gear?

I have been asked to take a portrait of a violinist with her instrument. She's from my family so I can ask her to pose as I like. The picture is actually going to be turned into a painting later, but ...
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Instructions for beginner [duplicate]

I know this question would have been asked time and time again, I'm new to this blog so i haven't seen it yet. I'm a beginner with great interest to learn photography. I don't have any desire to pick ...
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Non-DSLR Beginner Camera choices

I've been wanting to get into photography as a hobby for a while (I've been restricted to getting creative with screenshots in video games in the meantime), but the main thing that's been keeping me ...
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What is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed?

I know digital cameras have ISO options, and that ISO is the camera's sensitivity to light, but if you set higher ISO then you can get a noisy image. I also know there are two other camera options, ...
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What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first “serious” camera?

I am thinking of buying a camera to learn photography. Most of the time I'll be shooting portraits and landscapes. But I am not sure where I should start. Most of my friends tell me that I should get ...
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Should I postpone buying a zoom lens until I've learned to zoom with my feet?

After several years of shooting with my point-and-shoot, I upgraded to an NEX-5R, with two prime lenses — a 35mm f/1.8 and a 19mm f/2.8. I don't have a zoom lens, not even the kit lens. I've been ...
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Beauty dish and softbox help [closed]

I am very new to photography and I am doing it in home for my beauty business. I have decided to use small softboxes and a beauty dish. I feel stupid because I can't figure out the continuous light ...
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New to photography: Buy a full feature body or an entry level one [closed]

I want to buy a DSLR camera and get into photography. I have three things in mind: Divide my budget on buying a mid-range (in terms of price) body and mid-range lenz. Buy a pro body (Canon 7D ...
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Suggestion of dslr cam for begginers [duplicate]

suggest dslr cam for mid-level photography.Is nikkon or canon? i have tried using canon 700d but i am not get the statisfied images.
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What are common beginner mistakes in photography?

What are common mistakes seen in images taken by beginning photographers? For example, a friend of mine pointed out that the horizon was not straight in one of my images, and now I see it ...
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Is a Pentax K1000 relevant today, and how can I get the best use of it?

I wanted to know what is the relevance of a pentax K 1000, a 35mm SLR in the present date. The one I have is almost 20 years old and I want to how can I make the most of it with respect to the film ...
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Canon camera for beginners [duplicate]

What is a good Canon camera for someone who wants to get into photography? I want to get into photography but I don't know which camera would be good for taking nice clear pictures.
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What dslr would best suit my needs? Switching from point and shoot [duplicate]

I currently have a point and shoot nikon p510 with 42x zoom. I actually use the zoom a majority of the time for wildlife photography (mostly birds). The only thing holding me back currently is image ...
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Finding a mentor [duplicate]

I'm beginning photography and sometimes I find it very difficult to rate my own work or to find answers to common basic problems... Is there any websites/forums that allow people to get rating and ...
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Freeware/FOSS Image Editor for a beginner [duplicate]

I'm getting my first DSLR (a Nikon D5300) Tuesday and I want to have my software ready. However, I can't justify paying for Photoshop or any other expensive programs. I have found several free or ...
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What is the relationship between film speed and shutter speed?

I'm doing my own research on film photography and planning to do it as a hobby. One question I keep is "what is the relationship between film speed and shutter speed?" Are the two completely ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of mirrorless over DSLR for capturing night life in cities? [closed]

I am going to buy my first 'real' camera. I mostly want to take pictures when I am travelling in various cities all across the world. I don't know how much I will grow as a photgrapher in future. ...
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Why are my photos not crisp?

I own a T3i with the kit lens. I have experimented a lot with different settings and modes but I am not so knowledgeable and I feel like I have wasted many good shots that could have looked amazing, ...
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NIKON : ED II AF-S DX Zoom vs VR II AF-S DX Lens [closed]

Should I buy ED II - Autofocus lens or VR II lens. Are both the same? If not, what are the differences I should consider when deciding which I should buy? Will the small price difference between ...
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Why did I get blurry star trails?

This is my first star trail photograph stacked with StarStaX and can't seem to find out why they are so blurry. I have a sturdy metal tripod with a cable release and shined a light to focus on the ...
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What are good resources for a beginning photographer?

What are good resources (tutorials/books/videos/etc) for a beginning photographer? Keep in mind that this is for a beginning photographer, who has recently moved from a point-and-shoot to an ...
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I'm a beginner photographer and I want to buy a new camera, can anyone give me some suggestions on what to look for? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon Coolpix L810 (which I know is a very basic camera, but hey, I was just starting out and didn't want anything too complicated.) Now I feel like this camera just isn't doing it for me. I ...
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How do I stop my Nikon D40 from blurring when the flash is off?

I hate using the flash when taking photos. I set a fast shutter speed and played with the aperture settings. It's fine with the flash on and takes the photo really quickly, but when I turn it off it ...
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Should I upgrade my body or lens first?

I have an entry-level Nikon DSLR, and I cant decide if I should upgrade my camera body or upgrade from a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm to whatever else might be recommended?
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Can I do a timelapse on my Nikon Coolpix l820?

I would like to take a time-lapse of a sunrise/sunset with my Nikon Coolpix I820. What settings should I use?
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Snow creates circles on my photos, how do I prevent that? [closed]

When I take photographs outdoors during snowfall, the snow flakes creates circles in the picture and end up blurring what I was actually trying to photograph. I'm a beginner, am I completely oblivious ...
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Thinking of buying a canon 550D - few questions [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying a canon 550D second hand. I have a few quesitons: 1) If I buy lenses for this camera, will they work with ALL other canon DSLRs? 2) What should I look out for when buying ...
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Is it better for a beginner to start with black and white photography?

I'm quite a beginner in photography with no real experience in visual art. I became interested in it about 10 months ago. I inferred from the literature to avoid color photography for 2 to 3 years, ...
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DSLR in AF mode. Do we need to use Focus ring on lens?

My camera is in Auto Focus mode (AF). As my understanding, the camera will focus on subject automatically. But when I rotate the focus ring, the focus subject points will change, too. I don't ...
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Are the terms 'push' and 'pull' relevant/applicable to digital photography?

The terms push and pull come from the days of film processing, and there's more on that here and here, but essentially they refer to increasing or decreasing the chemical processing time to account ...
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Why does the camera say Subject is too Dark and refuse to click the shutter

I was trying to take some nice pictures of the Toronto city skyline from the shores of Lake Ontario under a full moon night. Now I put my nikon d5200 on a tripod and set f/4 and shutter = 30 sec. I am ...
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Lens recommendation for upcoming NYC trip? [duplicate]

I'm just a photo enthusiast knowing just the basics so far. My dad used to work with a film SLR and taught me a few things. I currently own a Canon 60D with the 18-135mm kit lens. I originally wanted ...
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Star photography

Yesterday i made come attempts to get started on Star photography before i go on my trip . I believe I will have a lot of chances to do that kind of photography and wanted to make sure i got a hang of ...
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What studio strobes do I need for portraits and group portraits indoor and outdoors [closed]

I have no idea on what strobes brand and watt seconds to buy. I am going to split this question into three parts. what I want to photograph and were, equipment options, & equipment questions ...
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What camera should I buy for a Photography College student?

My younger sister is going to college to study photography, and I want to surprise her with a camera this holidays. I'm no camera expert (but I've been doing my research). Should I go lower-entry ...
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How can I get the exposure correct in this picture?

I am new to photography; I have a Canon 600D. The shot below was taken using the 600D and EF-S 18-55 kit lens. I wanted to get the exposure so that the leaves on the big tree came out right, ...
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Canon rebel t3i manual mode [duplicate]

How do I make the photo brighter in manual mode? When I prepare to take a photo in manual mode it is very hard to see the subject after I take the photo it is all black. Indoor and outdoor
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Is Adobe Lightroom worth it for a student amatuer photographer? [closed]

I am a hobbyist photographer, and I am considering buying Adobe Lightroom. Do you guys think that Lightroom is necessary for someone who shoots in RAW with the Nikon D3200? I shoot fairly often, but ...
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How to submit photos in the website? [closed]

I am new to this website. I saw this contest going on so as I am also a (Beginner) Photographer, I have my own clicked images and I wanted to upload them for the context but don't know how so please ...
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Specs to look for in my first camera [duplicate]

I would like to start a Photography course soon but I don't have a camera and I don't know what specs to look for when buying one. This will be my first camera and I really don't know a lot about ...
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Photo Editing guide for gimp [closed]

Can I get some guidelines related to editing images with GIMP? Its not easy to learn it without any detailed guidance. How can I sharpen my gimping skills?
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What is the basic relationship between aperture and focal length? [duplicate]

How does a photograph vary with a decrease or increase in aperture as well as focal length?