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How much skill and effort (in the process of taking a photo) is needed to have copyright over it? [closed]

In the recent monkey selfie discussion, seems that the point about copyright is that who takes the photo owns the copyright. Other questions are also related to this: Can someone take a picture of ...
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28mm vs. 24mm (wide angle) for selfies?

I know that selfies are an "evil" of this generation, and you're never going to get a good picture when taking one of yourself, let alone when you are unable to compose it bc you can't see the ...
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Small bedroom studio, what type of lighting for portraits?

I have a study which I use for a studio. Effective space is about 6x9 feet. Celling hight is only 7.5 feet tall. I usually take portraits (mostly self portraits) in the studio. Walls are white and the ...
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Best way to take self photographs

One thing always comes to my mind: if I am a good photographer, I can't take my own photographs! Only other people can take my photograph. Can anybody suggest the best way to take self photographs, ...
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How can I make my Coolpix focus after I'm in place for a time-delayed self portrait?

I have a Nikon Coolpix S9100 camera I am trying to take few self-portraits by setting the self-timer and then going in front of the camera, however all the pictures come out very blurry. I am aware ...
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How can I create a self-portrait time-lapse montage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hold my face in the same place for a month long daily self-portrait? I'm aiming for something like Noah Kalina and others have and are creating, and apps and ...
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Self-photography equipment?

I am going to be travelling on my own in China for a month and I don't want to ask locals to take photos for me. I have heard about this product a long long time ago: ...
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How do you take a self-portrait similar to what you see in the mirror?

To take a good self-portrait, I'd look in the mirror, see the expression/angle/light I like, and... fail to capture it. Any tips on exposure, positioning of the camera (e.g. relative to the eyes), ...
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How to create a sparkle in the eyes of a portrait shot?

In this photograph I have been told, that the eyes are looking like "black pools", which I do realize now. What should be an ideal placement of ONE artificial light source (lamp/flash), so that ...
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How to focus manually on the eyes, for a self portrait without a remote?

Any out of box idea to manually focus on the eyes, for a self portrait? I do have a tripod and the camera has a timer too. Camera: Canon Powershot SX210 IS
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How to take self portraits without a remote?

How can I take a self-portrait without using a remote? My camera is a Canon Powershot SX210 IS. I do not have a remote, but I do have a tripod.
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How can I get a 'touristy' photo of myself when travelling alone?

I'll shortly be travelling to new york and staying with a friend (but mostly touring on my own). As much as I enjoy regular photography my only regret from my last holiday is that I didn't have any ...
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How do I take a good portrait for a CV or resume?

I would like to do a photo for my CV, and I was wondering of what I can do to make it look the best. What are the important aspects to keep in mind? Specifically: Focal length Lighting Background ...
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Precise focus in self-portraiture

I've been trying to take some self-portraits, but I often have to struggle with the auto/manual focus. I don't miss by a lot, but I really want sharp focus in the eyes. I'm using a 50mm/1.8 around ...
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When doing portraits, how to get serious insightful expressions?

Professional models know how to produce such expression at photographer command, normal people don't. Still good photographer are able to get it from famous actors/politicians/sportsmen. I've been ...
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Tips for taking headshot self-portraits?

I need to do some headshots of myself for a gig I have coming up. My initial thought was to use a plain light background (as you see in many studio shots), but I've had some advice to use a dark ...