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How can I avoid soft dull “spots” in my pictures?

Recently, I've been doing a lot more photography, particularly with my 100-400mm telephoto and 16-35mm wide. I am skilled enough that I can capture the shot mostly as I want with just the camera gear, ...
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Why does using flash sometimes create these white spots in the photo?

I have an Olympus FE-190. When I take a picture, with flash on Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) mode, I get white spots in pictures. This doesn't happen always. There is only an option called Pixel ...
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Why are those green spots on my photo?

Took a pic with my 35mm Nikon lens last night, and got this light artifact. Is this something normal? Reflection? Is it dirt on my lens? How do I prevent this from happening? I think it only happened ...
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Why is my camera showing a lot of stuck red and white pixels?

After shooting for one hour with my Rebelt2i + Tamron 17-55 f2.8, I went back home and checked pictures on my computer. For every single picture, there are a lot of 'dead' pixels at the same ...
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Dust-like speck visible every few pictures — is it dust, or worse?

I seem to have to dust-like speck on my Sony Cybershot S950's lens, but it appears randomly every few pictures. Could something be going bad internally?
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Purple spots in my shots!

Related to “Spots” in my pictures. :-(, I've discovered these lovely purple spots in all of my recent (1500ish) shots, but they're much different than his smudges. I'm shooting with a Nikon D5000 + ...
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What causes the spots in my IR photos?

Below are images I've shot recently while experiminting with IR photography. The first is an IR image with +2 stops of exposure and a custom white balance based on the bright part of the tag on the ...
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Why are there white dots on my night time photo?

Could you please explain why I am getting white semi-transparent dots for night photography with flash on? Original image here.
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Are these spots on the sensor or the lens? [duplicate]

Equipment is Canon EOS 5D3 (5760x3840) with a 24-105 f/4 L lens at 105mm, ISO 200. The following are crops from the same small (676x449) section of a couple of blue sky shots I did to test for sensor ...
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How to prevent weird spots and stripes on photos of window glass?

A few days ago I took photos of a nice curvy business center in another city. Later I discovered that many frames had weird artifacts on the glass, shown below as 100% crops. An almost normal shot: ...
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How can I find dust in Photoshop similar to the Lightroom feature Visualize Spots?

Adobe Lightroom 5 came out with a new feature called "Visualize Spots" that helps you to find dust. More information on the feature can be found here: Adobe Help How can I achieve a similar function ...
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Why are these black dots / spots appearing in my pictures?

I took some shots recently and I noticed that I'm getting a lot of little black dots in my images. I cleaned my lens thoroughly with the Nikon camelhair brush and retook the pictures but once again, ...
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Why do large blurry smudges appear on my brand new camera?

blurry smudge in my photos- sample attached... SX700 Canon powershot.. it is not dust or finger print... novice photographer... hlp please]1
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What are these dark spots in my pictures?

I've been seeing these dark spots in my pictures. They appear a lot more on some pictures than others, but they are in the same place in the image and independent of the lens being used. Is this dust? ...
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What is this black spot in images from my digital camera? [duplicate]

I've bought a used Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3, but the images show a dark spot near the center. It's more visible when zoomed in (first picture below), but it's also visible otherwise. It seems to be ...
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What do I do about bright spots in my Nikon D810 images?

My putative albeit non-existent Nikon D810 sometimes has bright spots in the image on long exposures when in 1.2X crop mode. Is this a known problem? Is there any way to fix it?
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What is causing this white spot in every photo with my D90?

Recently I noticed that the photographs from my D90 has an odd white dot in it. The dot is present in every image. The dot becomes clearly visible as I zoom into the image. I have attached a photo ...
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Water spots inside brand new lens? Normal or reason to return?

I bought a new lens, and discovered two stains/spots which look like water spots on the rear side (side which is plugged to the body). These stains are from the inside. I have taken a couple of ...
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Dark spots - sensor toast?

I can't seem to get rid of some very annoying dark spots that are very noticeable under certain lighting conditions. I've taken a test shot of my monitor showing a white background and amped up the ...
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What is the cause of these round spots on my photograph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dust-like speck visible every few pictures — is it dust, or worse? Is this a finger print on the lens? I don't know. What can be the cause of the round spot on this ...
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Why are there small dots on bokeh circles when I zoom in all the way?

I just took a photo with manual focus and blurred as much as I could a light, but instead of getting a uniform colour, there are dots, like dust : Do you know what's causing the darker dots?