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Commercial use of photos of toys?

Recently I played around with some lighting and macro shooting of some of my (beat-up) Matchbox toy cars from the 1970's. The results were pleasing to my eye and I had visions of making my millions by ...
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Polariser and ND together

I'm an amateur landscape photographer, have some cheap ND filters but I'd like to take it to the next level and invest into more advanced gear. I was thinking of getting a Lee basic kit which I've ...
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D7000 lcd preview error

I have a problem with a 2 years old Nikon D7000. When the camera is turned on, the LCD OK top is blank and the viewfinder looks like the preview butten is presses. When i press the preview butten ...
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Portrait photographer asked to shoot a wedding

I've slowly been building my portrait photography business, mostly doing engagement sessions. One thing I'm still stuck on is wedding photography. I do love it, but I am still so unsure if I should ...
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Canon 60d Wireless Remote

I am looking at getting a wireless remote as a Christmas gift for my wife. She has a Canon 60d. Would this remote work for her ? Any help would be greatly appreciated, photography is totally not my ...
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Making Affordable Security Camera System [on hold]

I am working on project of making low cost standalone single camera recording system. CCTV Camera with inbuilt SD card storage upto 64GB are available in market. But Harddisk can not be connected to ...
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700D how to blink on over-exposure?

How can I blink pixels that are over-exposured, on my brand new Canon 700D? I just can't find the setting for this.
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Is Nikon D3200 optimal for my situation? [duplicate]

I am considering buying my first DLSR and found the D3200. It appeals to me because of the high MP count, 1080p video shooting and low price. It also seems to do very well on this site: ...
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shooting night sky photos with nikon d3300 [duplicate]

I want to shoot night sky photos. I have a Nikon D3300 DSLR with 50mm f/1.8D lens. I have a tripod , and a timer cord. Is my gear good enough to shoot night sky photos? Is there anything more I ...
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How to turn an external flash off and reactive the incorporated one (Canon 600D)?

After using an external flash, I took it off and, when trying to use the built-in flash incorporated to the camera, it just didn't pop up. In the menu, it tells me that the external flash is mounted, ...
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Canon 1000D shutter stuck. How to fix?

As you can see on the picture the shutter is stuck. What now? It is a pricey service job or this happens a lot and there is a know fix out there that I do not find on Google? I already tried that ...
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Unusual ideas for a 10 yr old taking photos on theme of 'Cold'? [on hold]

Can anyone help please?! She has a Nikon D60.
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What type of lens mount is this Som Berthiot?

I bought this som berthiot 20mm f1.9 lens assuming it was a c-mount but it is much smaller with an elongated screw mount. Can't figure out what type of mount this could be. Here it is compared to ...
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Brighten a subject without Flash [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and often face problems with subject with a bright background. For example: A worker on a 2nd floor building with bright sky as background and picture captured from ...
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Weird sticky liquid on old tripod (+10 years)

I found my Dad's old tripod in the garage. It is more than 10 years old and it's still in perfect condition. The problem is that there is a weird sticky liquid all over the top of the tripod near the ...
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Color schemes and perception: If L*-linearity does not imply perceptual intensity linearity, then what is the best metric of perceptual intensity? [on hold]

This question was in part motivated by this MathematicaSE question and Matteo Niccoli's geophysics blog post on color schemes. The underlying concept of Niccoli's perceptually-balanced color schemes ...
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Canon rebel t5 image on LCD

When I push the LCD view display button, if I take pics from the screen--not looking through the viewfinder--it fails to show an image to take the pic. If I switch settings to video it does display ...
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Correction of Scanned Documents [on hold]

I have a project that will automatically perform correction of scanned documents, especially insurance card. What types of errors can occur when scanning ? What artifacts may appear on the cards ? ...
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How can I take wide angle macro photos with a Nikon APS-C camera?

I am looking for wide angle macro solutions for Nikon APS-C cameras to create images similar to these. By "wide angle" I mean 20 mm (30 mm equiv.) or wider, and by "macro" I'm hoping to get close to ...
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What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?

I'm an amateur photographer looking for a wireless flash trigger. My gear is Canon 70D with Speedlight 380ex. My question is: what should I look for in a flash trigger? How important is the trigger ...
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What is the meaning of the distance parameter for line control points?

After fine-tuning control points in Hugin the distance parameter indicates the correlation of two control points in different images and is a value between 0 and 1. However, line control points ...
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How to use Hugin straight line control points?

I'm in the process of stitching a very badly shot panorama so I'm placing control points and lines by hand in Hugin. In the documentation I found out that you can indicate straight features, using ...
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What are _rods_ / _rails_ for? [duplicate]

I've seen rail systems for sale, and a remark from someone wanting to get a rail system. What is the purpose(s) of that? Is a focusing rail for macro a different usage of the term (same as a focusing ...
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Where to announce or release 'opensource' photos

There are many questions on where to release photos for sale or copyright information. I have taken some photos that are not world class, but I think useful for some people. I have been working on a ...
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Does the lens I just bought have a fungus?

I bought a used Sigma lens on ebay for my back up camera and it was said to be in "mint" condition. I got it today and look it out of the box to look at it and I was horrified to see that the front ...
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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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How can I get good motion shots (long exposure) of the sea in daylight?

I have tried using my Nikon D5200 in aperture mode with a standard 50mm F1.8 lens at F16 with 2 filters, a Hoya circular Polariser + a ND4. I just can't get the shutter speed slow enough in fairly ...
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Old Yashica Flash with Nikon D3200

I have a Nikon D3200 and an old Yahica Branded Flash that came with an old Zenit ET. I googled for the instructions for using old flash with new cameras and found out that the excessive voltages could ...
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Can I calculate the diameter of a lens from its focal length? [on hold]

With a 50mm focal length lens, is there a way to mathematically calculate calculate the diameter?
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Can I use Canon lenses on a Nikon dSLR?

I have Canon lenses and would like to purchase an adapter to use them on the D3200? Is there one available? If so name and model would be appericated. I understand that I will have to shoot on manual ...
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Where is a camera's preview image stored, when shooting in RAW?

When you take pictures in RAW, the camera stores a preview image (possibly jpeg) that it shown on the screen using white balance and other adjustments set in the camera. Where is this information ...
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Off-camera flash bracket - flash position

Why do almost every flash bracket users prefer an "above camera" flash position? I am a studio/softbox guy and usually don't use bare flashes. Recently I tried to use flashes on top and this looks ...
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Timelapse video, pictures taken over a year. Sky flashing [on hold]

I have taken pictures for a year now to show the different weather and the different seasons, the problem is that, When I tried to put all the pictures together for a video, the result is very ...
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How do I import an iPhoto library into Lightroom, keeping adjustments intact?

I’m using Lightroom 5.7 on OS X. Last night I imported my iPhoto library using Lightroom’s “File > Plug-in Extras > Import from iPhoto Library…” command. The photos all seem to have been imported, but ...
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Is there a standard vocabulary for posing?

I've been looking for a definitive catalog of named poses. Catalogs consisting mainly of unlabeled photos are easy to come by. "1,001 Poses for the Professional Photographer," kind of thing. This ...
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Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII - Does Autofocus <5m really work?

some days ago I daring duck had approached while I was taking photos of her and her friends in a pond. I was testing my new 70-200 2.8 VRII and I was a bit worried about the autofocus while working ...
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How safe is it to photograph sunset or sunrise? [duplicate]

I took the following photographs of sunset at beach. I know that photographing sun could damage the camera or even eyes, but the intensity of the sun light at the time I captured it was so weak that I ...
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How to shoot a 220 yard photo with an 18-135mm lens

I recently bought a Canon T4i with the 18-135mm lens. I am interested in shooting some shots of a pair of eagles that are 200 yards behind my house. I am unable to zoom in clearly to make them fill ...
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Will my photo look good as a canvas?

I am planning on printing this photo as a cavas, but i'm worried that the photo does not have enough contrast to look good when printed on canvas. Any coments on if you think it will suit canvas or ...
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Calculate angle/field of view from 2D image

I want to calculate the angle of view (or field of view) from a photograph, without knowing anything about the camera (or lens). Please have a look at this example. It is assumed the angle between ...
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

I know that the batteries for 60D and 40D are not the same, but is the charger compatible?
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applying random instagram type filters to a bunch of photos

I need to apply random instagram-style filters to 100 photos. It doesn't matter what filters are used, I don't need to look at each photo. It's for a christmas present photo board. Any suggestions of ...
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How much recording time at 1080p30 on a 32GB card on a GoPro Hero (1)? [migrated]

Is there a generic data recording rate for the different capture options on GoPro Heroes? I'm trying to determine what size of SD card I should buy for my GoPro and I'd like to get an approximation. ...
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Photography in public places: Is it allowed or needs permission [duplicate]

So for example in a mall, Can I take pictures of people without their permission? Does that depend on wether they notice I take pictures or not? Also in Cafes and streets...all public places, I am not ...
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Why does L*=0 not correspond to black in the L*a*b* color space?

According to two sources I found, in the CIELAB LAB colorspace a value of L*=0 corresponds to black. Quoting Wikipedia: The three coordinates of CIELAB represent the lightness of the color (L* = 0 ...
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How do I take a “projector output” photo, showing the beam from my car's headlights?

Auto enthusiasts have a thing called a "Projector Output" photo, and its samples are something like this: mostly lights of the cars on a wall at night: And here is a sample shot I did: At full ...
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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

I'm trying to print photos from Aperture on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) via commercial printers. 4 different printers have consistently printed my photos looking more green than they look on ...
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What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights?

What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights? Hare are two quick examples from my phone: Would this be considered bokeh, or does a term even exist for this?
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So my iPhone 6 camera lens is as wide as my full frame 35mm DSLR lens?

I am trying to understand what is the deal with "full-frame" and what difference it makes, so did a silly test: I sat at my bed and aligned the iPhone 6 camera with the door of the room and took a ...
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Half of the picture is dark [on hold]

When I take a picture with my Canon Rebel T3, half of the picture is dark. What is wrong. Where would be a good place to start troubleshooting?

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