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Why does exposure not change when changing zoom

With a Canon 550D and Tamron 18-270 mm zoom, I tried to fix shutter time, aperture, and ISO, so the exposure measure read 0.0 when zoom was at 18 mm and focusing on a uniform white wall. Then I ...
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How does a stitched panorama compare with a wide-angle lens?

I wish to take wide-angle shots (e.g. of a large building or the inside of a small room) but don't have a wide-angle lens. What differences will I get if I shoot the scene with a narrow-angle lens ...
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What kind of LR or PS filters are used in these photos?

I came across a very nice architectural images and tried to figure out the development process. No luck so far to reach this nice level. Any suggestions?
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What kind of Lightroom or PS filters are used in these photos?

I came across a very nice architectural images and tried to figure out the development process. No luck so far to reach this nice level. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Is there a rule for something like “footroom”?

I'm familiar with headroom concept. Is there rule of thumb for "footroom" (how much space to leave beneath the subject)? I suppose the answer may differ depend on shooting style/purpose, so I limit ...
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While stacking filters, can polarizing filter be placed behind ND filters?

I have a ND filter (10-stop, 100mmX100mm square size) with a filter holder. The filter holder (similar to LEE or Formatt-Hitech holders) connects to the camera with a screw-in adapter (77mm and ...
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Identify a photo filter or a post-processing technique

Sometimes I come across photos that have some effect/filter applied to them, and I cannot understand/explain what that is. It looks really attractive, and I would like to be able to reproduce this ...
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Is my camera not sharp or is it just my imagination?

I have a Nikon D7000. And it's had an...interesting history. Originally got it on a super good deal from some company in NYC through Newegg. Then it stopped working and when I tried to get it repaired ...
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Super clear images when zooming in

I would like to know how to get SUPER clear images indoors. My photos look good overall but when you zoom in they're not crystal clear. The photo I attached was taken by a Canon Rebel 2Ti with the ...
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how to achieve this washed out processing effect

this photo from unsplash has an interesting effect. it's hazy and washed out and has this cinematic effect. I have not seen the original but i am guessing it would be a lot more clear. how could ...
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.CR2 pictures damaged and corrupted

Last night, I shot 400+ pictures with my Canon 650d. I was happy until I plugged my memory card into my card reader. The .CR2 files look okay, but when I import them to Lightroom, an error shows up: ...
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Technology stack for event photography with multiple photographers

What I want to do is cover an event with at least 2 (but probably more) photographers, have the clients view the photos as quickly as possible, choose which ones they want and have them printed ...
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Alien Bees B800, Learning how to use? [on hold]

I am buying a pair of AB800's. Can anyone suggest a video or videos on learning how to useB800's?
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How do I blur the background around an object in post-production?

In Photoshop (current version is CC 2014 (2014.2.1 20141014.r.257 x64)) I did the following steps of interest: duplicate background w/subject masked apply a blur filter of some kind to the ...
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How does autofocus deal with the time to change aperture and raise mirror?

This picture turned out really well: and here Lila is running towards the camera, and the aperture is wide open. I know the AF system uses the phase of light and diffraction to work out when it is ...
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What is the difference between touch focus and autofocus?

I have a cheap Chinese Android phone, a Landvo l200 based on MTK68XX chip. It claims to have a 13MP touch & autofocus camera. I wanted to know how this autofocus feature differs from touch focus ...
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Comparison of DOF between a 30mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/2 lens

I would like to buy a wide-aperture lens for an APS-C DSLR (Canon EOS 500D, crop factor 1.6x) with equivalent standard focal length. However, I was unable to decide between Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and Canon ...
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Does focal length matter for a macro lense when use for close-up photos [duplicate]

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens is a true macro lens with 1:1 capability. Is the 100mm property relevant when taking close-up photos where the object takes up 1:1 on the sensor, since I ...
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Canon 50mm f1.4 no longer focuses reliably

On my Canon 6D, other lenses work as expected. But my 50mm f1.4 which has been very reliable for many years is not focusing correctly. It can sometimes focus when the subject is close (1-5' away). ...
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How were photographs printed in newspapers in 1929?

This is an advert from 1929 I am curious as how this and other similar things were printed back then. How were the images printed on the advert? Seems to me like this wasn't possible back then! ...
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What is CMOS working principle? [duplicate]

May somebody explain in few words what is a working principle of CMOS sensor and what differences between CMOS and CCD?
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What deep sky objects can be photographed without a telescope?

I'm considering purchasing a 70-300mm lens and a 1.4x TC to try some budget deep sky photography. I have seen some great pictures of the Orion Nebula taken without a telescope. My question is: can ...
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Can the Yongnuo YN622C & YN622C TX be used with the Alien Bees B800?

Can the Yongnuo YN622C TX be used with the YN622C controlling the B800 like the Radio Poppers and Pocket Wizards?
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Nikon D5100 flash doesn't work

My Nikon D5100 recently stopped working all-together and I was able to reset it by holding down the menu button and the quick set (i) button. that released the shutter lock. Now the flash and the ...
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Why isn't the size of an object in macro image exactly proportional to the ratio of the focal length and distance in front of that?

Using a Canon 550D with a EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, I can make a 1:1 macro photo at shortest film plane to subject distance of 310 mm, thus getting 22 mm of a scale on the APS-C sensor, which is ...
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What are some tips to keep a lens from rolling on its side when kept horizontally on a table?

Assuming we don't prefer to keep the lens vertically when not attached to a camera. I'm broadly referring to adding some sort of an attachment to keep it from rolling and falling of a table. Or any ...
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Android camera application that allows earbud mic clicker to snap pictures?

Is there an Android application that allows a user to snap pictures by clicking the microphone or volume button(s) located on earbuds? I'd rather use this than touching anything on the smartphone.
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Do all my speedlites need to be trigered wirelessly to do proper HSS?

What if some of them are slaves? Will they properly sync at 1/8000 along with the radio triggered ones?
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Are there softboxes that will work both with portable speedlights and and with studio flashes (Bowens Gemini 400RX)?

I'm very interested in acquiring a softbox with a honeycomb grid of about 150cm. Here is one of those: ...
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Are there professional studios that are available to take pictures of sculpture?

I have built this sculpture, but I do not have the right lighting equipment or camera to take a really professional picture of this sculpture. But I need to submit a picture of it to the local museum ...
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Relationship between the focal length and sensor size [duplicate]

What is a relationship between the focal length of the lens and the sensor size to achieve the same image area ?
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can't find the right settings [on hold]

I love shooting pictures but when it comes to the moment I can't find the right settings to get my pictures to come out well color balanced and clear like Herschel supply co whos pictures inspire me. ...
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What can I do with an 18-55 mm kit lens? [duplicate]

I've had my nikon D5100 camera for over a year and don't have too many shots I'm really proud of. I feel uninspired and wondering if there are any cool tricks or shots with a slow shutter speed? I ...
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Choosing the right flash for me [on hold]

Hi I need help on deciding on a flash. 1st off I take pictures at The local dirt track. I need help deciding what flash would be perfect for what I need it for. I have a canon rebel t1i. Thanks
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Technical book or resource (non-creative) [duplicate]

I'd like a resource from which to learn about technical, non-artistic/technique aspects, such as: Onion ring bokeh, and what causes it. Choosing of lens hoods, Why chromatic aberration happens/why ...
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My nikon D5100 only works in live mode [on hold]

My nikon D5100's shutter only works in live mode and the flash doesn't fire at all, what should I do ?
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Off camera flash with cheap camera

After seeing this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh6zr3wKRV0 where famous photographers shooting with cheap cameras I wanted to try what Zack Arias dis in this video. In short, I tried ...
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How to use Nikon D5300 WiFi with my laptop for file transfer

I have Nikon D5300 and it have inbuilt wifi. But I don't know how I will use it. Also I have a working wifi router by which my PC and mobile phones are connected, but my DSLR not showing this hotspot ...
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Do i need to upgrade version [on hold]

My nikon d3100 firmware version is as below: A:1.01 B:1.01 L:1.006 do i need to update the firmware version?
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Nikon SB-600 remote operation nonsense

Okay, so I have a Nikon D7000 and 2 SB-600's. One of the SB-600's will only fire when controlled remotely via commander mode or via SU-800. (it no longer registers when hooked up to the camera, I'm ...
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Manual and Autofocus not working on near field with Canon Rebel T3

I dropped my camera on a tile floor the other day and everything appeared fine. My wife tried to take some close up pictures of a gift today and found that the Auto Focus wouldn't work on close field ...
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Purple Fringing in middle of the image

I have just bought a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D prime lens. I took this picture (leg of my glasses frame on a mouse, and a LED desk lamp is on top of it) : f1.8, 1/80s, ISO 200 The purple fringing is right ...
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Do I need to update nikonD3100 firmware to use a microSD 32GB HC1 card?

On my nikon D3100, whenever I try to insert any microSD Sandisk32GB HC1 card with adapter, a green indicator light comes on and after some time it says the memory card is damaged and it can't use it. ...
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what is the difference between the power shot SX250 hs vs sx700 hs? [on hold]

What is the difference between the Powershot sx260hs and the sx700hs>
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Is it safe to override my camera's “flash busy” warning when the battery is low?

When I get the "flash busy" message, I usually restart my camera, or just push the flash back, and it pops up again. Both worked for me. Am I damaging my camera or flash this way? Or it will just ...
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what do you recommend and why, A7s or A7 II? [closed]

I am currently planing to Shift from Canon 60D to One of Sony's A7 camera series specifically A7 II or A7s, I am only interested in photography aspects, getting clean shots at high ISO is great, tho ...
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How to disable the red eye protection flash with sony powershot DSCWX80 or WX60?

I want to DISABLE the extra flash that occurs when taking pictures of a group of people. Reason is, that people start looking away after they see the first flash, that occurs to remove the red eyes ...
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Where do we focus when shooting cars in a street?

f I just want to put the camera at night at the corner of a street to get long exposure effect of the cars that are moving for their car lights, What is the focus settings I should use? Should I also ...
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Does cross-processing transparency film accomplish anything for relatively conventional photography?

What, in fairly objective terms, is the use of cross-processing transparency films? Is it purely to get quirky colors? I don't want to use 'lomo' in a pejorative sense, but I'm wondering if these ...
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Is there a correct way to swap lenses?

I am regularly swap between a telephoto and a kit lens on my Olympus 500. Normally I just switch over the covers and cap to the non-use lens and drop it in my bag but today it was particularly ...

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