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Why does my Canon 600D (T3i) videos/pictures pick up a lot of blue?

I'm completely perplexed by why my Canon picks up a lot of blue (i.e. there is a blue hint all the time) when none of my settings seem to ask for this. At first I thought it was my really cheap lens, ...
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What insane technique is this and how do i achieve it

What is the technique of this picture? or how is this achieved. i know that it can be achieved in a digital darkroom but how can i replicate the effect straight out of the camera??
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How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?

I'd like to shoot live concert photos with my camera. Are there ideal settings that I should be looking for with a small-sensor point-and-shoot that enable me to have a better chance to get good ...
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How do I post an image into a question [migrated]

I have a question on the site about a connector, how do I put a photo or image of the connector into my question?
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Is there a camera which can capture all shades from dark foreground to bright background?

Question: Is there a camera that can capture all the shades of a dark foreground object as well as a bright background? I am trying to take a picture of my black cat against a bright summer sky. My ...
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Are there any good resources that provides information about the focus breathing of various lenses?

Sites like DxOMark provides a lot of information about lenses but they generally don't provide any really usable information about the focus breathing protperties of the lenses. In fact I don't know a ...
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Can I use a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 lens on a Nikon Camera?

I have a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 and would like to use it on a nikon camera. Is there a mount that can adapt this lens to nikon cameras?
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Are there any secrets in lens design?

Lens manufacturers usually share diagrams like this for their products. However, they conspicuously omit specifications that would allow one to completely analyze the optical system, like the power ...
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How to save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro?

Objective: Save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro. I am using Kodak Digi Album pro and I'm new to this tool. This program generates a .PAB and .KPL file format, but I want my images to be ...
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How do I set the RGB values of my monitor to match 6000K for calibration?

I've read that the Kelvin temperature for my screens should be around 6000K but I only have RGB values for adjusting the colors. Does anyone know what would be the best R, G, B values that match ...
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II?

What are difference between canon 50 mm f/1.8 STM vs canon 50 mm f/1.8 II ? which is better to buy?
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How can I connect multiple Canon dSLRs in parallel to a computer?

I want to connect a couple of Canon cameras with my computer in such a way that a single click both captures images and stores them on the computer. I am trying the same in c#. Actually, I have ...
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Is there any risk in removing shims from my Nikon macro lens to make the focus ring easier to turn?

The focus ring/barrel on my Nikon 105mm f2.8 micro lens is extremely tight and difficult to turn. There appear to be several shims between the lens barrel and the focus ring. Is this normal? Any ...
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Mom-friendly digital camera with easy settings and batteries [on hold]

I am looking for a digital camera for my mom who is not so good with devices. Using AA/AAA batteries is an absolute requirement, but the camera shouldn't be too bulky or heavy. The reason for this ...
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Camera with full pose tagging

Is there a camera (preferably of the action type), which can tag frames with full pose including both GPS location and full 3 axis accelerometer data (with or without inertial system processing)? I ...
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How is focus-breathing controlled in lens design?

Answers here note that minimizing focus-breathing is especially desirable for cine lenses, and that it is one of the common features of those higher-end lenses. How is it achieved? Also noteworthy ...
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dSLR holster on a belt OK?

I'm planning to use a modular belt system on vacation and outings. Last weekend I tried putting a lens changer and flash on my left side and kept the camea on a Backrapid strap hanging on my right. I ...
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What do I need to set my t2i to be able to take a picture of the moon light on the ocean water? [on hold]

I need to know what setting to put my camera on to get a pic of the moon light on the water? I have a 50 mm lens and a 300 mm lens.
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What microphones integrate with the Canon 6d and Canon 70d cameras? [on hold]

I am looking to migrate from pure photography to videography. In this process I need to install a microphone on the hot shoe of my two cameras, a Canon 70d and Canon 6d. There are many options for ...
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Pros and Cons AVCHD vs MP4 vs XAVC [on hold]

Recently I was trying to transfer my videos from my camera to my phone using Sony's Playmemories mobile app, so I could back them up to the cloud. The videos had an .MTS extension and were greyed out ...
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What gear for environmental/lifestyle portraits for website

I'm looking for gear recommendations to shoot environmental/lifestyle portraits for promotional/travel photography purposes on a 2 week trip to the wilderness. For most of the time I will be ...
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Can I use Pentax screwmount lenses on my Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

Can I use my old camera lenses of Ashahi Pentax SP1000 screw mount in my Nikon DSLR D60 camera? If possible, where can I get the necessary accessories?
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What Kelvin-range of “white balance” does the human vision compensate?

Empirically judged, I would assume that the human vision can't compensate the color of 1850K (candle light) equally efficient as the color of 3000K (incandescent lamp). So, is there a range in which ...
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Anyone using the HX400 v? [duplicate]

Can we shoot photos with a very shallow depth of field with this cam? ; with only the subject is in focus..?- within any focal length/zoom level? In some places it's said that this cam can't shoot ...
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Disable Liveview timeout

In some situations I want to use the Liveview display of my Canon EOS 1100D (USA: Rebel T3, Japan: Kiss X50) and not the viewfinder. But the display switches automatically to viewfinder after some ...
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How can I move around the image with a tool selected in Lightroom?

When you zoom in on a Lightroom image e.g. to retouch someone's face, Is there a way to move to another part of the image while you have one of the tools selected (brush for example)? The way I have ...
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Nude model in Thailand

I am going to travel to Thailand at the beginning of October. I will get to see this beautiful country and hopefully take some nice shot of it. I do have some hours of spare time, which I'd like to ...
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What is the impact of the EU discussion on restricting freedom of panorama?

I'm quite interested on the current discussion on "freedom of panorama" in EU, which seems to basically restrict a lot photographers' possibility to take shots of monuments, architecture and maybe ...
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How to take a photo like this where the small object appears big and vice versa?

So I was wondering is the girl standing very far back or something else...?
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Canon 700d with stock lens or cheaper model with better lens? [duplicate]

I'm torn between getting a 700d kit as it is or a cheaper model (ie. 1200d) with a better lens. Mainly plan on using it for short films. Opinions?
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How do I interpret the characteristic curve chart for film, and how does it relate to exposure values?

Here is a characteristic curve of Velvia 50: What does 0.0 value represents (how to interpret it)? How do I convert log H to EV? Let's say I consider a liner part of the curve between -0.3 and ...
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Why do some cameras have a higher resolution sensor even though the max resolution is smaller? [duplicate]

For example, the D3300 is advertised to have 24.2 megapixels, but its highest camera resolution in all types of settings including raw and full manual, the output resolution becomes 6000×4000 ...
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Speedlight 380EX sync issues

I have a Canon Speedlight 380EX and some time ago it stopped syncing correctly. Every photo I take comes out dark as if the flash didn't fire. The flash fires, the IR assist beam works as intended and ...
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What are the most essential modifiers for shaping light?

I don't have an studio so I mostly shoot outside on locations, or for practice in my small room. I see some pictures that they have shaped and directed the light so well. For example a violin that ...
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Are there lenses that exhibit absolutely no focus breathing?

As noted here focus breathing can be problematic, especially for macro focus stacking. Are there lenses that exhibit absolutely no focus breathing? Is there some way to find lenses that minimize ...
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Where is the AF-MF switch on a Tamron 70-300mm tele macro lens?

I am beginner. Recently bought a second hand Tamron 70-300mm tele-macro lens (model 572D) for nikon d5200. Its manual says it has AF-MF switch, but there is no switch I can see on it except ...
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Why don't all zoom lenses have variable f-numbers? [duplicate]

As I understand it, the f-number is a ratio between the focal length and the aperture diameter. A zoom lens can change focal length, but shouldn't the maximum aperture be a fixed size? If so, that ...
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How to create an image with star trails in the background and clear, bright foreground objects?

Take a look at the following image by Franky Chou: I'm trying to understand how it was even possible. I mean, it's clear how you do a stars' trail shot, but with a long exposure, I feel like the ...
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How do I set a lens profile for post-processing distortion correction with an inverted lens?

Recently I started having fun with macro and micro photography by inverting a lens I have (24-85mm) and by combining 2 lenses togheter (70-200mm + inverted 28mm). The results are good (I shoot in ...
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Irregular remote control behavior during long exposure?

I have a remote control to trigger the taking of a picture. It came with the camera and has one simple button. I put the camera in Manual mode, 2s Delay Remote, and set the shutter speed to "Time." To ...
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Canon 50mm Macro verus 100mm Macro Lens

I'm considering purchasing either the Canon 50mm Macro or the 100mm Macro with IS. From what I've researched the only real difference is how close you have to be to your object to take the pictures. ...
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Why don't Lightroom or PSE recognize CR2 files from my Canon 7D mk II even though they are up to date?

I ordered a Canon 7D mark II (to replace a stolen 7D),and shot a friend's wedding in RAW. But now, I can only view the pictures in very poor quality on my computer's photo viewer. I am not able to ...
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Looking for software that will scan multiple hard drives, pull unique images, and organize them by date

thanks for reading. As the title states I am looking for a piece of software that will scan multiple hard drives looking for pictures it's never seen. If it finds anything new it will make a copy ...
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Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm focus stops at 0.9m, can't set it to 0.5m

I have a Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm and I have a problem with the focus ring. It goes fine from infinity to about 0.9m,then it just stops there and I can't go down to 0.5m no matter how much I turn ...
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What is the easiest way to take a shot to remove the background?

I've tried Photoshopping a lot of high-res images from Google with a solid white and solid black background but it's just so very difficult to get a sharp crisp real image on a transparent background. ...
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Why are superzoom lenses small but giant telephoto lenses huge?

This week I've read two news stories about two different camera lenses that can magnify things that are very far away. The first is the Nikon Coolpix P900, which is a point-and-shoot camera that ...
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Highspeed sync using PocketWizards and Nikon flashes

I have set the camera on HighSpeedSync by going to flash setting in camera and setting the speed to 1/350 sec. ( on Nikon D-810) Then I researched a little and looks like there is not a setting for ...
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What is Ilford Rapid Fixer's capacity without replentishment?

I've bought Ilford Rapid Fixer. I've checked the Fact sheet and it says that capacity without replenishment for a 1+4 solution is 80 sheets of 20.3x25.4cm paper. But, what's the quantity of solution ...
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In Photoshop Elements, how much is image quality reduced if I re-save a previously saved “small” JPEG as a “large” JPEG?

Back story: I took a picture of a flower in RAW. Pulled it into ACR in PSE 12, moved it to the Photoshop Elements editor, made a few edits, then saved it as a "small" JPEG. When saving a pic in PSE, ...
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Auto exposure with studio lights

I was recently given a pair of older studio lights complete with softboxes and a basic hot-shoe trigger. I have zero experience with studio lights I admit. I intend to use it with my Canon EOS 550D. ...

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