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When were white seamless backgrounds and platforms first used in studio lighting?

Amazon has just been granted a patent on the method for using: A white seamless background An elevated platform Rear-facing lights ...in order to make the entire background and platform disappear ...
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Recolour Black And White Photos

I have some black and white photos from my wedding and I want to add some colour to them. There is this paper from 2005 that allows you to recolour image by just painting stripes. ...
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Can the method from the paper “High-Quality Computational Imaging Through Simple Lenses” compete with conventiona lenses?

This answer to another question of mine linked to an interesting article: High-Quality Computational Imaging Through Simple Lenses. It purposes the use of simple optics and computational photography ...
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At which lux level do the Nikon 1 cameras switch from PDAF to contrast-detection?

The Nikon 1 cameras are famous for being able to track focus with their on sensor PDAF. But the story goes that if light is low, it will switch to contrast-detect only and will not track focus as ...
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Where can I find viewfinder adaptions for the Fujifilm HS series?

For model series S/HS, in particular HS25, HS30, ... That Fujifilm's viewfinder seems designed (misdesigned) only for persons with very wide set eyes (or with very non-prominent noses and nose ...
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Are there a comprehensive list of available (possible) adapters between different lens mounts?

When buying old dirt cheap lenses for use in modern cameras with the help from adapters, the flange focal distance is always limiting factor. The article about flange focal distance lists the ...
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What are the pros and cons of saving as DNG in camera and saving as proprietary RAW and convert in lightroom in post?

I'm using the DNG format in my workflow and are going to use a friends camera for my next photo shoot. It's a Pentax 645D and it can save the images as both DNG and PEF. I will convert my images to ...
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Per-Application Color Management under GNOME3

I have recently used DispcalGUI and a Spyder4 to calibrate my monitor. I have selected the resulting calibration profile with the GNOME setting manager. However, instead of making my workflow more ...
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What process was used to make this glass plate?

I have an old glass positive photo from about 1850. Does anyone know what process was used? Heliotipy? Puharotipy? I'm think that the author of the image is Puhar I have an appointment with the ...
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Naming of filters and effects

This is not something important, however I am just wondering why designers give the names that they do to their filters and effects. For instance, there is an effect called "Nashville". I am ...
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Using bulb mode with EOS Remote app without having to hold down shutter button possible?

Does the EOS Remote app somehow support timed shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds or a press-and-lock feature when in BULB mode? I've not found such a feature and I guess it could be absent so the ...
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Help with calculating resolving power

I have liked your responses to the MTF questions and wondered if you could help me clear up an issue I have encountered. I have a Canon 7D with an assortment of EF and EF-S lenses. The current issue ...
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Promaster Flash Module TTL on a Modern Canon DSLR

I have an old Promaster FTD 5600 flash. These flashes have an interchangeable module that allows it to work with different manufacturers' TTL systems. Right now the flash has a Nikon module; it does ...
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Are Manfrotto Q6 Plates Compatible with Acratech GP-ss Ball-Heads?

To save bulk I have been interested in the Acratech GP-ss ballhead lately. It takes a quick-release plate which has to be selected according to the camera. This is problematic for me because I use 5 ...
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How do I turn off the BULB and LIVE TIME mode of my OLYMPUS OM-D EM-5?

I have recently purchased an Olympus OM-D EM-5. I did some research and playing around and figured out how to use the camera and the options I wanted. Everything was working fine, I was using the ...
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How to reorganize folders into dated folders for picasa

I have photos in DCIM\g343asdfj Folders that have been indexed in picasa and facetagged. Now I want to move them to photos\2013-02-23 or as required by the date taken of the picture. How do I do that ...
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Are there any photographers' agents in the UK midlands (not London)?

I'm currently looking for a Photographers' Agent and live in the UK midlands. All of the agents I have found seem to be in London. Should any of them be interested in my work they would probably wish ...
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Is Magic Lantern giving incorrect shutter counts on my Canon 500D?

I bought a new camera (500D) and have had it for about 4 days. I have installed the latest version of Magic Lantern on it to get a little boost, but when I got into shutter count it gives me 14k ...
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AF mirror not flipping on Canon 350D

My Canon 350D is no longer raising the AF mirror when it takes a photo. Instead, it looks like this when the mirror flips up. This results in a photo that is half black due to the sensor being ...
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How can I export 16 bit tiffs with Mac OSX' imageing engine sips?

I'm playing around with Apple sips command. When I export a Canon raw file (CR2) to tiff via sips -s format tiff -out img.tiff img.cr2 the result is an 8-bit tiff, although the CR2 source is ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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Nikon Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 backwards compatibility

Ever since the press release, everywhere I look for details on Nikon’s WR-R10 wireless transceiver and WR-T10 wireless transmitter, I always seem to find them mentioned in conjunction with the new ...
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Why does my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 have far greater shutter lag in EVF mode than in LCD mode?

The shutter lag on my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is much longer in EVF mode (just under half a second) than in LCD mode (about 0.15 seconds). What would explain this anomaly?
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Photoshop only prints in B&W on Pixma Pro 9000, MK2

One week ago I purchased the Canon Pixma Pro 9000, mk2. Using photoshop, every print I printed, up to today, was breathtakingly beautiful in all sizes. 8x10,11x14,13x19's looked like you could ...
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want to use Panasonic lumix dmc sz1 as cam attached from my computer

I have the cam as mentioned in title but cannot attach and use the cam from computer. That is i want live feed of what the camera is seeing on the computer screen for clay stop motion animation. Also ...
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Lightmeter not changing values after adjusted flash power?

This is my first time learning to use a light meter. Measuring ambient seems to be working and straight forward. However measuring the flash seems to be broken. I have it set to wait for a flash. ...
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Which filters will fit Voigtlander 15mm?

I recently got myself Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm/4.5 lens, which I enjoy shooting a lot. It has built-in lens hood with filter threads and manual says it's fitted with 52mm filter threads. I ...
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Why is there a vertical line on the right of some pictures rotated with exiftran?

I use the exiftran -a -i mypic.jpg command line tool in a script and on some pictures I get a wrong vertical offset, which can be detected as a vertical line on the right of rotated pictures like this ...
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Consolidate keyword hierarchies

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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How to adjust power on Yongnuo-14 EX Macro flash ring and Yongnuo 560 slave?

I recently purchased the above item and I am ready to toss it in the trash! Why? Because the directions that come in the manual are NOT for camera rookies. Terms I don't understand, etc. However, all ...
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How to prevent my waterproof camera from condensation?

I recently bought a HP C-150w for my vacations and the first time I've used it in water it got condensation on the lens as soon as I removed it from water. I've been reading about how to prevent ...
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Uneven exposure with Sony a35 - one side of image much lighter than the other

My camera Sony a35 all of a sudden started taking photos with one side lighter then the other - almost white. And it's worse with outdoor settings. I have tried cleaning the lens filter and that ...
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Can't set Sony image ratings via windows explorer

I'm having issues changing metadata for photos from 1 camera. When I load photos from my camera (Nikon D7000) I can use the details bar at the bottom of windows explorer to add tags, change star ...
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Are there non-floating underwater neck straps for underwater digital cameras?

About 6 years ago I bought the Canon AKT-DC1 kit for my Canon D10. The underwater straps were fantastic. It had shoulder and neck straps that allowed you to swim rigorously with the camera in a way ...
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How to photograph a footprint on metal?

I would like to take a photograph of a footprint in some metal. Are there any photography techniques or chemicals that would make the footprint easy to see on a photograph? It is a piece of glossed ...
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Why does my Canon 60D sometimes fail to capture an image in Aperture Priority mode?

Canon 60D in Aperture Priority mode, manual focus. Sometimes, it captures and image and sometimes it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?
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Why do I have more 'originals' than 'versions' in Aperture?

In Aperture, when I open the 'Switch to Library' menu, it reports that my library has '797 versions, 1802 originals'. If I open the 'Photos' tab, there are indeed 797 items. So what are the ...
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Canon 6D lensflare

My new camera Canon 6D show this lensflare (raw or jpeg) in all the photos with this lens (Canon 50mm 1.8) or with the Samyang 16mm 2.8 (which I returned for judging what was defective). The lensflare ...
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EMF Chip on Canon EOS but not Digital

So I've been shooting my old lenses on my Canon EOS 6D for some time now so I know how to install EMF chips and so, BUT (there's always that "but"). I've got this EOS 3 which is a film SLR not a ...
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IPTC field for the lead image in a set

Is there an IPTC field which allows me to specify that an image is the 'lead image' from a set? Not necessarily the first image, but more like a manually chosen cover-image for an album?
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Medium / Large Format Pinhole Camera

I'd like to build a large format pinhole camera using photographic paper as the medium. I've found several articles and how-to guides for building small/medium format 4x5 pinhole cameras but nothing ...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon Ixus 130

I have been using canon ixus 130 for some years and it has been giving decent good photos and videos. Strangely few days before, whenever I make telephoto zoom and take a picture, the picture is ...
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Samyang AE 8 F3.5 CS II fish-eye with SFH-14 filter holder

Is there any chance to work together lens and filter holder: - Samyang AE 8 F3.5 CS II fish-eye - Samyang SFH-14?
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Where to fix Canon lens, other than Canon

I have a 70-200 2.8L II lens that was broken on a photoshoot (dropped 1 ft). The glass is intact (thank you, UV filter) but there is some issue inside the lens where the images aren't focused and the ...
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Do iPhoto and Picasa let me view photos at a 1:1 pixel ratio?

I need to compare photos at a 1:1 pixel ratio (not downscaled to fit the monitor). For this, I need to set the view to 1:1 and then go through the photos using the arrow keys. As you can guess, I need ...
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What's a good intervalometer for the Sony NEX-5R?

I'm looking for a basic intervalometer for the Sony NEX-5R, that takes pictures every N minutes. The idea is to stitch them together on the computer to make a 4K video. I know Sony makes an app, but ...
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Why am I unable to find the Smart Sharpen filter in Adobe Photoshop CC?

I have recently installed the new Adobe Photoshop CC on my computer but I can't find the smart sharpen filter in my filters list. Why? What could be the problem?
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About Raw file format of Hasselblad H5D

We have a very good image manager which reads the Hasselblad H4D raw files and I want to ask some questions: Does someone know if the RAW format of Hassy H5D is the same with the H4D? IOW, if we can ...
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Can I get iPhoto to fit photos to the screen?

iPhoto 11 sometimes displays photos at a small size, with a black band on all four sides of the photo. This happens when I press the back and forward arrow keys to go through my event: Notice the ...
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Nikon 300mm autofocus makes noise and stops working temporarily

I have a Nikon D5100 and a used Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/2.8D IF-ED II, where the two usually work great together. However, if I use autofocus a few times in a row (usually when the change in focus ...

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