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Geotagging with standalone unit or smartphone app?

Im pretty much buckled up and ready for my holiday in South America, although theres still something i havent got resolved yet, and thats geotagging of my images ill be taking during my holiday. I ...
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Are there any photographic qualifications that are worth getting?

Ive been looking at Photographic courses recently, a lot of them seem to be aimed at the complete beginner, or they are a completely un-affordable (By anyone) £20k full time degree. Im looking to ...
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How to get better photos with Canon's G12 built-in flash? [duplicate]

My camera is a Canon G12. I don't have a fancy add-on flash. My main problems are: how can I get better images with the built-in flash in the Canon G12? What techniques can I use to make the ...
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Which Canon L lenses offer a big advantage over their non-L counterparts?

A "what lens" thread with a twist: While buying the Canon D5III, I can get any Canon L lens 3000 NOK cheaper (roughly $490 or €400)! I already have these lenses that I will use with the new camera: ...
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Is there a difference in sharpness between aperture stops?

Is there a notable difference in sharpness between aperture stops of a lens? If so, where can I find that information for my Canon 550d Kit lenses?
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Are there adapters that allow autofocus & electronic control?

I have a NEX-C3 - it's great, I'm really enjoying it, but I foresee that I will want more lenses, better controls, a view-finder and so on. There are lenses but the range is limited and they are ...
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Which DSLR for a total beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I love taking photographs and simple digital cameras don't satisfy me. So I'd like something better. I have never ...
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50mm vs 85mm for portraits on a crop sensor?

I've read several times that a 50mm lens will make features like noses noticeably stand out compared to an 85mm lens. However, I'm never sure if the post/article is describing results on a full frame ...
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Best all round zoom lens for D3100?

New to DSLR photography and would like some advice. What would be a good all round lens for the Nikon D3100? I have got the 18-55 one from the kit, any recommendations? Also are there any other items ...
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Nikon D3100 corrupt files?

I am new to using the D3100, and was out with my family at the weekend taking pictures. When I got home I noticed that a few images had not been saved correctly. Does anyone know any reason why this ...
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Fixing F number in Manual Focus 50mm lens on a D7000

I have a 50mm f/1.2, this lens: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/1435/NIKKOR-50mm-f%252F1.2.html that I got used from a guy I know. When I mounted it in my D7000 though, ...
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How should I choose time for photographing the moon?

In this answer, Derrick suggests that you have to choose your time carefully to get good shadows How exactly should I go about choosing appropriate time, what should I take into account? Are ...
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Will a Nikon D5100 benefit from using a class10 HDHC memory card over a class 6?

I have a Nikon D5100 and currently use a class 6 SDHC memory card. Since I am still fairly new and use "RAW + JPEG" mode there is a lot of heavy writing to the memory card (not to mention quickly ...
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What are the laws in Australia surrounding photography in public places?

Occasionally I see references to laws (in multiple countries) where you need a "professional photographers license" or something similar to be allowed to use a tripod in public places. I am new to ...
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Automatically Straighten Photos [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any tools out there to automatically level an image? Are there some apps that will automatically guess at how to straighten thousands of photos? In other ...
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Fast, Unlimited Photo/Video Hosting

I'm looking for a paid photo and video hosting site that provides unlimited storage and unlimited video length and is above all FAST for uploads and photo management. Additional features of interest ...
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Renaming Photos in Sequential Alphabetical order

Before I start writing an AppleScript to do this I was wondering if anyone knew of any way to rename photos in Sequential Alphabetical Order. Let me give you an example. For one of the papers I do ...
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How do photo files get damaged? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 5D Mark iii and shoot RAW. I'm currently using a Sandisk Ultra 32 GB SDHC Class 10 30MB/s (on Amazon here, for reference). Sometimes, photos get corrupted and I'm not sure where this ...
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Can Nikon flashes display flash power used right after a shot was taken?

I'm trying to compare two camera bodies (Nikon D90, Nikon F100 (digital and film)) with respect to TTL flash power in different situation. I came to know that few Canon flashes can display the flash ...
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Will camera body automatically adjust for IS lens?

If I'm using a lens with image stabilization will my camera body detect this and automatically lower the required shutter speed? For example, say I set an aperture of f4 with a non-IS lens, and I ...
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What makes the focus ring on a lens go smoothly?

I’m curious about the smooth movement of the zoom or focus rings on a lens. How is the smooth movement done? Is there some kind of liquid with high viscosity? That doesn’t sound very probable. On the ...
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Taking pictures with fixed/full focus camera

I have got a fixed focus, 5 MP camera with 3.3mm focal length (not sure what it means) on my phone. I want to know what's the best way to take pictures with since it's missing auto-focus feature. Is ...
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Why are my images always underexposed in Tv/M mode?

With the 18-55 mm kit lens on my Canon 1100D in Tv or M mode, when the shutter speed is more than 1/200th it always always produces dark images. The max f-stop this lens can go to is f/3.5. SMALL ...
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What’s this post-processing effect?

I am very intrigued by this photo. Can anyone shed some light into how this effect could be achieved? photo photo 2
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Cropping problem with Nixon Coolpix P510

Using Nikon Coolpix P510 camera. When I try to crop an image I receive a message "image cannot be modified" Help would be appreciated.
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Exposure Length to capture lightning? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What technique and camera settings should I use to capture lightning strikes? We have been having thunder and lightning for a couple of days and it has me wondering ...
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Why is my Phoenix external flash not charging?

I just got a Phoenix DZBIS-112CII external flash for my Canon 550D. I have tried everything that I can think of to make it fire, without any luck. It came with four dead batteries in it which had ...
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Scanning film photograph for backup and archives

My mom asked me to scan all her photos both for the reason of having a backup in case of fire and so she can have them digitally. My scanner (Doxie) has the option of several different file formats ...
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Is it possible to physically calibrate a Nikon 50mm 1.4G

Having just bought a Nikon D800, i decided to have a play with the 50mm 1.4G on it. I noteced it was back-focusing by about 2cm so tweeked the AF fine-tune. however thats now maxed out at -20 and its ...
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How to Bulk-Crop many images whitespace?

I want to crop the white space in 300 pictures Is there any software out there that does it?
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Practical speed difference between 1:2.5 and 1:1.7?

I have a 14mm/1:2.5 prime that I got with my GF-1. Does it make sense to invest into a 20mm/1:1.7 lens? I don’t care much about the difference in focal length. I’d like to know if the speed difference ...
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Which light & Lens I have to buy for taking portfolio session & modeling? [closed]

I am going to buy a Nikon 3200 because my budget is $850. I am not exposed to photography since now. Suggest me a good CAMERA, cheap and worthy LENS, AND if possible a cheap lightning equipment for ...
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On a very limited budget, should I get a zoom lens, prime, or flash? (Samsung NX)

I have a Samsung NX100 with the kit lens (20-50mm f/3.5-5.6, crop factor 1.54) and SEF15A flash (guide number 15, direct flash only), which as a whole cost me $300. I can't spend over that much on ...
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Why is maximum shutter speed fixed on Nikon DSLRs when using flash?

I recently upgraded from D300 to D800 and I was very excited about the new auto ISO feature that automatically sets the maximum shutter speed based on focal length (including an adjustable ...
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How can I get attachments to work if I don't have threads on my lens?

there are a few lens attachments (fisheye and pinhole) that I would love to have, but my one lens doesn't have threads that I could use to attach the fisheye/pinhole. Is there any way I could still ...
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how the camera determines correct aperture and ISO in bulb mode?

Consider that the camera is in shutter priority and the exposure time is set to bulb mode. Now the camera doesn't know how long the shutter is going to be open in advance and so how does the camera ...
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Photos with EXIF data

Many of the blogs / Flickr streams do not publish images their EXIF data with the pictures - all I can see is the histogram. Can you recommend blogs / samples with EXIF data in them so that I may ...
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Shooting video on the canon 550D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? When I try to shoot video on my 550D with an 8GB memory card it will only film for a few seconds and then ...
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Can I change the lens of my film SLR even when a film is loaded?

I have a film SLR that is currently loaded with film. I was using a 28mm lens when I loaded the film but recently got a 50mm and I want to use that instead. Question is, can I change the lens without ...
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How do I get a decent zoom lens for my Micro 4/3 camera?

I recently bought my first “real” camera, an older Lumix GF-1 with a pancake 14mm/2.5 lens. (I love it, here’s some samples.) I wanted to try a zoom lens, so I bought a second-hand 14–42/3.5–5.6. ...
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how do I long expose in harsh light for a lake view?

I have this problem of long exposure in harsh light. This in a lake side where I wanted to get that silky movement of water with a stone in foreground. However, since the daylight was harsh my images ...
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Where is my DOF button in 550D?

While going through many of the "reverse lens for macro shooting" tutorials I found that I should hold my DOF preview button and then detach the lens and reverse. This would ensure the aperture lock. ...
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Why do the Nikon V1 lens' websites seem to give different f-stops than the lenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can aperture be f/11 on a lens with an aperture range designation of 3.5-5.5? I am a recent (and so far quite pleased) owner of a Nikon V1. I am in the process of ...
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Can I add the filename as a tag to the image on Lightroom when exporting

Is there a way to add the filename as a keyword tag to the files being exported on Lightroom? I'm using LR 4.1, just in case. The thing is that after exporting, the files are renamed. Sometimes I ...
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Should the lens cover / lens cap be on the camera while inside a dry box / dry cabinet?

Usually, we keep the lens cover / lens cap on the camera if we are not using the camera and we remove the lens cover / lens cap off the camera when we are taking picture. So, if we put the camera ...
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Nikon P310 - Infinity Focus and Flash

I have a Nikon P310 point and shoot which I intend to use for a very specific application. I want to use infinity focus setting. However, when selecting infinity focus the camera disables the flash. ...
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What camera strap works well with a 70-200mm lens?

After spending hours walking around with my stock strap, nearly screaming every time I had my 600D with a 70-200mm attached I have to say its time to try something new. I found the CUSTOMSLR, and the ...
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Why does my sensor require frequent cleaning?

I have a Nikon D300 and in the past couple years I've found that it seems to require sensor cleaning very frequently, something like once a week or more. I've been dry cleaning with a combination of ...
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How do I prevent condensation in my waterproof GoPro casing?

I've recently been getting into whitewater rafting and have been using my GoPro on my trips. However, over time condensation will slowly build up inside the waterproof casing and obscure the lens ...
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Healing dust and scratch marks in scanned photos in post-processing

I borrowed a Coolscan V ED (LS-50 ED) scanner and scanned some old negatives as .NEF files. However, I didn't turn on all the Scan Image Enhancer / Digital ICE features, so a lot of them have quite a ...

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