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Ways in order to achieve dramatic lighting styles?

My question is more specific to the situation I am going to be shooting [with the subject being a person laying down in a hospital bed] The photo will be taken from the ceiling above the bed and ...
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If shoot pictures in 10.0 mode or 12.0 what is quality?

If my camera is shooting in 10.0 or 12.0...what will my megapixels be? I am a beginner and I know I need them to be at least 1600x1200 for my purpose.
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How do I get crisp indoor or low light images from my point and shoot?

I have a digital camera Canon PowerShot. I notice when I try to take any pictures other than a non-zoom, outdoor picture in good lighting the picture comes out blurry and grainy. I have tried a ...
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Lightroom Multi-Catalog Syncing/Management [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers? I'm looking for an application to manage multiple Lightroom catalogs for me - I ...
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How can I improve shots in the dark, when tripod or flash are not available?

About once a year, at my school we have this event called "Humans versus Zombies", whereby there are these "missons" that occur in the dark at night. I've been trying to capture what goes on there: ...
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Can I use BULB setting when taking remote pictures?

I have a Canon XTi/400D, which I connect to my Mac OS X 10.6 and am trying to take pictures when tethered to it using EOS Utility, but I am not able to use the BULB setting on my laptop. Is this ...
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Nikkor 55-300mm or Nikkor 70-300mm on a D7000? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR twice as costly as Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX? I'm looking for a telephoto Nikon lens for my D7000 and ...
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Is the Canon 5D MKII with Canon EF 17-40 f4 L a good combination for interior real estate photography?

95% of my photography is real estate interiors - 5% being those propertys' exteriors. Most images are displayed on the web, some go to press, some to print - so good quality is required. I mainly ...
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How do I align properly for border prints?

I know it will never be perfect but is there a standard method for aligning a print head so when I want to print with a border it's as squared up as possible? I use an Epson R2880. For example if I ...
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Will switching from a Nikon D60 to a Canon EOS 60D be better for night photography, city photography, and portraits?

I am currently using Nikon D60 and have been itching to upgrade for some time. There are a lot of things about Canon EOS 60D that seem very appealing to me. The higher resolution, the sensor that ...
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Where can I find photo frame suppliers in the UK?

I am looking to setup a photography print business. Does anyone know of any suppliers that can provide frames for 18 x 12" photos? Ideally it would be good if they were UK based.
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In which order should I edit a photo between Lightroom and Photoshop?

Quick question: I currently use Lightroom and have Photoshop installed. If I intend to make an edit to a photo in Photoshop should I make my raw adjustments in Lightroom first then perform my ...
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Why would a photo that is black and white print in color?

I'm using Lightroom 2 and have an Epson Artisan 730. I'm trying to print this one photo, but the weird part is that I've made it black and white in Lightroom, but when I print it, it comes out with ...
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How do I prevent / fix out of square images?

I took photos of a lot of different framed art pieces that I wish to sell. The frames of these art pieces are either square or rectangular. In my images, the top of the frame appears to be wider than ...
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Are there DSLR lenses that don't allow for manual focus?

I am looking into getting a Nikon soon (either a D3100 or a D5100). One of the reasons that I am upgrading from a point and shoot is because I want to have more control over the camera's functions. In ...
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Improving the edges of silhouettes

I have a photograph containing a silhouette of bird that's slightly out of focus. The edge is well defined, but feathery. Sharpening gives a reasonable improvement, but I curious whether the wizardry ...
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What does interpolation mean in the Nokia 808 Pureview?

The new Nokia 808 Pureview claims a 41MP sensor when shooting still images. Engadget tells us that it is due to "interpolation jiggery-pokery that condenses four or five pixels into one pixel". I ...
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What are the rules for editing a photo?

I just got a comment that I must edit my photo. God know how many hours I have spent editing my photos. Thus I was a little bit surprised. It was explained that there are certain rules when doing ...
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What is the “round” tripod plate used for?

I have recently purchased a new tripod (Oben AC-1400 AL with BA-00 HEAD) and there is a round plate between the tripod and the head itself. It seems like it is meant to remain where it is but I think ...
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Is photomontage photography?

I frequent 500px and enjoy viewing and voting the photos there. I thought I was mostly looking at photography on this site but it seems that my eyes were fooled more then a few times. (And this is not ...
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How do pros manage to make the color green so bright in their nature photographs?

I am an amateur photographer, I had a question how do professional photographers manage to make the green color so bright in their images. For example: ...
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Best websites to find deals on purchasing Digital Camera / Equipment?

What are the best websites ( other than Amazon ) to find deals on purchasing digital cameras and equipment?. Canon EOS 60 D is on my wishlist and I am looking for Discount / Deals. Most of my ...
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What should I do when my Nikon AF-S lens won't auto focus?

I have a Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX I bought for my Nikon D5100, it's only a couple months old, never been dropped or anything, and it all of a sudden won't auto focus. Anyone know if this is a simple ...
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Automatic document feeder (ADF) photo scanners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What automatic-feed photo scanner should I use for 6″×4″ / 5″×4″ / A6 / postcard size photos? I've read a few old questions asking roughly the same thing and ...
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What type and capacity of memory card is supported by Canon 500D?

I was going to buy a new memory card for my Canon 500D and I was wondering if SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Card 8GB which has a write speed of 30MB/s would be a good buy. How can I find out if my camera ...
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Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?

I was under the assumption that a circular polarizing filter would filter circularly polarized light. I now understand that what is commonly called a circular polarizing filter only filters based on ...
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What noise reduction software will best work with images from my Kodak EasyShare Z981? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which noise reduction software has the best results? I have been at this for only a short time and I would like to consider myself a "photographer" yet, I must be ...
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One expensive (L) lens or a variety of cheaper lenses, or a better body?

I'm a photography enthusiast, my current equipment are the following: Canon EOS 1000D EF-S 18-55mm (the kit lens) Sigma 55-200mm Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 (the one i enjoy the most) Now so you can ...
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What does “viewfinder magnification” mean?

Viewfinders (both optical and electronic) typically come with two stats: magnification and coverage. The latter measuring how much of the actual exposed area (film or sensor) one sees. But what is ...
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Tagging stuff: plural or singular?

My photo collection is pretty meagre but I've noticed that over time I seem to have moved between tagging photos with the plural of a noun, like "bridges" or "mountains" and at other times, the ...
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How can I syncronize simultaneous shots taken with two cameras?

How can I capture two simultaneous shots using two cameras and two cameramen? For example I want to capture one person throwing a frisbee while the other person is chasing it down. I'm not trying to ...
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How can I shoot wide angle zone plate photography?

I like the look that is possible with zone plate photography. I've google around a bit and it seems that pinhole and zone plate photography on a DSLR, especially a crop body DSLR, results in medium ...
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How do I change appearance of canvas background in photoshop workspace?

I seem to have changed the default setting in photoshop somehow which means that the background is always white, instead of grey. I don't mean the background layer of the image, I mean the area of the ...
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What lighting equipment to purchase for under $50?

I'm an enthusiastic beginner with Canon 550D, shooting both stills and videos, indoors and outdoors. My biggest problem is strong shades and insufficient light when photographing people. I figured ...
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How do I avoid vignetting when shooting through a cut-out for shaped bokeh?

I used a 18mm-50mm lens at f/3.5, with a card with a cut-out heart shape of about 4mm. I got the shaped bokeh effect, but the outer side of image is dark due to the card. How do I avoid this and ...
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What good landscape photographers shoot primarily in the Northeastern United States?

I am an amateur landscape photographer living in New York. I have been looking for some good landscape photographers who primarily shoot in the Northeast. I would like to follow their work, get ...
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What do I need to take better landscapes and low light sports photos?

I have a Nikon D5000, and Nikon 70-300mm VR Nikon 18-55mm lenses. I am looking to improve my basketball, soccer, football, and baseball photos, and also scenery photos. My pictures in a gym or low ...
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Are photolab negatives to digital (e.g. CD) always better than a low cost USB self scanner?

Background I have a low cost USB negatives scanner that is operated manually by passing the negatives in a tray through it and scanning one by one. The quality looks good enough - for old everyday ...
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What kind of process is this old photo in glass?

I have 2 old (circa 1800?) black and white photos sizes 9x11 inches in glass. It's a picture of a little girl in a flower field and another of a woman outside the home, sitting on a chair with her ...
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Will software make a bigger difference in the quality of my work than more hardware?

The photography budget genie took a **** on my driveway so now I have some money to spend on gear. The only thing that is stopping me is that I am wondering whether it would be more worthwhile to ...
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How to use a flash on the red carpet without interference?

When I have used flash at semi popular events, from time to time my flash overlaps with others and the image either turns out extremely overexposed, or an odd color(gels?). How do photographers at ...
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Small-ish camera recommendations for a beginner on a safari

My friend is going on a safari in Africa this year. She wants to buy a new camera because she has an old point and shoot and doesn't feel like she'll get "quality" pictures. She doesn't have a ...
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Wouldn't it be better to calibrate the RGB settings of my monitor instead of using ICC profiles?

I've got three monitors, a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M and two Dell E1911 19" monitors, although the E1911 monitors look pretty terrible for colour so I'm desperately needing to calibrate them. I've done ...
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How to more easily view the rear LCD?

I was at work today and went for lunch, there was a professional photographer in kitchen using the following set up Canon 5d tripod Canon tilt shift lens (not sure on the specifics) The ...
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How does a glare arise in images?

I know am sounding dumb but i have not been able to find a correct definition of glare What are the reasons it props up into images For example am taking a photograph of a fruit in diffuse light : ...
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Using carbon-fiber tripods in cold weather: safe temperatures, precautions, and effects of failure

I'm considering buying Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 carbon-fiber tripod legs with a Manfrotto 498RC2 ball head, but I've read that carbon fiber can break at low temperatures. (Note that the 055CXPRO3 uses ...
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How to avoid tired eyes in a portrait?

I noticed some portraits I took had heavy shadows under eyes: It turned out the model had experienced some sleep deprivation, though the eyes didn't look that bad in real life. I suspect lighting ...
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Does a 35mm prime lens show the same bokeh as a 50mm prime lens on a cropped sensor?

I came to know that a 50mm prime lens on a cropped sensor behaves like an 75mm prime lens. So, does the 35mm prime lens behave like a 50mm prime lens on a cropped sensor? If yes, then will it show ...
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What 300mm lens to get for my Nikon camera for wildlife photography in a national park?

I'm shopping for a 300mm lens for my Nikon D60. Which lens do you suggest? I want to use it mostly to capture images of animals in the Kruger National Park?
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How can multiple exposure be achieved with a digital camera?

When using a film camera, it’s possible to create photographs that are the result of multiple exposures, by not winding the film on before taking the next shot. Is there a way of achieving the same ...

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