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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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Will a camera that's repaired after seawater damage be as good as it was before?

I was using a Canon 1100D aka Rebel T3 for a quite long time. When I was taking some shots near the sea, my camera sank into the sea water, which caused motherboard damage and lens aperture damage. ...
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How to create still life silhouettes with candle lights?

I have Nikon D3100, the 50mm prime lens, and the 60mm macro. I only have candle lights and tube lights (on walls) as light sources in my house. I wish to create silhouettes of still life objects with ...
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Can I desaturate incoming light using a filter or series of filters mounted to the lens?

I've got a very difficult shot coming up. I'm photographing moonlight on a country meadow. I do not want to do post work. I need to do everything real time (for reasons too long to get into, there is ...
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How can I remove all keywords from Adobe Bridge?

I have started using bridge and in doing so reorganized my keyword list a number of times, without being aware that if all the files with that keyword aren't selected, you end up with duplicate ...
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Will CS6 run on Yosemite OS on a new MacBook Pro?

I have been running CS6 on my 4-year-old MacBook Pro with Maverick OS. I will replace my computer with a new MacBook Pro with Yosemite OS. Will CS6 run on Yosemite on that MacBook?
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Nikon D5300 Vs Nikon D3300 and additional lenses (beginner) [duplicate]

I am going to buy my first "serious" camera. The brand I have zeroed upon is Nikon. Particularly, I am interested in D5300 and D3300 with a price difference of 150 USD. I have heard that lenses matter ...
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Will more autofocus points improve hit rate for focus on the target I want?

I got a Canon 70D a couple weeks ago from Amazon. As explained here and many other places around the internet, its autofocus system doesn't work as one might think it does. The focus "point" actually ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of mirrorless over DSLR for capturing night life in cities? [closed]

I am going to buy my first 'real' camera. I mostly want to take pictures when I am travelling in various cities all across the world. I don't know how much I will grow as a photgrapher in future. ...
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Nature photography [closed]

I am a photography. My gear is Nikon D3200 with kit lenses AF-S 18-55 VR, AF-S 55-200 VR and AF-S 35mm f1.4G. Which lens should I purchase first For Nature Photograhy - Tokina 12-28mm f/4 or to Nikon ...
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Why does the screen go black when I make the shutter speed faster? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 600D and in manual mode, if I make the shutter speed higher, then the screen turns blackish/black; but with the same settings when I open the camera's flash it works well. In the day, ...
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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5200 vs Sony Alpha A58 [closed]

I am looking forward to buying my first DSLR, and am stuck between these three choices. I have used Nikon D3200 and Canon 1100D for quite some time now, but those were not mine. The choices boiled ...
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How do I properly reattach the Nikon D5100's internal display cable?

I have recently repaired my d5100, and on putting the back on I was not happy with the way that the 40 pin connector for the display went back, (it didn't feel right). I now have no display but, ...
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Quilted/Tiled Image Sensor: How do you eliminate stripes of missing photos in huge quilted sensors?

Background: This question is largely inspired by one of the answers in: What limits the size of digital imaging sensors? So the answer mentions uber-large image sensors that are made by "quilting" or ...
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My attention gets repeatedly distracted by the elements needed for the context in this picture. Where am I going wrong?

I am posting this photo as example but I suggest the answerers to remain generalized. I took this photo yesterday. Intension was to show the bonding between the father and the daughter as well as the ...
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Is there a software tool to detect and delete image derivatives?

I am doing hard drive recovery for a friend and the drive is full of thumbnails & crops from face recognition in addition to original images. Is there a software tool (and preferably freeware) ...
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Why won't my Sony a350 take a picture in low light situations?

I'm trying to take a photo with my Sony a350 but it won't take pictures in low light situations. I have fiddled around with the shutter speed and the aperture but it still won't take the picture! ...
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How to transfer photos and video into 2 separate folders using playMemories (sony app)?

I have got a sony rx100. I managed to create only one folder for storing photos by following the instruction in this link (http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55764346). However, when I transfer the ...
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How do I convert an AVI video file to a stacked image? [migrated]

I am using a Skyris 132c to capture image video and have an issue with Registax 6.1 with update and also with 5.0. Neither will work with the 40 second video I have captured. The 5 version doesn't ...
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Is there a meaningful image quality difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 vs SX510?

Can you show me a picture difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 and the Powershot SX510? Is there a noticeable difference between 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel here? I want to buy one of these ...
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how can I attach geotagged photos to my own specific google map? [closed]

I use google maps a lot in my work for drawing routes, which I share with colleagues. My android phone takes geo-tagged pics, but the only way I know how to get them automatically into a map is by ...
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Budget 2X teleconverter that would go with Tamron 70-300mm VC USD and Canon 70D? [closed]

Can anyone suggest a quality/affordable 2x teleconverter that would go with the Canon 70D and the Tamron 70-300mm lens. Thank you.
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having problem with my dslr [closed]

I have Nikon D3300 and was capturing images in manual mode. Then I set my shutter speed to to time setting and it took longer then usual to capture the image. Today I used it again and when I saw ...
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How can I load images from second internal HD in Darktable on a Mac?

Since Aperture has stopped development, I have sought an open source alternative for my workflow. I am interested in Dark Table, but I can't navigate to my second internal HD. The file picker doesn't ...
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How to export a text list of items in a Lightroom collection?

I use Lightroom for managing my photos and a custom piece of software to run my website. In order to have my collections published, I need to have a file with the names of the items in the collection. ...
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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Is there a tool that can take two folders of images files and give comparison (duplicates info) based on images' EXIF data, instead of comparing file size or file dates (which tend to be unreliable ...
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Can a Canon 430 EX II trigger a Yongnuo flash?

So I got a Canon 430EXII and I need a second flash, preferably a cheap one so I might resort to getting a Yongnuo. Now I'm just wondering if the 430EXII can trigger a Yongnuo flash considering it's a ...

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