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How does digital compare to film now? [closed]

I go way back with 35mm photography and took darkroom classes in college. With my latest prosumer digital body, I was thinking they finally got it because the pictures are better than my previous I ...
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How can I convert a PDF into jpeg format? [closed]

How do I convert PDFs into a jpeg format? I have some PDFs that I need to put into a digital album but can't because they are not saved under the right format.
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Why can't I use my 64 GB SD card in my Nikon D60?

I formatted my new 64 GB SD card, but when I try to take a picture my Nikon D60 shows "Card is Full" and won't take a picture - see the upper left message in the attached pic. Does anyone know why ...
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Correct anti-aliasing color when moving to a new background? [migrated]

look at the bottom of the two lines To make the line appear smooth, intermediate colors between the color of the background and the line have been added at its edge. In this case, black has been ...
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Nikon D5300 Not Recognized in OSX Yosemite

Last night I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite and now when I plug my Nikon D5300 in, it is not recognized. So it doesn't show up in Image Capture or Light Room as an available device to import from. I've ...
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monopod or tri pod is best for daily usage [closed]

please suggst me which one is best to purchase... I need for landscape photogrphyy
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Camera Sony or Nikon? Please suggest [closed]

I have concluded three camera options after discussion with friends. Nikon Coolpix L830 Point & Shoot Camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Point & Shoot Camera Nikon Coolpix P530 Point & Shoot ...
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Why isn't the aperture visibly changing on my lens when it appears like it is changing on my camera?

I own a Nikon d5300 camera and I recently purchased a Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF Micro-Nikkor lens for close-up photography. When I was testing it out today, I was shooting at f22, and my shots looked ...
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Can color effects achieved by Levels or Curves in Photoshop be replicated by Gradient Maps?

Using Levels, one can make darken or lighten shadows, midtones, or highlights of an image. Similar effects can be achieved using Curves, but I believe Curves mathematically allows more possibilities ...
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What is the difference between the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM and 14mm f/2.8L II USM?

Sorry if my question seems a bit naive. I was wondering what is the main difference between the Canon EF 14mm f/2,8 L USM and the Canon EF 14mm f/2,8 L II USM ? And correct me if I'm wrong, but ...
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Where I can find Pattern Maker tool in PS CS6? [migrated]

In previous versions there was Pattern Maker tool to create patterns out of graphics and photos. This feature is not available anymore under 'Filter -> Pattern Maker...' in Photoshop CS6. It was ...
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Climbing trees and getting equipment up there

I've been climbing a few relatively short trees, but I'm having trouble getting my DSLR up there without it swinging around and hitting branches. Is there a decent means to do this?
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Why are my pictures so shakey?

I am new here so I am not sure what all information you will need to help me with this...but....Can anyone tell me what might be causing my camera to take pictures like this? I tested two cameras ...
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How do I record video for more than 30 minutes at a time with a Canon A1400 PowerShot? [closed]

I'm planning to send a Canon A1400 PowerShot to the edge of space with a weather balloon (we will figure out how to keep the temperature in our payload box suitable, so that is not a pertinent issue ...
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How can I open a very, very large image to downsize it?

I have an image with a 18984x28591px resolution but I can't open it with Paint or with Pixlr Editor to reduce its size. How can I convert or open this large image on my laptop?
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anyone knows how this guy edits his photos?

seems like a bleach bypass mixed with some custom curves (raising the blacks) but i can't seem to get it right. someone help please! https://www.facebook.com/JefChan2?fref=ts
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Dynamic range of Sony RX-100

attached you will find two photos I have taken, exposure manually. I have taken these with a Sony RX-100 and as you can see the sky is overexposed while the landscape is exposed "alright". I was ...
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Convolution algebra and capture, creative, and output sharpening

I'm making the reasonable assumption that software implements sharpening via convolutions. Convolutions are both commutative and associative. So... why do we talk about capture sharpening, local ...
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What is the theoretical maximum for panorama alignment and blending algorithms get?

Panorama stitching and blending has gotten very good and quite advanced. For example, the alignment algorithms seem to be able to compensate for any sort of camera movement, and Smartblend (at least ...
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Standards or widespread guidelines for updating of Exif or other metadata when modifying photos or other images?

I'm working on software that allows users to upload photos (or, potentially, any image). The photos are scaled to a maximum size (to save space) and as part of that change to the image I want to copy ...
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Could a drop at the height of 50cm damage my Nikon D3100?

My Nikon D3100 as well as its 18-55mm kitlens and a sigma 70-300mm zoomlens was accidentally dropped on the ground while in a camera bag, by someone who did not know it was a camera and mistook it for ...
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Is it possible to share albums privately on Flickr?

I post my pics from various shoots and events on Flickr (portraits, family events, baby showers, etc.). I arrange my photos into Albums, e.g., all the shots from a reunion are in the "May Reunion" ...
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what would be a good but inexpensive telescope lens? [closed]

I have no knowledge about cameras or lens what-so-ever. However, I am looking to buy a telescope lens for my husband, who loves photography. He has been saving up and looking to buy one. I want to ...
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How to Bond Leg that I Broke of my Mini-Tripod?

I have mini-tripod and today while opening, broke one of it's 3 legs forgetting about it's maximum 45-degree deployment corner: I wanted to know if it's possible to bond broken part back and just ...
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How should I handle auto focus on a moving train

I have a Nikon D3100 with Nikor 55-300mm lens. I do railway photography and especially when light is less than optimal, the camera's auto focus has hard time latching onto an oncoming train. (I take ...
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Is there a way to get image names from DSLR to a tethered tablet?

My implementation would be for high volume photography (sorting/post processing).... If I can get the image name, as the picture is taken, to be sent to a tethered android tablet, I would be able to ...
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Is lens geometric distortion, chromatic aberration and light fall off still as much of an issue?

I saw an earlier question (Why prefer the 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses vs 18-200mm?) that mentioned lower quality lenses have distortion, aberration and light fall off issues. Has software like Adobe ...
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In ACR 8.6, is there a shortcut-key to toggle the “Convert to grayscale” checkbox?

In the "HSL / Grayscale" dialogue-box of Adobe Camera Raw (8.6) (part of Photoshop CS6), is there a shortcut-key to toggle the "Convert to grayscale" checkbox?
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Do I need other camera lenses if I have an 18-200mm or other super-zoom?

I wanted to ask that once you have purchased a lens of say 18-200mm, then is it required to purchase other lenses — say 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 18-105mm, 28-135mm,etc. Does 18-200mm lens satisfy all the ...
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Difference between Minolta MC and MD mounts and can they be used on AF camera?

I am looking at some older lenses for sale. There are a lot of Minolta MC and MD mount lenses out there. Can they be used on an AF mount body at all (as a fully manual lens)? Will either of the MC ...
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Advantages of the RAW image file format [duplicate]

What are the advantages of taking pictures with the RAW image file format, as opposed to TIFF, JPG, or PNG (or similar)? Thanks.
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Which is better for portraits: 18-55mm or 75-300mm? [duplicate]

Would it be better to use a 18-55 or 75-300 for portraits? I inherited the Canon rebel xti kit and I'm new to photography. Eventually I will expand but for now just trying to get the settings down.
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Taking multiple shots in Nikon HDR mode

I understand that the HDR mode in Nikon works by taking 2 pictures (one overexposed, one underexposed and then merging (correct term?) together. But what if the scene has a variety of objects and ...
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Why is Nikon 13 mm f/5.6 (the Holy Grail) considered extreme?

I happened to see that a copy of the very rare Nikon 13 mm f/5.6 lens was for sale here. Both the design and price tag are pretty extreme. This article seems to suggest that it really is one-of-a-kind ...
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What do the healing brush tools in photoshop do exactly?

I don't understand what the brush tools are supposed to do. Can you help me understand it please?
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How can I improve this long exposure image? [closed]

I'm new to photography. I am trying to take a long exposure image of this nice water fountain with a Canon T5i. How can I improve it?
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Blurry night time photos

I have the Canon XTi, using the zoom lens EF 75-300mm. What is the best setting for outdoor night sports photos (with stadium lighting)
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What is a more stable way to lash a mini tripod to the top of 3 tent pole sections? [migrated]

I can lash a mini tripod ($2 on eBay) to the top of a quad-sected tent pole with 4 equal sections with internal elastic to make a tripod. This gets me about 2' off the ground. I can lash a mini ...
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Lumia 1020 Auto settings information?

What is the value of auto in lumia 1020 compact phone. I mean the value of iso, we can manually vary from 100 to 4000. and shutter speed from 1/16000 to 4s. brightness value -3 to +3. Every control ...
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Difference between long exposure in a dim room Vs. short exposure in a well-lit room (using a tripod, ISO 100)

I'm trying to photograph a painting without using any lighting equipment, just the natural light in the room on a cloudy day (i.e, little or no direct sunlight). I am shooting straight on with a ...
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How to resize RAW image files without converting to JPEG?

How can I resize RAW image files (.NEF) from 12 Megapixels to about 5 megapixels without converting it to JPG?
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Do I use the crop factor in calculating aperture size and area?

How do I calculate the aperture size and area, considering an 35mm equivalent focal length value and non-equivalent aperture f-number (in terms of exposure, no multiplication of the crop factor of the ...
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Long Exposure shot - subject too bright

While I was on holiday, I tried to make use of my tripod to take a long exposure shot of Lago di Ledro. I put my Nikon d3300 on shutter priority with ISO of 100/200 and ss of a few seconds, however ...
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Dull and grainy photos

I am using a mirrorless Sony nex 3N camera. It has a APS-C sensor and other bells and whistles of an entry level dslr (except the mirror of course) . I upgraded from a point and shoot and expected ...
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Advice on Canon 7D Autofocus problems?

So I've had a Canon 7D for about 3 years. It's started to develop what seems like a lot of trouble with the autofocus over the last couple months. I don't recall having any such issues in the past, ...
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Begginers dslr buying guide [duplicate]

I want to buy entry level dslr.I am finding some options. I got 'nikon d3300','d5200' as options.Which one should i buy?? Is there any other models should I go for? How relevant is 'dxo' rating?
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Missing photos on a roll of film?

So I have a Fujifilm Big Viewfinder 50AF, the counter on the top said I had taken 24 pictures (the whole roll) but when I got the film developed today there were only 14 photos??? and the 10 photos ...
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How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?

With Canon 650D (and presumably all the other Canon), I noticed that the picture style and full JPG processing is used to generate a review JPEG which is what the camera actually reads when reviewing ...
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How can I make a picture like this one of a bridge in green landscape seem less plain?

Recently I have taken a photo of this bridge in Japan with my NEX-6. At first I thought it's an okay photo until I showed it to one of my friend and she said it looks plain. How can this photo be ...
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How does iResolution on Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (Micro Four Thirds) work?

So there's this setting iResolution on my Panasonic camera, which allows values High, Standard, Low, Extended and Off. The manual of the camera doesn't tell me very much about this feature, so I'd ...

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