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How can I effectively change the background of a portrait in Photoshop?

I have often attempted to change the background of a portrait image. But every time I try, the image of a person doesn't gel properly with the new background. It doesn't look seamless. Can some one ...
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Nikon D5100 takes photo of black square

When I take a picture, All I can see is a big black square with the rest of the picture around the square looking normal. It seems like something might be stuck covering up the picture as the parts ...
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Hi everyone, DAY time long exposure [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Day time long exposure: I have a canon 70d 50mm 1.8 lens and 18-135mm; when I try to shoot a long exposure during the day iso 100, f16 mode BULB.......the picture is white ...
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suitable lens for nikon D3100 [on hold]

I want to buy a zoom lens for Nikon D3100. Is there any zoom lens availableb ranging between 200-250 $ ? I had tried 18-55 mm Nikon lens.
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What is the best long-term storage for a film camera?

I have a film SLR that I don't plan to use for a very long time (if ever again), but I want to keep it. What is the best way to store it and its lenses so that they remain in good shape? I know heat ...
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What can I do to improve the sharpness from my Canon 60D for stock photography?

I recently started getting into stock photography and submitted some images to Shutterstock. I was rejected for various issues like noise and focus. I was surprised at how high their standards were ...
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Can I change firmware from canon to nikon in a Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital?

I have a Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital for canon, so I can only use it in manual with my nikon d7100. If I change its firmware to the nikon one will it work with nikon or just break?
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What is a “pseudo mannequin”?

I am applying for a clothing store at Amazon and they are telling me pictures cannot be on a mannequin or a ghost mannequin, rather they should be on a real model or a pseudo mannequin. What is the ...
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What's the best equipment to use for off-camera fill-flash on location?

I want to be able to use off-camera fill in flash, but I'm not sure if my equipment is up to scratch. I have a Canon 550D camera and 430EX (MkI) speedlite. I can use E-TTL when the speedlight is ...
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Canon 1000D and sigma ef-610 flash issues

I have a canon 1000D DSLR and a Sigma EF-610 flash. The Flash seems to work find in full Auto mode when attached to the camera body, but when I try to use it off camera I run into problems. When the ...
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What is the difference between levels, curves and contrast settings in post processing?

I have found and read a lot of tutorials that speak individually about curves, levels and contrast in post-processing but no luck so far about finding something that compares them. It is my ...
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What's the full frame equvialance of this phone lens?

I took a photo with my phone, and here is the EXIF: F/2 4mm 1/14s ISO-1250 I searched on the Internet and found that the sensor is Sony IMX134, 1/4 inch. Then how to calculate the equivalent focal ...
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How does “designed for APS-C” affect focal length? [duplicate]

If a lens is designated by manufacturer as "designed for crop sensor" (i.e. DC in Sigma, DX in Nikon, DT in Sony), how would that affect the calculation of practical focal length (equivalent focal ...
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Help deciding over the D610 or D7100 [closed]

I am not sure if this question has been asked, a quick search returned no result. I was just about to buy the D7100 but now cant decide over that or the D610. I have no previous dslr photography ...
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Windows Canon Raw Codec

Is there a codec to view thumbnails for Canon CR2 files in windows explorer. I have install the microsoft camera codec pack and looked on the Canon website here: ...
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Why do lens manufacturers produce lenses with few aperture blades?

A lot of lenses have very few aperture blades (especially budget lenses). A large number of aperture blades can make a real difference to the bokeh and seems like it should be a priority for the lens ...
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Why is my Nikon D5100's screen flickering while auto focusing under a streetlight in live view?

Tonight when I took a photo, I found that a horizontal line going upwards in live view while auto focusing. What would cause this?
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In Manual mode my photos and livescreen go black [closed]

I have the same problem as many other DSLR users. I have a Canon T5i with a 16gb memory card. When I switch my camera to manual mode the livescreen goes black. This is until I click it , it focuses ...
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Tamron's 18-200mm or Nikon's 18-55mm + 55-200mm? [closed]

I'm going to buy my first DSLR(D5300) + Lens but while doing some research online, I found this kit lens combo --> Nikon's 18-55mm + 55-200mm VR -- but then I saw this tamron's lens Tamron 18-200mm ...
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Where is the AV jack on the Sharp Viewcam VL-E33? [closed]

I'm trying to hook up a friend's camera to watch home movies on a t.v., but I cannot find the plug for AV. I went online to find the manual, but the Sharp website doesn't have it (or anything ...
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DSLR with bar/qr code scanner untethered!

I need a DSLR camera with a barcode scanner for on-site tours photography, which means it needs to be untethered! The image would have to contain the barcode scanned information in the image metadata ...
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i think there problem my nikon VR kit lens (18-55)

recently i bought my first dslr i.e d5100 with kit lens 18-55 VR. my doubt is whenever i click macro shots at full zoom(55 mm) with VR on by keeping camera down side, in viewfinder there is lots of ...
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Do I need a specific type of lens to work with my Canon T3i, or will any lens work?

I have a Canon T3i. When I go to buy a new lens, do I have to buy a specific size or type for the T3i?
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White background - overexposed subject

I'm trying to take decent shots of garments with a blown-out white background. I'm using a Nikon d3200 with flash and an SB-700 as a remote flash in su4 mode just next to the mannequin pointed ...
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Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?

I'm planning to use a blower to clean the dust from my DSLR sensor, and there are several sizes of blower, such as this small blower: And on the other side, there is other bigger blower, such as: ...
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Which mode is best for wedding [closed]

Which mode is best for wedding. I have d5100 Nikon.
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Can Tamron 16-300mm Macro Lens fit to Canon EOS 600D?

I use Canon EOS 600D and I want a lens with a larger range. I found out Tamron 16-300 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, I addded it into my wishlist. I do some research for it and I'm scared that it ...
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Fujifilm S1: Manual focus does nothing?

The best example of my problem is when using any level of optical zoom with autofocus. When I press the AF button before shooting, it will scan as it does and hit the sweet focus spot where everything ...
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Sony Cybershot LCD screen replacement, inverted colors

I bought a new LCD screen to replace the damaged one on my Sony Cybershot WX70 camera. After installing the screen and switching the camera back on, the colors on the display appear inverted. ...
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Post Processing for Gritty Street Images

I'm trying to get gritty street images. This one by Ali Azimian is particularly nice but I'm struggling to get this kind of saturated yet gritty look. Ali says that he used a combination of ...
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How can I light an Indian wedding without spoiling the decor or blocking the view with stands and gear?

As a wedding photographer, I am challenged for eliminating light stands and sunguns in a regular wedding and reception. As we all know, Indian weddings and receptions have a always-stretchable ...
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Color Temperature, Contrast, Brightness, and Saturation [migrated]

How Can we measure each of these Parameters for 2 videos ? and the reason behind it is to make a comparison ?
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automatically change my aperture for my lens sigma 24-70 f:2.8 [closed]

I used sigma 24-70mm f:2.8 with Canon 6d I have problem in between clicking of shots. in first shot no problem in second shot picture result is dark as compare with first shot in 3rd 4th pictures ...
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How can I set the aperture in A mode with a D lens on my Nikon D90?

I use Nikon 35mm f/2d lense on my Nikon D90 but I am unable to change aperture of lens. I have the aperture on the lens set to f22 and locked, I can change aperture with the buttons and the change is ...
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Focusing with small aperture and LCD/EVF

When using an LCD screen or EVF with digital zooming, I find it difficult to focus if the aperture is small. Are there better tricks to get things in perfect focus ?
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Best focusing techniques with sony a7r

I've been using the Sony A7r for a few days. I mostly do landscape and street photography, but I enjoy studio/modeling as well. With modeling I normally use the focus and recompose technique, ...
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What corrections does MS Camera Codec Pack apply?

When viewing raw images with Windows Photo Viewer via the M$ Camera Codec Pack, images appear different than when viewing with any other editor (UFRaw, RawTherapee, etc). Here's an example: I opened ...
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What does the built-in AE Chip for Nikon do on a Rokinon lens?

I'm looking at 14mm Rokinon f1.8 lenses for astrophotography. I keep seeing the Built-in AE Chip for Nikon. What does the chip do? I realize I have to use manual focus and actually everything manual. ...
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What order to use range extending tubes in and the effect on aperture

I have a 500mm mirror lens, at f/8. I have 2 hollow tubes (their order wont matter) and 1 tube which is a "Vario converter" and can be rotated from 2x to 3x (this moves a lens about 1cm along) I ...
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Flickr uploader (sync) for Windows 8

I searched on the web and found the following software for Windows 8: Flickr Sync Flickr Uploadr Photo Sync But no one seems to do what the official uploader (sync) for Mac OSX does. What I need ...
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How do I use filters that came with my mirror lens?

I have searched for this but because I don't know what I'm looking for I cannot be sure how to use these. (I can search for "why I'd want to") A mirror lens I purchased has come with 3 filter ...
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How to photograph a total sun eclipse? [duplicate]

in a few hours we have in middel europe an total sun eclipse. And as in the titel you can read I want to know how to photograph the sun eclipse. Please note that I do not have any experience or ...
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What type of camera do I need to take reasonable photos across a swimming pool?

What type of camera do I need to take reasonable photos across a swimming pool? The distance that seems to be the problem as at competitions spectators are confined to the balcony... not surprising ...
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Why does my point and shoot camera lose the date/time when I turn it off?

My point and shoot camera used to keep the date when turned off. Now, every time I turn it on, I have to reset the date and time. What could cause this?
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Nice lens for D3100 [closed]

I have a Nikon D3100. What lens can I use for rich color, "sharp" portrait type photography for around $200.00. Looking at 50 mm f/1.8g and 35 mm f/1.8. Your thoughts please and thanks.
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Significance of shutter speed? [duplicate]

I am sure this is a common question, but to find it easily, what is significant about 1/125 and 1/30? My teacher asked us and I have no idea. I can not find it anywhere. Why are these shutter speeds ...
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protection for contributing to stock images

I am new to photography and would like to become a contributor to some stock agencies. I would like to confirm, with a expert, that will shooting my images. My original file's resolution is ...
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Time lapse of solar eclipse?

I was thinking of taking a time lapse of the eclipse with my nikon d3300 but not of just the sun but of the sun and the landscape. Unfortunately, I have to work during the eclipse and I was thinking ...
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Lightroom on external HHD and used on two computers with Mobile

I have my lightroom on an external hdd connected via USB 3, and I switch between my desktop and laptop with some regularity. My question though is regarding LR Mobile. Will it sync normally from both ...
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How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?

as you can read in the title I want to make a photo and a video from a solar eclipse. It should be very simple, fast and cheap, cause in 12 hours after I post this is the eclipse. I have only a Galaxy ...

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