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Can digital cameras sign images to prove authenticity?

Beyond the metadata/EXIF/IPTC (which can be easily altered), is it possible to prove that an image is authentic? If this is not possible, how does a photojournalist prove the authenticity of an ...
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What's the best bang for your buck to improve low light portrait shots: Lens, Flash or Body?

I want to get better action shots in low light indoor conditions. I've got a Canon T1i (APS-C size) with 3.5-5.6 18-55mm lens, and am thinking about a flash upgrade, a lens upgrade, and/or body ...
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Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?

What are the pros and cons of buying an older higher-level camera if the price is about the same as a new entry-level one?
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Nikon D5100 : Whether to buy it or not? [closed]

I want to buy an entry level DSLR, Nikon D5100 is on the top of my list. The only thing that is stopping me is it is a very old camera. My question is Should I buy the Nikon D5100 despite it is old ...
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How much do I charge for the first time wedding photo shoot?

I am an amateur photographer as far as event photography is concerned. I have done private event shoots only for my family and friends (weddings on two occasions and few new born and other small ...
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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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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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What is the “exposure triangle”?

What is the exposure triangle? How do the "sides" affect my photographs?
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Is GoPro “Cam_Raw” a true RAW image format? [migrated]

I've seen this post about what exactly "RAW" is. My question is about the GoPro Hero 4, which comes with the Protune option for "advanced controls". Is their "Camera_Raw" format a true RAW image ...
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Why did Nikon stop producing the T series close up lenses? [on hold]

About 10 years ago I seem to remember buying a Nikon T series close up lens for roughly £25. I was happy with it but when I no longer needed it I sold it on. Today I would like to get another one, but ...
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How effective are the rear weather sealing rings on lenses?

I am kinda torn between buying a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 and Sigma 17-50 f2.8 for my D3100 and D7100 cameras. The reason for confusion is that the Nikkor one has a weather sealing ring ...
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How can I avoid a strange lens flare at bright lights when using UV filter?

I have a Panasonic Lumix GF1 with the kit 20mm f/1.7 lens. I put a UV filter on it (this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004ZCJE/ref=oss_product), simply as protection for the glass. I'm ...
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Digital ISO vs Post-Exposure Correction

As far as I know, a ISO setting on a DSLR camera corresponds to a mixture of both analog and digital settings set before a shot is taken and governs how much amplification the incidence luminosity is ...
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Is there an affordable ultra-wide-angle lens for the NEX?

I use an NEX, with two prime lenses — a 19mm and a 35mm. I seem to prefer the 19mm one, which set me thinking if I should explore ultra-wide-angle lenses. Unfortunately, $700 or so is too expensive ...
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Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture [duplicate]

What are the main differences between shutter speed , iso and aperture? 1.How are they interdependent? 2.Because every three of them are controlling the light,it gets very confusing how? ...
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How can I make this text effect in Photoshop [closed]

How can I make this text effect in photoshop ? Is there a predefined effect for that or should I do it myself ?
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Why are digital cameras said to suffer more from chromatic aberration than film cameras?

What makes digital cameras more prone to suffer from chromatic aberration than film cameras? I've read this at many websites, but the explanations differ, from what I think less credible explantions ...
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What tool can visualize metadata from many photos on a Mac?

I have seen/heard about a PC/Unix (??) utility that goes through all your JPG/RAW pictures on your disk and shows you on a graph your most used lens, your most used zoom range, flash settings ...
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Are the terms 'push' and 'pull' relevant/applicable to digital photography?

The terms push and pull come from the days of film processing, and there's more on that here and here, but essentially they refer to increasing or decreasing the chemical processing time to account ...
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What specific features do people upgrade camera bodies for? [on hold]

I started off with an MFT camera after a lot of research, and now I find myself in a position wanting to upgrade to a camera+lens with good autofocus response. I wish I knew earlier, that this was a ...
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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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What are the pros and cons between the Lomo'Instant and the Fuji instax mini 90 Neo Classic?

I had the Instax mini 50S before and have now sold it as I wanted to upgrade to the Neo Classic, due to multiple exposures, macro inbuilt and ability to turn off flash by using bulb mode (to eliminate ...
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How to lock aperture using Reverse ring with Canon 600D?

Is there anyone using reverse ring and know how to lock the aperture. I tried doing the techniques provided on youtube. First connecting the lens on original positions then lock the aperture by ...
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Is there a 3rd-party wireless slave for Nikon SU-4 triggering?

My question is similar to this one about a generic commander for the Nikon CLS system (IR wireless flash). Now if I want my SB-25 to be slaved by this system the Nikon SU-4 does the right job. As I ...
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What causes this sort of RAW file corruption?

I came home from a recent trip to Gettysburg with almost 1500 photos. Among them were a handful that appear to have been corrupted, as shown below. It was hot during the hikes -- ambient temperature ...
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How can I tell if a photo is real or faked?

How can I tell if a photo has been edited or manipulated? Are there techniques for distinguishing real photos from fakes? Are there software tools that can help? Are there things I can do in ...
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What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation?

What is the best way to digitize old photographs? I scanned some of them and there was a reduction in quality due to the scanning process. I also have some photos where scanning is impossible - the ...
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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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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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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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Multiple exposures on medium format film

I have a medium format camera with a multiple exposure switch. This arms the shutter without advancing the film so that multiple shots can be taken on the same physical film section. This is a fairly ...
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How do I calculate the number of stops between two shutter speeds?

What is the math equation to calculate the difference between two different shutter speeds in stops?
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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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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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What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse?

Do you know any good software for Windows platform that can be used to create a time-lapse video from a bunch of photos? I'm interested in free alternatives, but the paid ones are also OK.
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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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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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Why are my photos not crisp?

I own a T3i with the kit lens. I have experimented a lot with different settings and modes but I am not so knowledgeable and I feel like I have wasted many good shots that could have looked amazing, ...
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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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The frame counter of my Nikon FA (analog) is broken. How to activate the light measurement regardless?

For some reason the counter doesn't go forward anymore, but, the film is rolling, and the film is being exposed, but the LCD constantly shows the "C250" message, which indicates that it's firing the ...
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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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How do I constrain filesize of a bunch of photos?

I have a bunch of photos of jewelry that I need to upload to a website. Unfortunately there is a 2MB file size limit. Most of the photos are JPEGs over 3MB. I want to keep the aspect ratio, meta ...
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Techniques to make images with dark background 'pop'

I am trying to display photos on a website that has a black / dark gray gradient background. I am having a hard time making the photos stand out. I have tried adding shadows but they get lost in the ...
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Canon Rebel XS will not take pictures in AF mode

Recently started having this problem with my Rebel. It's about 4 years old. If it is in AF mode, I will put the button down halfway (like always) to focus, but it will not take an actual picture. It ...
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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

We all know that Apple Aperture is almost dead. We don't know how Photos will be a replacement solution. In between, I would like to start working with the Adobe solution and I would like to work on ...
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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 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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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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