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Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?

I recently purchased a Canon 700D with a 18-135 IS lens to get into photography. I'm trying to improve, but my photos seem 'boring'. Let me give some examples: I took these today. The scenery ...
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Can I use continuous shooting (burst mode) while on self timer with a Canon 5D Mk II?

Are you able to be on burst mode while shooting in self timer mode with the 5dii? I'd like to be able to take more than one shot at a time while being on self timer.
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How much light do I need for my RX10-II at 1000 fps?

I know the video mode is taking a frame "approximately" 1/1000s long, the aperture opens up to f/2.8, and the Auto ISO will select within the camera's range, 64-12800, so how much light (in the ...
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How can I maximizing dynamic range without postprocessing?

How can I maximize the amount of detail captured in both dark and light objects in the same photo? I don't have the option of post-processing, so "traditional" HDR is not possible. If I reduce ...
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1answer
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What should I do if AF isn't working on my lens after sending it to Sigma for a different repair?

I have bought a Sigma lens for my Canon 600D. Since the beginning the photos were slightly blurred and lacked sharpness, independently of the aperture. So I sent it to Sigma for service. When I got ...
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How can cameras have the same number of megapixels even when the sensor size differs? [duplicate]

The image resolution for the respective megapixels remains the same whether the camera is of medium format or full frame or APS-C or even mobile phones. However the sensor sizes differ in these ...
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How do I work out what is fair to pay for photo editing?

I know it all depends on the person but I have never done this and have no idea about any estimates: Let's say I go shoot someone but then I send my RAW photos to someone else that is good with ...
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0answers
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Is there Linux software to automatically sharpen appropriately for a given print size?

I'm living almost exclusively in Linux these days, working towards making the transition from Lightroom to Darktable. One of the applications from my Windows days that I used (and really like) is ...
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2answers
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How can I take a picture through glass without glare? [duplicate]

Context Looking at previous shots I've taken, I see that when I'm indoors and shooting outdoors with glass in between, I sometimes get glare. I know that realistically if I can get outside, the shot ...
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2answers
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What software would appropriate for tonemapping a 5 gigapixel image?

I've shot a 5 gigapixel 360 degree panorama, totaling around 1400 shots in a -1.3-0-+1.3 bracket, and I'm trying to stitch it and tone map it. So far I've managed to decently assembled the panorama in ...
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Where is the “aligned” option for the clone stamp in Photoshop CC 2015?

I am using the 2014 version of Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers. In the section on the clone stamp and healing brush, he refers to the "aligned" option on the option bar. ...
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Why isn't Digikam 4.4 showing previews of RAW images?

I'm using Digikam to organzie my photos and use the direct import from my Nikon camera. Using JPEG pictures, I can select some of them by the preview and import pictures selectively into different ...
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How do I know how much light will be needed for a given film speed, shutter speed, and aperture?

For a given film type, shutter speed and aperture, how do I calculate the light needed to get a good exposure? For example, if I use a f/8 aperture, an exposure time of 100 ms and a ISO 800-film ...
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Buying a Nikon DSLR Camera body only, is a 35mm and 55-200mm lens enough for most cases?

New to photography using DSLR. I am planning to buying an entry level Nikon DSLR (perhaps the D3300). I read around and decided to buy the body only, excluding the kit lens. I have decided to go ...
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Can I use a 105mm macro lens as a tube lens in extreme macro photography?

I want to take my macro photography to the next level and would like to use the Nikon CFI Plan 10x microscope objective. I read that this objective has to be mounted on another lens also called the ...
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What might cause a Speedlight 380EX to stop syncing correctly?

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 is the difference between “Add” and “Linear dodge (Add)” in Photoshop?

In Photoshop's "Apply Image" dialog window there is one blending mode that is absent in layer's blend mode list. It as Add. So, what is the difference between it and "Linear dodge" that already has ...
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Where to get replacement black sticker for the front of a lens?

On a recent trip the filter threads came loose on my Nikon 18-200, and some of the screws that held it in place where caught in the black sticker that covers them. I peeled off the sticker, and ...
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1answer
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Where Does Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 Save?

Google recently made their suite available for free and I found how to open files with HDR Efex Pro 2. I get to tweak parameters until it looks a certain way and hit Save. A scrollbar appears, ...
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Why do the cameras Canon 1Dx, Nikon D4, Nikon D5 have a different form factor than other DSLRs?

I mean why are they big; just like they have a battery grip permanently attached. Are there some kind of extra circuitry? What are the extra circuitry?
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Where can I find viewfinder adaptions for the Fujifilm HS series?

For model series S/HS, in particular HS25, HS30, ... That Fujifilm's viewfinder seems designed (misdesigned) only for persons with very wide set eyes (or with very non-prominent noses and nose ...
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3answers
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Are batteries for the Canon XXXD Rebel series interchangeable?

A friend from online recently found out he has an extra battery for an 400D XTi that he can no longer use because he sold the camera. I have a 450D XSi and I was wondering if I could use this battery. ...
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Does using a lens adapter change focal length?

Does using a lens adapter change the field of view? I recently bought a Sony NEX-5, an extra Minolta MD 50mm 1.7/f lens and a MD to E-mount adapter and I was wondering, as the adapter increases the ...
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What is a rolling shutter? When do I have to be aware of it?

In answer to another question, Adam Davis writes: Your camera complicates this by using a rolling shutter above a given speed (usually around 1/200. This means that only a portion of the ...
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2answers
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What is the relationship between field of view and focal length for fisheye?

What is the relationship between the focal length and field of view for an equal-area ("equisolid") projection fisheye lens? Alternatively, what is the relationship between the 180-degree image ...
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How can I get a clear subject with motion-blurred (traffic trails) background?

I wanted to take a photo of my brother with traffic trails behind him. Now even when I was using a tripod, and A/F was correct, I still couldn't get the subject to be sharp, despite using a self timer ...
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Prevent Lightroom from discarding lens model from EXIF

I recently got a Tokina 10-17 mm F mount. Lightroom does not seem to be able to automatically recognize this lens based on NEF files. It does not automatically find the correct lens model for ...
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2answers
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How to photoshop tower away and put mallet there with shadow [closed]

I would like to photoshop a tower away and put a mallet at it's position so it would look like this in the end: (without the television tower in the background) I don't have that much experience ...
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7answers
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How to recover deleted Lightroom files?

I was using Lightroom last week and was using 'select all' to apply some develop settings to all the image files. I clicked on another file in the timeline so I could delete it but in Lightroom it ...
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3answers
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Are there wireless file transfer adapter options for the Canon 550D/T2i?

Is there an equivalent to the wireless adapters available for higher-end Canon DSLRs? The closest thing I have found are the EyeFi cards but was wondering if there are any other alternatives.
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What does “Tone” mean?

I hear "Tone", "Tonal scale/range" in the context of photography. What does it actually mean?
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is the delta between a Canon 7d and a Canon 6d worth a) the upgrade price and b) the perks I will lose on the 7d [closed]

I currently have a 7D M1. With a baby on the way, and a little bit of money that's saved, I thought it would spring for a full frame 6d. There are pros and cons to the upgrade. What tools or ...
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2answers
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Are Manfrotto Q6 Plates Compatible with Acratech GP-ss Ball-Heads?

To save bulk I have been interested in the Acratech GP-ss ballhead lately. It takes a quick-release plate which has to be selected according to the camera. This is problematic for me because I use 5 ...
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1answer
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Why is my Tamron 70-300mm lens limited to DX framing on Nikon D750?

I'm trying all of my lenses on my newly acquired D750. Among the lenses there is a Tamron 70-300 LD Di zoom lens. Everything works as expected, except one thing: the D750 limits the frame-size to DX ...
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Do I need a full-frame camera for low-light photography?

I primarily shoot low-light photos, and I upgraded from a point-and-shoot to the Sony NEX-5R (which has an APS-C sensor) a few months back. However, I find that the low-light performance of the ...
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Cheap reliable GPS Unit for geotagging [closed]

Can someone please recommend a cheap, reliable GPS unit for geotagging photos? can you please send a link to the product. It needs to: - Preferably quickly acquire GPS signal. - When turned on, ...
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Isn't the exposure meter scale shorter than the permissible range of EC?

I have a Nikon D5300. Yesterday, when I was fiddling with the camera, I noticed that the permissible range of exposure compensation is [-5.0,+5.0] while the exposure/light meter is calibrated from ...
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Nikon D3100 & Speedlite question

I have a Nikon D3100, & a YN560II Speedlite. Sometimes when I want to use my speedlite, the auto flash will pop up when I take a photo. I know I've not done something right in my setting, can ...
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Why does fungus form in lenses, and how to get rid of it?

Recently I was using an old Pentax 50mm f/2 that had a quite big green spot, and later I was informed that it was a fungus. A couple of questions raised from this: Why does fungus form inside the ...
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Why are my long exposure sky shots out of focus? [duplicate]

If you take a look at a few of long exposure sky photos at Flickr, I think the context and content of the photo is okay, they are just all blurry. I'm using a tripod, 15 second exposure with a 18mm ...
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How do I enable back-button AF on the 760D

I have an EOS 760D (recently upgraded from a 30D - yay!), and I'm can't find the custom function that allows you to use back-button AF. Does the 760D have this feature at all or has it been omitted? ...
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Room color temperature

Gday. In my room I have a monitor that I feel is good for color accuracy. It's not the best but it's the best i've had. It's an LG 24MP76. I like processing my photos, so I bought some LIFX light ...
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To what degree can Eyefi uploads be automated?

I want to help a friend who is not very computer / camera literate. I want to set it up, so as soon as she's back in the house, the photos are going to go from memory card automatically to a photo ...
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Compare Canon 16-35mm II and 14mm II in terms of image quality

I've got several primes (200mm f2, zeiss 100mm, 85mm f1.2, 35mm f1.4) and the Canon 16-35mm ii lens. My problem with this lens is that compared to the primes I have, I feel that the image quality of ...
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TAMRON or SIGMA zoom lense? [closed]

I would like to buy new superzoom lense (18-200mm). I have two candidates, but i can't decide which one should i buy. SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM - Contemporary edition TAMRON AF ...
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The online editing services [closed]

Could anyone suggest a good an online photo editing and post processing service. I need to improve my photographs for presentations.
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Software to create presentation boards out of individual images

I have a group of CADs/images (around 60) that I would like to present in 1 pagers. Each page should show 6 or 8 photos. Is there any software that could automatically create these boards without me ...
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6answers
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Which telephoto lens will be best for photographing bears in Alaska?

I have recently inherited some lenses from my granddad and am going on a trip to Alaska this summer. I want to take one general purpose lense for mountains and close things and one telephoto for ...
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3answers
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Would a standard luminosity (max. 200 cd) HDR TV make sense? [on hold]

Answers to this question say that HDR TVs are capable of displaying a "higher bit depth", a "wider gamut". However, I see that most (all ?) HDR TVs are also capable of displaying high brightness ...
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1answer
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How to obtain 180° FOV and little optical errors?

I'm thinking about building an all-sky camera, i.e. an automated camera that points straight up to the zenith and that captures the entire sky down to the horizon. The idea is to capture celestial ...

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