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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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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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How to shoot a reflection in a ball bearing without appearing in it?

I am trying to shoot a reflection of a bearing in a round metal ball. The problem is that in order to photograph the reflection, I am always in the shot. I'm shooting on a white background, and I am ...
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Many photos in one photocard [closed]

I have 4 photos with different human face emotion. I would like to make on photo in size 8x11 from these 4 photos separated by thin frame. What is algorithm of doing that?
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Will any EF-lens fit on a EOS film camera?

I'm not sure if this already has been asked... Also, it's probably a stupid question. I have a Canon EOS 1000 film camera, which has an EF-mount. I want to use the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens, but I'm ...
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Can't control settings on Nikon D3100 - Shutter speed, ISO, Aperture

I recently bought a Nikon D3100. But I have a problem now: I can't change shutter speed, ISO, or aperture in any mode. I am stuck at 1/100 and when I try to wheel it shows me 1/80 for a second and ...
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will a Canon GP-E2 show up as a usb drive on a chromebook so I can back up the log files?

I am looking to buy a GP-E2 for a trip in a couple of months (and other future trips) to log to the images, however I would also like to be able to get a backup of the log files off of it. I will only ...
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Can anyone identify the silver rangefinder-style camera in this advertisement?

Is the camera depicted in this photo a real camera? Can you identify it?
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How can I achieve a color grading like in this photo?

I really like the effect from this photo and I know it's color grading, but I wanted your opinion on how I can get the same effect. The photo is available on this link. (The website is The Chriselle ...
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What is the performance of a mirrorless system camera compared to DSLR in dim light? [duplicate]

I work for a photo studio with a focus on wedding photography. Yesterday, I came across an system camera (the Olympus OMD) and saw some astonishingly strong results shot with that camera. I was ...
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Can I photograph a solar eclipse using a 10-stop Big Stopper (+ extra ND?)

Will a 10-stop ND filter (Big Stopper) allow me to photograph a solar eclipse? I read in another post here that solar filters are around 14-stops - presumably I would need around this strength even ...
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Is there any way to change settings of my Nikon D5200 through my smart phone?

I am using Nikon D5200 Now I can just take photos by using Nikon WMU application Is there any app or method that I can change the settings of my camera from my (android) smart phone ?
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Is there an easy way to export images in their original state in Lightroom?

There are a couple of photos that I have adjusted using camera raw in Lightroom. Now I want to export those images in their original state (before adjustments). But I can't find any shortcut to do it. ...
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How weatherproof is an average modern lens? [duplicate]

I recently bought the Panasonic GH4, which is weather-sealed. I also got the 14-140mm lens that Panasonic makes for it (I believe it's the first version and they have a new version - mine is this ...
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Why does a bright video feed send more data than a dark one? [migrated]

I've been watching the feed from a webcam (Foscam 8910). When the scene is bright (lit with sunshine) the video feed is approx. 350 kBytes/sec. When I view the same scene lit very dully with just a ...
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Is the Canon 1D-X camera's slight angle of rotation stored in the metadata?

With a Canon 1D X, when I look through the view finder or look at the "Info" panel (having set up particular options), the camera knows if it is tilted slightly left or right and also knows if it is ...
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How can I photograph only light from my IR source even in the presence of other light?

The setup I hope to achieve would be some filter/illumination system that will allow me to pick up infrared light from some illumination source (IR LED ring or similar) and only light from that ...
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How does ground glass work when focussing?

To use ground glass, I turn the focusing ring on my lens until the image becomes clear on the glass. But what is it about the glass that makes this work? What are the physics involved?
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For the same attainable sensitivity, how does DOF depend on sensor size? [duplicate]

It's well known that all other settings being the same, larger sensor translates into a shallower DOF. However, for the same number of pixels, doubling linear size of the sensor size would quadruple ...
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What will I lose by switching from FX to DX mode (with an FX lens)?

I have a full frame camera (Nikon D-810) and a tele lens (Nikon 70-200mm) and want to use it as my first experience in a fashion runway show. It is not like I want a full frame to capture a landscape ...
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What can I expect for battery life from my Nikon D5100?

Recently I have purchased a Nikon d5100. In every shot I use live view (using the LCD), so basically live view is on when my camera is on. How many photos can I expect to snap in single full battery ...
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Why won't my Yongnuo YN468-II fire on a Canon Rebel 2000 (when it works on other cameras)?

So I have a Yongnuo YN468-II that will not fire on a Canon Rebel 2000 (film camera). What is strange is it will fire on a Canon Rebel T1i, and on a Canon AE-1 (another film camera). It seems to ...
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Firing a TTL on-camera flash and manual off-camera flashes via radio triggers

I want to use an on-camera TTL flash and off-camera manual flashes simultaneously. That is, when I press the shutter button, I want my main on-camera flash to fire using TTL and my off-camera manual ...
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How can I target a specific size in megabytes when saving a JPEG in Photoshop?

I need to save several files as 20mb jpgs. When I save an image in Photoshop CS5 at 20mb, then go to that saved file in my folder, it shows as a much smaller file. Is there a formula for hitting that ...
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How can I make a non-PRO Eye-fi transfer RAW files?

I have an Eye-Fi card, and it looks like it's not the PRO series, and therefore not allowed to transfer RAW images. The card transfers JPG files without problem, but not RAW. If I rename a RAW file to ...
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Legal: do I need releases for a photo booth at a public event?

I have a non-profit that regularly puts on public events that are free and open to everyone. We recently installed a photo booth at our events that anyone is free to take part in. We created a release ...
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How much of a difference is there saving as RAW over JPEG? [duplicate]

I've heard about RAW over JPEG's for image quality but how much of a difference is there? is there a way of showing a visual representation in quality?
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Pro9000 Mark II desaturation problems

My prints on the Pro9000 Mark II are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. My reds are not displaying properly either. It just started happening and I don't know how to fix. Driving me crazy.
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How can I add a border to a JPEG photo without affecting quality?

I have a photo in JPEG format with resolution 4680x3120. I want to add a white border around this photo, turning it into a 5200x3467 photo (for printing reasons). Clearly, I am not altering or ...
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is there an online site/group that shares RAW/16 bit TIFF files? [closed]

I was more specifically looking for a group that shares panoramic captures of the sky at sunset. I can find custom commons licensed material from flickr/google images but those are already processed ...
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Why doesn't a drastic change in aperture seem to have an effect on this city skyline photo?

I rarely have time to get out from large city, so large buildings are the main theme of my photos. I still wonder if using the Manual mode instead of Auto in my D5100 can give any benefit. I made two ...
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State of the art in black and white printing

The question is simple: How can one make decent black and white prints today, specially in large formats? But then answering it takes ridiculous dimensions each time I want to print a B&W photo. ...
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How can I reduce noise at ISO 100 in photos taken in the twilight?

I shoot with a Canon EOS Rebel T5 and sometimes see noise even when shooting at ISO 100. Is this just because there is not enough light in the dark portions of the picture (seen below)? Is this a ...
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How many EV will a softbox knock down off your flash?

I was shooting on the beach into the sun and using my sb-700 on camera as fill. The camera I was using, a D3200, has a max shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second and no HSS. So, I used an ND filter — I ...
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Apertures required to enable autofocus on Rebel T6s/T6i in Live View?

Your article "What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?" is most useful. Would the new Canon autofocus technology, in the ...
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Tablet for use with Lightroom 5 [closed]

Any suggestions for a graphic tablet (PC compatible) for a novice user?
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What are these blue/purple spots visible underneath the front element of my lens?

I just saw these blue/purple spots underneath my lens (attached here). This is a Nikon D90 which has the Nikkor 18-105 mm lens mounted on it. I haven't used it for maybe 2 months now, and I kept it ...
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How can I recreate the Instagram Filter “Slumber”?

I am trying to recreate the Slumber filter of Instagram, but I am stuck at a certain point. Below you can see the Instagram, the original and my edited file. It seems like I am missing one important ...
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Which Low light zoom lens with image stabilization for DSLR [closed]

Recently started doing some DSLR videos for a website. For testing purposes I got a t5i with Sigma 50mm 1.4F lens. Most videos are in low-light settings. I've been using a tripod and it's worked ...
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How can I improve a landscape photo with deep shadows in post-production?

This is a photo that I've taken in Ani, near Armenia: The problem of this photo is that there are many shadows, particularly on gorge, and highlights near the horizon, on the right side. The ...
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An online service to create “photo stacks”? [duplicate]

I'm really not sure what the following is called (this isn't my image): The image was from here (not really relevant though). I want to create something like it, though. Is there a website for me to ...
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How to photograph oil and pastel art works with Nikon D800? [duplicate]

I'm using a Nikon D800 with a prime Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens to photograph a selection of artwork for producing an art book. I will shoot in raw format. My question is first, what light source will look ...
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What is the difference between image processing and image editing?

I've been facing a few questions in my mind about the terms image processing and image editing. What is the difference?
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How can I take photographs which best show scratches on the surface of metal?

Can you give me advice on how to get a good resolution for taking picture of metal surfaces? I want to take a picture displaying scratches on the surface of metal. My project description: ...
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What Yongnuo flash and trigger works with the Panasonic GH4

I am so confused - I'm fairly new to the whole camera trigger thing, as well as new to Yongnuo and the GH4, but here's my thing: All I want to do is figure out what I need if I want to control 2 or 3 ...
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How to achieve sharp focus on two subjects in a portrait with low depth of field? [duplicate]

I prefer to have a very narrow depth of field. Whenever I am focusing for portraits of too people standing near to each other, the focus-point-selected person is sharp, while the person standing next ...

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