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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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Can I use my room's wall as a diffuser for a spot light?

Would like to record my face with a webcam on my desktop. I have a white wall with some light blue texture in front of my desk. Can I use that as a diffuser? I dont want to invest in a soft box or ...
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Why does the camera say Subject is too Dark and refuse to click the shutter

I was trying to take some nice pictures of the Toronto city skyline from the shores of Lake Ontario under a full moon night. Now I put my nikon d5200 on a tripod and set f/4 and shutter = 30 sec. I am ...
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How to know if a Canon lens is compatible with my Nikon camera body?

I am looking at this Canon 50mm lens for my Nikon D5200. How can I be sure that this lens will fit on my Nikon D5200? The camera manual does not have a list of lenses that are compatible with the ...
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What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer? [duplicate]

If I stand 10 feet away from a subject and I want a close up shot, I can either zoom in or I can physically move the camera as close as possible to the subject. Which one is a better practice, or is ...
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Why does crop factor apply with APS-C lenses, and why aren't these brighter than FF ones at same aperture?

I know that the image circle of FF-lenses is bigger than it needs to be on APS-C sensors, thus the FOV spears narrower. I've heard that APS-C lenses sit closer to the sensor, thus projecting a smaller ...
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Incorrect exposed images when shooting sports

When shooting sports I regularly have some incorrect exposed shots. Usually they are overexposed rather than underexposed. I thought it might be due to sticky aperture blades but after some testing I ...
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Viewfinder coverage: is it area or angle of view?

When whe specs of a camera say that the viewfinder has e.g. 95% coverage, does it refer to the area or diagonal angle of view? I'm more inclined to think it's about the area, but couldn't find ...
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Difference between Small Raw, Medium Raw and Raw in Canon 70D [duplicate]

Canon 70D does provide 3 options of getting raw images - Small, Medium and Raw. I would like to know whats the difference between 3. Recently i did my tour and got some very good results from medium ...
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Can a photo of a book page be copyrighted?

Suppose one takes a photograph of a book page. There's no artistic interpretation, the result is effectively a copy of the page. The book is not copyrighted. Can the photograph be copyrighted by ...
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What is the maximum rate at which you could shoot frames (for a time lapse) on a Canon t5i?

I've been doing more and more time lapses lately, having fun identifying the right rate for different subjects. I've purchased an intervalometer, but the minimum interval between frames is one second. ...
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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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Map R+G+B+infrared to R+G+B?

A photograph that includes color beyond the usual visible spectrum can be constructed by "overlaying" the image from a conventional camera with that from an infrared (or ultraviolet, or x-ray) one. ...
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How to take high key portraits [closed]

What is the best method for achieving high-key portraits. I see them all the time of e.g. baby close-ups etc. but don't have a great deal of knowledge of how to create them. They are almost always ...
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What's the use of exposure bracketing in film cameras?

In DSLRs, exposure bracketing can be used to achieve higher dynamic range in post, but what's the use of it in film cameras? Is it practical to blend 3 different exposures (negatives) in the darkroom? ...
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Not able to achieve shallow dof with aperture of f/4 in nikond5200 [duplicate]

I set my aperture to 4 and yet I cannot blur out the object that is 10 ft away. Everything is in focus. I only wanted the near object which is 3 ft away to be in focus.
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Why are big apertures used for landscape photography?

If it is true that a large aperture means shallow depth of field..a.k.a near objects in focus and background or far objects in blur, then how come big aperture is recommended for landscape ...
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Is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II good for weddings? [closed]

I'm a portrait photographer and recently I got 2 weddings to shoot, so I'm ready to purchase another lens wider than the ones I have. I'm thinking of buying a Canon 24mm f1.4LII. Do you think this ...
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Canon t3 screen issue

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3. In auto mode it will take photos and the LCD is fine. But in other modes like P, Tv, Av or Manual, half or more of the screen is black. If I click the photo button again ...
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What is CMOS in SLR camera? [duplicate]

I regularly come across this term "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" or "APS HD CMOS" when reading about cameras. So what is this CMOS term? What does it describe about the camera? Is it telling something that it ...
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Dropped Nikon D50: auto focus not working

I dropped my Nikon D50, thigh high on concrete. It doesn't auto focus anymore. It sounds like it's trying but motor stops almost immediately. I have since used the lens on another D50 and it works ...
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First DSLR camera? [duplicate]

I'm 15 years old and I'm interested in buying my first DSLR camera. I want to be able to do videos as well as photography. I have talked to professional photographers they have all told me to go for a ...
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How do you focus a shot with an IR/UV passfilter?

I'm researching the world of photography outside of the visible spectrum and I'm really curious to get my hands on some filters, the Baader-U for example, to try shooting in these spectra. However, I ...
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Why do pixels appear when skies are darkened using the graduation in Lightroom?

I use Photoshop to create a panorama from 3-7 photos. Then I export it back into Lightroom. My RAW files are either DNGs or JPEGS when I import into Photoshop. When exported back to Lightroom, when I ...
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Why would D90 preset white balance be no good [closed]

For the Nikon D90, how do I remove the preset white balance in Image d-0?
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How to shoot panorama in Nikon d5200

I recently bought a Nikon d5200 and I was wondering how to shoot in panorama mode. I seem to find every other mode but panorama. Do I just need to pan the camera and take multiple pictures and stitch ...
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Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with a Canon Powershot SX 160 IS?

I have a Canon Power Shot SX 160 IS. Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with this type of camera?
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In what kinds of images would high noise be most manageable?

In what sort of photographs does the noise least detract from the image? (The noise is that resulting from use of high ISO settings.)
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scanning negatives

I am beginning to scan my negatives. From my early days of photography some 50 years ago I have found in my archives single 35mm negs that I want to reassemble into a strip to scan. How can I ...
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Is the camouflage texture of certain wildlife lens covers relevant? [closed]

Camouflage texture on wildlife lens covers seem pretty popular. I get that the covers can be great to protect the lens from dents and scratches as well as to protect the hands of thephotographer from ...
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Can a ghostlike image be caused by a overlap with previous frame on an SD card?

Is it possible for a secure digital card to have a ghostlike image on a different frame, ff you shoot digital cards and do not reformat them? Could a ghost image appear from a previous frame number if ...
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Need advice on ND filters [duplicate]

I need to take a 2-minute exposure shot of a landscape scene on a regular sunny day at, let's say, f/4.5. I suppose I'll need to use ND filters for this purpose, but how do I figure out how many ...
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Adjustable group shot (add/remove people)

A friend of mine just asked me to make a corporate group shot of the +- 27 people working in his company. No problem of course, but he wants the group to be adjustable. He basically wants me to ...
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Big sensor and landscape photography, DoF

I've been an owner of point & shot cameras for some years. Now, I'm considering to move to bigger sensor cameras (4/3, asp-c) because I really hate the noise that small sensors produce on low ...
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Programmable cameras that can take multiple shots at different focus settings

To do focus stacking in case of moving subjects, it would be useful to have the ability to preset different focus settings and let the camera take the pictures with the different settings in fast ...
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Is it possible to bracket with flash only around a manual setting on Nikon D7000+SB700?

I have a Nikon D7000 and a SB-700 flash and am trying to set up the following: Manual mode (F11, 1/250) Manual flash (1/64) Bracketing with flash only +- 1 stop, i.e. one picture at flash power ...
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Weighted conversion to a fixed palette

for some reason I need to convert a picture to a 16-color palette. While the conversion itself is nothing special, I need the final result to stick to a well-defined color proportion. This means, for ...
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Sony a77 doesn't recognize Rokinon 85mm manual lens

So, I'm having a bit of an odd issue with my Sony a77. When I mount my Rokinon 85mm lens to my Sony a77, it acts as though I haven't attached a lens at all. What's up with that? O.o
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Light meter calculations on micro four thirds [duplicate]

I am planning to start using a light meter for portrait photography with an Olympus OMD EM5, off camera flash and an old Canon 135mm f2 manual lens. However having read about it, I think that I will ...
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Does the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D has any dust related problems?

I’m planning on purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D very soon, it’s the only DSLR that fits my budget (other one is the Nikon D3100 which I don’t plan to get). I like everything about the camera ...
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I cannot download pics into Elements 9

After being able to download pics, it appears I have upset something that now gives me a window saying "The file is damaged or is a format that cannot be included in the organizer" What have I done ...
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how to determine how much power to use in manual mode for external flash? [duplicate]

i recently added an sb700 to my d3200 and am unsure how to determine proper amount of power to use in photos. in another thread here on stack exchange, it was suggested that the ttl metering makes a ...
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Free softwares for editiing [duplicate]

Are there any free software like Photoshop that can be used to edit and add effects to photos? I want to create a professional look to my photos.
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How can I reduce the effect of sodium vapor street lights in night photography?

I would like to light buildings at night using torches etc. How do I reduce the sodium light (street light ) that is cast on it. Can I reduce it with a filter and if so which one?
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Grey card vs white card, and different results

I recently purchased a grey card set from here (comes with a grey card, white card, and a black card): ...
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Auto focus vs Single Continuous/Point focus

I'm using a D600. Sometimes, having the ability to select my focus point is good. However, in certain situations, moments can be lost when you're framing or moving the focus point to the subject in ...
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Converting cameras for infrared use: When does the filter have to be replaced, and when is simply removing it ok?

When converting a digital camera for infrared use, the general approach is to remove any filters that limit its sensitivity to the visible range of light wavelengths. Some conversions replace the ...
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How is the number of stops of benefit provided by VR determined?

I hear people talking about vibration reduction giving you extra 'stops' on a lens, thus giving you extra shutter speed to play with. How do people work this out into an amount of stops? E.g. by ...
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How can I use flash with large apertures?

I get very frustrated. When I take portraits, I want to use a flash because I think they turn out better. But if I use an f-stop that is high enough to blur the background, my shutter speed only ...

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