The Sleeping Giant's Sea Lion

by Jakub

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

0
votes
3answers
111 views

Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?

My camera is acting weirdly these days... After putting fully charged batteries into it I was only able to take 2-3 shots before it turned off and showed the battery low symbol. So I took my camera to ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

does depth of field travel with the focal plane?

for simplicity it can be assumed all of the following discussion is relative to a prime lens i recently learned about the technique of hyperfocal distance focusing. that is, by using the method to ...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

Canon lenses with Sony A7r

I am thinking about switching from 5DMIII to Sony A7r. In terms of lenses, I have Canon EF lenses (16-35, 50, 70-200), and a Tamron 24-70 VC. Will the electronics of those lenses work with the ...
0
votes
2answers
178 views

Device to make continuous high-resolution photos?

I have a problem — I want to make a photo of a surface with high-resolution (>20 Megapixels) every second. If I will use a DSLR camera a shutter will die very quickly. If I will use a videoflow — ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Organizing photos for archival purposes, what format for metadata?

For long term archiving, what metadata format(s) are most likely to be readable in 10, 20, or 30 years? Currently I archive photos by directory in a tree structure starting with year at the top level. ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Can the Cannon EOS Rebel T3i function as a USB drive? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to view pictures from my Cannon EOS Rebel T3i on my chromebook immediately, without having to move the SD card. The chromebook doesn't recognize the camera as a USB drive when ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Is this file size adequate for jpeg images?

While my photos usually are ~ 150kb average, I find some to double that size under the same settings. Specially Black & White photos. Is this size normal, because of the amount of different tones ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Not quite straight lines; any help in Aperture?

This slightly bent sculpture is, I imagine, suffering from a bit of distortion. I thought that the raw processor in Aperture included lens data to correct this; the lens in question is a 55-200 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Pixelstick wireless remote trigger alternative

I got a pixelstick (http://www.thepixelstick.com/) and want to see what options I have to trigger it remotely. They sell a remote trigger that goes with the pixelstick ( ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Why is it that parallel lines in 3D are not parallel in an Image?

I was taught that parallel lines in 3D are not necessary parallel in a picture of them. However, I was told taking the picture from far away and then zooming into the picture would create an image ...
3
votes
2answers
318 views

how to use a circular polarizing filter [duplicate]

I am testing out a B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer filter, but there is no marking, or indication where the starting position supposed to be. If the filter is supposed to be turned to turn polarization ...
2
votes
3answers
333 views

Can studio light be as good as sunlight?

I am currently digitalizing some family albums. I was told the best source of light is daylight, so I've been using that as a light source. However, this restricts me to specific hours of the day, ...
2
votes
3answers
129 views

Is it possible in Lightroom to change a develop property of multiple photos by a certain amount?

After a long session of "developing" RAW photos I think I over processed most of the photos. I tried lowering the clarity value of some photos and saw that this tamed the over processed look a bit. ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

How does a focus ring bring a subject in or out of focus?

When you manually adjust your focus ring on the lens, what actually happens inside the lens? Is this changing simply the point at which the lens is focusing, so that anything at this distance away ...
1
vote
4answers
104 views

Is “exposure fusion” different from HDR? [duplicate]

Is "exposure fusion" distinct from HDR compositing techniques, or is it essentially a marketing term for a specific HDR process. Or is it just a synonym for HDR? Or, to put this in "meta" terms, ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

How to preserve image quality when exporting psd file to jpeg?

my psd file is 9900px by 6600px and I want to export it to jpeg for a website. When I try to export it to jpeg with 72ppi and lower down pixel dimensions to about 1000px by 750px, the image comes out ...
3
votes
4answers
166 views

Is in-camera HDR and panorama better than post?

With adequate processing power it seems like in-camera HDR and panorama images would always be better than what could be composited in post, because: The camera can use inertial sensors to align the ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Can I make a 1:2 macro lens into 1:1 true macro using only bellows?

I have a Tamron 90mm with a 1:2 magnification. If I use a bellows will that make it 1:1? I know I can buy an extension but I also what to know if I can get 1:1 magnification with only the bellows ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Calculating the field of view for a Nexus 5

The specs on the Nexusw 5 rear camera are: Aperture size: F2.4 Focal length (35mm equivalent): 30.4 mm Camera sensor size: 1/3.2" I want to calculate the field of view ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

Does it matter whether I download a firmware update from Sony's US, UK or India sites?

This may be a silly question, but I have a Sony NEX-5R that I bought from Amazon.com in the US. Does it matter where I download a firmware update from Sony's US site, or other country sites such as UK ...
-2
votes
1answer
89 views

How does the iPhone 5s manage to take HDR photos at full-frame rate?

The iPhone 5s has a burst mode where it takes 10 photos per second. According to this review: Even HDR shooting doesn’t slow things down much, and there’s no waiting for the phone to digest a long ...
11
votes
7answers
689 views

What to look for in a compact camera to take picture of black dog?

I like to take snapshots of my black dog during hikes and have grown annoyed at my camera. The changing light conditions and his movements force me to use the automatic sport mode, which often ...
-3
votes
1answer
102 views

Which of these two metrics is a good measurement of sharpness?

I have seen two metrics used to measure the sharpness of a camera: Perceptual megapixels, used on Dxomark. Number of lines the camera can resolve in a resolution chart. However, these two ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
134 views

Color film comparison: How does Fujifilm Superia compare to Kodak Portra?

I am a newbie to color analog photography. So far I have only use B&W films. Specifically, I prefer Ilford Delta 400, Kodak Tri-X and Ilford 3200. My camera is Pentax ME Super. I am on the big ...
0
votes
4answers
84 views

Does camera calibration negate lens color quality?

One of the quality of lenses are the way it renders color. Some say, a lens of a certain brand has a special color quality to it etc. But if you do camera calibration, will it matter at that point? ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

Why can't I view a picture preview on Windows 7?

I can't see image previews on Windows 7. Only icon view on all pics. Other computers work fine. I checked the pic views
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Thumbnails only show blue picture icon [duplicate]

When i download or try to put pictures on my windows 7 computer all i see is the blue pic icon instead of pic preview. The pic shows up on my other computers. I tried to change the view..no luck.
1
vote
1answer
52 views

How to remove shiny spots from photography print on wood?

I had a photograph I took printed directly onto wood with UV Ink through an online service. The result of the print is beautiful, but all of the dark/black ink reflects light, while the light colors ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Nikon D700: metallic piece around the eyepiece broken!

Hello photographers! the metallic piece around the eyepiece got broken on my D700 (the piece is the one shown by the red arrow on the pic attached). It really doesn't look serious, but Nikon ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Should I turn off in-camera long exposure noise reduction when shooting for image stacking?

I have never shot with intervalmeter for the purposes of image stacking but want to at least try. I am going to try star trails but my question is this: Should I turn off in-camera long exposure ...
4
votes
1answer
59 views

maximum aperture consistent with the nikon F mount

In a related thread, it's been debated whether there is a hard limitation to maximum possible lens aperture ; it seems there is none. However, using the example of the nikon F mount, this technical ...
1
vote
3answers
90 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
127 views

What causes the glitter/texture in bokeh?

I have been looking for a technical explanation for the glitter/texture sometimes appearing in bokeh, usually when you have light coming through a object that scatters light like glass. I am of cause ...
16
votes
4answers
3k views

Are Nikon DSLR sensors actually better than Canon's?

I've been a happy Canon user for a while. When I was doing my initial research on what brand to buy several years ago, I came to the conclusion that both Nikon and Canon are equally good (which I ...
17
votes
4answers
2k views

Hour long exposure of the sun

I'm attempting to do a shot without causing damage to my camera...A hour long exposure of a sunset. I've have used two pieces of welder's glass and got this shot. It caused a purple haze over a good ...
0
votes
3answers
108 views

Which lens/focal length offers the widest viewing angle without too noticable distorions/fish-eye-effect?

I am looking for a lens for my Sony Alpha 77 (APS-C), which gets me an as wide as possible viewing angle, but I also hate that fisheye effect one gets from using too low of a focal length. About where ...
1
vote
3answers
89 views

Where to get serious portfolio book printed?

I'm looking into getting a serious professional portfolio printed so I can carry it with me to show to clients. I do a lot of printing on my own with my Epson R3880. With my own printing I get to ...
3
votes
1answer
159 views

Are wide angle adapters bad?

I would like to get wider angle photos than my current setup of min 18mm APS-C allows, but decent wide angle lenses (for Sony with 10-14mm focal length) cost 300+€. I stumbled upon these wide angle ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Convert Exposure Time in seconds to a fraction

I'm writing my own software to manage my photo storage. Within the EXIF data the camera stores it's exposure time in seconds. So 1/60 is expressed as 0.0166666666666667. Sites like Flickr are ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Why is “Equalize” interpreted differently in different programs?

I had always thought that "equalize" meant that each channel ended up with a uniform distribution. However, that's not what I'm seeing in Photoshop- values are redistributed, by the histogram isn't ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Olympus BH-2 Microscope and an Olympus E-3 DSLR

I have an Olympus BH-2 Microscope and an Olympus E-3 DSLR. What do I need to connect the 2? I think need: Trinocular head, Lens adapter, Camera adapter, Photo eyepiece. Is this everything I need? ...
0
votes
2answers
115 views

Why does Lightroom disable chromatic abberation correction by default?

Why is chromatic aberration correction disabled in Lightroom by default? In my opinion, it is the feature that has to be applied always. This is also what most (to my knowledge) built-in camera JPG ...
3
votes
3answers
83 views

Photographing luminous clothing

I was wondering how you take a photograph of luminous clothing. No reflective strips on it or anything. Just can't seem to get the colour real. It comes out washed out looking and not bright like it ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Photographing fireflies handheld at night

I've just come from a vacation trip where one of the attractions was firefly watching at night. I only brought with me my point-and-shoot camera, a Canon S100, but to much disappointment, I wasn't ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

Photography and eye health

So I recently went and had an eye exam for the first time probably since i started doing photography on a serious kind of level. It was free and I had an hour to kill. In the past my eyesight has ...
3
votes
2answers
211 views

How to enhance a reflection in post?

I took this picture this weekend: When I took the picture I didn't notice the reflection, but now that I see it, I'd like to enhance it in post. Is there any way to do this? Technical notes. Shot ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Canon 1000D SD card maximum

What are the max parameters of an SD card for the Canon 1000D? Some sources say it can read up to 16GB, other say 8GB is the max, other say they run into the problems with 32GB. (Many also outline ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How to upload multiple RAW images for processing

How can i upload multiple RAW images for editing in adobe elements 9. Also, whats a easy way to separate RAW and JPEG images when both appear because i have camera set that way.
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Why can't I shoot continously with my Nikon DSLR?

What is the reason I can not shoot continuous shots on my nikon d90 for action shots? It only allows me to shoot one frame. I am using a Tamron 200-500 lens.

15 30 50 per page