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Benro Tripod: Sticky Middle Column

I've recently purchased a Traveler Angel ii (Aluminum) and have notice that when I remove the middle column in order to reverse it or attach to the monopod leg, it sticks (in the beginning) when ...
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Macro photography with a ring flash

Being relatively new to photography I want to try some macro photography of flowers in my garden. I've bought a set of macro extension tubes and a ring flash (both unbranded and cheap to start with). ...
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I don't need anything to be blurred. I need everything to be focused [duplicate]

The scene is at the distance of say 10 feet. I own Nikon d7200 and a lens of 18-140 mm. There are three cats here and there (not together), but many of my images focused on one/two cats and not all ...
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The big question - Which Camera (DSLR)? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR. I would be capturing nature and wildlife with the new camera, still photos and videos. Which camera should I buy? My list includes ...
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How to recover metadata in Lightroom?

Here's my basic workflow: Transfer raw photos to machine Edit Publish photos Move photos to longterm storage (a NAS) In some cases I don't save the metadata on the photos and it gets lost when I ...
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How can I simulate a bayer filter (or just RGB channels) using photoshop layers?

I can copy the red, green, and blue channels in an image and make them layers. What I'm after is to have a document with 3 layers... one representing the red channel, one for green, another for blue....
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Photoshop: Where are the “Pressure for Opacity” and “Pressure for Size” in the custom shortcuts feature?

I am setting up Photoshop commands/tools/functions on a Wacom and would really like to have the "Pressure for Opacity" and "Pressure for Size" options as shortcuts—which would be very useful. There ...
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What causes these “striped” streaks from light sources? [duplicate]

About 10 days ago I took this photo with a Samsung G S3 and why do those lights appear as eh.. eh... stripes?? Just like there was a star filter but lacking the stripe which is perpendicular to the ...
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What exactly “professional-grade” means in Nikon line of lenses?

I was researching a bit on Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens. Both Nikon USA and India websites are silent about the build material of the lens barrel. There are a class of people, who either out of "frustration"...
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What to do with a model release when shooting with someone who is not yet 18?

DISCLAIMER: Aside from legal advice (I do understand that every nation is different), what I am looking for is anything that I might have missed and yet comes from common sense application. I do want ...
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How do I take an image without a blurry background? [duplicate]

I'm very new to DSLRs and I was wondering how to make it so that my Nikon D3300 focuses but does not blur anything out like when it focuses on a flower or something and it blurs everything else around ...
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Why does DeepSkyStacker brighten the stars too much compared to Photoshop?

I've got a 100-ish image stack of the milky way. I always use Photoshop's stacking but sometimes it fails aligning the images or it requires too much swap space (~80GB range) on my primary drive which ...
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As an inexperienced user, how can I best take action photographs with a DSLR and consumer superzoom?

I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma lens 18-200mm. I need to take fast action pictures of my grandson playing baseball, in short stop plays; this is a very fast position. What would be the best setting ...
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How do I fix a non-retracting lens on my Canon G7X?

My lens will not retract. I've tried several of the hints given but so far nothing. I've not had the camera in sandy places nor has it has it been too warm or moist due to humidity. I'm at a loss, ...
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Which should I go for: Nikon D3300 or Nikon D5200? [duplicate]

Which ones of these two would you advise me to go for? I want good image quality but I have never had a dslr before.
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Blue parts on the trees

How can I reduce or mask in LRoom blue parts on the trees (on the line between the sky and the trees) ?
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What are the grey to black lines at the edges of objects in this photo?

The photos I have taken with Canon EOS Rebel T5i has lines at the edges between individual fruits. The colors of these lines range from grey to black. I have attached two versions of the same photo, ...
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Legal aspects about street photography [duplicate]

I am new to photography and I do not know what are the legal aspects about street photography. Can I just shoot people and publish their pictures like that?
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How to avoid focus reset when switching to MF on mechanical focus-ring lenses with Olympus E-M10 Mark II?

Usually when one switches from AF to MF on the vast majority of cameras, the focus distance stays distance it was before switching. This way one can use AF to set the focus distance and then switch to ...
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How to set “Camera Calibration” in the “Develop module” of Adobe Lightroom

I, typically, do not touch/modify/manipulate photos taken on my Nikon D750. This is mostly because I like spending more time learning how to take good photos than learn how to improve them later on. I ...
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More megapixels to compensate for small zoom (Or: How good is Sony's Smart Zoom?)

Short version of my question: How can I compare cameras with different optical zooms and different megapixels (more megapixels can allow cropping for a fake zoom effect) in order to tell which camera ...
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Can I manually reposition a non-closing cover on a Canon powershot A630?

Is there any way I manually reposition a stuck external lock on the battery cover on my Canon Powershot A630?
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Need of affordable macro solution [duplicate]

Guys I am in need of macro. Do you think I should get the affordable 30mm macro 1:1 or buy extension tubes or close up lenses for my 18-55 or 75-300 ?. Or do you think reversing is better ? I forgot ...
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How can I preview photos from camera on laptop?

When I import photos to my laptop, windows 7 they are saved in a folder by month. When then clicking on the folder it opens up the individual photos but they all show a 'flower'symbol and I have no ...
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Photo filter: What is the name of this filter [duplicate]

This is my first post here. I am new to photography. I am amazed with some of the beautiful works people are doing. Equally I have started to love the power of filters. I jus saw the following photo: ...
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Can I photograph flowers with macro lenses shorter than 70mm?

I have read (from photography e-articles) that macro lenses shorter than 70 mm give the photographer not so much working distance from its subject, because they block light sources. I am planning to ...
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Why do I have to press the shutter button twice to take a photo with my Canon DSLR?

I have a problem with my DSLR, a Canon 70D. When I push the shutter button to take a photo, I need to push it once more to take a single shot. The AF mode is not on self-timer. What could be wrong?
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Can I DIY a regular backpack to protect my camera gear?

This summer I'm going to a hiking trip in the mountains. I will also take my camera gear with me. I have already ordered a camera backpack, but due to some delivery delays, I will receive it after my ...
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Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII - Aperture not working?

My question is pretty straightforward: this lens' aperture stopped working for some reason. What could it be the cause? Me and a friend of mine tried it in studio, attached to a D750, and when we ...
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How do I get my Canon 70D to detect my Tokina AT-X 400mm lens?

I have recently purchased a used (but remarkable condition) Tokina AT-X 400mm f/5.6 with an EF mount. This works on my 6D, allowing for aperture and focus control from the body. However, my 70D ...
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How do I get a blurry background? [duplicate]

How do I get a blurry background? I am a beginner and I have no idea.
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Are forex prints less popular in the US than in Europe?

When looking to show pictures at small exhibits, one printing option is to have photos printed on Forex. Forex seems quite popular in Europe, however in the US, prices for Forex printing seem to be ...
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How to reposition subject in the same place and pose in a series of images over time

I am going on a lengthy road trip this summer, and I wanted to have some fun with the pictures I take. I thought it would be cool to take pictures of my girlfriend in various locations, but have her ...
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How do I use a Canon 430EX II off-camera with Cybersync triggers and a 5D Mark II?

I am aware that the Canon 430EX II can only be used as a slave, but if I have the hot shoe adaptor with a standard PC cable connecting it to my Cybersync receiver (which fires upon connection) when ...
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What causes these lines / scratches to appear on my developed film?

Please can someone advise me what might have caused this & what I should do to ensure it doesn't happen again? The lines start up higher near the start of the film and are quiet low by the end of ...
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Are there any apps for “eye training” (e.g., visual perception of white balance/color temp)?

I know there are several apps in the music world (such as functional ear training) that 'train' you to recognize certain intervals within keys by playing notes and then having you pick what the ...
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How do I “freestyle crop” in Photoshop without the crop tool adjusting the aspect ratio?

I would like to move one edge of the crop tool "rectangle" without the other edges auto adjusting as well to a specified aspect ratio. The marquee is too imprecise since the lines cannot be fine ...
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How to set up live view finder on Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to TV screen

I have a Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to a TV screen via an Ex-Pro Premium replacement for Canon HTC-100 cable (HDMI to Mini HDMI). I can playback images and video I have already taken on the TV ...
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Workflow for third party to tag my Lightroom photos

I keep all my photos (terabytes) in Lightroom. A portion of my photos are ready to sell to Getty and they need to have metadata updated based on my notes and someone doing a lot of work. My virtual ...
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How can I use a p-iris/autoiris lens on a camera without a connection port?

My team owns a Point Grey camera that we neeed to attach a wide angle lens to. THe wide angle lens we has a cable allowing for autoiris and p-iris control, but the camera doesn't have the autoiris/p-...
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What's causing this weird motion blur in my long exposure?

I'm shooting with a Canon 5DMkIII, and I'm experiencing a weird motion blur with the LEDs in this picture: It's a long exposure shot (30 seconds) in a dark room with an initial flash. The camera is ...
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How would I calculate the FOV needed in this scenerio

I'm creating an installation involving an LCD Screen and camera, basically I want the LCD screen to display a view of what the person would see if looking through the LCD screen. Please see the ...
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Are there any 360/Sphere open source photo resources?

I'm working on a Sphere Image/Video Project, the problem is I do not have the money to pay for a 360° Camera and the Spheres generated on my phone with Google Street App usually have considerable ...
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How to take a tunnel photo with a model inside the tunnel?

I recently bought Nikon D7200. A good camera. But I feel a great challenge while taking a photo of a model standing in the middle of the tunnel. The tunnel is short and outside the tunnel is a ...
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How much of digital sensor noise is thermal?

Is all digital sensor noise thermal? And what is the relationship between temperature and noise? For example, as we cooled a CMOS towards absolute zero, would we discover that high-ISO images would ...
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What makes RAW formats better for manipulation than JPEGs or PNGs [duplicate]

So I've seen everyone saying that RAW format is much better for manipulation in photo editing applications like Lightroom than JPEGs or PNGs. While I read some posts here like this and this, I'm ...
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Does being a Macro lens but on a shorter focal length affect taking a tight portrait photo?

I want to do some beauty portraits. Some of my shots will be from waist up, some of them will be tighter. For example just the face and nothing else in the frame OR a little going back to get the ...
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Tripods for bird photography

I've recently got my 7D II and Tamron 150-600 and now I'm looking for a tripod. The type of photography I want to work on is birds in flight photography. What tripod specs should I be looking at, and ...
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How long should I charge a DSLR battery for the first time for best results?

I have purchased a Canon 1200D and am wondering how long I should charge the battery when it arrives. I've heard people say that we need to charge a battery for one day to prevent battery "memory". ...
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How can I create a double exposure image in Photoshop?

I have two photos I want to use to create a double exposure image. How can I do this with Photoshop CS5?

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