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Camera's display is half white, half black and unresponsive

My wife dropped our Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. The screen is now completely white on the right side and completely black on the left, split exactly down the middle. The camera seems responsive to ...
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Why am I getting noise with D3200 f/1.8 ISO200

I just bought a Nikon D3200. My first DSLR. Am using a 50mm f1.8D Nikkor lens. Now, at ISO 200, I took a few test shots and though the images look fine on the small screen, as soon as I view them on ...
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Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD

Yes, it's another question about photo backups during traveling. But it's not a duplicate of this and this because I'm asking about specific way of backuping and will it work or no. I have D750 and ...
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HSS & studio strobes

Using the mini tt1 and flex tt5, can you HSS studio strobes, like alien bees? If you could, will they 'sync' up to the same shutter speeds as speed lights? For instance, to shoot at f/1.4 at noon or ...
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Why are there small dots on bokeh circles when I zoom in all the way?

I just took a photo with manual focus and blurred as much as I could a light, but instead of getting a uniform colour, there are dots, like dust : Do you know what's causing the darker dots?
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How can I capture the atmosphere of group around a campfire at night?

I need to take a few photos of a camping party after sunset. Additionally, there is a campfire with kids sitting around. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to capture this without destroying the ...
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Settings for getting the actual color of a garment in clothes photography [duplicate]

I am shooting clothing laying on the floor on a white background. 2 softboxes of 350W each light the garment. The rest is my Nikon D40 with a 18-105mm lens. However the color of the garment is not ...
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What is a good Nikon camera body for a food photographer?

I've just started to get paid work as a food photographer, but I'm still using my d3200! I've invested in a lot of glass over the last year or so but after a recent shoot in an underground restaurant, ...
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How far is the heat limit from the power limit on speedlights?

Sort of questioning the premise of What to look for in a flash battery pack?: Can a speedlight work significantly faster than on its internal batteries without overheating? The reason I ask is that ...
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Canon 6D or 5D for amateur photographer?

The environments that I most use my camera in are family & friend gatherings, weddings, and urban travel. I am interested in lifestyle photography and occasional city photography. I have been ...
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Lightroom: Any advantage to setting highlights/shadows before white point/dark point?

In Lightroom, is there any reason why it is more advantageous to adjust highlights and shadows before setting the white point and black point (or vice-versa)? I realize that everyone has their own ...
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If viewers don't respond to the rule of thirds, why do some photographers still emphasize it?

Previous posts (1, 2) explain the concept of the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio. Some previous answers state that the Rule of Thirds is the Golden Ratio, but that is not true. The two are ...
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What's the best Macro/Portrait setup gear I should look for?

I am looking forward to shooting macro photography and portraits, too. I have a Nikon D5100 with the kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I love doing macros but I feel like I'm limited with my lens and ...
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Can I calculate my phone's sensor size from f-stop, focal length, max aperture, or other metadata?

Could I work out sensor size of my phone from these info: F-stop= f/2.6 , focal length = 3mm, max aperture = 2.8 and others info like: resolution unit, exposure time?
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What can and cannot be legally done with editorial photos?

I'm wondering what is allowed to do with editorial images (as opposed to "commercial" photos) - and I'm not talking about the rules of a specific stock photo agency, rather about laws. I know ...
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How can I use my old Sigma 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7 DL on my new Nikon D5100?

I have this lens from my old camera. How can I use it on my new Nikon d5100 dSLR? It doesn't fit. Do I have to buy any specific adaptor to fit it? Can you name one? Can someone please help me out with ...
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Focal length of the sony DSC-H20

I am working in finding the distance of the objects in a video taken using a Sony Camera model DSC-H20 and suppose that any lens or zoom distortions were applied. In order to know the position I need ...
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If you were to buy just one lens [on hold]

... which one would it be? I understand it depends on what kind of photography one is into. Wide lens for landscape, zoom lens for zoom'ers etc. I am not trying to get into that conversation here. ...
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Why did my 35mm film turn out “foggy”?

I was recently gifted an old Kalimar K-90 1000 35mm camera. My first roll of film turned out perfect, no flaws whatsoever. On my second roll I took photos of my daughter, the first half turned out ...
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Why can't I successfully fire my studio strobe and speedlight together?

In a Profoto YouTube video, the instructor had a setup where two Profoto B1 flashes were triggered with a Profoto AirRemoteTTL on the hotshoe of the camera but then he wanted to add a small Canon ...
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Is there software to integrate photos stored in different cloud solutions with my local collection?

I'm looking for a photo management solution for windows or linux which is capable of managing my local collection and integrate the photos wich are stored on different cloud services ...
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Why doesn't my YN-565EX fire with the RF-603II wireless triggers?

I can't get the flash to fire with flash triggers on. Can anyone help? Body: Nikon D7000 Flash: Yongnuo YN-565EX Trigger: Yongnuo RF-603II wireless flash trigger
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Polarising lens size for Nikon D7000 [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D7000 and need to buy a polarising lens but don't know what size lens I need. I have the the starter kit lens AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm1.35-5.6g ED. I'm new to photography.
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How to get a white background when photoshooting clothing [duplicate]

I am trying to shoot some garments such as hoodie tshirts. I am using 2 softboxes with white lights of 350W each on a white background. The lighting looks good. As per camera, I am using my 18-105mm ...
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How can I extract still frames from an MPEG video with Photoshop?

I have a MPEG video of high quality. I want to open the video with photoshop so that I could extract some still images. But when I open it, I got an error could not complete your request because the ...
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How to handle lens name mismatch between Darktable / exiv2 and Lensfun?

Darktable doesn't recognise my Panasonic 12-32mm pancake on my Olympus E-M10 due to a mismatch of the exif LensType and lensfun modelname. exiv2 -pt 20150824_0143.ORF | grep -ai lens ...
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How can I lock the grid sort order in Lightroom?

I have a selection of photos in Grid view, sorted by rating. Now I want to go through and change ratings. However, every time I change a photo's rating the grid re-sorts and moves to the changed ...
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Where can I download a trial version of Lightroom 6?

I would like to evaluate the features of the software Adobe Lightroom 6. Especially the hardware acceleration and if it works with my dated computer1. I worked myself through the Adobe website to the ...
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How to make a photo of a wide wall [duplicate]

Let's say you need to take a photo of a 200 feet wide wall, but can't move further away from it than 50 feet (won't get the entire wall in one photo). Currently, I stand still, and take a bunch of ...
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Using photos to measure surface area? [on hold]

Does anyone have any experience with measuring surface area, using photos? For instance, take a photo of a wall or building, and then be able to measure the surface area on a computer, using a photo. ...
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How to prevent water droplet formation on waterproof camera lens?

Waterproof camera (Canon D10 in my case) is great for shooting in or near water during sports. Unfortunaly, water sprays onto the lens and water droplets form, which disturb or totally destroy the ...
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50mm f/1.4 versus 85mm f/1.8 with APS-C for portraits? [duplicate]

Which would be a better choice for head and shoulder shots with a 1.6x crop sensor camera: 50mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.8? How I will be shooting: 6-12 feet away from model. Under the cover of dense ...
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Crop factor on Crop lenses [duplicate]

Is there crop factor for crop lenses on a crop sensor camera? I have an a6000 and I really need to know if crop factor applies to my new 18-105 G Lens
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What's the ranges of ratios of Focal Length to Sensor Height to approximate a human eye's view?

Given this formula for calculating the distance to an object as long as you have a picture of the object and know the actual height of the object... distance to object (mm) = focal length (mm) * real ...
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Editing recreation for family photos [on hold]

i've been wondering how photographer, Akiko Shigemoto, has edited her photos for a while. Specifically how to recreate a similar effect in photoshop for my own family photos. You can find her work ...
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How to reduce the hands shaking [duplicate]

I am not sure if the question belongs to this site, but I am sure that many photographers have worked to get better photos without a tripod, So it would be helpful to know the solutions they have ...
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Are Simpex triggers compatible with Yongnuo flashes?

I would like to know if Simpex triggers work with Yongnuo flashes.
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Panorama with rectangular projection [duplicate]

I've taken about an hundered of pictures of a large painting with an iPhone at a distance of about 40cm. For each picture I moved the camera along the painting. I was thinking to use hugin to build ...
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Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?

It's easy to fall on the "too-much" side when playing with raw editing software. I guess it is mainly a matter of moderation, and the question might raise criticism over his broadness, yet I am still ...
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What lenses are considered wide-angle zoom/prime for Nikon D5300 [duplicate]

I'm planing to go on a trip where I plan to do some landscape photography. While I started out with 18-105mm lens, I noticed the quality can be poor around the edges in some cases and I know it's ...
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is it possible to take photographs of the Milky Way with a Panasonic FZ-30 camera?

I have a Panasoinc Lumix FZ30 "SLR-like" camera It can take raw images. It has ISO speed between 80 and 400 and max aperture f2.8 and max 60 seconds of exposure time. I am really eager to take ...
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Metz 58 AF-2 red light indicator lightswhen test button is pressed; what's wrong?

My Metz 58 AF-2 flash fails to work. The red light indicator lights when the test flash button is pressed. Batteries are fully charged. Is there something wrong with the setting?
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Checking images for corruptions [duplicate]

Is there a tool that can be used for batch checking images for corruptions such as these (in this case, occured due to error while moving file),
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How do I import metadata from a filename?

I'm looking for a tool (freeware if possible) that can write the metadata of a picture by parsing its filename. Example: Filename: mySuperCoolPhoto_20150825.jpg Extracted Metadata: ...
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Why do RAW images in Darktable have a lot of noise?

I installed the latest version of Darktable from the Ubuntu PPA from their homepage (1.6.8). When I import RAW ges from a folder they all seem to have a lot of noise. I opened the exact same images ...
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Is Mirroring on one card is done through camera or through cards?

It was a vague title, let me explain:) Some cameras for example Nikon D-610 and D-810 that I have used have two slots for memory cards and in settings you can tell it to use Slot2 as a mirror for the ...
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Hard reset Samsung NX300

Is it possible to hard/factory reset Samsung NX300? I tried this guide, which is complete nonsense.
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Show oldest and newest image with exiftool

Is there any way to show the name of the oldest & the newest image in the current folder with exiftool, taking into account the shooting date? (i.e. sort by shooting date and show oldest and ...
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How can I make a photo with blurred people but a sharp background? [duplicate]

I am trying to achieve the type of photo where the people/moving parts of the photograph are virtually invisible, but the static background is perfectly sharp. For example, I am taking a photo ...
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What are similarities and differences between raw editing and film developing capabilities?

Raw images are supposed to be detailed output from the camera sensor(s), with more details that what can actually be printed or displayed on a screen. Effects like exposure compensation or white ...

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