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Why use higher ISO when using tripod and the object is static?

Sometimes when I see photo for example like this, I always wonder why the photographer choose such a high ISO (640), despite using tripod and the object is also static. As far as I know, lower ISO ...
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How can I set a slower shutter speed on my Nikon D5200?

I'm a bit of a newbie with my Nikon D5200. I see the longest the shutter can stay open for is 30 sec on this camera. How do I get it to stay open for longer? Do I need a remote? Help will be ...
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Budget Digital Compact Camera for a completely amateur user [on hold]

I was asked by a friend advice on what compact digital camera to buy. This is going to be her first camera. Her budget is around €100 and ideally she would like it to have as many features as ...
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How do disposable cameras work without exposure and focus control?

Before I got into photography, I used to use disposable cameras with ISO 400 film. I've gotten some decent results in various lighting, both inside and outside and at different focus distances. How do ...
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Grain of sand in view finder on Nikon D3100

I took my camera to the beach (stupid idea) and after I was back home, I realized I had a single grain of sand in my view finder. The good news, is that its not in the lens or on any of the pictures ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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Plugin Metadata in LR

I use J Friedl's plugin for uploading pictures to Zenfolio. This plugin adds two fields to the metadata - logical yes/no for uploaded and a field for the url. These are not editable inside LR. That ...
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Using a small brush size with color replacement (cs6) results in image blur

I am a newbie with Photoshop. I tried to use color replacement in CS6 and have read lots of tutorials about this. My problem is I want to change a color in a picture and when I use color replacement ...
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What, technically, is happening when one adjusts the 'Exposure' setting in a raw editor?

Since the photograph has already been taken by the time it is being edited, 'adjusting the exposure' of a RAW file must have a specific technical meaning (which I have struggled to find) Can someone ...
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Why is it harder to focus using LiveView?

I have a Canon EOS 650D with 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. When shooting in LiveView, I find it harder to achieve focus when it's in the dark, and sometimes it can not lock focus despite my touching the ...
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Setup for macro photos of flat surface with macro lens and led ring

I need to take photographs of a close flat surface with controlled lighting. I have an idea to do this, which is to use a dslr with a macro lens. Use a LED ring (which I see are usually used for ...
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Facebook C2 on browsers versus other applications

My brother's girlfriend uploaded a photograph of their new home to Facebook. I was going to comment on how to improve the colour balance in their home, so I wanted to take a close look at the image ...
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Are modern digital cameras better at dealing with blown highlights than they used to be?

Several years ago, I asked Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?, and if you look there, you can see some fairly convincing answers as to why this is. In an answer to a ...
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How do I take good portraits with a bridge camera and superzoom?

I'm an absolute beginner with regards to photography. I did some research on portrait photography today. From what I learned, a long-telephoto lens (70mm-135mm or more focal length (35mm ...
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Why do I meter under the chin with a lightmeter?

Every single tutorial or video has advised to meter for a portrait right under the chin. First of all why? If the face is the most important part, wouldn't you meter right at the face? Secondly, I ...
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Would Wi-Fi enabled SD cards affect battery performance?

There's an ongoing craze for Wi-Fi enabled SD cards. The concept is clear and impressive, but I would like expert opinions or experiences with these SD cards. Currently there are only a few ...
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How to photograph sparkly objects?

I've been having the hardest time photographing objects that are encrusted in rhinestones and capturing their sparkle. My understanding of sparkle is that it comes from two components: the dynamic ...
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How to place a light-weight point and shoot camera on a balloon

How do I place a light-weight point and shoot camera on a balloon filled with helium gas?
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Remote Control for point and shoot digital camera

Is there a remote control trigger for Point and Shoot digital camera? I searched the internet and notice that there are only remote control for DSLR camera and phones but not Point and Shoot digital ...
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How to remove texture from old scanned photos?

I have a picture here I need to remove the texture. I try the FFT method but I don't get the diamonds to black out when I do it, its sorta flat. whats the best way to get rid of this?
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100mm f2.8 USM Image stabilizer failure

I have a 2 year old 100mm CANON IS USM f2.8. Suddenly image stabilisation is jumping vertically to the full range and periodically it is impossible to shoot an exposure. The only way to get rid of ...
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How can I shoot a portrait and still see a sharp background [duplicate]

I consider buying an entry-level DSLR (probably Sony A58 kit or Nikon D3300 kit). I won't buy any lenses, I'll keep the 18-55mm that come with the camera. So, if I want to shoot a person from close ...
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Is EXIF:XPKeyword imported by Lightroom?

Is the EXIF tag XPKeywords (used by e.g. Windows 7 for tags) imported by Lightroom as keywords? If not, is there some more indirect way to import the data?
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Best way to photograph large group of people indoors? [on hold]

I want to quickly and simply photograph a group of about 75 people inside a church setting. Without dragging in all my studio lights etc. If I shoot from the stage, shooting the people in their ...
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Compatible lens for a Nikon 1 J1 camera [on hold]

I am looking for a 70-300mm lens for a Nikon 1 J1 camera. I would appreciate any recommendations!
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Which lens to use for landscapes? [on hold]

I bought my Nikon D5200 camera with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens as well as a Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G lens. I was just wondering if you would be able to tell which lens to use in what situations. Like, ...
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Lightmeter not changing values after adjusted flash power?

This is my first time learning to use a light meter. Measuring ambient seems to be working and straight forward. However measuring the flash seems to be broken. I have it set to wait for a flash. ...
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Most effective directed speedlight diffusers?

Since I have a wireless flash I figured I may as well get a tripod adapter and some sort of diffuser so I can supplement strobes, and especially use it off-camera at locations I wouldn't haul ...
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The frame counter of my Nikon FA (analog) is broken. How to activate the light measurement regardless?

For some reason the counter doesn't go forward anymore, but, the film is rolling, and the film is being exposed, but the LCD constantly shows the "C250" message, which indicates that it's firing the ...
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Full wavelength range for CCD and CMOS sensor? [on hold]

The full visible wavelength range of the human vision is approx. 400nm to 700nm. What is the full visible wavelength range of a CCD sensor? What is the full visible wavelength range of a CMOS ...
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How to select everything Lens Flare filter has added to the image?

Now this question is purely post editing but adding lens flare is really common in photography so here goes, how to make a selection of the flare that was added by Lens Flare filter in Photoshop CC ...
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Contradiction in information resources on capturing UV light with a digital sensor [duplicate]

I encounter a contradiction. Many resources state that a digital sensor are unsensitive to UV light. Even wikipedia, "However, newer photographic film and digital cameras are highly insensitive to ...
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Can Lightroom catalogs be created in any other program?

I would like to use a software such as Mosaic to view my photos on my iPad. However, I would prefer not to buy Lightroom, as I (currently) have no use for the RAW editing. So, can Lightroom catalogs ...
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What do I need to make my own camera stand with a 40" horizontal arm?

I need a stand with a variable height (max 7 ft. tall) and a >40" horizontal lateral arm. the center column doesn't have to move, it can be secured to the ground. I should be able to move the ...
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Which filters will fit Voigtlander 15mm?

I recently got myself Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm/4.5 lens, which I enjoy shooting a lot. It has built-in lens hood with filter threads and manual says it's fitted with 52mm filter threads. I ...
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Is there a benefit to using a FX body when using DX Lenses?

I have a Nikon DX D3200 and I want to switch to an FX Nikon D610. I know I can use my DX lenses on the FX body and I don't have enough money to replace them with FX lenses. Both bodies are 24MP but ...
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How can one image be printed in multiple sizes without losing content?

Is there a way to print one image in multiple sizes without changing the content? When I have tried to print one of my images in a different size the photo is cropped and some of the content is lost. ...
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How to find numerical aperture of lens

I need to find the precise collection cone angle of an arbitrary objective at an arbitrary (but known and finite) object-side focal length. This is typically given as the "numerical aperture", defined ...
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If I'm using only one focus point, am I doing it wrong? [duplicate]

Unless I have to shot a person or an object which moves, I set my camera to use only one focus point at the middle. It feels just more natural and so easy: when I need to focus on something which is ...
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My SB 700 is not working with my nikon D7000

Until recently my Nikon SB700 flash and D7000 were working fine together, but now when I connect the flash I see a message on the screen of the flash to change to manual mode (as it is not working in ...
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What was done to this photo to get a surreal tone of pastel-like purples and blues?

What effects were applied to this photo, and do they have a name? Is the procedure called something specific? I notice a lot of photos from this photographer have this effect of slightly pastel-ish ...
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How can I get perfect sharpness when shooting still art?

I've been trying to shoot some marble sculpture that are well lit on a studio wall. The photos are coming out well and perfectly useable.. but I'm striving for something better. My issue is with ...
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DAM, Digital asset management for Linux

I am using Dark Table for proceesing my photos and am very happy with it, but I lack some catalog software to be able to quickly find relevant photos. Any reccomendation for software available on ...
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 not turning on properly

This is about a brand new, freshly unboxed Olympus OM-D E-M10. When turning on the camera, it is producing two short "clack clack" sounds, the display is turning on and the lens (kit objective, ...
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Strobes that will trigger from on-camera flash?

I have a Sony hot-shoe flash that can be triggered remotely by the on-camera flash. Are there strobes for umbrellas/soft-boxes that I can reliably trigger from the on-camera flash in the same ...
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Why is there a vertical line on the right of some pictures rotated with exiftran?

I use the exiftran -a -i mypic.jpg command line tool in a script and on some pictures I get a wrong vertical offset, which can be detected as a vertical line on the right of rotated pictures like this ...
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Hierarchical vs Flat Keyword Lists and Performance in Lightroom

As suggested by @John Thomas I posted this as a follow-up from: How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty? Given the same total number of keywords, is there a ...
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Consolidate keyword hierarchies

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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How to adjust power on Yongnuo-14 EX Macro flash ring and Yongnuo 560 slave?

I recently purchased the above item and I am ready to toss it in the trash! Why? Because the directions that come in the manual are NOT for camera rookies. Terms I don't understand, etc. However, all ...
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People smart collections - similar names problem

I run a complete library of all my photos (100k+) and have quite a lot of smart collections. The big problem I have is when tagging people Ie the three different people: John Doe John Irvin Doe ...

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