Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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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Deciding between 16-35mm and 20mm

I recently purchased a Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm and mostly shoot landscapes. I'm looking for another lens, but I am unsure if I should go with the 16-35mm or 20mm. I'm worried that the 16-35mm ...
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How can I avoid importing tag synonyms as new tags in Lightroom?

I've spent some time in Lightroom setting up tag synonyms and hierarchies to get a structure I'm happy with: And I really want to include most of these synonyms in the exported images. However, ...
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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 focal length affect coordinate estimation?

I am using a webcam mounted on the ceiling to track some markers. I measured the area on the ground that the webcam is able to see, it is roughly 2.61m x 1.46m. The output of the coordinates right in ...
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What should I consider when getting a camera for product photography?

I am planning to get a camera for some product photography. I have a tripod and white cardboard area. I think I will not require a high-end camera for this. I am simply planning to get photos of gift ...
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Does using flash makes a person's face look darker against a white background?

A CVS staff member took several passport photos of me against a white background. In some photos my face looked very dark, while in other photos my face doesn't look dark at all and it actually is not....
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Will a focal length reducer help me image deep sky objects using an 8" newtonian telescope?

Will a 0.5x focal length reducer help me to reduce the exposure time if I am imaging deep sky objects? I'm using a 1200mm focal length optical tube (f/6), a 32mm super view telephoto extension ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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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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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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When are people or cars in photos not the subject?

I have a photo of a parking lot in overcast, rainy conditions. I personally consider my subject or theme to be the state of the weather and the condition of the quality of the humid air. A friend ...
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How to prevent these automatic changes to images that are imported into Lightroom?

When I open images in Lightroom for the first time, during the loading process I see images that look "great", but after a while Lightroom applies some automatic processing to these images that ...
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Adjusting eyebrows elegantly

I'm seeking suggestions for ways of correcting problems with the appearance of "eyebrows" in images taken at a 21st birthday celebration. I discovered retrospectively that the 'birthday girl' (Rachel) ...
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Is it worth using a hotshoe cover?

I notice some models of cameras include a hotshoe cover as standard. But many other brands don't. And they are available to buy as accessories, from about $1 on Ebay for a basic plastic cover. Or ...
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Why do zooms have small apertures even around 50mm?

A 50mm f/1.8 prime from one of the major manufacturers can easily be found for $200 or less, but zooms that include 50mm in their range always seem to have much smaller apertures even at 50mm until ...
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95mm circular polarizer: B+W, Sigma, or other?

I'm looking for a high quality circular polarizing filter to fit a Sigma 150-600 zoom lens with a 95mm diameter, and the options at this size seem somewhat limited. Notably, the Hoya Pro1 CPL that's ...
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Charging a Canon G7X Mark II with USB, special cable really needed?

The Canon G7X Mark II manual and website mentions that one can charge the camera through USB by using a special interface cable, Canon IFC-600PCU. The cable is even listed under Supplies and ...
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How do I get my photos off a card with a “card cannot be accessed” error?

Can anyone help me please? I'm about to use my camera, a Canon 600D, but when I switched on my camera I cannot access any of my photos in my camera. It says "card cannot be accessed." I tried to ...
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

After a period of not using my OM-D E-M5 (maybe six months), I took my camera out to use it. Upon taking a photo the screen goes black, as if struggling to record the image, and then shuts down. If I ...
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What's the best way to minimize wedding picture time?

My wife is a wedding photographer. We asks our couples to list the photographs that they want us to take. I'm trying to come up with a procedure that would minimize the time needed. For instance, Bob ...
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Camera case turned white after cleaning

About 4 days ago I tried to clean the top black part of the GoPro camera case. I don't remember exactly what the cleaning solution was. When I checked it today the top had white blotches that seemed ...
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How can I set the Canon EOS 500D interval timer to take 10 photos with a 10 second interval?

I am using Canon EOS 500D, with Canon EF 1.8 USM Portrait Lens. I would like to set a self timer continuous in drive mode for capturing 10 images continuously with 10 second intervals between the ...
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How to enable Canon AF with teleconverter?

Canon DSLR bodies prevent poor auto-focus performance by disabling it completely when the lens reports maximum aperture at chosen focal length smaller than f/5.6. This implies that some lenses will ...
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Correcting severe cyan colour cast

I am attempting to retrieve extremely strangely colour cast photos for some friends. These are from an overseas trip and they would value their availability in something like correct colours. The ...
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How can I make a reflector at home?

How to make light reflector easily at home? Please tell me the easiest way to make light reflector at home without spending much on that.
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How to remove Lightroom changes to JPEG file

I have Lightroom set to save metadata to sidecar files and also set to NOT edit JPEG files. But for some reason it does modify JPEG files in my library. Recently I made a simple edit to these files (...
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Are small on-flash softboxes useful, or a gimmick?

There are a number of "mini-softbox" products on the market. These are meant to mount on a hotshoe flash (usually with an elastic band). Lumiquest Softbox III Are these worthwhile portable and low-...
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Why are these film photos brighter than digital photos taken at the same time with the same settings?

I took two photos - first one with Canon 5D Mark III and the second one with analog Canon EOS 500N. I used the same lens and settings (ISO/shutter/aperture) for both of them. The company that ...
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How do I recreate a keyboard shortcut for stacking two images in photoshop with a layer mask?

I just trashed an action I used a lot. With two images open, I would select one, then hit F5 key and the selected image would disappear and the non-selected image would open. I then painted with a ...
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How do I correctly convert from aperture diameter into f-stops?

I'd like to know whether it's possible to convert the radius of the focal point into f-stops properly. The following equation illustrates that the diameter is dependent on the f-stop: aperture ...
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Batch process for displaying date & name stamp on photos [duplicate]

I could not find a dedicated photo-editing section, hence posting here. Apologies if wrong place. Query: I have thousands of photos, which I need to show time/date/custom-text on all photos. ...
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How can I set three flashes at different output levels with a camera with only two flash groups?

I would like to fire three off-camera flashes (SB-800, SB-600, SB-600) in manual mode with the on-camera flash in commander mode (--) on a Nikon D600. It's a portrait with two lights in front at ...
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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

Creating high-quality photo prints using an ink jet printer is no trivial matter. Depending on the tonal range and color depth desired and the expected viewing platform, how you approach printing may ...
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How do I install raw drivers for my Panasonic LX100 on Windows 10?

I can't seem to find RW2 codec support for my Panasonic LX100 for Windows 10 anywhere. Or, rather, everywhere I can find drivers that might work don't seem to support Windows 10. Has anyone found a ...
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What might cause a Speedlight 380EX to stop syncing correctly?

I have a Canon Speedlight 380EX and some time ago it stopped syncing correctly. Every photo I take comes out dark as if the flash didn't fire. The flash fires, the IR assist beam works as intended and ...
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Do digital cameras lose picture quality over time?

For some reasons when I look at my first pictures from my camera (DSLR), they look stunning. I know it could be just psychological. Another friend told me that her camera was really good when she ...
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What is the difference between “Add” and “Linear dodge (Add)” in Photoshop?

In Photoshop's "Apply Image" dialog window there is one blending mode that is absent in layer's blend mode list. It as Add. So, what is the difference between it and "Linear dodge" that already has (...
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What are these strange lines on images from my Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR?

My camera recently started displaying lines on captured images along with some discoloration (you don't see the lines or any discoloration when simply looking through the lens). There was no ...
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Canon Rebel EOS SL1 auto mode is not working.

My camera was working fine the other day and now it won't take a picture in auto mode. It will work in Manual Focus and Portrait mode but says "busy" and won't focus in Auto. Please help!!
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Canon t3i night photos [on hold]

I'll be shooting photos for an event tomorrow (www.eclecticeats.com) you can see photos of the venue there. It's going to be from 7:30 to 10:30. In daylight I have little trouble adjusting but once ...
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Where can I find viewfinder adaptions for the Fujifilm HS series?

For model series S/HS, in particular HS25, HS30, ... That Fujifilm's viewfinder seems designed (misdesigned) only for persons with very wide set eyes (or with very non-prominent noses and nose ...
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Viewing thumbnails of RAW, DNG, PSD, TIFF, and other files in Windows 7

I am curious if there is a way to see thumbnails for more than the default file types (i.e. GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG) in Windows 7. I tend to use other formats like DNG, CRW, CR2, TIFF, etc., and sadly, ...
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Milky Way Photography

Images of stars are not very good with a full moon. But what if the moon has not risen? A 3/4 moon rises at 11:00pm tonight. If I travel to a dark spot and take images before 11:00pm will the star'...
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What methods can be used to remove remjet from the back of motion picture film?

Cinema film has a carbon remjet backing. If it is to be shot as stills the remjet usually has to removed in a home darkroom before processing. What are the best ways to do this?
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Is it safe to use rodinal or some other developer in the bath tub?

I am thinking of developing film and prints en-masse in a modern ceramic bath tub. Is it safe to use developers like Rodinal assuming the bath tub is going to be used for baths later? Rodinal is ...

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