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vertical banding throughout 5D mark II images. shot at 200 iso, broncolor studio strobes, yesterday. Location was factory manufacturing xray machines

I experienced vertical banding throughout 5D mark II images, shot at 200 iso, broncolor studio strobes, to an 8bit card yesterday. Location was factory manufacturing xray machines. 2 Days ago in my ...
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Who shaped portraiture pre 1960, and how?

Preamble Ansel Adams was an astounding photographer who influenced many aspiring landscape photographers and became a household name amongst photographers. However he seldom stepped out of his ...
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Canon printer not printting .tiff files at the correct size

I am trying to print a .tiff file. The original .tiff file is 3.5cm but when I print it out with my Canon MG6300 printer it comes out as 2.5cm. I am printing to A4. I hope this is in the right place ...
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Handicapped shooter needs remote view finder display

I have a physical disability which prevents me from holding my Nikon D-5300 up to my eye so I am forced to use live view but there are many issues with live view. What I am looking for is something ...
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Can someone explain film speeds to me? [duplicate]

I know the whole 200 400 800 is based on the speed of the film & say youre in a dark room with dim lighting, 800 would be a better choice to use.. But i have searched through flickr and i see most ...
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camera for b&w fine art

Would a perfectionist shooting in black & white for artistic value find a need for a special camera? I'm thinking of the Leica M monochrom or the Sony a7r.
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Commercial Use Request

I have recently had a request from a TV production company to use a photo they have seen on Flickr that they wish to use as a background for some interviews. They have offered me $1 for the photo to ...
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How can I calibrate two monitors individually in Windows7?

I have 2 monitors, a Dell U2410 and a Wacom Cintiq 12 UX. I have an eye1Match calibrator & software. I was told by the people @ Xrite, that even if I calibrate both devices, Windows will only ...
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how do I get this effect in photoshop please help [on hold]

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What makes “fine art” fine art?

I've always been shy to refer to any of my work as "fine art"... preferring instead to call it "still life". But I recently had an interesting conversation with an Art History major who said that my ...
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What are these green numbers on my Canonet’s aperture scale?

There are three green numbers on my Canonet QL19’s aperture scale: The numbers are 28, 20, and 14. What are those?
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Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 28 2.8 is not working together

Not long ago, my father gave me his old Nikkor 28 2.8 lens which seems to be in perfect shape despite being at least 15 years old. The most noticable difference is the aperture ring which non of my G ...
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Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast

My ~10 year old Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 (IXUS 430) has been left in a drawer for the past 6 years. I took it out recently to give to my young son as his first camera, but the pictures have ...
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How much light do I need for handheld product photography in a lightbox

I have a large-ish lightbox similar to . I would like to use it with a handheld camera. How do I go about calculateing how much light I need? I would like to use cheap continuous lights. Is there a ...
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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 to resize RAW image files without converting to JPEG?

How can I resize RAW image files (.NEF) from 12 Megapixels to about 5 megapixels without converting them to JPG?
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Panoramic camera and length measurements

First of all, I don't have much experience with photography. If I ask something stupid, please accept my excuses. I'm a self-taught amateur OpenGL programmer. In my job, we have a 360º-panoramic ...
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What makes this Eggleston picture great?

What makes this Eggleston picture great? I'm being a little provocative here, I actually like the picture, but... It is just a rusty toy; you can find one like it almost everywhere. Ok, the ...
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GoPro 4 Night Timelapse

I just got my GoPro Hero 4 and wanted to try the Night Timelapse mode. I have the exposure time set to 30 seconds and the interval between images set to 2 minutes. My pictures have a few stars on ...
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Not able to get the Shutter Actuations/Count for my Nikon D5300

I recently purchased Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm lens. Just love the image quality this camera produces. I want to know my shutter actuations for which I downloaded Opanda IExif 2.3 software but when I ...
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50mm f/1.8 or the 40mm f/2.8 STM? [on hold]

i really really need your help with upgrading from my kit lens.** I had bought my Canon 600D about a year ago and have been using the kit lens that came along with it since. Now, i've been thinking ...
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Why is “fine art” photography predominantly in B&W?

I've done a lot of reading on this to try and find the answer myself, but have not been successful. I've seen many definitions of "fine art" in the web, wikipedia, etc. I've read about the historical ...
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Minimum requirements to capture a “Street View”-like photo?

What equipment is needed to take panoramic street photography like in this example.
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Where to get a tutorial on how to create full 3d panoramic cube images set with your camera and photoshop?

So on adobetv I found tuts on simple one image panorama creation like this but I want to know how esely create panoramas like for such artworks (there were used images ...
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Why do I get blurry pictures at far distances, but sharp results up close?

I took this picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91552641@N06/15828810701/ and if you look at the details (like the trees on the right side) they are all kinds of muddy. I had the same experience ...
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What do I need to know for volcano photography?

I'm doing a trip to Sicily in a few weeks, including, if the weather allows, a hike up the Stromboli volcano, which is one of the most active in Europe (it's apparently erupting almost all the time). ...
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Best practices for documenting your photography gear

Given my recent snafu with selling a lens on Amazon Marketplace, I would like to know what practices to employ for documenting my gear. Obviously taking pictures of everything is one thing, but what ...
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Lightroom Crashes on Launch

Hey everyone I have a weird bug Lightroom seems to crash every time I launch it except when I delete Lightroom 5 Preferences.agprefs after its removed Lightroom launches correctly every time. I have ...
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How to identify whether the available light is too harsh or too soft?

When I go out in a park what factors should I consider to determine whether the present light is too harsh or too soft?
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

We all know that Apple Aperture is almost dead. We don't know how Photos will be a replacement solution. In between, I would like to start working with the Adobe solution and I would like to work on ...
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What flashes are compatible with the Canon A-1?

What vintage/modern flashes are compatible with the Canon A-1? I'm going away for vacation and I need something other than a tripod for low-light situations.
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How to pause a batch operation in photoshop to allow for user interaction?

Is there a way to insert a pause into an action to wait for a batch operation? I have a script set up to take the selection from an image and stick it on a white backdrop, and wanted to set it up so ...
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Point and shoot/compact camera that seamlessly posts to Facebook

I'm asking for a friend who is interested in having a compact camera to carry with him that can post to his various social media accounts. Does anyone know which cameras can do that rather seamlessly? ...
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How do I prevent condensation in my waterproof GoPro casing?

I've recently been getting into whitewater rafting and have been using my GoPro on my trips. However, over time condensation will slowly build up inside the waterproof casing and obscure the lens ...
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Lightroom synchronize finding all photos as new photos

I'm using Dropbox to store all my photos and use Lightroom to categorize and post process my photos. Now Dropbox apparently renamed my Dropbox folder from "Dropbox" to "Dropbox ()" recently. It also ...
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video images vs. burst images

My camera is a 12.1MP Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 and for my purposes I am generally very satisfied with it. It has several frames-per-second burst settings, but I find it problematic to record images ...
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How to make a timer image? [on hold]

I am trying to make a photo which can be shared on whatsapp, and it shows time left for someones birthday, in an image with background image of that person
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how to clean an old metal newspaper photo engraved plate?

I have an old metal engraved plate of a picture of my family that was used by the newspaper back in the 1950's. Unfortunately, it has a lot of white type spots of some kind of powder/crystal growth ...
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Why did my whole roll of film shot with my Olympus Infinity Zoom come out blank?

I took good photos on my Olympus Infinity Zoom 180 — I believe. I took it to CostCo to get developed, since I favor their quality of printing. But the problem is that the roll came out complete blank! ...
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How to judge the difference between the real photo and what you see in LCD? [duplicate]

I'm interested in night sky photography. I most of the time travel for taking photos. But I got a terrible problem. At dark nights I have to decrease the LCD's brightness to not bother my eyes. When I ...
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How can I get photographs which look like 3D renderings?

How can I get a look like these photos? Thank you http://de.volkswagen.com/de/models/polo/galerie.html
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Choosing between a normal lens and a zoom 35-70mm lens

I am due to purchase a new SLR camera (Nikon n90s or Nikon f100). What I am trying to figure is the choice of the lens. I decided to purchase an auto-focus lens (that is for sure). A friend is selling ...
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Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?

I just got a new off-camera flash, and the instruction manual says: Never fire the flash unit closer than 1 meter from infants. This was a little startling to me, since one of the main reasons I ...
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How do you pronounce “bokeh”?

I've had a lot of trouble working out how to pronounce "bokeh". Amusingly enough, I've thus far been unable to get any of the small handful of photographer friends I have to ever say it out loud, ...
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What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios?

The most common width to height ratio rates in the "old good" paper photography seems to be 3:2, which was adopted by today's DSLRs. Early (non-professional) digital cameras adopted 4:3 aspect ratio, ...
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How are virtual tour photos taken?

I am currently working to design a flash virtual tour, but I know little about how the photographs are taken. Ideally I'd like to be able to take a set of 6 shots from a single focal point, and be ...
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Should I use 0.976 as the Canon 5D mkII Crop Factor / Focal Length Multiplier?

When I import images from my Canon 5D mkII to Hugin I've noticed that it auto inserts the value of 0.976 as the Focal Length Multiplier. Should I change this to 1? The images meta-data read with ...
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What setup would I need to photograph the numbers of a plane overhead?

I need to take a photo of a plane that flies over my house. Can someone recommend an inexpensive setup which would enable me to get photos good enough to see the numbers on the plane? The plane comes ...
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What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?

This is a follow-up to Why does Canon and Nikon limit or disable autofocus beyond certain f-numbers? I'm doing this to separate the AF aperture requirements from the linked question above. My goal ...

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