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What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?

I'm an amateur photographer looking for a wireless flash trigger. My gear is Canon 70D with Speedlight 380ex. My question is: what should I look for in a flash trigger? How important is the trigger ...
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Targus Universal Wireless Shutter Release

Does anyone know if this will work for the Canon 60d? I cant find any documentation about it online. I just purchased it at Target for $10. If it is compatible, are there any special settings that ...
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Commercial use of photos of toys?

Recently I played around with some lighting and macro shooting of some of my (beat-up) Matchbox toy cars from the 1970's. The results were pleasing to my eye and I had visions of making my millions by ...
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Portrait photographer asked to shoot a wedding

I've slowly been building my portrait photography business, mostly doing engagement sessions. One thing I'm still stuck on is wedding photography. I do love it, but I am still so unsure if I should ...
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Polariser and ND together

I'm an amateur landscape photographer, have some cheap ND filters but I'd like to take it to the next level and invest into more advanced gear. I was thinking of getting a Lee basic kit which I've ...
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D7000 lcd preview error

I have a problem with a 2 years old Nikon D7000. When the camera is turned on, the LCD OK top is blank and the viewfinder looks like the preview butten is presses. When i press the preview butten ...
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How do I achieve this look #84934837

Sorry for being another one of those. But I'm really curious to know how this look is achieved: http://i.imgur.com/TBVIJEE.jpg More examples can be seen here: http://ilovewildfox.com/my-home/ I know ...
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Can Lightroom facilitate the consolidation of 2 external drives to a third?

I have two large external drives with about 2.5 TB of data. About half the storage is images and videos that I want to put on a new NAS drive/device. I don’t want to carry over junk, duplicates and ...
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How can I take wide angle macro photos with a Nikon APS-C camera?

I am looking for wide angle macro solutions for Nikon APS-C cameras to create images similar to these. By "wide angle" I mean 20 mm (30 mm equiv.) or wider, and by "macro" I'm hoping to get close to ...
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Online viewer for panorama photos? [on hold]

Are there any better services to upload wide (10K pixels wide) than flickr? I would like to see some kind of 'fit to screen height' and zooming functionalities.
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Canon 60d Wireless Remote

I am looking at getting a wireless remote as a Christmas gift for my wife. She has a Canon 60d. Would this remote work for her ? Any help would be greatly appreciated, photography is totally not my ...
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Half of the picture is dark [on hold]

When I take a picture with my Canon Rebel T3, half of the picture is dark. What is wrong. Where would be a good place to start troubleshooting?
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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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Making Affordable Security Camera System [on hold]

I am working on project of making low cost standalone single camera recording system. CCTV Camera with inbuilt SD card storage upto 64GB are available in market. But Harddisk can not be connected to ...
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applying random instagram type filters to a bunch of photos

I need to apply random instagram-style filters to 100 photos. It doesn't matter what filters are used, I don't need to look at each photo. It's for a christmas present photo board. Any suggestions of ...
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700D how to blink on over-exposure?

How can I blink pixels that are over-exposured, on my brand new Canon 700D? I just can't find the setting for this.
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Is Nikon D3200 optimal for my situation? [duplicate]

I am considering buying my first DLSR and found the D3200. It appeals to me because of the high MP count, 1080p video shooting and low price. It also seems to do very well on this site: ...
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Where to announce or release 'opensource' photos

There are many questions on where to release photos for sale or copyright information. I have taken some photos that are not world class, but I think useful for some people. I have been working on a ...
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Suggestions for Desktop Archiving Software using Blu-Ray disc

I want to use my blu-ray drive to store my photos offline. Is there a windows desktop application that anyone is using to group/organize and write the photos to disk? It should be able to take ...
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Weird sticky liquid on old tripod (+10 years)

I found my Dad's old tripod in the garage. It is more than 10 years old and it's still in perfect condition. The problem is that there is a weird sticky liquid all over the top of the tripod near the ...
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shooting night sky photos with nikon d3300 [duplicate]

I want to shoot night sky photos. I have a Nikon D3300 DSLR with 50mm f/1.8D lens. I have a tripod , and a timer cord. Is my gear good enough to shoot night sky photos? Is there anything more I ...
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What are _rods_ / _rails_ for? [duplicate]

I've seen rail systems for sale, and a remark from someone wanting to get a rail system. What is the purpose(s) of that? Is a focusing rail for macro a different usage of the term (same as a focusing ...
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Canon 5D Mark III + Multiple shots in single shutter release?

I have gotten hold of Canon 5D Mark III and trying to use AEB. I would like to know if camera can take multiple shots with just one single press of shutter release instead of pressing multiple times ...
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Self-hosted gallery that will base on existing library structure [on hold]

I have thousands of photos sorted in hierarchical structure of folders (like Family->John). This library is shared between various devices like DLNA (TV), cloud (android), network sharing (samba, ...
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Help me choose a Singh Ray filter combo!

I'm really interested in long exposure photography and will be shooting the coastline in the Pacific Northwest, plus landscapes mostly in Colorado. I have absolutely settled on Singh Ray filters as ...
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Does the lens I just bought have a fungus?

I bought a used Sigma lens on ebay for my back up camera and it was said to be in "mint" condition. I got it today and look it out of the box to look at it and I was horrified to see that the front ...
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Brighten a subject without Flash [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and often face problems with subject with a bright background. For example: A worker on a 2nd floor building with bright sky as background and picture captured from ...
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Lightroom: Photoshop documents not displaying in catalogue

When I edit an image in Photoshop, the image doesn't appear in Lightroom. Instead, I'm taken to a blank grey background where the image would normally be. If I return to grid view in the Library ...
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What's the best workflow for shooting stationary objects in a makeshift studio?

I have bought the following kit to shoot my portfolio which consists of mostly books and posters: Super White Background + 2 strobes 100 watts each with softboxes ...
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What are the Yongnuo flash naming conventions?

I'm trying to get an idea of which Yongnuo flash will fit my requirements. I'd like to have a flash to pair with my SB-900 with TTL support for use both on and off camera (Nikon CLS-compatible). My ...
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How to turn an external flash off and reactive the incorporated one (Canon 600D)?

After using an external flash, I took it off and, when trying to use the built-in flash incorporated to the camera, it just didn't pop up. In the menu, it tells me that the external flash is mounted, ...
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Canon 1000D shutter stuck. How to fix?

As you can see on the picture the shutter is stuck. What now? It is a pricey service job or this happens a lot and there is a know fix out there that I do not find on Google? I already tried that ...
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What is the “round” tripod plate used for?

I have recently purchased a new tripod (Oben AC-1400 AL with BA-00 HEAD) and there is a round plate between the tripod and the head itself. It seems like it is meant to remain where it is but I think ...
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What type of lens mount is this Som Berthiot?

I bought this som berthiot 20mm f1.9 lens assuming it was a c-mount but it is much smaller with an elongated screw mount. Can't figure out what type of mount this could be. Here it is compared to ...
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How to put back shutter button from a Nikon coolpix P520

Hi my shutter button fell off with a hit, I still have it doesn't seem to have any missing part but just can't put it back, asked in a camera digictal repair place of an estimation to fix it and they ...
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Color schemes and perception: If L*-linearity does not imply perceptual intensity linearity, then what is the best metric of perceptual intensity? [on hold]

This question was in part motivated by this MathematicaSE question and Matteo Niccoli's geophysics blog post on color schemes. The underlying concept of Niccoli's perceptually-balanced color schemes ...
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?

I was reading lens reviews on the Rockwell site — mostly because it came up as first result in Google search — and he was saying professionals don't need and don't use mid-range zoom lenses like 24-70 ...
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Canon rebel t5 image on LCD

When I push the LCD view display button, if I take pics from the screen--not looking through the viewfinder--it fails to show an image to take the pic. If I switch settings to video it does display ...
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Can I use Canon lenses on a Nikon dSLR?

I have Canon lenses and would like to purchase an adapter to use them on the D3200? Is there one available? If so name and model would be appericated. I understand that I will have to shoot on manual ...
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Calculate angle/field of view from 2D image

I want to calculate the angle of view (or field of view) from a photograph, without knowing anything about the camera (or lens). Please have a look at this example. It is assumed the angle between ...
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Correction of Scanned Documents [on hold]

I have a project that will automatically perform correction of scanned documents, especially insurance card. What types of errors can occur when scanning ? What artifacts may appear on the cards ? ...
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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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What should I look out for when buying a second-hand DSLR body?

I'm considering buying a DSLR from a friend. I've read the used lens question elsewhere on this site, but I was wondering what I should look at on the body to assess the condition?
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Where is a camera's preview image stored, when shooting in RAW?

When you take pictures in RAW, the camera stores a preview image (possibly jpeg) that it shown on the screen using white balance and other adjustments set in the camera. Where is this information ...
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What is the meaning of the distance parameter for line control points?

After fine-tuning control points in Hugin the distance parameter indicates the correlation of two control points in different images and is a value between 0 and 1. However, line control points ...
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How to remove write protection from MicroSD

I have a Polaroid XS100i, I've only used it once and taken junk photos\movies to test it. Now I'd like to delete those files but the MicroSD is write protected. I have tried connecting via USB to ...
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Thinking of buying a canon 550D - few questions [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying a canon 550D second hand. I have a few quesitons: 1) If I buy lenses for this camera, will they work with ALL other canon DSLRs? 2) What should I look out for when buying ...
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How to use Hugin straight line control points?

I'm in the process of stitching a very badly shot panorama so I'm placing control points and lines by hand in Hugin. In the documentation I found out that you can indicate straight features, using ...

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