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How can I import photo metadata that is stored in a table to the EXIF tags of a set of images?

I have a few folders of .JPG images that I need to geo-tag. I don't have a .GPX file or anything else that will let me use my usual tools (Geosetter or Photo Mechanic) to geotag the images, but I do ...
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Why do modern DSLRs support JPEG but not lossless formats other than RAW?

I'm from a programming background and very new to photography. While working with the SDK for the Canon Rebel T3i, I realized that the only image formats natively supported by the camera are RAW (CR2) ...
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Is it possible to export metadata, including facial tags, from Windows Live Photo Gallery to iPhoto?

I am moving my photos from my PC to my Mac. My photos are tagged using Windows Photo Gallery. I have tags for the photos and also some tags for people in the photos using 'People Tags'. Is there any ...
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Is there a time limit for bulb mode (generally)?

I have come across that the SAMSUNG NX1 has an 8 minute limitation in bulb mode. I understand that there could be reasons for this; reduce risk of damaging sensor, hardware limitations... I'm not ...
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Why would you have a light meter chose your aperture for you?

The title of my question may seem misleading; I don't intend to ask how a proper exposure is calculated. I know the exposure triangle of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. But in several articles ...
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Will any non-AF lens work on a Nikon camera with built in AF already in the camera body?

I want to purchase a camera with a built in autofocus motor but I want to know that any lens without autofocus will then focus automatically on that camera body.
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Nikon D5100 firmware update and third party battery compatibility

I want buy batteries for my Nikon D5100. Third party options are much cheaper than Nikon's one. I saw offers from Wasabi and Vivitar, I guess are others in the market. I note that both has ...
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How to accurately calculate size in image using relations and a reference

OK so the relation math is easy enough. If you know the size of an object, say a 12" ruler in the image, and you put the ruler flat against another object like a door. You take a picture of the door ...
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How can a Gossen Sixtomat light meter work without electricity?

I owned an old Gossen Sixtomat and I am wondering if there is a battery cell or not in this device. If there is no battery I am wondering how this could work without energy. I know some materials ...
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What is a light meter, how do I use one, and for what sort of digital photography do I need one?

What is a light meter? How do I use one? What sort of photography will fool a digital camera's meter? Hence for those you do need to meter.
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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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Do I need a $600 light meter or will a $250 one do?

I want to learn more about light and I think finally getting a light meter will help do the trick. I'd like to see the amount of light coming from different light bulbs and the differences in the sun ...
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How do dedicated light meters account for light transmittance?

Dedicated light meters seem to be well-regarded for their versatility and accuracy of metering. What puzzles me about them is how can they account for the different light transmittance of different ...
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What is the device held near the subject's face in this picture?

I have seen this device that is used widely in filmmaking. What is this device and what is it used for?
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How does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: ...
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In OSX, why don't my Panasonic and Olympus DNG files have thumbnail icons?

I've shot with Nikon, Olympus, and Panasonic so I'm familiar with all their proprietary RAW formats that each uses. I'd like to convert all my RAW files to DNG and then use that on import into LR ...
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How to verify\calibrate a light meter?

Just as the title says, how do I accurately calibrate\determine the accuracy of a light meter. I have a Weston Master II and I know I can set the zero point from the back, but how will I know that ...
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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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How to select a light meter?

I'm looking for a light meter to use with an old film camera that doesn't have a working meter, and the bevy of options with prices all over the place is a bit overwhelming. I'm trying to narrow down ...
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Why use a dedicated light meter instead of the one built into the camera?

I know a few people who carry around a dedicated light meter unit (such as this one by Sekonic) and use that to meter photos instead of using the meter built into their cameras (and these are ...
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How do I read the shutter speed from my light meter?

I'm very new to photography. I am doing objects in studio light conditions. I have an Olympus OM-D E-M1. I was given a Sekonic 478DR light meter. Trying to play around with it, and I can't figure ...
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How can I set up an off camera flash using the reading from the light meter?

I want to be able to blend ambient light with fill in flash, using off camera flash in manual mode. I don't understand how to translate the information from the light meter into settings to input into ...
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Technique to manually set aperture and focus for a low light scene during normally lit time of day?

I have a scenario that requires manually setting the aperture and focus on a lens attached to a machine vision camera on an outdoor scene (mirrorless camera with global shutter). I need to manually ...
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How do I stack two photos in Photoshop to reduce noise?

I tried stacking two pictures in Photoshop to create a final image with less noise. But I ended up with a pic that had more. Is there any other way to stack two pictures so that there is less noise? ...
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Is it safe to charge a Coolpix S9900 with an Anker 60W USB charger?

Just bought a Coolpix S9900 which has a EL-EL12 battery installed. When travelling I like to take a single charger. I have an Anker 60W 6 port USB charger which I use to charge my iPad, iPhone, GoPro, ...
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Where do you find the inspiration for your photographs?

Say you're in the mood to take some photographs. Where do you typically look for inspiration? I always find that I want to take photographs but don't really have anything to shoot, or can't find good, ...
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How do I create this kind of soft and blueish look in Photoshop?

Can anyone please advice me on how to get this kind of look in Photoshop? Those kind of bluish/turquoise tones: http://www.gerdemark.com/blog/2015/3/29/wedding-at-van-der-nootska
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Deep Sky Photography with telescope without Tracking

I tried photographing moon and Saturn with a 8'' Dobsonian (without tracking). And it was a breeze. But I had to follow the '600 rule', i.e I only exposed it for less than (600/f) sec ~ 1/2 sec. But ...
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Can I fix the large pink mark which appears on all photos with light background from my Canon Powershot ELPH?

I have a Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. See the large pink smudge across the left? Is this a problem I can fix by cleaning the lenses and image sensor, or is this camera/sensor a dud?
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First prime lens for newbie Canon 600D? [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy a prime lens, and not sure which to get, for the price range I'm looking at (about £75) I can find these two: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Ikinda ...
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How can I find the film speed and type of unmarked, exposed120 film?

I have several rolls of exposed 120 film from a trip, some of the rolls are black and white and some are color, and the speed range from 100 to 800. I would like to get the film developed, but I cant ...
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Canon Rebel XS will not take pictures in AF mode

Recently started having this problem with my Rebel. It's about 4 years old. If it is in AF mode, I will put the button down halfway (like always) to focus, but it will not take an actual picture. It ...
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How do I get my Canon 60D to recognize a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash?

Under the flash control menu in external flash function setting I keep getting when selected this menu cannot be displayed. Incompatible flash or flashes power is turned off. How do I get my camera to ...
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Gain Factors and Dynamic Ranges of Digital Cameras [duplicate]

I am a student working on a construction method for under sampled images. I am looking for a group of text books, papers, or web sites that would give me further understanding on how digital cameras ...
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How to programmatically determine as-shot ColorTemp from NEF (RAW) file?

When shooting RAW images in AUTO WhiteBalance mode, the camera will somehow determine what it thinks is a good WB for the picture. In Photoshop (CS6), there is no way I can find to extract the ...
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The bottom 3/4 of my images are black--is it a shutter issue?

I have a Canon Rebel T3 and when I take a picture, the bottom 3/4 of the photo is black and it sounds like the shutter is not moving fast enough. Any suggestions?
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What is the real world impact of the lossy compression used for NEF RAW files in some Nikon cameras?

I intend on buying a DSLR in the near future and my eye has been stuck on the Nikon D5300. One of the things in photography that I feel uncomfortable with is compression, therefore I obviously care ...
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Why won't my Quantaray teleconverter, which fits my EOS3, mount on my Canon 60D?

I have a Quantary teleconverter that I can use on my Canon EOS3 film camera but it will not attach to my 60D body but it attaches to all my other Canon Lenses. I don't want to force it. It seems like ...
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PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management

If I acquire Lightroom to use with my PS Elements program, should I move my database to Lightroom? I have used PS Elements for many years (currently PSE 12) and have a 40,000 image database. I Have ...
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Need help saving pics on Nikon D3200

I have many pictures that I have taken on the RAW setting for editing purposes on my Nikon D3200 camera. I am able to zoom in on a subject in the picture but cannot figure out how to save that zoomed ...
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Printing on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm with Canon PIXMA PRO-100

I am considering to purchase the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and would like to use the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm for my primary media. I've read a few reviews where users claim that this ...
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What causes this strange Posterization when changing to B&W?

I have this image that was taken several years ago with a D70. It was taken at 1600 ISO which obviously makes it quite noisy. I really want to convert it to black and white, but when I desaturate ...
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How to stack photos in Capture One like Aperture?

I'm using Capture One as a substitute for Apple Aperture. I have watched tutorials and read a lot of documentation and I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to stack images as in Aperture. For ...
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Can Tamron 16-300mm lens fit on a Canon 700D? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new lens that extends my zoom range, because the one came with the camera is 18-55mm with a small zoom range. The specifications for the Tamron lens look good, with a great zoom ...
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How to capture detail of craters on the moon?

How can I photograph the moon so that I see detail of the craters and mountains? I have a Canon EOS 550D (T2i) and tried "No Flash", "P" as well as creative auto mode, but to no avail. Every time I ...
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Sony MIS hot shoe splitter / MIS pass through RF transceivers

Is there an adapter that would enable me to use a TTL-Flash on the Sony Multi Interface Shoe while passing out a simple "Fire" command to a second ISO shoe, PC-Sync Terminal or via RF? To provide ...
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Why are the Curiosity pictures shown tilted?

This one is the last photo that the Mars rover took this week: Why is the picture shown tilted? Why doesn't NASA rotate it and show it in the correct angle?
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Which cameras were used prior to Apollo 11?

Which cameras were used on the missions prior to Apollo 11 ? I know that the moon landings used Hasselblad medium format.
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Is 5D Mark II still worth of buying? [on hold]

i think about buying 5D Mark II - 4 years old, 100 000 shuter count still in great condition for about 950 USD, what do you think ? I will use it for photo events, low leight and so on sometimes, i ...

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