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Is there a name for this broken glass effect?

Also, if there are any tutorials and/or help that would be useful.
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What insane technique is this and how do i achieve it

What is the technique of this picture? or how is this achieved. i know that it can be achieved in a digital darkroom but how can i replicate the effect straight out of the camera??
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What are best practices for using Lightroom libraries?

How do you organize your lightroom library (libraries)? Since I am a casual photographer, I have a single huge library with all my photos in it. Then I create smart collections to be able to find my ...
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I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.

I'd like to shoot live band shots with my camera. What are the best settings for this.
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Is there an app to verify my phone's camera sensor?

As we all know, the sensor is the heart of a digital camera and especially so in a mobile phone since most other variables (F-Stop, zoom, ISO, aperture) are for the most part static. There are a log ...
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How do I post an image into a question

I have a question on the site about a connector, how do I put a photo or image of the connector into my question?
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Are there any secrets in lens design?

Lens manufacturers usually share diagrams like this for their products. However, they conspicuously omit specifications that would allow one to completely analyze the optical system, like the power ...
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A camera to capture all shades from dark foreground to bright background

Question: Is there a camera that can capture all the shades of a dark foreground object as well as a bright background? I am trying to take a picture of my black cat against a bright summer sky. My ...
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How do I photograph a landscape with a solar eclipse where the sun is not the main subject?

In a couple of weeks (March 20th) the UK will experience a near total eclipse (~90%). So, I've read the information in these two questions: How to take photos of a solar eclipse without damaging ...
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What can I do when autofocus suddenly starts blocking at around 2m on a Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8 D?

I had this lens for quite a few years now, it used to work as expected. I didn't use my stuff for a few months, maybe 6-8 months. I just bought a D600 and tried to use them. The AF does not work as it ...
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Can I use a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 lens on a Nikon Camera?

I have a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 and would like to use it on a nikon camera. Is there a mount that can adapt this lens to nikon cameras?
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Are there any good resources that provides information about the focus breathing of various lenses?

Sites like DxOMark provides a lot of information about lenses but they generally don't provide any really usable information about the focus breathing protperties of the lenses. In fact I don't know a ...
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Can I make the Fujiflm X-T10's rear LCD stay off except when using the menu?

The Fujifilm X-T10 has several different viewfinder modes. I'm coming from a mid-range DSLR and am used to using the top LCD for at-a-glance info and the rear LCD only for menu setup. I want something ...
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Lightroom: add keywords from textfile to raw images (xmp file)

this question has been answered in a generic way here: http://photo.stackexchange.com/a/38507/9913 In my case I have hundreds of raw image-xmp files in various folders to which I'd like to add (not ...
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Should lenses of equal quality for smaller sensors be cheaper?

In theory do we expect lenses of identical specs and quality to be cheaper when designed for smaller sensors? My expectation is that the answer is yes, because all of the things that lenses struggle ...
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How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s 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?
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What lens design limits derive from the width of the lens mount?

I'm familiar with the lens design limitations imposed by the flange-to-focal-plane distance. But what constraints are caused by the width of the lens mount (that is, the size of the hole in the ...
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Are there lenses that exhibit absolutely no focus breathing?

As noted here focus breathing can be problematic, especially for macro focus stacking. Are there lenses that exhibit absolutely no focus breathing? Is there some way to find lenses that minimize ...
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How do I set the RGB values of my monitor to match 6000K for calibration?

I've read that the Kelvin temperature for my screens should be around 6000K but I only have RGB values for adjusting the colors. Does anyone know what would be the best R, G, B values that match ...
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Legal: do I need releases for a photo booth at a public event?

I have a non-profit that regularly puts on public events that are free and open to everyone. We recently installed a photo booth at our events that anyone is free to take part in. We created a release ...
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Information to include with a fine art print?

I am just beginning to sell some of my images and would like to personalize them a little. Many photographers sign and title their work on the white space just below the printed image. I am having ...
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How to save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro?

Objective: Save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro? I am using Kodak Digi Album pro and i am new to this tool, this generates the file format called .PAB and .KPL, but i want my album to be ...
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My attention gets repeatedly distracted by the elements needed for the context in this picture. Where am I going wrong?

I am posting this photo as example but I suggest the answerers to remain generalized. I took this photo yesterday. Intension was to show the bonding between the father and the daughter as well as the ...
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How to get rid of halo effect when focus stacking with helicon focus?

I've a Nikon D810 and am using the nikor 105mm f2.8 macro lens. I'm also using helicon focus to focus stack images. Unfortunately the resulting picture has a halo effect on some the boundaries of ...
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What do all those cryptic number and letter codes in a lens name mean?

Then looking at a lens name there is a lot of acronyms in the name describing it's features (often specific to the manufacturer). Examples, Nikon: Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Nikon ...
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Mom-friendly digital camera with easy settings and batteries [on hold]

I am looking for a digital camera for my mom who is not so good with devices. Using AA/AAA batteries is an absolute requirement, but the camera shouldn't be too bulky or heavy. The reason for this ...
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Anyone using the HX400 v? [duplicate]

Can we shoot photos with a very shallow depth of field with this cam? ; with only the subject is in focus..?- within any focal length/zoom level? In some places it's said that this cam can't shoot ...
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How to create still life silhouettes with candle lights?

I have Nikon D3100, the 50mm prime lens, and the 60mm macro. I only have candle lights and tube lights (on walls) as light sources in my house. I wish to create silhouettes of still life objects with ...
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What is the impact of the EU discussion on restricting freedom of panorama?

I'm quite interested on the current discussion on "freedom of panorama" in EU, which seems to basically restrict a lot photographers' possibility to take shots of monuments, architecture and maybe ...
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Is it possible to create a depth map using the EOS 70D Dual pixel AF?

I've ordered the 70D and while waiting I had a though about the Dual pixel AF sensor. My question if half out of curiosity and half out of it feeling like it might be useful. I'm thinking that using ...
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II?

What are difference between canon 50 mm f/1.8 STM vs canon 50 mm f/1.8 II ? which is better to buy?
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How to shift EXIF date/time created by time in days, hours, minutes?

I have two camera bodies, I was shooting while on vacation, when I downloaded the photos to lightroom, one body was set to the correct date/time, the other was off by 722 days, 4 hours, 32 minutes. ...
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dSLR holster on a belt OK?

I'm planning to use a modular belt system on vacation and outings. Last weekend I tried putting a lens changer and flash on my left side and kept the camea on a Backrapid strap hanging on my right. I ...
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Waterproof bag for Nikon d7100

In a few weeks I am going on vacation to the beach and plan on bringing my Nikon D7100. I really want to take it on the beach and if possible take some underwater shots. I was wondering if there is a ...
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How can I connect multiple Canon dSLRs in parallel to a computer?

I want to connect a couple of Canon cameras with my computer in such a way that a single click both captures images and stores them on the computer. I am trying the same in c#. Actually, I have ...
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What do I need to set my t2i to be able to take a picture of the moon light on the ocean water?

I need to know what setting to put my camera on to get a pic of the moon light on the water? I have a 50 mm lens and a 300 mm lens.
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Batch saving images with reduced colors

I'm trying to record and run a macro in Photoshop that saves images as PNG with just 8 colors. Recording the macro, I save for web, select the options I want, and hit save. But when I play back the ...
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How can I move around the image with a tool selected in Lightroom?

When you zoom in on a Lightroom image e.g. to retouch someone's face, Is there a way to move to another part of the image while you have one of the tools selected (brush for example)? The way I have ...
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Why do some cameras have a higher resolution sensor even though the max resolution is smaller?

For example, the D3300 is advertised to have 24.2 megapixels, but its highest camera resolution in all types of settings including raw and full manual, the output resolution becomes 6000×4000 ...
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What's the point of a shutter when the sensor is clearly working all the time to provide live view?

Something I don't understand about compact digital cameras is how their shutters work. On the screen at the back of the camera, a preview is constantly shown. I assume this preview is made by light ...
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How to clean the focusing screen?

Yesterday I was photographing an event and had to change a lot between lenses (50mm and 18-55mm). Surprise, surprise, today when I looked on the viewfinder I saw a little piece of fabric and a little ...
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How do I interpret the characteristic curve chart for film, and how does it relate to exposure values?

Here is a characteristic curve of Velvia 50: What does 0.0 value represents (how to interpret it)? How do I convert log H to EV? Let's say I consider a liner part of the curve between -0.3 and ...
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Is there any risk in removing shims from my Nikon macro lens to make the focus ring easier to turn?

The focus ring/barrel on my Nikon 105mm f2.8 micro lens is extremely tight and difficult to turn. There appear to be several shims between the lens barrel and the focus ring. Is this normal? Any ...
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How does the Sony 135 F2.8 [T4.5] STF twin aperture lens design work?

I stumbled across the Sony 135 F2.8 [T4.5] STF other day. I have read through the review but I can't for the life of me figure out what the twin-aperture setup is supposed to do!
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What Kelvin-range of “white balance” does the human vision compensate?

Empirically judged, I would assume that the human vision can't compensate the color of 1850K (candle light) equally efficient as the color of 3000K (incandescent lamp). So, is there a range in which ...
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What microphones integrate with the Canon 6d and Canon 70d cameras?

I am looking to migrate from pure photography to videography. In this process I need to install a microphone on the hot shoe of my two cameras, a Canon 70d and Canon 6d. There are many options for ...
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How is focus-breathing controlled in lens design?

Answers here note that minimizing focus-breathing is especially desirable for cine lenses, and that it is one of the common features of those higher-end lenses. How is it achieved? Also noteworthy ...
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Camera with full pose tagging

Is there a camera (preferably of the action type), which can tag frames with full pose including both GPS location and full 3 axis accelerometer data (with or without inertial system processing)? I ...
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Will old Minolta macro extensions work with a ring adapter on a Sony A6000?

I have a Minolta 35mm MC macro; a 50mm MD macro, and a 100mm macro adapter that attaches to a lens to get macro abilities. Will these work with a ring adapter on a Sony A6000?
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Is it possible to make a single still photo from a video?

The idea comes from the fact that in astronomy (amatorial), it's common to take videos from a telescope with a webcam and convert them into a single, less noisy picture. The principle is that of ...

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