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How to take extreme (multiple month!) long exposure photos?

Was just going through an article where it was mentioned that Michael Wesely took a photo of a building being destructed and constructed and shutter was open for 34 months. How is it possible to get ...
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Is there a name for this broken glass effect?

http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/paul0v2/jaworowski/3561031f45e3f19d5863e1637c4cc725.jpg And if possible any tutorial and/or help could be useful
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How do 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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How do I make the Fuji X-T1 not take a picture when I connect an external audio source?

I have a black Fuji X-T1 at firmware version 3.0. I want to record a video using an external audio source, fed from an audio interface through a standard 3.5mm stereo jack (like the one you'd use for ...
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Tips on taking top down images like this

I was wondering if anyone has any major tips for taking images like this: I've tried some before but never quite managed to get that same, well lit, bright and straight shot. I also have problems ...
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Are there any adapters for using EF lenses on FD mount?

I know there are various teleconverters and extensions rings that allow for the use of FD lenses on EF bodies. However I'm looking for an adapter that lets me use EF lenses on an FD mount. Of course I ...
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Does the crop factor affect the field of view (FOV)?

I'm working on smartphone cameras. I want calculate Field Of View of different smartphone cameras using the formula : FOV = 2 arctan(SensorSize/2f) where: f is the focal length sensor size is the ...
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How does physical aperture size relate to f/stop?

There are two lenses on the market I am comparing AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED If I use the formula for calculating apertures of both the lenses I will use ...
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How much do lens lineups vary across DSLR platforms?

I was reading this question and recalled how often I hear the advice "choose your lenses and then choose the body that matches" in the context of deciding on a camera platform ...
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What makes the Nikon 1 series different from Nikon's existing DSLRs?

I stumbled across the Nikon 1 V1 in my web travels, and it sounds as though it's completely different from Nikon's DSLR cameras. The Nikon website explains some of its specifications but what ...
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Tele-zoom lens choices for Nikon 1 J1?

I recently got a Nikon 1 J1 camera and would like a bigger lens, I've been looking on the internet for answers but can't seem to find anything. I was looking for a 30-110mm size or larger at a ...
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Should my collection of older Pentax lenses be a deciding factor in my first DSLR purchase?

First post on here so I'll try and put a bit of background. I'm brand new to taking "proper" photographs and want to get started in landscape photography as a hobby after seeing some great pictures ...
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Using crop frame lenses on Full frame sensors

It may sound silly question, but I've been thinking a lot about this. If I attached a crop frame lens (lets say Sony 50mm 1.8 OSS) on a full frame sensor (lets say sony a7), what are the focal ...
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Should I worry about a camera I am interested in “winning” on Snapsort?

I might soon buy a new camera and I am hesitating between the Canon T5i and the Nikon D5300 on snapsort the D5300 is winning but I am wondering if it is that much better... I am wondering about ...
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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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What lens for catalog-quality photos of long guns?

I want to take high quality photos of long guns (rifles, shotguns, etc.) having dimensions of approx. 6in.(15cm) x 66in.(168cm) for purposes of catalog display and insurance archives. These are ...
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Can the YN-E3-RT be used, mounted on top of the YN-622C-TX?

Using a mix of different older flashes that I'm triggering with Yongnuo YN-622C remote triggers controlled by a YN-622C-TX, I've began looking into the new Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flashguns. They can be ...
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How to change aperture in manual mode on an entry-level Nikon SLR?

In manual mode on my Nikon D3200 I cannot change just the f/stop setting. It only changes in relation to the other settings. How can I reproduce settings that I have found in books on photography if I ...
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What are the connectors like on a “standard light stand”?

I am trying to buy some equipment for placing a camera and some lighting over my desktop. And having no physical shops in range and no friends or places to go and ask, all my "research" is via the ...
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What Yongnuo wireless triggers work together?

Will a Yongnuo YN-622-TX operate a Yongnuo RF-605 attached to a remote YN-565EX flash, and will it allow the 622 to perform eTTL operability with the remote flash? Also will the YN-622-TX operate a ...
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Reloading lost photo album on shutterfly [on hold]

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but I can't really think of anywhere else to go. StackExchange always has the answers to anything. This is what we think happened. My wife was creating a photo ...
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How can I accurately photograph an empty picture frame?

I'm doing an art project that requires me to shoot an object behind an empty wooden frame suspended from the ceiling. I wear glasses and when I look through the viewer it looks straight however in my ...
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Can I use an off-camera Canon 90 EX to trigger a Canon 430 EX II?

Following on the heels of this question, I'm hoping that somebody can help me. If used with a transmitter/receiver, will the Canon 90 EX speedlite still serve as a master unit and fire a 430 EX II ...
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Why are my NEF photos unusually dark in RawTherapee?

I've just started using RAW/NEF files and came across this problem with dark images. I've been reading a bit and I know that an application I open my NEFs with must do some processing to show what ...
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What's the generic term for portable flashes (Speedlites, Speedlights etc)?

What's the generic term for portable flashes (Speedlites, Speedlights etc) to distinguish them from studio strobes and alike? Is it simply speedlight/speedlite or has that just become a generic ...
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Is there a quick way to use “remote trigger” drive mode on the Nikon D7100?

With the announcement of the D7200, I've considered upgrading my old D7000. One thing I love about the D7000 is the option to change the drive mode using a dial underneath the mode dial. In ...
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How to read a film color response chart?

This is partially a follow up to my first question where people provided information about color response charts. I was wondering how to read them. Take for example this one from Kodak: This image ...
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Can the Canon EF-M camera use the focus by wire lenses?

The old Canon film camera EF-M did not have auto focus ability and was manual focus only. Does it support the focus by wire lenses in the EOS line? Does it even have any electrical connectors in the ...
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What software is available for macro focus stacking?

What software is available and widely used for macro focus stacking? In other areas photoshop, lightroom, aperture, etc are kind of industry standard options. Is there such a thing for focus ...
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Advice for someone just entering the world of off-camera flash?

I'm a student photographer (primarily landscape with some portrait experience) looking to get into more serious portrait work; and, more specifically, off camera flash. Hoping this is the right place ...
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Is there a specific color temperature to film?

Recently, I was taking some pictures of the snow using Kodak Gold (I believe) 200 and Fuji Superia 200. When I got them developed, I noticed that the Kodak had a "warmer" feel to them than the Fuji, ...
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Prints are too dark when printing from computer, but not from sd card

I have a weird problem. I have an Epson XP 820 printer, brand new. I have been trying to print photographs and running into a problem where the printed photo (printed from photoshop or picasa or ...
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Why do I get dark horizontal lines (stripes or bands) in bad lighting with my Fuji X-T1?

Can anyone explain why I get those lines when taking photos in a bad/weak lightning ? I attached some photos.
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Can I take the 4 second photo delay off my Canon 600D?

I'm very new to photography so this is probably going to be a dumb question, but I'm interested in taking photos of the surf in my local area and the waves. I've got a Canon 600D, and when I click the ...
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How do the 35mm Zeiss Loxia vs Sony Zeiss Sonnar compare for IQ for landscapes?

How do the Sony Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2.8 and Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 lenses compare on the Sony a7? (I am interested more with image quality than ergonomics, build quality, price, etc.) I am ...
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Why does fungus form in lenses, and how to get rid of it?

Recently I was using an old Pentax 50mm f/2 that had a quite big green spot, and later I was informed that it was a fungus. A couple of questions raised from this: Why does fungus form inside the ...
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How can I position my marquee from the bottom left of my image?

I have a timestamp that's in the bottom left of every photo from a bad export from a long time ago. I want to remove them, which works perfectly by selecting the area with the marquee and going up to ...
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What are the best methods you have found for attaching filters to unthreaded lens tubes?

This one is for the resident mad scientists. I think the MagFilter is a pretty neat concept. Being more interested in other filters, though, I'd like to hear about methods other people have used to ...
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Are L-plates and anti-twist plates only made for the Arca Swiss QR system?

From what I understand the L-plates and the camera specific anti-twist plates are only made for the Arca Swiss quick release system. Am I right? Are there no anti-twist plates or L-plates that are ...
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Is it more cost-effective to build a home studio piecemeal or buy a lighting kit?

I am transforming a basement room into a photo studio. I will be doing people portraits and using backdrops. I plan on trying many different shots... from high key to low light bodyscapes. From what ...
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What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP?

I am on a tight budget and chose to use GIMP for editing since it is free. What important photographic post-processing features am I missing from Photoshop?
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How can I improve my clothing photography with a limited budget?

I am shooting pictures for our sleepwear brand but I have limited budget/equipment: Nikon D40 Lenses: 18-105mm & 50mm f1.8 Flash: Yongnuo YN-560 Tripod We have some lights from the top that I ...
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Would it be better to use hotshoe flashes or studio lights for a product shoot?

I need to make some shots of headwear for a website. Pictures are basically something put on the dummy head. I don't need super-professional pictures but I want something reasonably good, better than ...
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Firing master flash with Yongnuo RF-603 II

I got a couple Yongnuo RF-603 II triggers. And I got a Canon 550EX and 430EX. I want to use the triggers to fire the 550EX remotely. The 550EX is in master mode. Which should trigger my 430EX in ...
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F-mount to EOS adapter from Nikon to Canon [duplicate]

I bought a Canon EOS 500N body (EF mount) and I want to also buy a Nikon N65 (F mount) camera. The question is if with this adapter I can use a lens for both cameras? maybe you have some similar ...
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How to remaster images from an early digital camera?

Background: I've got a lot of old photos taken by my first digital camera Epson PhotoPC 600 from 1997 and I'd love to make them look as good as possible. I do know they'll never look like those from ...
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Any known issues when using Google Drive with Lightroom 5 (Catalog & photos) on two computer?

Does any of you have experience in using Google Drive with Lightroom 5? Like to use GDrive to be able to show/edit my photos on my Macbook and iMac. I know that I am only able to open Lightroom ...
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Hot shoe flash units and softboxes for portraits; good beginner setup?

Taking a previous question (Advice for someone just entering the world of off-camera flash?) and breaking it into pieces, as was suggested to me for more effective answering. I'm a student ...
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Concerns with glass slides vs glassless

When developing and storing color (or black and white for that matter) slide film, I've seen that you have two major types of slide mounts: glass and glassless. From what I've read, glass is better ...

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