Before the rush

Before the rush
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Find the largest window in the house, remove any distracting elements out of the background, and shoot with the light to the side of the subject. Shoot using whatever settings you are comfortable with. If the home does not have large windows or is full of distracting items; go outside. The images will likely be better anyways and a nice overcast day will ...


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You can get old 'manual' external flashes for very little (or even free from op shops and similar )and use a flash activated trigger to trigger them. Setting needs to be done manually but it's not hard [tm] to get light levels OK when you are in a staticish setting. Your camera also may allow cable trigger. Be sure that external flash voltage does not exceed ...


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I recently upgraded to a used Nikon D80 with DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens and I am still learning how to use it. I have really only used it on Auto Mode. Unfortunately, I cannot purchase any more equipment right now or any time soon. I am supposed to do an indoor maternity shoot in 2 days for a family member and I am really nervous. Oh. Dear. Here's ...


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Try learning as much as you can about light. Best would be a book about shooting people and nudes in natural light, you can try the Luminous Portrait by Elisabeth Messina - besides discussions about light it also has examples of settings. See if you can organize the room a little bit. The lady should be the most important thing in the pictures. See if you ...


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Please see What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? first, for the basics on differences between the main types of camera most of us consider to be "serious". I'm going to focus on the fact that you want to do wildlife photography, and that you chose the one type of "non-serious" camera that ...


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885x1024 sounds like your contact emailed the image to you and his email software/system has resized the image. Ask them to zip the image file and send it again, or use an online service like dropbox or OneDrive.


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You could resample the photo to the larger size(s) in Photoshop, but the lost detail would not be recovered and it would just look like a slightly blurred image. You need to ask the photographer for the images in higher resolution - either ask him or her to create those specific resolutions for you, or just to give you the original source resolution and let ...


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There are some non-dslrs with amazing image quality like the Sony cyber shot RX100 which rival dslrs. But I feel an entry level dslr will help you understand which type of photography you are best in. Like macro photography or landscape or portraits. Interchangable lens cameras can be used with a lot of different lenses which have lots of different uses. ...


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The camera doesn't really matter that much. With product photography it is all about the lighting and the materials you use to project and/or reflect that light onto your products. The more control you have over the lighting, the more you can make the products and background appear the way you wish. For various scenarios and different products the ideal ...


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A useful additional feature a camera can have for product photography is tethered shooting. That means you can see a preview of the image on an external monitor and also click the shutter release remotely. Sometimes this works by connecting a USB cable, sometimes a wireless connection can be established. This allows to position the camera in arbitrary ...


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Do I really need a DSLR camera for this? No. The smaller the objects you want to photograph get, the more difficult it is sometimes to use a dSLR, because of the more expensive lens requirements that go along with a bigger sensor to get close enough to frame. In addition, the larger sensors on dSLRs will actually create a thinner DoF when working in ...



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