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comment How to Make Indoor Photography Not Blurry
photo.stackexchange.com/q/16011/15871
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comment How to Make Indoor Photography Not Blurry
photo.stackexchange.com/q/18962/15871
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comment How to Make Indoor Photography Not Blurry
see also: photo.stackexchange.com/q/6250/15871
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comment How to Make Indoor Photography Not Blurry
possible duplicate of What do I need in a camera to take non-blurry photos of a fast-moving child?
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comment Is it possible to reproduce a colour tone (of any photos) perfectly (by curves)?
Not to mention that one lot to the next of the same film would show minor variation. Film that had been stored for long periods in moderate or warm temperatures would show even more variation from fresh film recently manufactured and stored in cool temperatures. Color management is not a new thing that began with the dawn of digital photography. It has been around as long as photography has. (Even different B&W emulsions could render the same color different tones of gray.)
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comment Is Nikon D60 reliable?
@Samuel The D60, like most DSLRs, requires a little more skill to use than a point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your phone. The payoff is that when used properly it can be used to take photos those others might not be capable of producing. If you can find an experienced photographer to look at your D60 and eliminate the possibility of a problem with the camera then you can apply yourself to learning how to use the advanced tool you've been given.
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comment Is a multishot self-timer mode available on mid-range cameras?
See also: photo.stackexchange.com/a/46880/15871
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answered Is a multishot self-timer mode available on mid-range cameras?
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revised Is a multishot self-timer mode available on mid-range cameras?
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comment Looking for P&S/compact with >20x optical zoom and AA batteries
The reason you can't find a >20x zoom camera that runs on AA batteries is because current Li-Ion batteries significantly outperform typical AA batteries. The reason they are bulky is because the larger zoom range requires the lens to be larger.
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comment What is the recommended pratice for publishing a photo subject's name in a caption, from public event, with or without release?
By the way, while at a public event I've never had a parent ask me not to take their child's picture. I have had countless parents ask if their child's picture will be in the newspaper or where they can see the photos online.
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revised How to combine different pictures into a single picture
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comment Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d?
Neither. For wedding and commercial studio photography you really need a full frame body.
Jul
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comment Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d?
@John Thomas On the other hand, prices for the 7D have already plummeted. You can pick up a grey market copy from a reputable seller for around $800US. You can also currently get a refurbished 7D direct from Canon USA for $719.52 (Canon does add sales tax based on the shipping address).
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comment Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d?
@dpollitt Normally I would agree with you on this. But when Canon Rumors marks something as "CR3" it almost always means the source is an high level employee at Canon and rarely, if ever, has a CR3 level rumor turned out not to be spot on. I think you can take the 7D mark II being announced sometime early this Fall to the bank.
Jul
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answered Nikon D5100: possible to get more than 30" exposure with self timer?
Jul
25
comment I want long exposure on my Nikon coolpix p520
The reason most point-and-shoot cameras with very small sensors limit maximum exposure is due to increased noise caused by long exposures using such high density sensor chips. Stacking multiple exposures as @dpollit suggests also helps to reduce the noise which is randomly distributed in each frame. For more, see this answer photo.stackexchange.com/a/45411/15871 and this link blog.patdavid.net/2013/05/…
Jul
25
comment Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
With the +1/3 stop ISO settings (125, 250, 500, 1000, etc.) you are pulling exposure 1/3 stop when shooting and then pushing it 1/3 stop when demosaicing. This increases the noise as well as risks losing the highlights.
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comment Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
There's no controversy. Base ISO for all Canon EOS DSLRs for the entire digital era has been either ISO 200 or ISO 100. The way recent Canon EOS DSLRs shoot at the +1/3 stop and -1/3 stop (160, 320, 640, 1250, etc.) ISO settings means that when shooting at ISO 160 the sensor is set at ISO 200 and the exposure is pushed by 1/3 stop. When the RAW data is demosaiced the image is pulled 1/3 stop the other way. In effect you are trading a little less noise for a little less dynamic range, just as "shooting to the right" does.
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comment Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
Yeah, because if there were UFOs flying around there's NO WAY he would want them in his photo, right?