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How to isolate the main subject of a photograph in a pure white background using photoshop CS5?

I am quite new to photoshop, but I have always been having problems creating products on a pure white background. I need it for online selling, but it is a daunting task for me--especially since I do ...
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How to disable EVF when LCD is pulled out on FujiFilm X-T20?

My X-T20 switches to EVF when the LCD it tilted out. I know some cameras automatically disable the EVF when the LCD is pulled out, since the only reason to pull the LCD out is to use it. How can I set ...
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How to make FujiFilm X-T20 switch between EVF and LCD based on custom distance?

My X-T20 switches to EVF when there is an object within about 3 inches of the EVF. This often happens when I am using the LCD tilted up as a waist-level finder. I want it to only react to objects ...
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How to compose unposed groups of four or more people?

This question (How to shoot nice shots in indoor nightclub?) made me think about composing arbitrary groups of people. Usually 1-3 people is manageable, but it's more difficult with more people. How ...
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how to take a custom resolution using a canon camera

Currently I'm having my staff take mass pictures of items from convenient store in order to populate the images of items in our e-commerce site. I have a Canon EOS 200D camera. My target ...
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New CF memory card media contains some data instead of zeros [on hold]

I recently bought a Compact Flash card, brand new and factory packaged etc. When looking at the media, I found out it was not empty! Instead of being filled with zeros, there was some other data. The ...
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How to convert focus image to out of focus in Photoshop?

I'm looking for an editing skill that let me be built out of a fouse image from focus image. By out focus, I mean totally out of focus not only blurry background. In reality, we can achieve this image ...
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Square format on Nikon D750 liveview

I know that the Nikon D850 has a square format mode both in live view and viewfinder, but I'm looking to do the same (or something similar) in my Nikon D750 (which doesn't have these capabilities). ...
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Canon EOS film camera stopped working after trying to use flash

I have a Canon EOS 500N camera (known as the Rebel G in America and the New EOS Kiss in Japan) that worked fine up until just now, when I tried to use the flash. The flash has worked before and I was ...
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Nikon Ch and AF-S mode - what controls whether the camera will try or not try to refocus during series?

Experimentally, on a D200 that was at hand, set to CH (continuous-high) drive mode, AF-S (autofocus-single), release priority, center focus point only, tracking:Normal (should not affect AF-S?) there ...
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What kind of equipment or other technology is necessary to photograph “sprites” (the atmospheric phenomenon)?

The Washington Post article Elusive red sprites, like glowing jellyfish in the night sky, photographed in Oklahoma lead me to this tweet and image: Multiple column sprites line up above an angel ...
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How to shoot nice shots in indoor nightclub?

Using an EOS80D with an 18-35 2.8 Sigma lens I recently shot at a nightclub and had done some research first. I wanted to create shutter drag with my flash and shutter speed. That kind of worked, but ...
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Name of book for Photographers and Graphic designers to advertise in the 80's and 90's?

I am looking for a industry agency book (I think a new one comes out once a year) that has pretty much gone out of business. It's a thick smaller book that Photographers / Graphic Design Firms would ...
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What to do with my collection of old third-party Pentax zooms with Canon camera?

I just dug 4 lenses out of the closet with my old film Pentax. I have the following: Quantaray 35-80mm f4-5.6 Quantaray 70-210mm f4-5.5 Albinar Macro Zoom 80-200mm f3.9 Promaster AF 100-400mm f4.5-6....
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What are the pros and cons of deleting all of my archived RAW files?

I've been shooting RAW+JPEG for years, but about the only time I use the RAW files is to play around with RAW processing techniques. For everything else, I use the JPEGs. I have several multi-TB hard ...
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Manual and Shutter Priority Mode Problem

I am using Nikon D5300 with AF-P NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens. When i try to take shot from manual and shutter priority model, the camera produce half shutte release sound and the image gets all while and ...
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Processing raw negatives in photoshop

I'm scanning negatives with an Epson and Silverfast software, in raw format. After inverting the image with command-I, curves and levels are backwards. I could flatten the image, but the size is huge. ...
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Is there a painless way to import GoPro clips and photos on macOS?

Importing GoPro clips into my Photos.app library is such a pain since I have to adjust the date and time on every single import and the offset is different for photos and videos. Is there a better ...
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Why does using “sRGB” as my monitor display profile look better than the built-in profile?

I've got a (2013) MacBook Pro. I also have an ASUS VS248 secondary monitor. When I first plugged it in, I found that the greens were washed out and the browns had a red tint. I switched it from the "...
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Does an eGPU increase performance of Lightroom Classic on 2018 13" rMBP?

Using a the 2018 13" Retina MacBook Pro for Lightroom Classic. Would adding an external GPU increase performance of the Lightroom Classic application? And if so, which modules/parts get increased ...
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Long-end softness in a wide-angle lens

I just got a copy of the Tamron AF 20-40mm F2.7-3.5 SP Aspherical IF for my Sony a7 (using the non-AF Sony A/E adapter) over eBay. I'm seeing what seems to me like a surprising degree of softness ...
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What to look for digiscoping on a tight budget? [on hold]

I own a cheap telescope. What should I look for in a cheap used camera for a first digiscoping experience? I'm looking to spend a very minimal amount of money — hopefully under $100.
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Is it beneficial to use full frame for blurred background?

I have often heard it said that to have a blurred background, it is beneficial to shoot full frame. However, is this really true? The useful largest aperture is anyway limited by the amount of depth ...
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Recover capture time [duplicate]

Hi I was makimg some backups from my mobile device. The point is that now every picture seems to have been taken same day. Every image has a IMG-daymonthyear-wfotonumberthisday So manually is easy to ...
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Why is a lens darker than other ones when applying the same settings?

I own a Nikon D500 DSLR, with a Nikkor 16-80 mm 1:2,8-4E ED VR lens. I noticed that this lens, when applying exactly the same settings (same ISO, same aperture, for instance F8.0, same Shutter speed, ...
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Photos in my SD Card suddenly disappeared and now I cannot recover [duplicate]

Before you jump to a conclusion, I did not format the card nor did I delete the photos. I didnt shoot on demo mode either. This is what happened, I came home after a vacation with 600 pictures, they ...
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Nikon d5600 tranferring photos to an imac

I want to transfer photos from D5600 camera to my imac computer. Why doesn't my computer see camera/disc when it is connected with USB cord?
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Can red LEDs be used as darkroom safe lights?

In the past when I have used a darkroom the safe lights have been a dim incandescent bulb, with an 'orangish' colored filter. Given red light is less energetic than orange, and LEDs are reasonably ...
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My mentor says to set image to Fine instead of RAW — how is this different from JPG?

So far, I have heard of one reason to have the camera save images as RAW instead of anything else. JPEG is a lossy form of image data and so I always thought it made sense to save the image data as is ...
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How can I set the aperture on my DSLR when it's attached to a telescope instead of a lens?

I would like to use my Nikon D3100 for astrophotography. I have attached the camera to my telescope with a T-ring, after which the camera recognized the absence of the lens, which is perfectly normal. ...
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Why are my pictures showing a dark band on one edge? [duplicate]

I run an online shop and I have been using Nikon 3100 for many years. Recently I started to notice that in all the pictures the right side slowly gets dark and there is a dark slit almost look like a ...
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How can I best take pictures of a moving speaker in a dark room with accent lights?

I’m taking pictures this Sunday at my church of the youth pastor preaching and in the youth room is a semi-lit type of room with a lot of accent colour lights. He’s going to be moving and I want to ...
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Is 35mm on a cropped sensor good for fashion photography?

I am quite amateur with a camera but I want to become good in fashion photography. A top model has agreed for a photo-shoot for free and in return she wants me to make a portfolio. We are planning to ...
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How to set exposure for photographing the milky way?

I want to photograph the milky way but have had troubles with ambient light. The first attempt suffered from streetlights. The second attempt away from streetlights suffered from full moon which I ...
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Can I adapt my 38mm auxillary lens microscope to use more widely available 42mm ones?

I have a Bausch and Lomb/Leica StereoZoom 4 microscope that I would like to use for microsoldering and occastional photos. Unfortunately, it only has 10X eye pieces and no auxillary lenses or ...
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Is there theoretical limit on the minimal focal length for a given sensor size?

There seems to be a limit, around 0.33, on the fastest possible aperture. Is there a theoretical limit on how wide a non-fisheye lens can be? That is, what is the minimal possible focal lens for a ...
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How were pictures turned from film to a big picture in a picture frame before digital scanning?

How did people after taking a picture with film and doing the chemical processes, get that small film image to become a big picture that could be framed and hung before the invention of a digital ...
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What defines an “objective”?

I'm not experienced in photography and would like to get some knowledge about the terminology. My question is: What defines an objective? Or: When would you define something as an objective? I mean, ...
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Which lense to buy [closed]

I would like to buy another lenses for my Nikon D3500, I’m looking to get a wide angle lens, I have a 18-55mm lense and 70-300. I’ve been asked to take photos of a office but I need to have a wide ...
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Multiple Exposure Function on MIII not working

Please help! This message appears when I input my Multiple Exposure settings on my Canon MIII -"No compatible images available for selection." I have selected RAW to shoot. I am in M mode. I have ...
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How do I figure out which adapter I need to put an old Vivitar lens on a Minolta body?

I'm looking for the correct adapter model to fit a 70-210mm zoom Vivitar lens onto the body of my Minolta Dynax 300si camera. As I will probably need to go to eBay, it would really be great to get it ...
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Has anybody made a full image of the West Rose Window from Notre Dame de Paris? [on hold]

I have been trying to find a composite of the West Rose Window, which removes the spires obstructing the view and includes the below details. Is there a reason a photographic reconstruction doesn't ...
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Why is Nikon 1.4g better when Nikon 1.8g is sharper?

I am new to photography (just 3 to 4 months of experience) and I am looking to buy a new lens (either 35mm or 50mm, but mostly 35mm because I have already decided Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for ...
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Does anybody know what these bright curved lines are?

Shot with the Zeiss 35 2.8 on my A7iii. Any input is much appreciated! Also, here is some other shots I did, with some other settings too.
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What would cause macro mode to be locked out on my Panasonic Lumix DMC camera?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ55. Suddenly, I can't use the macro on my camera. On the monitor it says "lock" with an arrow under it. How do I unlock it? What is causing the macro to cease working?
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How do adjustments to flange focal distance affect front focal distance?

I am using a Nikon Micro-Nikkor F-mount lens with 105mm fixed focal length in a custom optical set-up (F-mount adapter to custom optics). This means that my flange focal distance is only an ...
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Does anyone know what these white dots are? They are all over my apartment when I take a picture in the dark with the flash on [closed]

White dots everywhere in apartment even on skin when I take a picture in the dark with the flash on??
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Focus Issues Using a C mount Filter on a CS Lens

I'm trying to use the Arducam 8mp with CS mount with a 25.4 C-Mount Filter, but I am unable to focus the picture. The filter fits perfectly and still leaves room for the lens to screw in. It says in ...
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After market mods for the Petzval 85 Lomography lens?

So I bought a Petzval 85 Lomography lens second hand. It has a Canon EF mount. Before I bought it I checked that there were EF to MC/MD mount (my camera) adapters. A quick google showed they are ...
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What is the preferred aperture of a lens for landscape photography?

I've noticed that the wider aperture is more expensive on lenses. Two of Canon's lenses that they categorize as Landscape can be seen here. The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III is twice the price of the EF 16-...

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