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What exactly is causing the quality difference between these two photographs?

Here is a photo of 2 individuals: my friend and a male model (right). Both of them are clicked in daylight. I get it that the background on the left picture is very bad but that cannot be the only ...
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5answers
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How to meter to clear subject details with a strongly backlit scene, as Elena Shumilova does?

Looking at the photos from Elena Shumilova on 500px, you can see a clear preference for backlighting and halo effects on many of her subjects. For example, this and this. How do you meter with the ...
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1answer
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What is the meaning of "Blue Hour" and its differences from "Golden Hour?"

What does "Blue Hour" exactly mean? What time in the day can I capture this "Blue Hour" and how long is it? Also, what are its differences from the "Golden Hour"?
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3answers
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How does being in a polar region affect the golden and blue hours of light?

While I already know what the golden and blue hour are, I am having trouble understanding how this changes very close to the poles so that I can time an upcoming trip to Iceland. Online services give ...
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3answers
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What visual effect can be seen in the following picture?

I saw this picture on Behance. As an amateur photographer, i just want an analysis of the picture and help in how to recreate it with a different object. original picture credits - Kremer Johnson ...
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4answers
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How do I warm the background color but keep natural color in the subject?

I'm just learning photography and I found this picture http://www.michaelkormos.com/blog/a-lovely-afternoon-family-photography-nyc-family-photographer The background was warm with yellow soft tones ...
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3answers
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How can I shoot interesting landscape photos without using long exposures? [closed]

At current, most of my landscape shots are tourist-like and very generic. How can I take photographs which are more interesting without using the cliché technique of long exposure landscape ...
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2answers
622 views

What's the difference between shooting in daylight and at sunset?

What's the difference of light between taking photos near sunset or during midday sunshine if there is any? Why would you go for a photo at sunset instead of a daylight photo when the sun is higher in ...
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2answers
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Editing or retaking my shot to maximize sharpness, image quality, and reduction of noise.

This is my image that is part of a pano I'm working on. How can I transform it to be similar to this amazing image especially when considering sharpness, noise, and the the light coming form the ...
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2answers
903 views

How to achieve matte effect?

Newbie here. I see pictures like this http://imgur.com/gallery/lcRQN or It feels like there's a matte effect or filter of some sort added on top here. Am I correct in assuming that? If so, how do I ...
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Images taken in sunset at 7pm (with back toward the sun) make skin appear orange

Sorry for the stupid question. I take pictures/videos with both (1) iPhone 8 and (2) Sony DSC-WX350. I notice that when images are taken during sunset at 7pm with my back toward the sun (i.e. facing ...