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Questions tagged [camera-settings]

Various parameters on the dials, menus, etc. in a camera

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How to automate a camera to take two pictures every hour for 24 hours, with each picture spaced apart by 15 seconds?

I would like to automate a camera to do what asked in the title. The camera will be in a fixed location looking at a colony of water fleas. I know about time lapses to take a picture every hour, and ...
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Macro button on Nikon L830 does not work

I am fully aware of how to use the macro setting on my CoolPix L830. The button to turn it on does not work at all. Every other function on the camera works. I tried resetting to factory defaults and ...
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how do you educate yourself to take better picture? [closed]

how do you educate yourself to take better pictures and on which camera.
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What is the point of converter lens settings in a camera?

My Sony DSC-H1 has a tube with 58mm threads for mounting converter lenses and/or filters. Among the lenses available from manufacturer itself are a 0.7x wide converter, an 1.7x tele converter, and a ...
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Camera settings [duplicate]

I can’t seem to get my camera settings right, can someone list the right settings for indoor pictures. Trying to take pictures of my dog but it’s been raining. Also list good outdoor settings as well, ...
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Does a long exposure in DSLR camera have a similar effect to a global shutter?

Regular DSLRs make use of mechanical shutters and progressive electrical readouts, and hence images are captured in a rolling shutter. But, when used to capture pictures with a long exposure, where ...
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How to set “release priority” rather than “focus priority” on Canon DSLR?

FujiFilm X-Series cameras can be set for focus priority or release priority. This controls the camera behavior when AF cannot lock. On focus priority, the shutter will not release. On release priority,...
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Can different ISO settings be preserved when switching between different Exposure Modes on Canon DSLRs?

Aperture settings are independent in Manual (M) and Aperture (Av) mode on a Canon body, meaning if we set the aperture to F/1.8 in Av mode, M exposure mode wouldn't copy the same aperture ...
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Nikon D5100: How to keep Continuous shooting on between shots

There is an old-ish post about the continuous release mode, but it's not exactly what I am trying to achieve, and was wondering if something has been discovered since then. On my D5100, when I set ...
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How to optimize detection of brightness changes in an immovable object?

My task I want to use a digital camera to capture slow changes of an object for scientific purposes, subject to the following constraints: The camera is a Canon EOS Rebel T5i. The position of the ...
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How to set image preview on the Sony A7Riii

I'm used to shooting Nikon, where when you take a photo it shows a preview of the image on the main screen for a few seconds, or until you soft tap the shutter again. Is there a way to implement this ...
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External Flash triggered by camera's internal trigger

I am stuck. I am starting to understand and try Flash photography with my Canon 750D. I have ordered a yongnuo 560 iv just yesterday. Now as I am tight on the budget, I have not ordered a trigger ...
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Why do camera bodies and some lenses both have autofocus / manual switches?

Why is it that lenses come with an AF option when the camera has the same? Which controls the AF? One would think that they contend with each other for control. Why have two entities doing the same ...
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How to turn on manual focus for Sony α7R II?

There is an AF/MF | AEL switch on my Sony α7R II. If I switch this to AF/MF, and then press the button inside the switch, nothing happens on the viewfinder screen or back panel screen. How do I turn ...
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“Record location data” gets switched off sometimes, why?

I want to record GPS coordinates for all of the pictures I take with my Nikon D5300. Unfortunately, from time to time, after coming back from a photographing expedition, I realize that none of the ...
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How to create a gray/black color background in a photograph

These are two examples of photographs with black background. My question is how can I set the background like that? Was it through post-processing or on shoot? by Saul Leiter And this by Hélène ...
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How can I get consistent exposure while allowing aperture changes on Fujifilm X-T2?

I'd like to change aperture and keep the exposure consistent while taking multiple photos of one scene. I am aware of the exposure triangle. I know I need to increase ISO or decrease shutter speed by ...
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T3i photos always dark when viewed, but look great when I'm about to take it [closed]

I got a secondhand Canon T3i today but I can't seem to find what to do right with it. The photo I'm about to take looks great but when I view it, it looks 10x darker. Need help please.
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What camera techniques did Nick Brandt use on Lioness with Cubs Under Tree, Serengeti?

Does anyone know what technique Nick Brandt used in On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, and Across the Ravaged Land? (the "On This Earth" Trilogy). I was curious how he captured "Lioness with Cubs Under ...
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What manual settings should I use for a photoshoot for a salsa class? [closed]

I'm taking a photoshoot for a salsa class in a hall with very limited lighting. Can you suggest any good manual setting, as I am fed up with using auto. I have a Canon EOS-760D with Sigma EX10-20mm 1:...
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Why is my DSLR's exposure meter always showing high exposure?

I own a Nikon D5300. After a few months, my camera is showing this problem. The exposure meter is always showing high exposure. But the camera is working fine. Please suggest a solution.
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6d Mark ii dark image issues

I just bought a 6d Mark ii and had a photo shoot with a black model and we used a black wall and for some reason his skin was smudgy and today i did some test shot with some natural light on some ...
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Resetting the creative profiles to default on the pen-f

Is there an option to reset the Creative Profiles (Monochrome, Color, CRT, etc) to their default settings without reverting unrelated settings (e.g., focus point metering, sound on focus, image ...
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Why is my dSLR not taking pictures when the shutter button is fully pressed?

I can't click my Nikon D3100's shutter release button. I mean sometimes it works, but sometimes as soon as I press the release button the lamp near the lens glows and I am unable to click the photo or ...
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Are scene modes on compact camera much useful?

The scene mode selecting dial on my old compact camera is highly sensitive now, it could easily switch the mode even I don't touch it. Unfortunately there is no spare part left on this model, so I ...
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Hockey photography [closed]

I’m taking a hockey team photo tomorrow in a hockey rink. I’m looking for advice or tips on camera settings while doing this photo. Thanks
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help with moon flares

I recently switched from a cropped sensor, APS-C Sony to a full frame sensor Sony. When I would take pictures of the moon with the cropped sensor, I would get this: 15s, f1.4, ISO 1000. And this is ...
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Cannot set up external Yongnuo flashes with Canon 5D Mark II

I use my Canon 5D Mark II with multiple YN-560 Mark IV flashes, triggered by a YN560-TX external flash control. I tried to set up the external flash control but I failed. It says flash is not ...
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Nikon D3300 with AF-P VR wont focus

I bought Nikon D3300 with stock lens AF-P 18-55 VR and it worked great for about an year. But during our last trip focus stopped working. Keep in mind I am very casual photographer. I found this Q&...
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How do I force my Canon dSLR (800D) to take a photo?

I noticed when I went out early in the morning to take some landscape photography that sometimes when the image was "dark", the camera would not attempt to take the photo. I tried changing from a ...
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Why do my videos not look as good as professional examples I've seen? Screenshots attached [closed]

The first picture of a girl is a screenshot from the travel video that i am making, and and the second picture of a boy is a screenshot from a youtube travel video. I want to achieve the quality of ...
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How do I access the autofocus options on my Nikon entry-level dSLR?

I have a Nikon D3300. The menu display does not allow me to change the autofocus options. The ì button shows the MF in the bottom left corner but I have no ability to get into the option to change it. ...
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How should I shoot an aurora with a Canon EOS 60D DSLR? [duplicate]

I'm going to Canada in a few days to photograph the Aurora Borealis. What settings should I use? My family says that I should have a long exposure, large aperture, and high ISO to get good pictures, ...
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Can I set my Sony A7 ISO to only use full stop settings?

The ISO on my A7 goes in 1/3 stops? e.g., 50, 64, 100. Is there any way I can change it to full stops?
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How do I get my Sony A7 II to avoid over-exposure and look more like my Canon camera?

Hai. I have a question, I switched from Canon to Sony a while ago and I found out that if I shot bright places, like the sky, the cloud that is supposed to be seen clearly, looks like a blown-out ...
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I'm designer but newbie in photography, Need Help for buying Camera, and How to choose between brands, lens and seconde-hand or new one? [duplicate]

Recently I’m ready to buy a camera before I always use iPhone to taken photos, that’s okay but I want to start a series career you know, go art direction, street shoot, fashion series etc. I’m a ...
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What setting should I adjust when using a tripod to get less noise?

If there's a really grainy photo. Not much natural light here and a tripod was available. What should be changed in settings to decrease the noise in the photo? Settings Focal length 12mm ISO 6400 ...
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How to look nice in professionals or no professionals [closed]

I have complex with my appeal.Meaning I want to be good in every picture.The truth is I get photo alone my self inside of the home or out and the most are not good fotos.Additionaly,I am handsome man ...
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I am working on a science fair project I need help on forced perspective

I have a camera and items that I plan to use I just cant get both items in focus
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How can I best photograph the Infinity Mirrors exhibit by Yayoi Kusama?

I'd like to take pictures of Yayoi Kusama's exhibit, The Infinity Mirrors. This exhibit a collection of mirrored rooms, usually darkly lit. What are some tips on photographing in dark, mirrored rooms?...
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One-time opportunity visiting a museum — plan of action?

Today, I'm hopeful I'll be allowed to take my camera inside a prestigious car museum. It will be a whistle-stop tour and I won't have time to set up lighting, change lenses, prepare speedlight, etc. ...
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X100f EVF yellow shade in place of light/bright surfaces

Wondering if someone can help here. I purchased a brand new x100f (love it) and am curious if my electric viewfinder is defective or if a setting needs adjustment. When I use the EVF, all bright ...
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Program for self portrait technique, face profile

I am Martin. I am not famous. I am a regular man. I want to get one good photo of my face. Which technique will give me good results? I want to use software that makes my picture seems like ...
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Focus selection button not working

Why my top display is blank after pressing AF-Drive button instead of showing AF options? Is it possible to select AF mode through menu instead AF-Drive button? I have found the same question, but it ...
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What are some general rules for astrophotography?

What are the generally accepted guidelines for iso, f-stop, aperture, etc. that help take better pictures of the stars? In the past I've mostly used a small webcam that fits over the eyepiece of my ...
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Can I use touch-to-focus on my Canon 80D with focus set to the AF-On button?

My Canon 80D has a touch to focus function. It works on auto mode, but I have changed my auto focus function to AF-ON button from half shutter button — and it doesn't now. I changed my auto focus ...
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I want to make a 360 degree photo in one static photo

How can I make a photo like this using my Smart Phone camera and Photoshop?
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Best manual settings for Canon 60D [closed]

I am a novice fashion photographer and have been attempting to master the art of shooting in manual mode. I have a Canon 60D and was hoping to get some tips on setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO,...
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How do I set RAW+JPEG recording on my Panasonic Lumix GX85?

I am trying to find on the Custom menu RAW+JPEG setting, but I cannot find it. How do I set RAW+JPEG on my Panasonic Lumix GX85?
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How can I best photograph a weekend cycling event?

I'm shooting photos for Peletonia (outdoor cycling event) using a Canon Rebel T3. How can I get the best results? Are there particular settings that are important?