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Image rejected by Shutterstock because the main subject is out of focus and it contains noise

I am a student learning doing photography as a hobby, I came across shutterstock and heard it is a way of making money by contributing and selling your images. My first image was rejected with reasons ...
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How important is a good quality camera for good photography? [closed]

Don't know if this is already a known thing/wiki/previously asked here, but basically: How important is a good camera for actually making strides in photography/doing well? I've done some photography ...
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Operating camera in Arctic winter

I have read at a few places that cameras go haywire when used in temperatures around -20 degree centigrade or below (like Arctic winter) and as I understand it's a hardware limitation. Do we need to ...
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As a blind person, how can I better understand how wide or narrow a field of view is?

I saw this question but feel that it doesn't fully explain how this works. I am completely blind, so I am trying to come up with a tactile pictorial representation of how field of view works. ...
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Do more megapixels mean sharper images?

Do more megapixels mean sharper images? Would a 24 MP camera produce a sharper image than an 18 MP one (given the same lens, settings and scene)?
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What was the “revolutionary” digital camera with infinite depth of field and focus adjustment in post-processing?

A few years ago (at least 10 years I believe), I read in a magazine about a "revolutionary" camera which was able to take pictures such that from one picture you could, afterwards, choose the point ...
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Are paler raw images normal for a newer sensor with higher dynamic range?

I started photography with the Canon EOS M (the very first in the M series). Recently I bought the Canon EOS M6 and of course now I try to compare the two image quality wise. To my surprise, although ...
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What should I consider when buying a camera and lens to take photos of surfaces for 3D textures?

I would really appreciate if you could help me find the best camera or camera's to take photos of textures. These will mainly include cabinets, countertops, tiles, backsplashes, hardwood flooring and ...
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

I accidentally opened the back of my film camera while trying to advance it for the second time. I have not taken any photos yet and the film counter currently shows a "S". Is my unused film ruined ...
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How important is it to have a spot meter on the light meter?

I'm considering getting a Sekonic LX 308 light meter without a spot meter. That is to use it with my Nikon FM2. I'm wondering if I will miss something important without having a spot meter. Is it ...
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How useful is wifi on a camera?

I have to buy a camera for my daughter for Christmas but I have a problem: I do not know if the wifi (included in the camera) is useful. what do you think about it? is it advantageous?
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What to consider for a second film camera? [closed]

I currently use a Pentax K1000 camera, which uses 35mm film. I really love this camera. I like that it's really "easy" to use, the light meter is good, and batteries are easy to find for it. I don't ...
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Fixing Minolta Sr-1 stuck release button

Just bought a Minolta Sr-1. I was taking some photos until I advanced the lever but the button wouldn't release the shutter. I opened up the bottom and couldn't seem to figure out what was the problem ...
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Pressed shutter button without advancing the film, did i create a double exposure?

I’ve recently bought a film camera, the lomo aquapix ( it can be considered a toy camera ) I’m new to film photography. I took the a picture and then accidentally pressed the shutter button again ...
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In Auto white balance, why the reference is always taken as neutral colors like gray or white instead of other colors like orange or red?

Why auto white balance is based on the neutral colors?..Is there any care to be taken while choosing the reference color.?
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Cameras with Android Operating Systems

Can someone please help me. I need to find a camera or info about cameras with built in GPS, touchscreen, Wifi, and Android 6.0 or higher (preferably Oreo) OS operating system. I am a property ...
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Nikon FM2 lever cannot advance

I have a Nikon FM2 with film inside. However the I cannot cock the advance lever. It stucks at frame 28. Is it the problem on camera, or how I load the film in the beginning or problem with the film ...
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

I'm starting in a semester-long "Intro to Digital Photography Class" and I'm completely new to anything photography-related. The most experience I have with picture taking is on my cell phone. That ...
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Is it possible that I damaged my camera by shooting directly a lightbult in the ceiling?

I got my first dslr, a nikon d3500, a few weeks ago and today I was trying out manual mode and for some reason I thought it would be cool to shoot pointing directly at the lamp/lightbulb in the ...
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Does taking pictures with my iPhone 8's camera meet the required specifications for designing a book cover?

I am wanting to send some pictures to my cover designer I plan on taking with my iPhone's camera. Smashword's requirements are listed here. I can't take a photo and then expand it, which could cause ...
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How much silica gel should I put in my dry box?

How much grams of silica gel should I put for my 4.6L air tight dry box? I have a silica gel inside of a plastic sachet but I cut the plastic and put it in a small open container to absorb moisture ...
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How does a Canon FD to Micro-Four-Thirds adapter change the image?

I have a Lumix G7 and want to use a Canon FD lens with it (mostly because of the incredible price). The FD lenses I have in mind are the 28mm F2,8 and the 50mm F1,4. I know that the focal length ...
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Options to increase magnification when the minimum working distance is fixed

I work in a lab which deals with a significant amount of scientific photography. My current situation calls for an increase in magnification, however, there is a physical limit to how close the lens ...
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Are there digital (industrial) cameras with open API's (software interfaces) with Ethernet communication?

Dear Photography Community, I realize that some SE sites do not allow specific product recommendations, and that's ok. I'm concerned that after my fruitless searching, I'm perhaps missing some ...
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Nikon only allows single photo in auto mode or if flash is used

Basically what is happening is if I start my Nikon D5300 in AUTO and take a picture it will only allow me to take that one picture and not allow me to take another picture at all. The autofocus stops ...
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Why is there a purple blur around fire in photos?

Why is there a purple blur around fire in photos? I'm using a Sony Xperia phone.
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relationship between focal length, perspective projection and camera distance

This page here describes that the focal length does not result in perspective distortion, while this page here describes if you increase the focal length and camera distance to infinity then it ...
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Can I not use NEF on my Nikon D3100?

When I load my pictures to my computer two show up one says NEF and the other is jpeg. I accidentally deleted the jpeg and when I loaded them on my phone the NEF pictures were really bad. They where ...
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Why does the camera output an image with multi-colors not shown by the naked eye under the projector?

I was shooting in a gallery that used what appears to be a multi-colored projector and had difficulty shooting in that type of scene as the color was not even across the scene. The image shown below ...
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What is the white camera in Thelma And Louise '91?

In the '91 classic. Thelma And Louise. There is an white camera. Looks like some sort of Polaroid. What is the name of that camera?
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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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Why does 5DSR have a low pass filter?

I have learned it has a low pass filter cancelling filter instead of not having a low pass filter. Why add an another anti alias filter to cancel instead of simply removing it? How does the dual ...
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What camera and lenses are shown in The Office (US) season 2 episode 21?

In season 2, episode 21 of The Office (US edition) which aired on the May 4, 2006, there is seemingly a first-gen 5D by Canon. Here is my edit of every scene that includes it. What is the camera? ...
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Camera image in pixel to real image in meters size relation [closed]

first post so please be nice. I am doing an image processing project and my problem is now that I would like to know how big my digital image is in the real world. I have: digital image: 336x256 ...
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In photoshop (CC), is there a way to apply the changes made to one CR2 (.xmp) to all my other (.CR2) photos?

Editing pictures in CR2 and after applying a few hours of settings to one picture, I would want all my other pictures to have that same setting applied to. Possible? Is there a way around using the ...
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How far should I place the camera from the light meter for incident metering

I have my FM2 with me and I want to make a portraiture. For that I use Sekonic L-308X-U as my light meter and I use incident metering. Is the distance of light meter to camera important? If so what ...
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What camera did the photographer August Sander use?

I am a student doing research on the photographer August Sander. Does anyone knows the make and model of the camera he used?
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Left my Canon digital camera alone for 2 years, can it still work?

I left my camera unused for two years, with the battery in it. I've got it currently plugged into my computer to charge, and nothing is happening. Is it likely that the camera itself isn't working or ...
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How to calculate the precision/resolution of a camera

I know there are other questions about this but I couldn't find the answer I was looking for... I am developing a control system using a camera and I need to know theoretically the precision/...
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Vivitar PS 120 Focus Free Motorized Camera Issue

I have a rather old 35mm camera: a Vivitar Focus Free Motorized Film Load PS 120. I was curious if anyone has experience with this model and could offer help. It worked very recently, but today I ...
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How to clean the viewfinder of Minolta X-700

My Minolta X-700 was dropped and the consequence is a viewfinder full of dust like this: I don't know how to clean it except remove the top cover to reach the viewfinder. Is there any other way?
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Help with dirty viewfinder

I have a Nikon D5300 that I do not use anymore. I want to give it to my nephew on his birthday. However the viewfinder of the device is very dirty despite the amount of care I put into my gear. I have ...
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How long would a camera battery last unused?

I discovered an old camera (canon powershot a3300 is if it helps) that i stopped using about 8-10 years ago. I lost the battery charger but found one online that i could buy. Just wanted to know if ...
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Does anyone know what kind of camera Gunner Stahl is using here?

It’s hard to tell, but im wondering what kind of point and shoot Gunner Stahl is using here. It is taken from this Youtube video
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How can a camera pick up and process colors?

How does a camera/AI/ robotics process and determine the color of a specific object ?
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Does the bigger pixel area of the Fujifilm XT-10 make it a better choice than the XT-100?

I'm not a professional photographer, I take pictures only as a hobby currently owing a Nikon D3200 with 35mm 1.4 and the kit lens so nothing fancy. I want to buy myself a mirrorless camera, and I'm ...
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Shooting film with a camera that doesn't have a ISO meter

So got a yashica J that doesn't have an iso dial or meter and I was wondering does that mean my camera is only limited to a set of film iso or that I can't push or pull the film
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What film camera/Polaroid camera is best for a more orange yellow look?

What film camera/Polaroid camera is best for warmer orange yellow looking photos? I attached examples of what I'm going for but can't find a camera with a warmer tint, a 1960-70s vibe.
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Camera dropped and the lens is now bent to one side and cannot zoom in and out

My camera had its lens zoomed out a little when its tripod fell and now it is bent to one side and cannot zoom in or out. I have a Nikon D5300 with an AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens. Is ...
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“Budget” film SLR systems in 2020?

I started analog photography a decade ago, with a Yashica Electro 35 GSN. A few years later I upgraded to a Bronica SQ which I've been very happy with, except for the fact that it's extremely big and ...