Questions tagged [digital]

Digital photography clearly is the bulk of picture-taking today; this tag doesn't need to be on everything that is digital, but can be used when the question is specifically about the technology involved.

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How can I take a photo like this of a necklace?

I want to take a photo just like this photo. The necklace doesn't look like it has put on a flat surface. How can I achieve this? Thank you.
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Concealing brush strokes when using a light box to photograph minatures?

I'm using a medium sized light box with LED bars and a gauze diffuser to photograph hand crafted models against a white background. I have a fixed light from above and a movable light from the front. ...
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Remove Vignetting from thousands of images

I am doing historical research for which the only document source is microfilm typically created in the 1950s by technicians who did not understand the characteristics of this then new technology. ...
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Why is JPEG the only compressed image choice in most digital cameras? [duplicate]

I've been viewing, editing, and storing digital images since before digital cameras were common -- I've used GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and a few other now-obsolete formats. GIF has been mainly relegated ...
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Why does an iPhone need software for Portrait Mode? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone X, with a camera specs of: Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture Why does the phone need software to produce Portrait Mode image (image with background blur / bokeh)? ...
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How to create a more natural look using Strobe lights for watch photography?

I am fairly new to product photography and recently ditched my lightbox for strobe lights to create a more natural and true to the eye look on my watches. The lightbox lighting gave more a dark ...
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Does advertising your photography services mean all photos on your portfolio are classed as commercial?

TL;DR - Would photographs that I've captured and displayed on my personal photography website be considered commercial if I'm not selling them? I would purely be selling my general photography ...
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Family Photos System Strategies

I'm sure folks here have a good approach to photo storage/processing and backup. I'm a dad with 4 kids and lots of family photos. I had my first digital camera in 1996 and have pictures stretching ...
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Affordable camera for a macro photography

Which cheap camera fits better for taking a macro photos of static objects: PCB boards, electronic chips, various small hardware? Basically, the camera will be fixed on a copy stand. I'm considering ...
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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

In modern digital cameras there are many settings which are applied automatically to the photos. And it does not always result in good ways. Recently I saw two photos of the same face one from a old ...
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How does shooting on dedicated monochrome digital cameras compare to shooting in monochrome mode on full-colour digital cameras?

For an example of a dedicated monochrome camera, see Leica's M10 Monochrom. To the best of my understanding, the major optical difference here is that the use of a monochrome sensor means you don't ...
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What does number after apostrophe mean on a photo?

Sometime I see photos on the Internet where some number inscripted, like on the image below. I would say that it's a day/month/year, but I doubt, particularly about the last one, because photos I saw ...
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Horizontal "Lines" affecting image quality

This is a picture from my computer camera (0.9 MP) of me covering the camera with a black tissue with not much light in the room. I hope you can appreciate the tiny horizontal "lines". I ...
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Unable to click pictures with nikon D3500 [duplicate]

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1s_xLLeXyCNRJmyem2vkqLd-g9XnU3DZm?usp=sharing here is the link of pictures and videos to my problems. To describe it in words, my camera nikon d3500 is going ...
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I want to take image of a dried droplet 12 mm x12 mm

How do I take the image of a 12 mm x 12 mm area without using expensive lenses and camera? I read a lot on using combination of lenses to get images but was unable to understand properly how it works. ...
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What are these lines in photos when viewed zoomed in on iPhone?

I take photos on my Canon (It happens on both my Canon EOS Rebel t1i and my Canon EOS R) camera then download them onto my iPhone. Then when I zoom in close enough, there are these invisible lines on ...
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Why does my phone intermittently add Title and Subject attributes?

I have taken a lot of photos, over the past couple of days, using the default 'Camera' App that came with my Huawei Mobile phone. I have since uploaded these Photos to my Computer, via Google Photos. ...
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Slides in the digital era

I did use colour slides decades ago: Agfachrome, mostly. How can I achieve a similar effect in the digital era? An idea: have a 4k camera and a 4k projector - I am not sure whether this is viable and ...
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Are there any digital photo frames that hang in portrait orientation?

I looked on amazon and all the digital photo frames that have a hole for wall mounting only let you mount in landscape. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any product that lets you hang in portrait?
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How to get files off a 23 year old Polaroid PDC-3000

I off loaded some .PDN files off an old digital camera, but can't seem to find any apps that read them. This is not to be confused with Paint.NET PDN files. This is polaroid old digital file type. I ...
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Remote photography, across continents

I want to make photos in real-time ( i.e. select settings, position camera, trigger shutter ) with a camera that is miles or continents away from me. I cannot find any system that would allow me to ...
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What is this style of photography called?

I am trying to learn a specific type of photography and am having a difficult time finding out the name for it. What I am most interested in, is a specific niche of high focus, minimalist, black ...
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Should I convert my family pictures from JPEG to PNG?

I have a lot of family pictures saved in Google Drive as JPEGs - not JPEG 2000 - as they were initially acquired. I thought the problem with JPEGs was artifact at sharp edges, which is not too much ...
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Can you use a phone as grey/white card?

I have a Nikon D5300 and always shoot on Auto White Balance because it can be easily fixed in Lightroom or other RAW Processing applications. However, I wanted to experiment a bit with shooting Video ...
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photon counting with a DSLR

I'm quite new to photography, but was wondering what settings I should have in order to have a good approximation of the relative number of photons that creates each pixel? i.e. best settings such ...
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Can we prove that the object is not tilted from photo(s)?

This is an image of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi. Can we from this image, or from combination of images available online say with a certain degree of confidence (prove?) that this red circled minaret is ...
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Nikon 24-85mm (non VR) vs. Nikon 28-70mm 3.5-4.5D

I currently own a Nikon 28-70mm 3.5-4.5D. I've enjoyed the lens and found it on eBay for $45 so it was a steal. From what I understand it was a great compact lens in the 90's that was a "kit" lens but ...
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Why does grain increase acutance?

The Wikipedia article on acutance claims that a slight amount of noise or grain can increase acutance. Cambridge in Color gives the following demonstration. No noise: With noise, with more acutance: ...
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Continue with film or move to Fujifilm X-Pro1?

Last year I bought my first camera, a Minolta X700 in order to get into photography. I bought it with the prices in mind (100 € with 3 lenses), and I really wanted to try film and the development ...
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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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Why does device listed in metadata change on photo transfer?

What are the reasons that a photo would have the wrong 'Device used' and 'software in use' metadata on a photo. The photo that was checked was not the provenance picture and so it is a copy of the ...
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Is the Sigma 35mm worth it for an APS-C? [closed]

I am a beginning photographer and want to upgrade my gear. I have a crop sensor Canon camera and usually use a 50mm 1.8 lens for my portraits. Recently I have been looking at the Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens ...
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Why are most of my photos way too dark/underexposed?

I've been taking pictures for years now, firstly with some old digital Nikons, then Canons, then I moved to mirrorless Fuji XT3 (I love it!). Unfortunately most of my pictures have been way too dark, ...
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How to achieve this low light/long exposure scribble lights effect but the subject remains steady/focused?

The photographer said it was done by using the built in flash, that's it and he never explained the process. Does anyone know how it was done? https://imgur.com/a/Zx1Zz3z
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What's the simplest way to add water mark using DPP4 that is professional looking? [duplicate]

Whats the best but simplest way to add water mark using DPP4? I cant find anything to create and save watermarks to use.
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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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Question regarding name of style of photo

So, I am currently building a website and it's partially photogenic, therefore, I need really clean photos. I was looking for a style that would fit what kind of photos express who I am and what I am ...
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Why would a camera change colors on the image when producing JPEGs?

There's a room with windows closed by curtains, it's night outside and the only light source is a set of LED filament lamps inside the room. Lamps are designed to have 2200K color temperature to have "...
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Batch Compress and Watermark Images?

I am building a website for a client, and he needs some software to be able to add watermarks too, and slightly compress for bandwidth on his website. I'm struggling to find a solution that does both ...
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Pixels and photodiodes

A photodiode is the smallest element of a digital sensor, while a pixel is the smallest piece of information in a digital image. I wonder if the two terms can be used interchangeably or there are some ...
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What is pixel peeping and why do some people say should I avoid it?

What is pixel peeping? Is there a benefit in doing it? What do I have to keep in mind when I peep my pixels?
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Can the date a jpeg was created be wrong -- too early?

I have a set of jpeg photos that, according to the person who gave them to me, were taken in November 2016, of damages to a car that occurred in August 2016. The "created" date in the exif data is in ...
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Camera Broken? All Images White...camera takes pictures but when I view them it it just a white screen

I have a Samsung NX3300 and had it for 3-4 years and I've found a few answers but no ways to fix it (e.g., at DP Review and Tom's Guide). I can see it fine as I'm taking the image but if I view it ...
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Downloading photos problem

My computer will not accept my memory card, Photos are on the card yet the card reader says no photos to show on this device, I am stuck with pictures I cannot edit, or indeed see, tried all the ...
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Why did this image accidentally taken with a phone come out as if through a slit framed with long hair?

This picture where taken by the phone without user input. Our grandchild was sitting! He has short hair. Any idea how this happen??? Grandma had phone in hand but was not taking pictures
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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

My Mom has over 400GB of photos on a quickly dying 2011 IMac. We are getting her a new computer but I am hoping to set up some system where she can safely store all these files in an easy to access ...
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Which lens is best for athletics?

I am an athletics photographer, and I have a dilemma. First off, I use the 5D Mark II body. Currently, I own the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II, and I LOVE it... except for indoor photos. Before I ...
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What equipment did film photographers obsess over?

I found a box of old camera stuff in my in-law's house while helping them move and it got me thinking, "what equipment did film photographers obsess over back in the day?" For example, with modern ...
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Compact digital or mirrorless camera?

I am new to the camera game. I have a 2 year old and a 7 month old, and would like to invest in a camera for capturing memories. I would like a camera that: Can capture fast moving kids Photographs ...
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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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