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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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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Proving you were at a certain location on a certain day [closed]

If I wanted to show that I've visited a place (say Central Park) I can show a photo of myself in Central Park. Let's say I wanted to show that I've visited Central Park for each day of the year in ...
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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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Bought a Nikon D3200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm 1:4-5,6G [closed]

i'm new to Photography and wanted to try my first steps with a DSLR. So i just (panic)bought the kit in the title for 160€. You think it is a good deal? I know that the D3200 is decent for the price ...
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How to look at a photograph in digital age? [closed]

I was looking at my photo gallery on my smartphone and got shocked because all of them were almost cartoonized and irrealistic. I've realized that as due to an adaptive mode on which the screen was ...
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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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What should I ask for when people submit photos? [closed]

I have a local dog website and I'm adding a gallery section where people can submit their photos of their dogs. I'm going to ask them to let us know where the photo was taken. And to confirm that it ...
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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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What is a good reference for the technological aspects of modern digital photography? [closed]

What is a good readable, technically detailed reference on the technology involved in modern digital cameras, raw file conversion, and digital image processing? (Possibly a complete a complete answer ...
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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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Dust on Sensor After Many Cleanings DSLR

I know there have been a lot of posts on this topic, but I haven't found exactly what I am looking for. I noticed some dust spots on my sensor for my D750 after I took a picture with some sky in it ...
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Is this lightning image a natural phenomena or a digital camera artifact?

This image was taken during a thunderstorm and I am trying to find an explanation for it. My guess is that it is a digital artifact because the digital camera's mechanisms for reading pixels data from ...
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Photography Business, Getting Clients [duplicate]

I was hoping to hear some great tips on how to get clients. The obvious is having great photos but I want to go further into the marketing side. I've also already created a referral program, now I'm ...
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500px and Adobe Stock pay just with PayPal or had another option?

What other options do I have with these platforms? I currently live in Paraguay which doesn't allow me to receive payments through PayPal.
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What should I do to best take a digital photo of an old photo print?

My father just signed up on Facebook last week. Now that he's looked at his friends' walls / pages posting old photographs, he wanted to do the same. I have been helping him to use the smartphone (and ...
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Will digital exposure above unity gain result in raw file with full bit depth?

As I understand, digital cameras have a unity gain ISO: an ISO setting at which no gain is applied. Below this ISO negative gain is applied, in effect ignoring some of the photons, and above positive ...
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How can I make silver gelatin prints from an inkjet printer?

How can we print silver gelatin prints from inkjet or deskjet printers? To print 8x10 inch size.
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How to make negatives from digitized black and white photographs?

I have some old digital black and white photographs on my computer that I would like to turn into negatives. These are scans of old B&W photographs and I want to convert them to negatives for ...
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General rules of thumb for selling photos at art festivals?

I am considering selling my work after a lot of interest of my work has recently been generated. I want to join a local art festival to see how it goes and if it is worth pursuing. For instance, ...
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Weird orange artifacts in smartphone image of a white light source [duplicate]

In my work (lab research), I have need to take digital photos of thin transparent gels sitting on and being illuminated by a white light box. When I try to take a digital photo, weird orange bands ...
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Trying to determine potential causes for boxy (digital?) artifacts

I'm looking at lots of photographs taken in either the late 1990's or early 2000's of book pages printed in the 1700's. In those photographs, I occasionally see the kind of boxy artifacts pictured ...
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Why does my “ultrasonic” lens have trouble focusing in low-light and low-contrast scenes?

Passive autofocus systems like contrast detection and phase detection don't work well in low-light environments and on low-contrast areas. But I have a lens that says "ULTRASONIC" on it, and it ...
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Why are flash pulses so short?

I was surprised to learn that most flashes last only 1/1000s instead of lighting up for the entire exposure time. Why? If the flash were to light up before the shutter opens and turn off after the ...

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