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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 does the “infrared mode” on digital camcorders work?

The gist of the question is in the title. The detailed question is more of a "confirm or deny that my understanding of these cameras is correct," question: There exist on the market digital ...
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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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The Sunny f/16 Rule [duplicate]

Sunny-16: for optimum exposure when shooting on a clear, sunny day outdoors (distinct shadows), set the aperture to f/16 and the shutter speed as the reciprocal of the ISO. While reading about the ...
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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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Is there are any wireless camera trigger or wireless camera controller for samsung es95 digital camera

i have a digital camera ( Samsung es95). i want to control it remotely . is there any way to do it
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Why don't digital cameras have better dynamic ranges?

ISO in digital cameras is a digital amplification of the signal. If your camera's native ISO is 100, setting the ISO to 400 would make the sensor amplify the brightness 4x. So if ISO is digital, does ...
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Is the Preview file always the photo taken by the camera?

When I take a photo with a digital camera (I own many*), I can preview it with the ▶︎ button. However, sometimes, cameras will displays a Preview photo that seems of a different quality than the ...
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What tiny lens to shorten the focus on a tiny camera?

I'm trying to set up a tiny camera for a tiny science experiment. The camera is an OmniVision OVM6211: It's pretty much a 3mm cube, containing the image sensor and all the lenses. It has a 90º FOV ...
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Can digital cameras easily take panoramic photographs?

I am remembering the days of the old analog cameras that were equipped with a panoramic switch at the top left rim of the camera (Kodak 120?). You could look into the viewfinder and see the panoramic ...
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multiple green horizontal lines fuzz

My digital camera is Olympus 760. When focusing/zooming, the digital screen seems to waver constantly, and after the shot is taken multiple green horizontal lines cover the whole image.
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Which digital cameras have a manually wound shutter like the Epson R-D1?

I'm curious about an unusual feature of the Epson R-D1: Despite it being digital, it requires manually winding a lever to cock the shutter. I have been looking but couldn't find any other cameras like ...
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Angles For Portraits [closed]

I am a freelance photographer. I know the key rule is to focus on the eyes for a good Portrait Photograph. But there are various ways/angles from which a subject is shot my personal favorite is top ...
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Is the color reproduction of different cameras inherent to the sensor or due to software?

Often, reviewers and camera users talk about the 'Color Science' of a particular brand of digital camera, e.g. it is said that Sony digital cameras do not have good skin tones. Is this 'Color Science' ...