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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Can a focal reducer be used with a teleconverter?

Can you use a focal reducer with a teleconverter? I don't believe it would be possible to do it but, is it? If I were to use a full-frame 50mm lens on a 2x teleconverter with a 0.71x focal reducer ...
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How do you do take a time lapse in a crowded city, sit or stand somewhere aside?

I've never attempted a time lapse in a crowded city, where do I mount myself so I'm not in the way?
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What is this fine grid on an image made using pinhole and Nikon D200?

I am a longtime photographer but not such an expert on the technical aspects of optics and digital sensors. I've been experimenting with my Nikon D200 and a home-made paper pinhole, coloured black on ...
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I have the Samyang FE 14mm lens which has a nondetachable lens hood - is it possible to still use a ring adaptor on this so that I can use a filter?

And how would I know which size adaptor I need? There are no markings on my lens. I'm looking into buying a square filter holder to try help with this. Thanks.
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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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ERR CF on Canon Rebel XT

welcome back to 2008. I just picked up a Rebel XT for super cheap and I've been messing with it for the last couple days trying to trouble shoot (knowing very little about DSLR cameras) and I can't ...
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Digital zoom: Is the exposure computed using the zoomed frame?

I am trying to focus on the differences between digital zoom and cropping an image afterwards. This is discussed in detailed here: Is digital zoom really useful? focused on the compression ...
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What kind of Compositional Elements are used in this pic?

I found this pic in internet and I really liked it. As having interest in photography, I was wondering what kind of composition rules was used in this pic, for example whether it is a contrast, ...
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What is considered High ISO?

So reading the questions I came across this Why do cameras include very high ISO settings even though they are so noisy? and my comment on this answer led me thinking, how do we qualify high ISO? Is ...
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What causes this pattern? [closed]

What causes the pattern seen on the image (it is a still from a video)? This doesn't seem to be a Moiré. It seems to be largely related to the camera or the filter (the pattern is fixed and aligned ...
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Do analog to digital lens adapters exist (to pass EXIF data to a camera)?

What I'm envisioning is a lens adapter that could be used for multiple (film-era) lenses on a modern digital camera, but would allow you to enter your custom lens info into the adapter so that, when ...
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has the signage above this shop been changed ( photoshopped , etc?)

in this pic it says post and telegraph office , but if you look above , and to the left and right of it and below , it looks like there was something there , but has been brushed over / changed in ...
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Finding photos taken in class

I'm trying to organize my photographs by day of week and time of day taken. For example, if I have a math class from 10:00AM-12:00PM every Monday and Wednesday, I want to move photos taken in that ...
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How to Take a Photo of a Shining Object [duplicate]

I would like to try taking photo of shiny objects such as light sources, diamonds etc. I want to have them photographed without shining because I will try them on image processing programs and the ...
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Recommend photo editor with selective edit feature (like Snapseed)? [closed]

I've been using Snapseed and love what it can do, but I have been trouble getting it to save properly (see my previous question). In particular I LOVE the selective edit feature which allows me to ...
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How this kind of photography is achieved? [closed]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/44117072@N07/14001910788/in/photostream/lightbox/ Is this just some great skill of photoshop? As you can see, happening in the first building. The fish aquarium is ...
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Snapseed photo looks different (unedited) when exported

I run a small business and Snapseed was recommended to me as a quick and easy way to whiten the backdrop of my photos. In theory it works great. I make a lot of use of the selective tool to brighten ...
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How to fit an action camera into antique (bellows) housing?

This summer, I'll be participating in a pioneer handcart trek, where everyone is encouraged to wear period clothing (mid 1800s). I'd like to add an antique camera to my costume, but make it ...
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Would shooting in infrared increase visibility of handprints on a wall?

Would shooting in infrared increase visibility of handprints on a wall? I currently need to shoot some photos of some faint handprints a child made on a wall many years ago. Thanks
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How does the shadows slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the shadows slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the shadows slider to affect a simple curves boost in the bottom left corner, but it's doing more than that. It ...
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Are the sliders in Adobe Camera Raw input color space independent?

Are the sliders (shadows/highlights) in Adobe Camera Raw affecting the device-dependent data before transformation to device-independent color space, or does this transformation happen after the input ...
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Do the graticules in the curves editor have any absolute meaning?

Do the graticules in the curves editor have any absolute meaning? The curves editor (in Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop/Lightroom, probably all other image manipulation programs) has divisions along the X ...
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How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the exposure slider to be a simple linear scaling (in the input color space, not in the working color space), ...
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How do I turn the Bluetooth feature on my camera?

How can I turn on the bluetooth feature on my D3200 Nikon camera? I seems to have lost it this morning.
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How close are we to the theoretic limits of sensor low-light performance?

Consider a low-light, high-ISO, short-exposure shot. We all know the image will be noisy. I understand that the image noise is dominated by the photon counting noise (shot noise) that is caused by ...
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Why high contrast increases color saturation?

for days I cannot find the answer on that question. Thing is simple: when I increase contrast (both with contrast slider, or with S-curve) in Lightroom/Photoshop, a saturation of the color is also ...
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Is it true that the best images from all digital cameras can be obtained at ISO 200?

Recently a very professional photographer who shoots stunning pictures told me that the best images can be obtained from digital cameras at ISO 200. He also stated that this is what all the ...
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How can I show gender equality in my photograph?

So, basically it's an assignment and I've been asked to capture gender equality and I have no clear idea, it's a school project so they demand decency. If you could just help me out, I'd be obliged. ...
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Mystery: Instagram JFIF information reads “Photoshop”

Out of curiosity, I was digging my Mac cache files and found some blobs of Instagram pictures. Blobs are cache files stored without extensions (they can be, images, sounds, scripts etc.) I opened one ...
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Will my photographer be able to sell me better prints than I can get from the 2400×3600 JPEG files I hav? [duplicate]

I just got my senior pictures back and want to print them professionally. They were shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T5 and specs are 2400 x 3600, 240 dpi. My photographer uploaded them to her website and ...
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Photograph device 1.4x0.4m without distortion

We're trying to figure out how to capture a device that has a rectangular shape of 1.4m x 0.4m. It is made of 4 lanes of 1.4m x 0.1m with walls which are 0.07 tall. We'll need to build a video ...
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Did the quality of early digital cameras vary by the type of manufacturer?

I heard that about twenty years ago, it was possible to distinguish the quality of digital cameras based on the type of manufacturer. Manufacturers of photographic cameras also made good digital ...
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How can I make a photo of a sun rise more interesting in post?

I would like to know how I could post process this photo to make the sun rise more interesting. Basically, what I am trying to ask is how to go from a relatively boring photo of a sun rise to ...
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Why does a more expensive camera have fewer pixels?

I compared the specs of some cameras. The Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS-1D X MARK II each has a full-frame sensor. The second is more expensive. Their pixel counts are 8868 x 5792 and 5472 x 3648. Nikon ...
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Why does my picture get cropped when viewing it on LCD screen?

I have a canon T3i, and when I look through the viewfinder and take a picture, the picture comes out fine. However, if I try to take a picture through the LCD screen, the screen shows two blue lines ...
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Using analogue Takumar 28mm & 50mm AND digital Nikon 4500 WA lenses for the Olympus E-M10 Mk II camera in MACRO Photography

I wish to continue my macro photography I pursued in the analogue world with an Asahi Pentax 28mm (& 50mm) AND in the digital with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 wide-angle lens with my recently-purchased ...
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Taking a passport photo with DSLR Canon 1200D [duplicate]

New to this community. I have had a DSLR for a few years now so familiar with a few settings. I tried and failed to take a passport photo . The main issue I am facing is getting shadows around the ...
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Are there any established photographers who have used a (built in) laptop camera to produce content

I find myself interested in the possibilities for using a laptops built in webcam for photography - particularly for interesting stock photography or for setting up cool shots for startup types to put ...
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Why doesn't digital Large-Format exist?

In the digital age of photography, we can see a range of digital camera sensors sizes in use, from 1/3.2" in small phones, up to Medium format sensors that are 53.4 x 40.0mm in size or more! Why has ...
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Tulip Lens Hood in Autofocus mode

I use a Canon Rebel T3i, which has a rotating front element. I would prefer using a tulip shaped hood, especially for wide angle shots. However, the orientation angle of the hood changes during ...
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How can I connect a cheap digital camera to my 1960s spectrometers?

I teach physics at a community college, and for use in our lab course we have a nice set of 1960s spectrometers that each contain a telescope. (For a description of the optics, see my lab manual, lab ...
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How can I ensure my clients will get prints from me, without watermarks?

I give my clients their full edited images on CD. How can I ensure that they will print with me and not go elsewhere?
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What are the bottlenecks in a regular CMOS sensor chip?

To be clear I'm not referring to any processing stage but just hardware. What is preventing me from sampling it at a higher rate? Will it burn out or just start giving me garbage? What is the reason ...
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Does Zooming the lens Changes the Aperture? [duplicate]

Hello Photographic Lovers, Aperture is what the power of lens to open and close so as to control the light. So When we Zoom in the lens and see the far objects, then it changes the aperture. So ...
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Digital “expose to the right” vs film “expose shadows, develop highlights”?

So after working with film for a while with only a cursory technical understanding, I've started seriously shooting digital and I'm going buck-wild with the technical side of digital photography. I've ...
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Help for a film shooter: how to cope with the paradox of choice?

So I've always shot film, and it was great because of the constraints it placed on color: you shoot 36 consecutive exposures with a particular feel, and if you don't like to results, deal with it ...
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When comparing camera sensors, what does [x] µm Pixel mean, and what does it say about image quality

In this article (sorry its german) I read about camera sensors. They show values like 1,4 µm Pixel, or 1,55 Pixel. What does this mean, and how is it related to sensor size? If I got it right, a ...
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How to increase contrast when shooting drab scenes

On cloudy days, it seems like the amount of contrast available for shooting is greatly reduced. For a specific test I did, the in-camera histogram shows a very narrow band in the middle - for ...
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Why are my highlights purple?

I was shooting a subject that featured a lot of sunlight shining across a surface. In some of the photos, the sunlight appears to have a purple tinge to it. In others, the colours are more natural. ...
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Timelapse photography with Nikon D3200

Does anyone know if there exists an app that acts as an intervalometer for my Nikon D3200 because this DSLR does not have a timelapse feature?