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For actual questions about taking pictures of lights; not to be confused with questions about lighting equipment.

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Why are the lights fuzzy/hazy/blowing out in my pictures?

I just got a Canon 70D off eBay and have been taking night pictures and things were ok. Then, without warning, the lights in my pictures got blurry and hazy, maybe overblown. It's happened with both ...
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What kind of light is this visibile in a mirror in a celeb portrait?

I tried zooming in to the reflection but cannot tell at all what light she is using.. it gives a soft glow as I've seen from other celebrities Instagram. Please let me know if you have any idea. Thank ...
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Why do my studio shoots usually end up fuzzy? [closed]

I have been into photography for about a year now. I am very grateful I can use a studio of the local photographer here. Together we have build a cyclorama wall and the photo shoots are going pretty ...
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Underexposed Images using Studio flash

Hoping someone can help. I am attempting to use some studio flash lights in my setup. I have a Canon EOS 1DS MKII, with a Speedlight 420EX attached to the hotshoe. When firing with just the 420EX, ...
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Is out-of-focus photography very niche or lost cause? [closed]

I recently decided to ditch my typical style of photography and opt to experiment with having the objects out of focus. I'm slightly indifferent with the results (as I'm learning this effect, will ...
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Which compact camera to buy for starry skies, city lights and close ups? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera that has all the common features e.g. portrait, landscape, video etc. But can also allow me to take pictures of stars and city lights, and will allow close ...
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How do I give my photos the same dreamlike effect as this photographer?

I've always found this photographer's images very intriguing and have recently been curious as to how she took and/or edited them. Can you explain how this effect would be achieved via both of these ...
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Are 2x 160w strobe lights enough to overexpose a 5x10' background?

I have been using continuous lighting for mannequin pictures and it was quite difficult to overexpose the background all the time however I made it work. Due to my dog ( long story) I am being forced ...
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What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights?

What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights? Hare are two quick examples from my phone: Would this be considered bokeh, or does a term even exist for this?
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How are circular haloes around light sources created?

I found the below image (photographer credit: Xavier Leung, original photo), which depicts an American battleship currently docked in Hong Kong. Is anyone familiar with this striking effect? I can't ...
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Techniques and kit to photograph graphic design print portfolio (not too costly)?

I am a graphic designer looking to photograph some of my print work (i.e. brochures, business cards etc). I have purchased some coloured mount board/card ready for the floor/backdrop, so I can ...
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How to control “starbursts” around light sources?

How can you control the size of "starbursts" from light sources in photographs? For example, the lights on the shore in this photo have very sharp and long starbusts: http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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How do you photograph Christmas Lights?

How can you best photograph Christmas lights? I've had tons of problems, the auto-meters don't work at all, and I'm fairly clueless, other than to get a tripod and keep trying until something sticks......