Questions tagged [photographer]

Any person who takes a picture can be labelled a "photographer", but we generally use this tag for questions about specific, generally-famous photographers.

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What gear does Robbie Lawrence use?

I’m wondering if someone could recognize which kind of camera Robbie Lawrence uses. I think his image could have been shot with an analogue camera, but I’m not really sure because a lot of people use ...
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Does the loss of quality of jpeg files occur in each copy?

Does copying jpeg files reduce the quality of their files at any given time, and eventually make small changes to the size of the copied files compared to the original file ?
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What camera did Cindy Sherman shoot with?

I'm studying photographers and am curious to know what camera CS used for her work. I'm sure the latest is on digital but wanted to know what she started out with.
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Good health practices for photographers

As many other professions. photographers tend to suffer of particular health issues, related to the way we use the first and most important piece of our equipment: our bodies. Manufacturers are ...
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Why is my Pentax LX engraved with the name of famous Japanese photographer Masaaki Nakagawa?

Any idea why my Pentax LX has a name of the famous deceased Japanese photographer Masaaki Nakagawa engraved on it? Is it some kind of limited edition?
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What film and developer did Harold Feinstein use?

Although Harold has written/taught various topics on photography and printing, I can't seem to find what film and developer did he use, especially for his Coney Island series. Perhaps others can ...
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What photography book changed the way you look at the world? [closed]

What was the first photography book that you remember really changing the way you look at the world? Or inspiring you to approach photography differently? Follow-up, what are some great photography ...
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What camera did the photographer August Sander use?

I am a student doing research on the photographer August Sander. Does anyone knows the make and model of the camera he used?
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How focused should a local photographer's website be?

I have been doing a lot of reading on what local businesses should blog about and have come up with the following scenario. I am looking for something to keep me busy and to keep my mind a bit more ...
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Is copying a photo idea legal? [closed]

I saw a picture on google which I would like to take. I won't copy him 100%. I loved that idea
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Which photographer created “planet” named photos of chicken entrails?

I'm trying to remember the name of a well known photographer who photographed, among other things, chicken guts and sphincter laid out on the sidewalk. His collected photos were in an Aperture ...
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Interesting editing style

Came across this wedding photog and was interested in his style of editing. anybody knows how to achieve this style of edits in Lightroom? it seems like it's of low contrast, muted colours and low ...
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Does anyone know the photographer? [closed]

Does anyone know who the photographer who took this photo? http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0901/a446541e53ad306416d0.jpeg
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Finding A Book Of Black And White Nature / Landscape Photos By An American Photographer Working In the Early to Mid 20th Century

I'm hoping someone can suggest 1) the name of the photographer, and 2) the name of the book. I'm afraid my description is pretty vague as I saw the book a long time ago and memory is a slippery thing. ...
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What are the most prestigious photography awards worldwide?

When I hear about "award-winning" photographers it is always interesting to know what awards have they won. Is there a list of most prestigious international photography awards? Are there top awards ...
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Who is the photographer of this black and white photo of two female nudes standing over a pile of clothes?

A print was given to a friend long time ago and he vaguely remembers that he was told the artist was German. I feel like I have seen it somewhere before. I have tried searching by the below image in ...
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Who shaped portraiture pre 1960, and how?

Preamble Ansel Adams was an astounding photographer who influenced many aspiring landscape photographers and became a household name amongst photographers. However he seldom stepped out of his ...
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How to get this effect (moving people, blurry, high-key)

I've discovered the photographer Paterakis and wonder how he managed to obtain the rendering of his series Shadow Life. Obviously he uses a long-time exposure, but I can't guess much more... In this ...
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Marathon & Sports Event Photographers: Are they freelance or agency/company-related?

I am currently doing my research on marathon and sports event photography. I am looking at photo services such as finisherpix.com and marathon-photos.com. Are the photographers taking photos for these ...
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Who is photographer Scott Mead?

Is anyone familiar with the photographer Scott Mead? Does he have any exhibitions? I heard his name a few days ago but I haven't heard of him before.
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What questions should I ask when looking to hire a photographer?

When hiring a photographer one will obviously take a look at their work, but before even doing that what kind of questions can I ask to gauge there skill, knowledge, performance etc Some questions ...
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What's a good starter book of Cartier-Bresson photographs?

I want to learn about Henri Cartier-Bresson's work. Can someone recommend a book of his work to get me started? I specifically want to be able to look at a lot of his images, rather than reading a ...
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Who is the Japanese photographer famous for long-exposure daylight shots of busy intersections?

I am trying to write a message to a friend where I compare their work to a famous Japanese photographer whose work I was familiar with in 2008. For some reason Google is now flooded with the millions ...
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A photo showing the point of view of a celebrity going down from an airstair and facing a crowd of photographers [closed]

I saw a photo and I am looking for its author, he/she was not credited in the book I saw. I do not know whether the photo is famous. The photo is black and white. It is taken from the point of view ...
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Is there a site for browsing a ton of photographers by location and skillset?

I'm looking to hire a photographer for a tech / fashion shoot in NYC. I'm very particular on the style that I'm looking for and I'm hoping someone here can point me to a site where I can do some ...
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How to become a wedding photographer?

I'm trying to break into the wedding business. I already have great equipment, etc but how do you build your portfolio? Especially if you live in a new state with very few contacts?
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What good landscape photographers shoot primarily in the Northeastern United States?

I am an amateur landscape photographer living in New York. I have been looking for some good landscape photographers who primarily shoot in the Northeast. I would like to follow their work, get ...
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What would be the must have mobile phone apps for photographers?

I am looking for apps for my mobile phone (Generalizing it to any mobile phone rather then being a specific Android, Apple or Windows phone) that I will find helpful while taking pictures on my DSLR. ...
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What photographer took this mid 20th-century color photograph?

Can anyone please identify who is the photographer of this picture and what is the name of the picture? It appears taken in middle of 20th century (1950s?) in a rural place. It looks like summer. A ...
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In Canada, who owns the copyright to a photograph that has been taken by a hired photographer?

According to The Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) Section 10.2.a states: (2) The person who (a) was the owner of the initial negative or other plate at the time when that negative or ...
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What's a good starter book on photographer Yousuf Karsh?

I have recently been very moved by what I have seen/read on the internet about the work of Yousuf Karsh. I would really like to get more insight into how he captured the true character of his ...
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What should one be aware of when taking pictures at work, but not as one's primary role?

I took a few pictures around work and they were used on our website (more here). I've just been asked to do some shots of the executives, and it looks like there may be more requests like this. Any ...
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Are equipment reviews from websites like kenrockwell.com and bythom.com reliable?

I know that nothing helps more when buying a lens to test it out yourself, but getting more than one perspective is also helpful. In particular, I run into Kenrockwell.com a lot when trying to get ...
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Are there high-class photographers that never use editing software?

Are there any ‘high-class photographers’ that can produce good results for every single shot, so that the shots don’t require post processing? If not, then is it possible to become a top ...
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Coffee Table Photography Book

I am thinking of getting a small gift for my friend, preferably a small / medium size Photography Book (that can put on the coffee table) or for guests to boserse through - casual reading. My budget ...
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Which photographer do you find inspirational? [closed]

As a change from the technical flavour of our questions I would like to turn to photography as an art, so I am afraid this is inevitably subjective. Which photographer, in your mind, is especially ...
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Careers in Photography

I realize that everyone "knows" that photographers have studios and take portraits, but I've also been interested in other careers that are open to photographers. Specifically, what is required in ...
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What makes someone a good photographer?

What makes someone a good photographer? Skill with the camera? Artistic eye? Theoretical knowledge? A lot of practice? The reason I am asking is that my photographs don't look nearly as good as I ...
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Photography-related disciplines

We're talking a lot here about the technical part of photography, but what are the other related disciplines that help us create better pictures? What one needs to master to be a photographer? When ...
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Who is your favorite photographer and why? [closed]

Basically, who inspires you? One answer per post please. A link to some images would be cool too...