Questions tagged [photography-basics]

For questions either about the fundamentals of photography or which will be of particular use to novice photographers. Q&A in this tag should be equally useful 50 years in the future or to a time-traveler 50 years in the past.

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What is the “Sunny 16” rule of thumb?

I've heard of the "Sunny 16" rule. What is it? How, and in what situations, can I use it?
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Do i need more than one filter holder for different brands?

I am currently looking for ND and Grad ND filters for my camera for long exposures. Im a beginner and new to all of this and im slighty confused. Question is Lets say i bought a Cokin P series filter ...
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Tips for Improving Photography [closed]

I am looking for tips on improving my photography and feedback on whether I am ready to start charging small amounts for a session. I am currently using a Nikon D3500. This is one of the pictures I ...
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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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Amateurs | Starting with a “Random / Daily Photo” gallery

I've been wanting to focus more on photography for quite some time now, so I decided that it may be a good idea to incorporate photography into my ( freelance web and writing ) business - And, to take ...
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What's the best way to learn about the basics of photography?

I am new to photography and would like some help on how to learn the basics I've searched through the Internet but just keep coming up with lots of different courses ranging from free to paid but they ...
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A tool where I can upload a photograph and change exposures to see what can be improved [closed]

I would be thankful if anybody may suggest me a tool where I may import or upload a photograph (raw format) and then the tool allows me to chnage exposure settings and I may learn what went wrong or ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I have a Canon m50 camera and use the default lens that came with it, a 15-45mm lens. I work in a company that makes stainless steel products, many of them with glass. So the problem is that there ...
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How to click night view photos from mobile phone?

I find it difficult to click a photo of a hill-station from its height at night, because its lights are not captured well and also gets blurred if zoom. So how to click in mobile? I want the photo ...
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One transparent negative when developing 2 rolls at once

I am having trouble developing my rolls of film. I have had two casualties today. The first time I developed 3 rolls at once with one liter of solution, consisting of 250mL of Kodak D-76 to 750mL ...
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Why does the chair and the grandpa look bigger and inflated? [duplicate]

I Was watching one of the actually good movies. In one of the scenes the grandpa tries to "preach" the teens. Here is the scene Its not very obvious but for some reason the chair and the granpa ...
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Is it moral to remove/hide certain parts of a photo, as a photographer?

This question came to my mind when I asked this question. Kindly have a look on it and the accepted answer there. You'll see: Photo is cropped A white vertical bar thing is hidden A pipe nearby ...
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How to crop this photo of water drops on a leaf to improve the composition?

I'm not a professional photographer. Neither I want to pursue a career in same. But I like Photography as a hobby. But I don't know how should I crop, what area should be excluded, how to make ...
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Suitable Phone camera Specs for Amateur photography? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in learning photography(as a hobby). Since I'm not ready to buy a camera at the moment, what specs/features should I ensure to be present on my phone camera to help me pursue ...
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What's the real focal length for 18-55mm in my APS-C camera? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new lens (canon ef 50mm f/1.8 stm) that I know that the real focal length in my camera is around 80mm, but my question is if this happens in the same way whit my actual lens (18-55mm). ...
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with a single lens reflex camera, when is it recommended to use an assessory dioptric corrector lens?

I have an exam coming up and need some help please?with a single lens reflex camera, when is it recommended to use an assessory dioptric corrector lens?
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What to do when you've set the wrong ISO for your film?

I’ve put my Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 into my Minolta Hi-Matic 7 and I forgot to change the ISO setting for the new film. It’s set for the last roll at 200. So what setting should I put for a normal ...
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What kind of props can I use for a future marine that is graduating high school?

I have a client that is going into the Marines after graduating high school. She wants to do her senior photos but wants them United States marine Corp inspired. How would I implement that into her ...
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Name of book for Photographers and Graphic designers to advertise in the 80's and 90's?

I am looking for a industry agency book (I think a new one comes out once a year) that has pretty much gone out of business. It's a thick smaller book that Photographers / Graphic Design Firms would ...
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Looking for advice for choosing a DSLR for landscape/night photography [duplicate]

After several years of using my Canon Rebel T3 on and off, I've decided to upgrade my camera and start actually learning photography. My main interests are in landscapes and night/astrophotography. I'...
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How to capture sharp images of multiple objects on a wall?

I need to photograph a wall with multiple paintings with every painting under sharp focus. I believe depth of field doesn't play here as all the objects are at same distance. I tried with higher ...
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How to reduce blur or haze when shooting long distances? [duplicate]

I am new to photography any i am not sure what is the correct settings when shooting long distance landscapes. The photo that I took is pretty blurry/hazy. Is there any specific settings or equipment ...
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What color makes the best background for plant photos?

I sometimes need to take photos of plants while I am in the field so I can Identify them later. Is there a color that works best for plant photos?
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Why is a LED light flashing when used in my Omega C700 enlarger?

Has anyone used a LED light in an Omega C700 Condenser Enlarger? I've tried it once and it worked well but when I tried to use it again the light started flashing. I'm using an 11w warm white LED ...
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How do I figure out what ISO to use when shooting film?

I'm new into film and I recently bought a pack of 200 film. I'm just not sure what ISO to use. I don't want my photos to come out over or under exposed. (I have a Minolta X-700)
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How can I share and edit images in my library across multiple devices with Lightroom Classic CC 2019?

I'm pretty new to Lightroom Classic CC. I've used Lightroom CC for some time and this wasn't an issue, because the images were stored in the Creative Cloud. However for some reasons I've decided to ...
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How do I compensate for lack of minimum shutter speed when in Av mode with the Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

I'm fairly new to photography, and I own a Canon Rebel T6i. Besides manual mode I've learned about Tv and Av modes, which to be honest I really liked, mainly when I'm shooting on events with changing ...
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Given an image how to identify whether it is RAW file or not

I'm a much like beginner level, so pardon me if this is a very basic silly question. Once I've a JPEG photograph image file, how can I find out whether it is a RAW file or not?
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Some people did not look good in picture ,why? [closed]

Some people did not look good in picture . Is it natural or passing issue ?
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Do I need to remove sd card and battery from DSLR after every use?

I'm new to this field, today only i got my first dslr. I don't know whether i should leave my sd card and battery as such after turning off my camera everytime or not.
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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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Blur background with Nikon Coolpix B700 [duplicate]

I am not professional photographer and own a Nikon Coolpix B700. I am trying to achieve background blur aka bokeh with my clicks with same camera. I have done google and played around Manual setting ...
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Is there any value in full 'beginner's kit bundles'?

If I were buying my first "serious" camera, is there any value in buying a "full beginner's kit" like the below or should I just buy the camera with the kit lens? The full kit costs about $100 (or 10%)...
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What's the ultimate objective of photography?

What is the ultimate objective of artistic photography? (Let's exclude photography for journalism.) My understanding is that the objective is to make an emotional impact on the viewer. I could also ...
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Looking for feedback! Am I ready to take photography to the next level? [closed]

I’m a amateur photographer, I’ll do photos hoots for friends and family, had done a few close friends for a small price, I had a Nikon d3200 when I first started to enjoy photography and a few months ...
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What features should I look for in a filter system to avoid buying duplicates later [duplicate]

I’m looking to buy some kind of filter system. What features in a filter system should I as a begginer look for so that I will not have to replace everything (or buy duplicates in other sizesk) down ...
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Best Camera To Purchase for my Vacation [closed]

I'm going on a few vacations soon and am thinking about purchasing a new camera. Currently I just use my iPhone 6s. I've been searching the internet endlessly it seems and have came across these few ...
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What gear do I need for Portrait and Landscape photography, Canon 700D? [duplicate]

From several years ago I bought Canon 700D, due to some acts in my country I lost the interest in photography. Now I am having the comfortable environment to start all over. My question is: What ...
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In photography and videography, what is a long shot / wide shot?

I was trying to find out what a "wide shot" is. I figured it should be an industry standard term. I searched Google with various search terms like: photography what does it mean to take a wide shot ...
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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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How different lenses affect photo quality? [duplicate]

Suppose I have these two lenses: - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens - Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD And suppose I have used them both on the same full frame camera, in the same tripod ...
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T3i photos always dark when viewed, but look great when I'm about to take it [closed]

I got a secondhand Canon T3i today but I can't seem to find what to do right with it. The photo I'm about to take looks great but when I view it, it looks 10x darker. Need help please.
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How do I use manual exposure settings? [duplicate]

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60. The problem is I don't really understand the workings of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Whenever I go into manual mode, the pictures I take are pitch black. I ...
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Do cameras exist that can focus on multiple macro depths? [duplicate]

I have tiny plants that I would like to photograph. As shown in the test photo, I'm able to focus on the plants in the foreground, but not the background. Do cameras exist that can focus on multiple ...
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Why won't my Nikon D5500 autofocus?

Total newbie here! I have a Nikon D5500 - when I bought the camera I had no clue there was a difference between auto focus and manual focus so I have ALWAYS manually focused the camera. I want to ...
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Distinguishing Paintings from Photographs

Is there a simple, sure-fire, 100% accurate method one can use to distinguish paintings and other works of art from photographs? I am not asking: 'What is the difference between a painting and a photo?...
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How can I focus on only part of the scene when there are multiple objects at the same distance?

I just wanted to have the red leaf focus only, and not have the nearby twigs in focus too. How can I achieve that? I locked the focus on the read leaf then move the camera to reposition the scene. ...
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iPhone 5s with Camera + for Blurred Backgrounds in Portraits [duplicate]

I've got an iPhone 5s with Camera + app. Even though it's aperture is fixed 2.2 I'm unable to take nice sharp portraits ( subject sharp and background blurred). I think this is due to the small sensor ...
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Websites or advice for Northern Lights Photography (super beginner here) [duplicate]

I am brand new to the DSLR scene; I just purchased a Nikon d3400. I'm going to Alaska next month to hopefully catch my first glimpse of the Northern Lights. I understand that the d3400 may not be the ...
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Why is the kit zoom lens for Olympus so much smaller than that for Nikon?

I am currently considering buying either an Olympus OM-D EM-10 mark ii or a Nikon D3400. As a beginner I thought I would stick to the kit lenses for a while, and have seen that the specs of both kit ...