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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Matte box for my S20 Ultra?

I'm shooting products in daylight for a business project. I noticed sometimes there is a haze from the sun and cupping my hand in front of the lens eliminates it significantly. Are there any options ...
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

I'm using EOS R5 for half year now. I'm using EF and EF/S lenses, because I spent too much on camera body and can't afford to acquire better RF lenses yet. I'm unable to get good photos without ...
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Is it possible to focus on a fixed distance for self portrait using Point and Shoot camera for a decent photo?

I have Nikon B500 point and shoot camera. I have tripod too. It's pretty nice camera if you have to take photos of others. But I want to take self portraits. There's no other person available to take ...
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What is the difference between raw and jpeg images? [duplicate]

I am a beginner at photography and I can’t really understand what a raw image is and how it is different from jpeg? How is an image manipulated before processing?
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What are these black lines in the photograph?

I was trying to take pictures (Samsung Note 20, both front and back camera) of the beautiful lights in a cafe in Seoul (Humbolt Cafe, 325-17 Seongsu 2(i)-ga 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul). But for ...
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What's the actual physics of diffusion filters?

Recently, I purchased a Tiffen Black Pro Mist which adds halation to highlights via diffusion. I read online that diffusion filters do not add data as the entirety of the effect can be recreated in ...
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How much is appropriate to charge once I gain enough experience?

So, I'm trying to start my own photography business but I am very much an amateur. I love taking photos of nature so that will definitely be something I'll keep doing. I will be starting to practice ...
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What is a Camera used for? can't find this anywhere on Google?

I got a camera (Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless) for christmas, no instruction manual as my Aunty bought it from a friend. When I turn it on the screen is just black, I think its used for taking pictures but ...
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Help: only 1 out of 36 exposure 35mm film was developed

I am a complete beginner film photographer. I just sent my 35mm film to be developed and only 1 picture was returned to me. Whilst I am a beginner, the camera is half automatic and a green light ...
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I'm trying to find a close-up lens for a beginner camera

My young daughter is excited about photography, so I bought her an entry level camera for her birthday. There are two problems: (1) She likes doing close up pictures, and the camera is a fixed focus ...
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Better for portrait photography: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs CANON EF50mm F1.8 STM?

I have a Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens came with my Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Would the Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM be better for portrait pictures than my 24-105mm lens? I am new to photography and ...
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Why did my film captured pictures turn out bad?

I shot some photos with an old Canon AF35M film camera using Fujifilm 400 speed and had them developed by CVS. The result are terrible and I don’t know what the cause could be. Anyone have insight ...
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Which lens hood should I use for EF-S 18-55mm III kit lens?

I've just bought a Canon EOS 4000D which shipped with a EF-S 18-55m 1:3.5-5.6 III kit lens. Which lens hood should I purchase that is compatible with this lens? Any resources on how to know which lens ...
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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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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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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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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 ...