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Analysis of an image to determine setup and techniques that could be used to achieve certain properties of the image.

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How to achieve this "faded" "magazine-like" effect?

I really like the effect that this photo has but i don't know how to achieve it. Probably done with photoshop? It almost looks like it belongs on an old magazine. The effect is kind of over exposed ...
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What camera was used to create this hyper-saturated look?

I am looking to recreate this type of photography, but I cannot find an answer anywhere on the internet - hoping you'll be able to help. Here is the reference photo: I absolutely love the beachy ...
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Methods to reproduce/recreate an IG-filter in Photoshop/Lightroom?

As you can see in the screenshot, I have two images of an almost identical landscape. In the left image (reference photo) a photo filter has been applied from Instagram. In the right image, no filter ...
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How to take a hard-lit bodyscape with minimal gear?

I'm trying to take a fitness bodyscape of myself like this one: I've got the backdrop for it and have an Andoer kit for lighting that contains: 2x 30W LED Lamps + 2x 50cm x 70cm Softboxes A ...
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How do I set up the lighting to take this portrait?

I don't have much experience with photography. I've been watching a bunch of videos on using gels and led lights. I'm just trying to figure out the best/ cheapest way a rookie can go about getting ...
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How can I mimic the color saturation of Nikon's miniature-faking mode?

Nikon's on-camera "miniature faking" tweak appears to increase the saturation, increase the contrast, and perform some selective horizontal/vertical blurring (with a falloff region) for a tilt-shift ...
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Is there way to visualize Photoshop changes by EXIF?

Photoshop saves the changes made on the photo to its EXIF (or XMP). Is there any chance of visualizing this data? Example photo and its EXIF data can be found on my webpage: example
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Does Anyone know which filter is this? Its used by a illustrator called Ilya Kuvshinov

This filter is used by the illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov, it has a little bit of chromatic aberration which is not too noticeable on the picture.
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Man Ray Techniques

The surrealist photographer(Man Ray) uses techniques I'm unfamiliar with (photogram) And was wondering about the techniques used in this image, I've been read some good articles including this good ...
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What techniques and concepts did Jan Groover use in this photo?

I found this photo today and really liked it, I'm interested in an analysis of this photograph I've chosen by Jan Groover. Some questions are I have are what techniques are used in the creation and ...
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What set up is required to take an image like this bright portrait? [closed]

Please let me know what set up is needed to recreate such a photo? What creates this illusion?
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Is adapting legacy TTL flashes to digital-ready TTL systems technically or just marketing/no-one-bothers-impossible?

The reason given for absolute incompatibility of all legacy TTL flash systems with DSLRs/DSLMs is usually the need to fire a controlled measuring preflash very quickly succeeded by the actual "...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

I'm new in the photography realm and I want to achieve a foggy/cold/blueish kind of magical look with my pictures. Something like these pics 1st image, click for full size Please help me! :)
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How do you get this gritty, grainy effect?

How do I approach this effect? It’s sort of gritty, grainy fuzzy, yet still seems to retain a lot of fine detail. Can it be done in camera or is it a post processing effect?
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How to reproduce this shot of a person with reflections in front of them?

Renuka Puri: Portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reflection of crowd in the glass after the parliamentary party meeting How can I reproduce this shot, especially the reflections in front of ...
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How to mix small and large colored highlights using strobes?

I'm trying to get better with handling multiple strobes and with adding in color effects. The image below was taken with a single strobe held high above the camera and bounced off the ceiling: This ...
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How to reproduce a photo with silhouette and bokeh?

I recently found a photo with a silhouette and bokeh at DSLR vs Mirrorless: Wedding Photographer's review. The subjects are as dark as the background, there is only a rim light shaping their heads. I ...
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How was this Penelope Cruz photo by Peter Lindbergh lit?

(published in this CNN article). The catch light seems to show us a big window with people standing in front of it. But wouldn't window light produce a more flat lighting? There is a clearly visible ...
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What visual effect can be seen in the following picture?

I saw this picture on Behance. As an amateur photographer, i just want an analysis of the picture and help in how to recreate it with a different object. original picture credits - Kremer Johnson ...
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How can I create this 'medieval look' using an entry-level camera like the Nikon D3300?

How do recreate pictures like the ones below? They all appear to be lit a certain way. The colors are all very similar, with an overall dark, brooding aspect to them. The backgrounds are heavily ...
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Can you create Instagram's “Structure” effect purely in Lightroom?

I am trying to re-create Instagram's structure effect within Lightroom, but I can’t quite figure it out. Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze were my best bets but things are still very different. Is this ...
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How to create the type of lighting that is used in many of Elena Shumilova's pictures?

Elena Shumilova posts a number of photos online. Many of her images have this sort of signature airy, soft, glowing lighting. This is good example. How would I go about recreating this type of ...
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How to mimic Olympus' dramatic tone filter?

I just did a few tries with some of Olympus' art filters and liked that "dramatic tone" filter. But even then, the images are far from perfect and I would like to recreate them in my raw converter (I ...
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How can I take portraits in the style of Charles Hildreth?

I recently discovered the work of portrait photographer Charles Hildreth. His portraits and color grading techniques are, in my opinion, remarkable and I was wondering how he is achieving his ...
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How to find curve that correspond to a given transformation?

I am having a little bit of a mathematical approach here... I suppose that all the transformation we can make to an image which operate on one pixel per time (for example levels, saturation, color ...
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What kind of camera and developing/printing process may Charles Jones have used?

Charles Jones was a gardener and photographer who lived from 1866-1959. His photographs of garden produce and flowers were found at an auction in 1981 and have since been acclaimed long after his ...
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Which one is the real car and which one is the reflection?

I think photo above is one of the best photos in the world. See once, then turn the image around 180°, then see again... Which one is the real car and which one is the reflection? How can you tell?
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How to recreate the Instagram Lark filter?

As a learning exercise, I'm trying to recreate the Instagram Lark filter using Gimp, but it is a tough nut to crack. I can't seem to get the slighly purplish hue in the sky tones without trashing the ...
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Reverse engineer used presets and styles?

Having original photo and modified one (applied styles on whole photo, not regions), is there a tools that can reverse-engineer made changes? The output would be the list of changes that can be ...
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Oil Paint Effect app or Software

I'm looking for an app or software to do this effect on my photos. I searched and found some free ...
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Reverse Engineer this processing in lightroom

Wondering if anyone can put a quick eye on these photos below and share what develop edits in Adobe Lightroom they think could help create a similar style in other photos. These were taken by ...
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

Pictures like this (and I know this is an already-beautiful rainforest) remind me of how a place looks when you imagine it in your head. They have a kind of magical, dreamy touch while also being ...
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How was this nightclub photo taken/edited?

How was this photo taken in terms of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and also how was it edited in post. Does anyone have a clue? I can't see any motion blur in the people dancing behind, nor any ...
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Getting the Instax-camera look in post?

I love the look that the below photos taken on Instax cameras have. The one with the giant teacups is my favorite — I like that the shadows seem pronounced and faded at the same time, like echoes, and ...
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Getting this radiant but soft glow, without losing color intensity or looking overexposed?

I see photos like this sometimes that look, almost, like the subject is glowing or is suffused with light. (I don't know how else to describe it.) I seem unable to get this effect without just making ...
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What caused the sky to turn green in this photo?

I was out taking pictures and after taking a picture of the sun, I took this one and it turned green, and I have no idea how I managed to pull it off.
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How to match colors between pictures?

For an assignment for a photography course I'm following we have to reproduce an existing photo as faithfully as possible. The picture I have chosen is below on the left (partially clipped because it ...
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What's the secret to this pastel, beautifully blurred photo?

I see the effect often that appears in this photo – these two things together: 1) a very strong bokeh(?) where most of the image is blurred 2) some kind of color filter that emphasizes bright pastels ...
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How was this photo taken (flare, blurred background)

I was reading some stuff about using lens flare and stumbled on this photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49272352@N03/4795329839/ I am quite new to photography, and I tried to guess how it was made....
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How did the designer achieve this Blue tint effect?

I am looking through websites for web design inspiration (yes, I know I'm in the photography forum) and I'm trying to figure out how this blue tint was achieved on this photo? I have tried making the ...
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Reproduce picture on black background with soft light on face only

I don't have much experience in studio photography but I'm following a photographer named Brian Ingram and his work is amazing. Could you guys give me some insight on how to reproduce this kind of ...
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Does anyone have any information on Canon's VL mount regarding pinout and protocol?

I currently have a canon cl 8-120mm f/1.4-2.1 lens which uses the VL mount. Canon's goal appeared to have been to make this a standard system similar to the Micro Four Thirds system. See http://www....
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How can I achieve this effect where photos have a "bluish" theme with highly dramatic colors? [duplicate]

Just wanted to see how this effect can be achieve in the images in this Facebook set. If you notice closely there is a 'bluish' theme in the pics yet colours are standing out and there is more drama ...
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How can I recreate the Instagram Filter "Slumber"?

I am trying to recreate the Slumber filter of Instagram, but I am stuck at a certain point. Below you can see the Instagram, the original and my edited file. It seems like I am missing one important ...
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How can I detect upscaled photos?

I have a collection of JPEG photos, each 500 to 600 pixels on the longest side. How can I detect which ones have been algorithmically enlarged from a substantially smaller photo? An online ...
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How do I make my photos look like these soft, yet sharp and colorful examples (using Lightroom)?

I love way this blogger makes her photos look. They are somehow both soft and really sharp and almost 3D. I also like how the pics look somehow both washed out and extra-colorful. I'm hoping to figure ...
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How can I replicate the style of images produced by an old Finepix digital camera?

I've got some old photographs taken by a FujiFilm FinePix S602Z. I'd love to stylize new photos (taken by a current higher quality camera) to look in the most similar way. What's the correct approach ...
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How to take this group portrait with faces in profile only lit from the side they're facing?

I found this photo on this web site and I would like to try and reproduce it using my family. I have a decent camera EOS 70D but I am unsure of how to go about setting up this shot. I am assuming ...
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How can I get photographs which look like 3D renderings?

How can I get a look like these photos? Thank you http://de.volkswagen.com/de/models/polo/galerie.html
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