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The approach and skills for the actual capture of a photograph with a camera.

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Is photographing a couple's love story from when they get engaged to when they have a family considered a niche? From engagement to wedding to family

Engagement > Wedding > Maternity > Family As a photographer I would like to find my niche. What I would love to focus on is with couples getting engaged. To then photograph their wedding. ...
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Capturing then printing color-accurate images

I want to take photos of a few surfaces (wood floors, bricks, etc.) then print them, matching the colors of the actual object (in whatever the lighting conditions are at the moment) as closely as I am ...
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How to use Sony A77M2 auto-focus for shooting birds

I've been challenged with the following scenario: I'm shooting a stationary bird with a Sony A77M2 and 300mm lens. Eventually the bird takes flight. How should I configure and use the body's ...
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What is called when two pictures are combined

Like say, for instance, I saw a picture of the front of a older and newer Toyota Supra like it was transforming and it was cut in half.
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

First of all, sorry if this question is off-topic - I have looked at the help section and I believe this falls into the "techniques and best practices" category, and similar questions have ...
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Splitting up a shot and merging?

Another oil painting question: At my job I am instructed to split up shots of a painting and then merge them together in Photoshop after to achieve the highest resolution possible. I'm doing it and ...
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How do you implement a constructivist style in taking photo's?

I have a question regarding implementing a specific technique in photography. The question is, how do you apply a constructivist style to objects you photograph, say flowers or trees(doesn't really ...
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Why is my film clear? My processing is good and the camera was advancing and seems to be working properly. I'm stumped! Help!

I am shooting film with a Nikon SLR. I have shot thousands of rolls of film before with other cameras. I made sure (twice) the film was actually advancing. I checked the mirror mechanism and film ...
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What picture control to use while shooting RAW files

Many advices say RAW files are not affected by picture control. However, when shooting, LCD shows preview according to picture control selected. So, in practice, when I shoot with flat mode set, ...
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Why do people keep telling me that I am a bad photographer?

In general, I do not like taking photos much. But I have some female friends, including my flatmate, who I hang out with and they love taking photos and they always ask me to do it. However, all of ...
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Are there established techniques for removing foreground objects using stereo photography?

I often find compositions that I think would look really nice if not for some thin object in the foreground, such as a tree or lamp post. For example, a nice scene 100 meters away but with a light ...
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How does camera weight impact usable shutter speed?

I recently upgraded from a 350d to a 5d mark ii One thing I noticed is that I seem to be able to use slower shutter speeds with the bigger camera. (On the order of decently sharp pictures at 1/20 ...
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Shooting vertical (sideways) from a mount: camera tilts down

I need to shoot in vertical format. The camera (Sony NEX-5RK) is clamped to a vertical round stand with a grip-like mount. My problem: no matter how hard I tighten the 1/4" camera screw on the mount, ...
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How to capture the depth and enormity of a deep ravine? [duplicate]

I was recently out on a hike and came across a dry waterfall in a deep ravine. There was a viewing platform, and I took several shots. The problem is, that everything was flattened. The enormity of ...
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Night portrait with noiseless in focus background [duplicate]

We know to take a noiseless night landscape/cityscape, we need use a tripod and set a low ISO. For example in a scene I use ISO 100, aperture f/8.0 and exposure time 30 seconds, I get a night ...
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How to convey a sense of depth & distance in a landscape?

I've noticed that some photos of landscapes make me feel the depth and immersion, don't know how to describe it, just the true feeling that the photo isn't really flat. Other photos rather look ...
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Would shooting in infrared increase visibility of handprints on a wall?

Would shooting in infrared increase visibility of handprints on a wall? I currently need to shoot some photos of some faint handprints a child made on a wall many years ago. Thanks
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Shooting portraits - aperture size and focusing techniques [duplicate]

I've recently bought a nikon 50mm prime 1/1.8f lens, and I'm learning about shooting portrait photos. What I wonder about is how to focus on the eyes while having aperture wide opened at 1/1.8? The ...
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Can i take a photo of the milky way? [duplicate]

Can I take a picture with a Canon EOS1300D with a Canon EF 50 mm f1.8 STM Lens of the milky way? Thank you.
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What's the best technique to take brighter photos in demanding low light conditions?

I like to take portraits in low light. My T5i doesn't have an incredible sensor for low light, but my F/1.8 lens helps get more light. Still, if the conditions are too demanding, I need to turn up the ...
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Same photo at different time?

I want to take photos how some places look now. I have photos how they looked few years ago but I can't shot the photo at the same angle. Any idea how this can be done? Examples: http://dcist.com/...
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How can I best photograph the Infinity Mirrors exhibit by Yayoi Kusama?

I'd like to take pictures of Yayoi Kusama's exhibit, The Infinity Mirrors. This exhibit a collection of mirrored rooms, usually darkly lit. What are some tips on photographing in dark, mirrored rooms?...
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How do I achieve the technique which creates the illusion of busy locations being empty?

I remember seeing a series of photos where popular tourist locations are shown to be completely empty. I'm assuming it was done by taking a series of photos and then combining them in Photoshop. But ...
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Which focal length should be 'always on' for a wedding?

I'm going to be the photographer at a relative's wedding (I know, don't do it yada yada). Having never done a wedding before, I've done as much preparation as I can as well as borrowed some additional ...
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What are the features needed in a DSLR for astrophotography?

I'm a person who's in love with the night sky, so that I want to capture some beautiful moments I experience. I'd like to buy a new DSLR , but I already have a Nikon D5200 and I I tried so much to get ...
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How do I take a nature photograph where the foreground is in focus but the background has doubled elements?

I have seen photos like this https://flic.kr/p/PwNpFq where the foreground is in focus but the background has double elements. Is this just what the lens does or is there a technique which achieves ...
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Notes while taking photos

I bought a new DSLR and I'm trying to become proficient in using the camera. In other words learning what the settings do and understanding when to use certain settings and how the settings effect the ...
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

A form I was looking at asked for customers to submit ONE photo of BOTH sides of their ID card. I spoke with the developers of the form and they are changing it. But then it made me wonder is it ...
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How do I get in-focus, not-blurry shots with my consumer-grade telephoto zoom? [duplicate]

I have a Canon Rebel T5, and a 75-300mm lens. I shoot and I get a lot of blurry unfocused shots. What can I do to improve this?
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How do you avoid showing the tripod in 360º (spherical) panorama photography?

I have a question about 360 degree photography. Is there a camera, or a technique, that allows us to take a 360ºx180º photo without showing our hands or the tripod below the camera?
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face foto at home with mobile-tablet [duplicate]

I don't know anything from fotos techniques.I hope to help me.I take mirror and I see that I am a handsome man. I attract many woman's.I can't with easy way managed to have a good foto.In the most of ...
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Maximizing bokeh in the foreground?

Another question asks, How can I maximize the “blurry background, sharp subject” (bokeh) effect? Rather than the background, I am interested in blurring the foreground. What techniques or advice are ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

How is the circular motion blur created in this picture? Is it a result of rear-curtain sync? If so how does one accomplish this? Original image
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How to calculate the correct position for this inception style photo

I came across this post: How is this changing vertical perspective effect achieved? Let's say those pictures have been taken by a drone, how would you calculate the positions (latitude, longitude), ...
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How do I set hyperfocal distance meter on a Pentax 50mm lens, if I want bokeh?

I have just bought my first DSLR, a second-hand Pentax K-x. I also bought a prime lens (SMC Pentax 50/f1.7) and now I am struggling with the following basic question: How do I set the hyperfocal ...
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Why are some portraits so sharp and others not

I often see extremely beautiful and sharp portraits like these: I was wondering what makes them so sharp and beautiful: Camera quality? Lighting? Post-processing? Luck? How would I go about if I ...
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What is the point of Auto Focus? [closed]

Although I started in the 90’s with the EOS system, I never used the AF inherent in EF lenses. As an amateur, I could take the time to take the best picture I could. I feel that I can get a better ...
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How was this photo of a shoe suspended above a wet pavement taken?

How do you reckon that this photo was taken? What fascinates me is how the shoe was captured just before hitting the ground, and with the focus being sharp and centered on the object. Photo credits: ...
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How to improve my product photo shoot to look like Apple's Mac Pro product site?

I'm trying to do something like this: And here's my first photoshoot: This was raw converted into jpeg, no post editing at all. Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (2) 1000W ...
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Telescopic view [duplicate]

How do they make the sun or moon appear so big in backgrounds of some images?
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How do I achieve autofocus while zoomed in on a face, if surrounding elements hold more contrast?

I recently bought a new camera, a Panasonic FZ1000, and noticed on more than one occasion when I was photographing my wife in a posed situation, and I choose to zoom in a little for the shot, the ...
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How to programme EOS utility to take n number of shots?

I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
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What are different composition techniques for landscape photography?

I like to shoot landscapes. Generally rule of third's is preferred while shooting. What are some other composition techniques that will improve photographing landscapes???
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What techniques can I use for shooting vertically from a height of 12 feet?

I need to setup a still life shot over a horizontal area (on a studio floor) and shoot from above, most likely using a ladder at a height of approximately 12 feet. For safety and convenience I would ...
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How to shoot a moody and darker scene in day light?

I am doing a shoot outdoors from 5:00 PM, which is still harsh sun light, and the client would like it to have a moody and Gothic theme. What are some strategies to fight against that? My own ...
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What technique can I use to focus on walking subject when in motion?

I have seen some photographers take photos while they are walking in a hallway or on street, etc.. where the setup is the person is walking towards the photographer, the photographer is backing ...
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How can I eliminate white glow/halos surrounding bright objects?

I recently took this picture and was frustrated by the white glow coming from the man's shirt. I realize it's a high contrast scene, but I don't understand the science behind why the shirt appears to ...
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How do I practice with a ND filter?

I am headed out soon (a few weeks) on a trip that will include waterfalls, beaches, and a volcano. I've read about neutral density filters and got a set for my camera. But I'm sure there's a ...
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What is exposing for the background?

In every video I watched when they want to shoot the guy who has a blue sky or open background behind him, they say "expose for the background" but I don't understand what do they mean? I am using ...
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Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera? [closed]

This is a bit of a vague question so I'm not looking for a specific answer, just some ideas really. I have a Canon sx510 and was wondering if there are any fun photography methods I could play with? ...
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