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Darktable : using a style to deactivate a an operation when exporting a file

I usually set a watermark on my photos and I would like to be able to deactivate sometimes the watermark when I am exporting files from the light table. Long ago, with an old version of Darktable, I ...
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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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Apply imported style by default in Darktable

I just learned that visualizing RAW images is not as trivial as I thought. As good a job Darktable do to provide good default setting for all camera, those presets are not perfect. I found online some ...
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How do I achieve this creamy black and white look?

The JW Anderson SS19 campaign video has this very unique black and white look to it (that very much applies to photography too), and I can't figure out how to replicate it. I'm not sure if it's ...
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How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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Should my photos have a consistent theme or style?

I've been taking photos for a while and I'm finding it really fun. I'm using a starter DSLR with some nice lenses (Canon 55mm f/1.8, Sigma 27mm f/2.8, etc) my uncle sent me. I'm still learning, so a ...
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Is it acceptable in photography to never use flash?

I was hanging out with a friend of mine who is a professional photographer (for 15+ years), and has a solid portfolio, web-presence, and regional and national exposure. He never uses a flash. Period....
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Question regarding name of style of photo

So, I am currently building a website and it's partially photogenic, therefore, I need really clean photos. I was looking for a style that would fit what kind of photos express who I am and what I am ...
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How can I get a 'touristy' photo of myself when travelling alone?

I'll shortly be travelling to new york and staying with a friend (but mostly touring on my own). As much as I enjoy regular photography my only regret from my last holiday is that I didn't have any ...
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Darktable : quickly visualize several styles

I have downloaded a series of darktable styles and I want to quickly visualize interactively the output of each one on a picture by clicking on one style after the other. I thought that I would be ...
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What's the term for two or more still images combined to create a “gif like” frozen-in-time effect?

I'm having a hell of a time trying to remember this type of photography. In it, there's two or more still images are taken in rapid succession (near same time) and then combined to create a "gif like"...
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How does one develop good photographic vision and style?

I am a relatively new photographer. I've only owned my Canon Rebel XSi for a year, however I was researching SLR/DSLR camera gear and photographic theory for over a year before I purchased a DSLR. I ...
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What technique is used on old technical brochure pictures, which look like a “polished” or “smoothed” rendering?

I'm seeing a lot of old picture from probably 19xx till 1970 which have such a clean perfect look. For a better explanation, I added two examples. As in the comments mentioned, the second one is ...
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Are ring flashes useful for cases other than macro photography? [duplicate]

Is there any point to using a ring flash for styles other than macro (i.e. portrait, landscape, wide angle, street, etc.)?
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What are the different categories of photography? [closed]

After reading some questions, I am getting lost with stage photography, curtain photography? etc.. I only know portrait, landscape, street, sports etc..is there a standard lingo somewhere?
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Convert Lightroom presets (.lrpreset) to Darktable (as .dtstyle)?

Apparently, there is no way to import lightroom presets into darktable directly. Would it be possible to convert Lr presets to dtstyle-files? Darktable comes with Lua support which shouldn't make it ...
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How to get details from obscuring the composition in digital photography?

I am trying to make photos with a simple and obvious composition with large depth of field on a modern digital camera. The problem I keep running into is that details in the photos obscure the overall ...
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What is this “rushed inwards” type of photo called?

I saw a photo on the internet today that I have seen before. Not this exact image, but this type of photo. I have tried to explain it to people in a photography store but to no avail. What is this ...
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Advice for transitioning from landscape nature photography to portraits

I've been a hobbyist landscape photographer for 15 years. It's something that I love to do, but I'm either too busy or uninspired lately to go out shooting. I'd like to progress my love for ...
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What types of portrait styles are available to obscure a person's likeness?

I am creating a social media profile and want to include a headshot/portrait... well, I don't really want to because I don't like posting photos online due to personal reasons. But in this day and age,...
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Dark+Contrast. New trend in photography editing, how its done?

There is this new trend where people create crazy contrasted photos, its all over the Tumblr and Instagram. I'm not in love with the style, but it looks so strange, that i can't help wondering - how ...
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Cross-software text description/definition of a presets and styles?

Is there a human-readable, textual format that describes changes (style/presets) that you can apply on the image? Then this format can be read in multiple photo editing softwares and easily shared by ...
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What is the style of photography called where the objects in the photo are not relevant?

I'm taking many photos where I'm mostly interested in lighting, color, forms. What makes up the image, in terms of objects, is largely irrelevant. An apple could just as well be a red ball, a bush ...
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What is the style of photography employed by Ka Xiaoxi?

The photos by Chinese pro photographer Ka Xiaoxi in this article seem to all have a very bright harsh flash going off. (More work by the same artist for Nike; also see his web site.) Typically for my ...
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How to break mental models when taking pictures?

I've started to learn photography and I start to appreciate what makes a good picture. One of the problems that I've noticed is how to look to the world. For me, taking a picture is a kind of tunnel ...
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Why would one shoot a fully blurred picture?

Focus and blur have a reason in a picture when they come together. Blur alone is just a loss of an important element in the photography art, unless it has a reason, like obscuring nudity or creating ...
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How can I take portraits in the style of Shannon Lee Miller?

I'm dying to know how to take photos like this http://www.shannonleemiller.com/. I'm not talking composition. I'm talking exposure, color, style. I know she has a 5D Mark II, and typically uses ...
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Are overly large frames a style?

I helped my mother hang some photos today and was curious about one of them. She had placed a photo (in this case 5"x7") in a frame that was much larger (8"x10"). In my opinion it looks strange and ...
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How can I achieve a soft but detailed film look digitally? [closed]

Wonderful photo of the streets of Athens I found. I'm an amateur photographer curious to learn how to make my digital photos (Canon Rebel T3i) look more like film. Like this photo here, it has that ...
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Style with dim background, warmer tones and subject being almost the only light-emitter?

You can appreciate a slight light-brown-ish look in skin tones and in most other colours, the slow fade to dark in the silhouettes of the subjects and the almost zero quantity of light the camera is ...
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How can I achieve this style where the subject isn't blurred but bright lights will be light-painted? [duplicate]

I've been going through a company's photographer photos and I could narrow down two styles I'd like to develop and use in my shots, but I cannot figure out how he managed to do it: It looks like it's ...
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Are there written guides or rules of thumb for setting color saturation, clarity, vibrance, etc. in post-processing (or in general)?

This isn't another "how do I get a picture to look like such-and-such-link-inserted-here in LR" question. There's a saturation (no pun intended) of these questions here. Interesting, but not general ...
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What do I need to make a photo in Silver Age Poetry style?

What do I need to make a photo in Silver Age poetry style? Maybe I am not naming the style correctly, but the examples should give an idea of what I mean. Can somebody explain what technique and ...
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What do I need to make a photo in French Noir?

What do I need to make a photo in French Noir style? Maybe I am not naming the style correctly, but the examples should give an idea of what I mean. Can somebody explain what technique and ...
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Resource for guidance on achieving specific styles and 'looks' independent of software

Lately I've found that I can usually capture the image the way I envision it as far as exposure and composition but I begin to flail around in getting it from RAW file or negative/transparency to ...
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What's the exact meaning of picture style / profile, i.e. what does it do?

There's a Set Picture Control menu item on my Nikon that lets me choose between standard, neutral, vivid, etc. and I can also tweek each one. I got interested in this because of videography: I've ...
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Is the use of coloured lighting in industrial photography a bit… Passée?

I have been asked to do some photography around an aerospace engineering company, they make parts for planes basically. Having looked at their previous imagery stash, taken i think 2003 ish, the ...
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How can I tell when to stop adding an effect?

When I shoot a photo and load it into my image editing software and start playing with curves and sliders, sometimes I go so far. For example I increase the saturation and I keep increasing it till it ...
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What settings do I have to use to take pictures like this one by S Dot B?

I am impressed by this photograph of hip hop artist Kid Ink by S Dot B photography: http://www.killerhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Kid-Ink.jpg Can anybody tell me the settings for my Nikon ...
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When is it more suitable to have a full sensor-camera instead of a crop sensor-one?

I've been reading about this a bit, and I get the sense that full sensor-cameras are best suited for shooting landscapes, whilst crop sensor-cameras are preferable for portraits and close-ups. Please ...
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What style of composition for food photography triggers people's appetite?

What kind of style and position triggers more the appetite of people? What are the best ways to position food and combine with other objects? What kind of objects are better combined with food? Does ...
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How to reproduce Renaissance painting styles in photography?

Rembrandt lighting is a well-known technique to produce Chiaroscuro, presentation of depth using light and shadow areas. But in addition to Chiaroscuro, there were three other painting modes in the ...
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Does the Canon 50D have a picture style for Lomography?

Is there a Lomography picture style software for Canon 50D, are there custom camera settings I could use to achieve a similar effect?
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How can I create a photo with vintage look, focused on the lips?

I would really like to be able to take a photo like the one found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33008672@N06/5750321813/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Can somebody please help me how I should shoot ...