Skip to main content

Questions tagged [technique]

Questions regarding technique, as opposed to style, hardware, or software.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
2 answers
96 views

Two-way Mirror to Protect Objects

You see in a lot of museums, art galleries and even aquariums about not using flash photography or just any photography so that it protects whatever is on display. Is there potential to use two-way ...
11 votes
1 answer
4k views

How can Walter Mitty examine the negatives of photos in the bright sunny day?

This may be a naive question, as I am not familiar with photography using negatives storing the photo images. So in the film of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", Walter Mitty examines the negatives ...
0 votes
2 answers
129 views

Why doesn't a shorter shutter time cause less capture time/ readout time?

If I make a video @ 120 FPS and a shutter speed of 1/12000 from my pwm controlled lamp, which flickers at around 1300 Hz, I get those 11 rolling shutter bars: (11 Cycles in 1/120s equals around ...
1 vote
1 answer
12k views

How do I achieve soft, dreamy, old-like photos? (May be thru film) [closed]

How do I achieve soft, dreamy, old-like photos? (May be thru film) An example: https://instagram.com/p/BiHwFSxgUVG/ It seems like it may be film photography? If so, how do you achieve outcomes like ...
2 votes
3 answers
5k views

What is the difference between Digital Blending & HDR technique

I have come across these techniques recently but can't see the point of doing one with a software and another manually with a photoshop tool. Basically what we are achieving is "expected" ...
46 votes
12 answers
42k views

How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens?

I'm currently using an entry-level DSLR with 18-55mm lens and having great trouble trying to creating a blurred background effect in my photos. Now matter what aperture or shutter speed I choose, I'm ...
1 vote
2 answers
157 views

What's the effect in photography that these paintings are trying to replicate?

What's the effect in photography that these paintings are trying to copy where the colors get blown out and faded at the edges, and the colors start to get all wonky (full album, two examples below): ...
0 votes
1 answer
87 views

Resources for learning MF photography with Mamiya RB67 Pro S

I hope this is on-topic! I have inherited a Mamiya RB67 Pro S Film Camera. I have used 35mm SLR film cameras in the past and I have a basic understanding of manual photography (gained from Ansel ...
8 votes
1 answer
397 views

Photographing glass - light 'quality'?

I've read many articles on how to shoot clear glass objects. They seem to be very concerned with how you light it, but not so much how to determine the 'quality' of that light. There also seems to ...
1 vote
1 answer
117 views

Shooting small birds against a light sky

I was trying to shoot a small bird (black wings and back with white belly) against the sky which was overcast. The image was properly exposed but the colours were desaturated. Lens Nikon 200-500 1/500,...
171 votes
8 answers
39k views

What are the best techniques for photographing overweight people?

I'm not the most lean person on the planet, and many pictures seem to really point this out. While I wish I was simply in better shape, it is simply not the case for me or unfortunately, many people....
1 vote
0 answers
165 views

How can I take better pictures of an Apple Watch screen using an iPhone?

I lost my phone and all of the photos on it. I have an Apple Watch, and it has my favorite photos on it. To pair it to my new phone, I have to erase all of the data. There’s no way to “save” these ...
17 votes
5 answers
3k views

What is the best techinque to smooth skin?

I am toning a senior portrait right now and am wondering what the best skin smoothing technique is. Think glamor. I know how to take care of blemishes, but I'm looking to enhance that silky skin look. ...
17 votes
2 answers
4k views

What lighting setup is needed for this kind of professional headshot?

Aside from the lighting setup, certain background settings? What I can't seem to understand is the "glow" around the head and shoulders. Is there some recipe? Considering the shadows I can ...
18 votes
7 answers
7k views

Tips for Shooting Crowds, Political Demonstrations, Rallies and other 'Lively' Events

Over the next few months I'm going to be spending weekend time documenting a number of demos and rallies here in the UK. The events are to be held outdoors, during the day and may become ...
25 votes
6 answers
1k views

What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?

What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses? I am sorting out my collection of digital images as I install new software, and find there are many images that would ...
6 votes
3 answers
582 views

Is there a known practice of post-processing to make a finished photo while viewing a subject?

Photographers often aim to create a work that accurately depicts a subject, and/or is informed or inspired by the experience they had looking at it. A significant part of the work of making a photo is ...
2 votes
3 answers
483 views

Why can't HSS mode be automatically turned on for shutter speeds faster than the max speed sync?

When you have a flash system attached to your camera, you cannot shoot faster than your maximum speed sync (which usually is 1/200s or 1/250s in most models). If you need to go faster, then you have ...
13 votes
4 answers
7k views

How can I improve stitching of nadir and zenith shots in 360º hemispheric panos?

I am trying to implement full hemispheric panos as a product for Realtors and for another project I am working on, but am having problems with my software stitching the zenith and nadir points. My ...
3 votes
4 answers
746 views

Techniques and meaning in László Moholy-Nagy photo

This image below is called the Funkturm Berlin (Berlin Radio Tower) and is taken by László Moholy-Nagy. I have done so research but haven't found much. I was wanting to know the techniques used in ...
1 vote
1 answer
198 views

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 ...
2 votes
2 answers
239 views

How to take macro shots with extreme magnification?

My current setup for macro shots is a 85mm prime on a fullframe body with 3 extension tubes (about 70mm in total). I do get pretty close but I saw some images of insects that have an EXTREME ...
2 votes
1 answer
484 views

What technique did Scott Mutter use in his famous photomontage "Untitled (Library)", and what meaning does that approach help convey?

I really like this photo by Scott Mutter so I was want to know about the techniques used.
-2 votes
1 answer
92 views

Why increasing number of cameras on drone improves resolution?

Pegasus drone and in general use normal cameras but surprisingly have the same effect of high magnification telescope. I know using several monitors improves ...
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

How would i achieve this background halo effect?

A Lot of photographers are using this background effect at the moment, How is it achieved? This is a bad example, but you will know what I mean... Is it just a matter of using a dark grey background ...
85 votes
11 answers
26k views

How should I photograph falling snow?

We don't get much snow in the UK, so I don't have much experience photographing it, and when I tried photographing falling snow last year I found it very hard to capture the snowflakes in the air — ...
43 votes
15 answers
7k views

Why do it "in-camera" rather than in post-processing?

There's a very common attitude among photographers that the appearance of a photo (ex: exposure) should be created using the features of the camera (aperture, shutter, etc; does not include the "...
7 votes
1 answer
622 views

What's the name for the technique where a portrait-oriented image is filled-out to a landscape one with a scaled-up blurred version of the same image?

It is very common nowadays, specially with smartphone videos and photos. It consists of adding the same picture zoomed in the background, to turn a portrait image into a landscape one, as seen below. ...
0 votes
1 answer
104 views

Is there a way to do automatic batch surveys in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC?

After I do the first culling, where I remove unusable pictures (unrecoverable bad exposure, lack of focus, etc) I like to use survey mode to choose the best pictures and avoid pictures that are too ...
6 votes
3 answers
216 views

Good health practices for photographers

As many other professions. photographers tend to suffer of particular health issues, related to the way we use the first and most important piece of our equipment: our bodies. Manufacturers are ...
2 votes
3 answers
201 views

Perfect Full reflection from a small puddle possible?

Something like this image for example. Is this possible without any sort of editing? https://www.instagram.com/p/BcWg4HYgRn8/?taken-by=jadgghorayeb
12 votes
12 answers
2k views

What macro techniques offer an alternative to expensive optics?

I was wondering what are the alternative macro techniques people use instead of buying expensive macro optics. I know about single lens reverse macro technique; what other alternative techniques allow ...
6 votes
7 answers
5k views

How can I hold my face in the same place for a month long daily self-portrait?

I want to take a self-portrait every day over a period of a month. I want to turn these photos into an animation, so it is important that the face is in the exact same position on each shot (the ...
21 votes
5 answers
14k views

How do you make a shot look like it was taken at night?

Okay, so I was watching a movie recently, and there was a night scene. The whole valley could be seen in light, and there were some stars as well, and the actors could be seen, but it just looked like ...
33 votes
7 answers
7k views

How can I stop my HDR shots looking so fake?

All my attempts at HDR come out looking remarkably fake, how can I reduce the halos effect?
31 votes
6 answers
4k views

How to cope with high contrast?

Many times (especially around midday), we encounter lighting situations where the contrast of the scene is too high to capture with a camera. What can we do to create a useful picture in such ...
40 votes
8 answers
15k views

What methods do macro photographers use to get so close to butterflies, bees, insects and the like?

I have seen some super macro photos of things like butterflies and bees that left me wondering how the photographer is able to get so close to the subject long enough to take a photo. Most of the ...
3 votes
3 answers
133 views

Guiding path for circular time lapse

I am contemplating taking a picture of a subject from a different angle until I reach a complete circle. As for the frequency, let's assume something from the range of one photo every 1 degree (that ...
0 votes
1 answer
127 views

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 ...
19 votes
2 answers
5k views

How much contrast should I have?

Or rather: What artistic effect does a high-contrast photo have on the viewer? What artistic effect does a low-contrast photo have on the viewer? How do I know when high contrast is "too much" or low ...
9 votes
2 answers
8k views

How do I create silhouettes in a studio environment?

The trick to creating silhouettes in the field, as far as I know, is to use spot-metering and to expose for the background. However, this is a bit more difficult in a studio environment. What is the ...
47 votes
4 answers
19k views

How can I get photos showing the "shaft of light" effect?

I would like to be able to capture a photo which shows light shafts coming through the window. A famous example is this: I'm guessing this involves a tripod, a long exposure and strong sunlight, but ...
1 vote
1 answer
420 views

Does the development time in Massive Dev Chart include the agitation time?

I'm looking at the Massive Dev Chart website. It shows a table like this: Does the time shown there include the agitation time?
4 votes
8 answers
3k views

What is a good, *free* online "cross processing" program? [closed]

I am currently using Photoshop Elements 9 and the functions such as Lomo Effect and Color Curves do not enable me to produce images with colour such as this example on Flickr and this one It is ...
4 votes
6 answers
927 views

Shooting from a helicopter

I have a Canon T3i with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 55-250mm, both with Image stabilization. I will be in an open doored helicopter in a tropical setting-waterfalls etc-during the mid-late morning ...
12 votes
2 answers
5k views

How to make a not so good looking person more appealing? [closed]

This is a awkward question to ask but one that I have been searching for an answer. While taking head shots, is it possible to make a not so good looking person look more appealing in pictures? ...
3 votes
3 answers
3k views

Technique for a Trick Photograph(Transparent Hands over the Face)

I am trying to search on internet the technique for the following image but I can't seem to get the much info on it. How did the photographer managed to capture this. Can anyone here plz suggest some ...
25 votes
10 answers
19k views

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 ...
7 votes
2 answers
1k views

How can I get more of this macro photo in focus?

I want to make a full focus on the body, for example: I need to have a clear focus on the each balls in the photo. I used just single point focus. In this picture I used: shutter speed: 8 aperture: ...
28 votes
3 answers
12k views

What is Universal White Balance (UniWB)?

How and in what kind of situations should it be used?

1
2 3 4 5
7