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What are your preferred filters for certain subjects?

I know that filters have in common a protective aspect. Beyond that, which filter type would you use for certain shots? e.g. Sunsets, waterfalls, daylight...Any case where you would change filters! I ...
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“Classic” lens on new “EVIL” camera body? [closed]

I have a Cannon Rebel XTi. I'm not sure if Cannon has released a series of EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens) cameras yet, but if not it's inevitable given their comeuppance in the ...
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Does Lightroom have a healing brush?

Does Lightroom have a healing brush? I'm aware of the spot-healing capability, for some corrections I need a brush to paint the healing. Photoshop has this, but it slows my workflow down to have to ...
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Compact camera with good zoom range and wide angle

I use to have Ricoh Caplio R7, I loved it’s zoon range and wide angle lens. However its lens kept sticking that will have a few weeks to get fixed under the warranty each time. Also it’s zoom ...
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Group shots on a bright sunny day?

What are some techniques for getting good group pictures (3-8 people, say) on a bright sunny day? I've found shade to be difficult, because someone will invariably have a splash of harsh sun across ...
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How does Image Stabilization / Vibration Reduction work?

I know the effect of IS and VR, but what exactly is going on when they're enabled... how do they work from a technical standpoint?
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How do you use dodge and burn in post-process to enhance a photograph?

How do you use dodge and burn in post-process to enhance a photograph? In lightroom, I've used dodge only to dial back some of the more drastic global settings in specific areas, but that's really it....
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Automated way to slice a panoramic photo to print as several normal photos for stitching

Is there any software which allows to automatically slice a panoramic photo so that it can be printed as several normal dimension photographs to stitch after printing? Say I have a 9x2 image which ...
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how can I learn the collodion process

After having quite success/fun with bromoil, I am thinking of trying collodion. Unfortuantely ressources about this process are extremely rare. Do you know of any, except the ones that google finds ...
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Is it possible to adapt lens from one brand into another brand's body? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about buying my first DSLR (I have no experience) and was thinking about the lens brand issue. I'm thinking I should buy a Pentax Kx because of it's cost-effective value, but I'm ...
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Does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2/TS2 have a tripod mount?

I'm looking at buying this camera, but can't find any specs or pictures that indicate whether there is a tripod mount. Does anyone know?
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Photographic suggestions in White Mountain Forest & Acadia Park [closed]

I am going to White Mountain Forest (New Hampshire) and Acadia Park (Maine) in August. Any photographic related suggestions on those 2 beautiful parks?
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Force AF assist light on body / flash to come on with Nikon DSLRs?

I have a Nikon D-40 and D-90 with a wide assortment of prime lenses. I like fast primes for low light photography. Some of my lenses are sufficiently old that they do not auto focus at all. Others do,...
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Photography-related disciplines

We're talking a lot here about the technical part of photography, but what are the other related disciplines that help us create better pictures? What one needs to master to be a photographer? When ...
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What does a lens hood do?

Pretty straight forward question. What does a lens hood do?
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How do I stop my Canon Speedlite (430exii) from going to sleep? (auto power off)

I want to use my Speedlite flash as my main flash off-camera and fire it remotely (with cactus V2 triggers) but I find it really annoying when the camera just goes to sleep and I have to walk over and ...
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Correcting output from Bibble 5 Lite

Bibble 5 Lite only allows output in Kodak ProPhoto RGB, which quite a few applications do not represent correctly (esp. when uploading to web services). AFAIK, Bibble 5 Lite is hard-coded only to ...
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In which situations should I use my circular polarizing filter?

I received a circular polarizing filter as a gift, but I have a hard time determining when I should be using it. I've done river shots with some success, but other than that, it doesn't seem to do ...
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What are the limits of extension tubes?

Given lighting is not a problem, can you hit a limit where you have too much extension tubes (a very long tube) and the quality of the image will suffer? For example a diffraction limit will be hit ...
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How do I avoid getting any chromatic aberration in my photographs?

Another question is how to correct it (suggested in proposals), but ... are there ways of avoiding it in the first place?
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What does the X mean in memory specs?

I see memory cards and they claim 60x or 100x or 300x, where I assume 'X' means times. Times what? I'm assuming it has something to do with transfer speeds. Is it only on 'reading', ie, going from ...
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What are the advantages of the Canon 580EX II over the 430EX II?

I want to purchase a Speedlite for my Canon DSLR, but am curious to whether I need to spend the extra dollars to get the top of the line 580EX II over the more affordable 430EX II. What are the ...
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Should I use the rubber viewfinder cover?

A rubber viewfinder cover is connected to my camera strap. What's it for, and when do I use it? What happens to a photo if I don't use it?
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How do I clean the inside of my viewfinder?

My viewfinder (not LCD) has spots of dust on it. What is the best way to clean the inside? I have cleaned the outside with a QTip.
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How much film do I need (in feet/meters)? [closed]

I'm shooting 3-perf 35mm @ 24 fps. How many feet of film do I need if I'm shooting one hour? Is there a good site/app for calculating this?
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What is “Fair Use” (US Copyright Law)

Sometimes one will hear of a photo being reprinted, redistributed, or otherwise used without specifically being licensed or having permission granted. Often the defense is called "fair use". What ...
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What creative ways have you exhibited your photos that led to more exposure?

I'm a serious hobbyist photographer and take pictures mostly for myself, but also love seeing my work used elsewhere. Recently I was in a position to use a photo of mine at an annual neighborhood ...
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How do I create “Rim Lighting” in macro photography?

I enjoy macro photography and have heard of using "Rim Lighting" for higher contrast. How do I achieve this effect?

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