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Why is my histogram missing the mid tones?

I am shooting wine product images in my new studio using 2x Godox AD200's and 1x AD600Pro, plus 2 x small strip boxes and diffusers etc using Canon 5D mkii and 100mm macro lens. I have shot 12 wines ...
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What should I consider when doing digital preservation of old documents using photography?

We are currently charting out several aspects of our digital preservation process, and as a last effort to get this ever so right, I've decided to ask the broader public for considerations: In my ...
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Blocky marks on colour negatives

I've recently started developing my own colour film with the Tetenal C-41 kit. After scanning with my Epson V600 I've noticed that some of my frames have these blocky marks on them (see a few that 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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Do i need a Grad filter along with ND for long exposures that involve the sky?

I was at a beach taking a photo of the sunset and trying to get a long exposure but the sky was too bright. If I put on a ND Filter, that would darken both the sky and foreground meaning I'd have to ...
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Speedlight with Pentax K70? [closed]

I've been doing photography for years but never used flash before. I recently bought a speedlight to try it out, but the only way the flash will go off is if my camera is in auto mode, which I dont ...
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What colour for background extraction on plant photos?

I'm working on a plant store website. Usually, for product photos we use a green screen background, so that we can remove the background and use any background we want for the product. But for plants ...
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How to proper focus for sharper images?

For shooting landscape photos, what is better using manual focus or automatic focus? I seen a lot of people who focus with automatic focus then switch to manual focus, is this so the focus doesn't ...
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New camera body or new lenses? (Have canon 350d) [duplicate]

So I borrow this camera from my mom who likes photography, but doesnt use it anymore. Its a Canon 350d. I've just started photography and quickly realise that i cannot crop that much without ...
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How does the defocus in a lightfield camera differ from a regular camera (i.e. a DSLR)?

I'm looking at using a camera to capture a focal stack -- same scene, no movement, just refocusing my DSLR at different focal lengths. I want to know if the defocus that's artificially done in post-...
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How much does the Moon affect astrophotography?

We all know that the Moon provides natural light pollution, which is best to be avoided when taking pictures of the night sky. However, I am curious, can you still get good photos with the moon in the ...
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Do i need more than one filter holder for different brands?

I am currently looking for ND and Grad ND filters for my camera for long exposures. Im a beginner and new to all of this and im slighty confused. Question is Lets say i bought a Cokin P series filter ...
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Underexposure problem

I have a low level consumer dslr (Nikon D3400) and recently was trying to capture a bird flying in my backyard. It was around noon, bright sunny day. I was using a telephoto lens at 200mm to try to ...
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Taking a picture of Starlink satellites

I really want to take pictures of Starlink satellites, but I am fairly new to this kind of photography so I have a few questions. I am using a Nikon d3400 and a tripod obviously. What is the best ...
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What to do when you've set a too high ISO for your film?

I just realized that I shot a roll of Portra 160, while my camera was set on iso 400. Is there something I should ask for at the developing lab to make up for it? I hope that some of you might be ...
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Why does electronic first curtain shutter affect rendering of blurred backgrounds?

Many recent cameras allow using electronic first curtain shutter with mechanical second curtain, avoiding the huge rolling shutter drawbacks of fully electronic shutter and at the same time avoiding ...
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Why do the stars look so blurry? How can I improve the focus?

For some reasons I do not understand the stars look very blurry in this photo: Here is the photo details I have tried different exposure times such as 10" or 8", but the outcome is still the same. ...
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Different focus on different parts of the picture

I have a problem with the camera on my Xiaomi Mi A2. It mainly occurs when I take pictures of things far away. This problem is consistent. I have added a few pictures. You can see in one of the ...
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Why did early photographs need such long exposure times?

I recently read on Wikipedia (can also be found on other sources) that the first photographs/cameras needed exposure times of several images, sometimes up to hours. e.g. The caption for this image: ...
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Will using a macro bellow eliminate focus breathing?

I'm looking to do an automated focus stacking using a manual macro lens, and I would like to find a solution that avoid focus breathing (i.e. a change in the FOV while changing the focus). I was ...
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Is there a valid reason not to choose C-RAW format in recent Canon cameras?

With its new cameras, Canon is introducing a C-RAW compressed RAW format. The compressed RAW files can be processed on the computer in a manner as flexible as with losslesly compressed RAW files. ...
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How do I remove the grid overlay when viewing photos on my Nikon D5600?

I have a Nikon D5600. I must have changed a setting and don't know how to make the grid overlay go away when viewing photos; i.e., a black screen with "longitude and latitude lines," which I don't ...
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Why is the subject too dark when using auto modes on Nikon D5600?

I have a problem with using automatic and semi-automatic modes. For example, I have "fairly optimal" light, in "A" mode I set the desired aperture value, let it be 2.8 and ISO 200, when I switch to ...
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Why does a monobath work well for films that usually have significantly different process times?

I've recently tried a commercial monobath, after seeing information about monobaths in general and this specific product on YouTube. I'm floored at the quality of the negatives. I've used a homebrew ...
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Large double onion ring in the middle of shoots when i useing Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens on my Canon 6D mark ii

I've bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens, its works well on my APS-C Camara, but not work with My Canon 6D Mark ii (Large double onion ring in the middle of shoots), is this lens meant to work on ...
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White photos on Canon S5 IS

I have an old CANON S5 IS camera, which I was using for half a year until it started to take completely white photos. Exposure and white balance are set to normal. ISO is also set to auto. In low-...
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What is the best practice to handle making time lapse in a changing lighting conditions in the morning?

I was trying to make a timelapse of a flower unfurling in the morning. As the time progressed, the sun continued to rise and the ambient light became brighter and brighter, as you can see in the ...
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Longer or shorter focal length for good IQ for low light portrait photography?

I have a theoretical question. Consider two lenses with same f-ratio but one has a larger focal length than the other (say 200 mm vs 50mm). Which lens would give better image quality when shooting ...
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Issues using flash with film photography

I am using a flash for my Praktika Super TL 1000 film camera. The flash is working when I press the test button on the flash, however it does not fire when I take a photo. I am wondering how to make ...
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Tamron EF 70-200mm f2.8 lens on Canon EOS R

a concert photography enthusiast here. Has anyone has experience with a third party EF lens, canon RF adapter, and canon EOS R body? If yes, are there issues with such a combination? I have a Tamron ...
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Why is Live View so noisy and unlike mirrorless shooting?

Why I enter "Live View" on my Nikon D5100, the mirror is locked up and I see a live view of whatever the CCD is seeing on the articulated screen just like a mirrorless system. But when I go to take a ...
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How can I edit this RAW image to get the much superior JPG image?

This is a small detail from picture that was taken by a cheap SX Canon in low light (ISO 100 0.8sec f/5). Maybe also the (auto) focus isn't good enough. The Jpeg (upper) is much more readable. How ...
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Is it possible to set up a Timelapse with a Nikon D90 without and Intervalometer? and how?

I've been trying to figure out how to set up a timelapse and have seen that it might be possible to set up using my computer (Macbook Pro)
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Can Xray plates be used as ND filter?

Can the material used to print Xrays be used as an ND filter ? I would like to do some long exposure photography and since I am stuck at home , so was thinking if it is possible.
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Metadata “keywords” or “descriptions” for non-controlled-vocabulary search terms?

I have a bunch of unorganized scanned family photos. I want to add metadata to make them more searchable. I thought I'd mostly use the IPTC keyword field (because I don't have a need for well-written ...
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Focussing with Extension Tubes

I bought a set of extension Tubes to use with my Nikon D5300 and 35mm f/1.8 lens. However, it seems that the only option to focus is to change the distance to the subject. This is very inaccurate and ...
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Iphone 6s video - how to create an “invisible black background” using only lights

I am wondering if it is at all possible to create a black background (something like this: ) https://www.tiktok.com/@camillaseverin?source=h5_monly Using studio lights and an iPhone. Its a lot ...
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Why is my Nikon D5500 unable to lock focus while using Live View but works fine when using the ViewFinder?

It just keeps trying to find focus. If I press the half-click focus button I hear the motor moving and the numbers on my lens go from smallest to infinity and stop. If I press the half-click focus ...
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Exposed unshot film roll

I’m really new to shooting film and made a really dumb mistake. I tried to load my film into my camera but must have done it wrong because the counter stopped at 12 even though the roll had 36 ...
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Should I convert my family pictures from JPEG to PNG?

I have a lot of family pictures saved in Google Drive as JPEGs - not JPEG 2000 - as they were initially acquired. I thought the problem with JPEGs was artifact at sharp edges, which is not too much ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN560-TX compatible with Canon SL3 or T100?

Is a Yongnuo YN560-TX radio transmitter compatible with a Canon SL3/250D or T100/4000D?
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Can you use a phone as grey/white card?

I have a Nikon D5300 and always shoot on Auto White Balance because it can be easily fixed in Lightroom or other RAW Processing applications. However, I wanted to experiment a bit with shooting Video ...
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Why did this happen? [closed]

I was filming Venus, and this was happening from time to time. Any explanation?
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Which Canon lens to get, EF 24mm f/1.4L II or EF 50mm f/1.2L

I own a Canon 6D Mark II, a Canon 24-105 f/2.8L II. I would like to get a prime Canon lens for portraits that will be mostly full body to group pictures. I have a big family and enjoy taking photos ...
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Photography gets check pattern during saving/flattening in PS

I was working on scan of this "a little" overexposed analogue photo (cleaning from dust, some colour adjustments and curves). After saving a picture, this check pattern appear. I tried different ...
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Is there photo editing s/w that you can use on the camera vs. having to upload the photo to the PC?

I'm a grandmother that wants to use a camera for mostly pictures of the grandbabies, closeups in my garden of flowers, and shots in bright light around the pool and catching action shots. I know I ...
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What change does tone curve make in pixels in a colored image in Photoshop and Lightroom? [duplicate]

As I understand it, when I make a change in the tone curve in Adobe Photoshop (or Lightroom) and have selected the RGB Channel option, the following happens: For every pixel in the image, if any of ...
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When the object is 50 meters away, how do you know that the camera is focused at a distance of 50 meters?

When the object is 50 meters away, how do you know that the camera is focused at a distance of 50 meters? Is it that we can only focus at about 50 meters?
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Is this lens suitable for photographing negatives? Micro Four Thirds camera

So I am developing some 135 film and hoping to be able to digitize the negatives. I am looking into scanners, though I know many photographers digitize negatives by photographing them with a DSLR or ...

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