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How to set camera to get a tanned look?

You don't. You might be tempted to change the overall color cast by lying to the camera about the ambient white balance, but that will be very tricky to get right and to reliably repeat. The answer ...
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

Considering these are high ISO and 100% crops, I'd say these are excellent images! I understand the desire for yet even better, we all have that. Given your shooting examples (which I still think are ...
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How to have a sharp product image?

shutter speed 0.5 seconds This is likely to be a bit of your problem. The shutter causes vibration of the camera. So, too, does your hand pushing the release button. At faster speeds, this ...
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How does Renato D'Agostin achieve these super minimalist and high-contrast photos?

Upon viewing his portfolio at the link you provided, my first thought was push processing. In push processing, one typically underexposes the shot (that is, meters and set exposure as if the the film ...
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How do I achieve this creamy black and white look?

If you want to achieve this digitally note how the whites aren't full white and the blacks aren't full black. You can do that e.g. in Lightroom or any other editing tool by pulling the endpoints for ...
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Why does my Canon 700D take so long processing when I take a long exposure?

To reduce the processing time for long exposures, you want to turn off Long Exposure Noise Reduction. However, you may not want to give up the benefit of LENR. Long Exposure Noise Reduction (LENR) is ...
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How viable is copy pasting a professional's settings so that a noob can produce high quality photos?

How viable are "photography templates" where a professional gives the exact settings to use in a specific set up...to allow noobs to produce high quality photos? That sounds a lot like the "scene"...
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Why do compact cameras keep using 4:3 and not 3:2 like DSLRs?

4:3 (1.33) is a very good ratio. It's aesthetic and easy to get a nice composition in both horizontal and vertical orientation. It's also closer to square, which makes best use of optics (larger ...
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Canon 70D often overexposing or underexposing shots

All of these scenes have something in common: they’re high contrast with many, many stops between the shadows and the highlights. If you were to meter for the shadows, then you’d blow the highlights ...
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What settings should I use for shooting food pictures with steam?

First of all, the steam is hard to shoot on a photo. A lot of pictures you see with steam are composites of the photo + steam. To take a photo of the steam in real time you first need a dark ...
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Taking a skyline photo with a person closer to the camera during night time

You can do this with a single exposure. Use a longish shutter speed to expose the background and the flash to properly expose and freeze your subject. You'll likely need to have your camera on a ...
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Manual focus and depth of field

I haven't used this camera, but it has a "Manual focus magnification' feature. On my Sony Alpha a550 DSLR, it automatically sets aperture to full open to help you with precise focusing. The ...
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Does a long exposure in DSLR camera have a similar effect to a global shutter?

I think you've slightly misunderstood how the shutter works. Initially, the first shutter covers the sensor and the second does not. The first shutter then slides away to expose the sensor, and the ...
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Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3?

In low-light settings the quality is just not good, blurry. I really just do travel photography so don't have time to mess with settings if I am capturing scenes of people out at night in a busy ...
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How can I set the aperture on my DSLR when it's attached to a telescope instead of a lens?

Is setting the aperture without the lens even possible? Considering that the aperture is a part of the lens, not the camera body, no, it is not possible. Telescopes do not typically have variable ...
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How does Renato D'Agostin achieve these super minimalist and high-contrast photos?

Hello this is Renato D’Agostin. By chance I found myself on this blog, and found curious and flattering to read comments about my photography. I thought it could be nice to comment myself. Regarding ...
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

An alternative might be to try out one of the new 'AI' type of noise-reduction apps/plugins. OnOne, Luminar, Photoshop & probably others are offering this 'new, improved' type of noise reduction. ...
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Which file format is recommended for black and white photographs?

Shoot in RAW, and export on whatever format you like. JPEG for example. For print it can be on TIFF. And you could export at grayscale at 16 bits. But that is only for specialized usage. For most ...
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Are scene modes on compact camera much useful?

Scene modes are particularly important on small cameras. In fact high end DSLRs do not have any scene modes because they give complete control over the camera. Scene modes basically abstract the ...
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How do I achieve this creamy black and white look?

If those were film images, I'd say they were "overexposed" by about one stop and developed at N-1 (pull 1) to ensure well filled shadows. They may also have been printed on a warm-tone paper, and the ...
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Why do compact cameras keep using 4:3 and not 3:2 like DSLRs?

A 3:2 sensor ratio would be using a smaller share of the circular picture produced by the lens optics. That means - compared to 4:3 - either you get less pixels/quality, need a smaller sensor (with ...
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What is the origin of the iconic shutter sound in TV/movies and on phones?

From the horse's mouth... A quote from Jim Reekes, creator of the Mac startup & camera sounds [amongst other things] from his own site - The Story of Sosumi and the Mac Startup Sound One of ...
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

Are you trying to show off your new camera and humbly brag about your skills at the same time?? Serioursly, Those images look spectacular. I use an APS-C camera and would love to have such low noise ...
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What camera settings should I use for ice hockey?

The best way to shoot indoors sports in most fairly evenly lit gyms/rinks/arenas is to set exposure manually. It gives you the most complete control over shutter times, aperture, and ISO. Keep in ...
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Why does my Canon 700D take so long processing when I take a long exposure?

It's not actually processing for most of that extra time. It is taking a second exposure with the shutter closed, for dark frame subtraction. This removes sensor-based pattern noise. Of course, there ...
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What manual settings should I use for a photoshoot for a salsa class?

The best manual settings are the ones needed for the shoot environment light levels at the time you are shooting. There is no way for us to know what the light levels are going to be at the time you ...
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Does a long exposure in DSLR camera have a similar effect to a global shutter?

Most DSLRs have shutter curtains that transit the face of the sensor in approximately 2-4 milliseconds. For any particular camera model, barring a mechanical malfunction, the transit time for each ...
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How to have a sharp product image?

It appears your aperture is still too open for the subject to be entirely in focus, at the current distance between the lens and the subject. You could tackle this issue in three ways: 1) Close down ...
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How can I use 400 ASA film in a Leica IIIf, which does not have options higher than 100?

I don't think this model has a built-in light meter. The dial you are referring to is just a reminder indicator. You set it when you load film and then weeks later when you pick up the camera, you ...
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Canon 70D often overexposing or underexposing shots

More an addendum to Hueco's answer than a stand-alone... In very high contrast scenes, unless you're going to bracket your shots for HDR, then it's better to err on the dark side. Shadows can be ...
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