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Photo contrast in early morning

A frequent problem is that your White Balance is set to "Auto". When it is so, the camera adjusts the colors so that the picture looks neutral, and this washes out any natural dominant color....
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How can I make the milky way more apparent in my photos?

Using the Curves tool in your favorite image editor:
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How can I make the milky way more apparent in my photos?

Amateur astronomer here. Most images of the Milky Way we see around are the results of multiple exposures combined in Photoshop or another image-editing software. However, it is indeed possible to get ...
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Giant bright spot on right of image in all photos?

That's a lot of images... My best guess is that the leaf shutter is failing. I believe the G1X uses a 2 bladed leaf shutter that kind of scissors open, much like they used in their rangefinder film ...
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Giant bright spot on right of image in all photos?

2 Years of 1 photo every 1.5 minutes is about 700,000 shutter activations. I couldn't find any lifetime calculations for the G1X, but going by stats for DSLRs (and yes I know the G1X is mirrorless - ...
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What can cause double-vision effect in slightly out of focus areas?

A cheap filter (uncoated or poor coatings) can reflect some of the light which is always reflected off of the front element surfaces. The primary reflection (blue in the drawing) will be stronger than ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

I think the camera did OK with the exposure, it just badly guessed the white balance. It will try to make the centre of an exposure an even 50% grey, which can sometimes in high contrast lighting push ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

What should I change in the camera settings to achieve a photograph with more contrast? The basic problem is not the camera settings. It's that three-fourths of the image you told the camera to ...
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Why isn't my flash gear working with my Canon R50?

TL;DR. You need an AD-E1 adapter to use most flash gear with an R50. The R50's hotshoe is missing all five of the electrical contacts your flash gear needs to communicate with the camera: It's using ...
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How can I make the milky way more apparent in my photos?

'Photo stacking' is a method in which you take multiple images from the same orientation and location, and 'merge' them in post-processing. This enhances the starlight, and reduces the light pollution ...
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Why is my lens sharpness much softer at f/1.2 than higher apertures when taking landscape pictures?

Notice that the spruce tree in the first image has a lot of purple/red fringing to it. That is an example of uncorrected longitudinal chromatic aberration (LoCA); where different wavelengths bend to ...
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Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM - is my lens normal?

My copy of Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM is pretty old. But I see the same marks inside. For me it seems like mechanical thing, intended to tighten the elements inside.
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Photo contrast in early morning

The other answer mentioned white balance, but I think it is also possible that you were simply overexposing. When there is relatively little light in the scene (like around sunrise or sunset), the ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

I would expect a backlit scene like that to have a very high dynamic range. It appears to me that your camera has some type of HDR function enabled (D-lighting, Auto Lighting Optimizer, etc). When ...
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What can cause double-vision effect in slightly out of focus areas?

The optical system consists of multiple surfaces of polished glass. Each will reflect away a small percentage of the light. Some of these reflections will hit other lens surfaces and reflect again. ...
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Which pin of canon SL3 hot shoe triggers the flash?

The T7/2000D, T100/4000D, and SL3/250D are all missing the big central sync connector on the hotshoe, which is the ISO standard signal for sync. This basically broke compatibility with any single-pin ...
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Which of these lenses to choose for a studio project?

There's really never an objective "best" choice, it all depends on what you're attempting to accomplish. My goal is to achieve the sharpest and most detailed images possible, likely ...
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No flash mode pictures

If you have Autofocus turned on the camera will not release the shutter until it can confirm focus. This pretty much never happens with the night sky unless the moon is in the frame. The stars are too ...
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Any way to tell a Canon R camera "I want the widest aperature available at any given moment"?

Figured out what is happening: The behaviour that I want is actually what happens in Av and M modes. If the f-stop is forced to increased by zooming in, it will automatically reduce again when zooming ...
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Let Canon EOS M6 prefer <1/100 exposure time with slightly higher ISO?

Aperture priority is just the wrong mode for you to be in. Aperture priority is for when shutter speed does not matter. It tells the camera to choose a shutter speed by itself. What you want is either ...
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Canon EOS 800D - When using viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well

In "live view" mode, focusing is done using the main sensor, but when you use the view finder focusing is done using a sensor at the bottom of the camera: (EOS 450D above, yours could looks ...
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Beginner kit improvement advice - which lens should I consider?

Asked myself the same question a while ago and went for a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 "Contemporary" Focal range more suited to an APS-C sensor than the 24-70 or 24-105. Faster and slightly ...
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Canon R5C Photo review play button showing wrong image

Finally, I was able to find a solution to the issue I was facing. It turned out to be a bug specific to the Canon Eos R5C, and it's uncertain whether the same bug is present in other models. The ...
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Can I reduce Canon R8 continuous mode fps?

You can set few different drive modes: High-speed continuous shooting + [Elec. 1st-curtain]: max. approx. 6.0 shots/sec. [Electronic]: max. approx. 40 shots/sec. High-speed continuous shooting [Elec. ...
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Converting .CR2 raws to non-raw image format with ImageMagick mogrify makes images warm

You're never seeing "THE raw image" on your screen. What you're seeing is a conversion of the raw data into a demosaiced color image with white point, black point, white balance, contrast ...
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Upgrade advice from Canon 7D II to R7 or R6 II

I've been considering a similar switch, and I think maybe the R7 has the edge here for a wildlife shooter, but I do agree, it's difficult to decide between the two, and they're pretty evenly matched, ...
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Why is my 77-55 step down adapter on Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens not fitting?

If you are adapting 55mm filter threads on the lens to a 77mm filter you need a step UP ring; 55mm male to 77mm female. If you bought a step DOWN ring it will have 77mm male threads and would fit onto ...
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Canon 50mm f1.8 VS EF-M 15-45 mm

Using the-digital-picture.com's test data comparing the two lenses side by side with the EF-M 15-45 set to 45mm and wide open at f/6.3, and the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM (on crop) set to f/5.6, here's the ...
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Forcing flash on canon Ixus 240?

Did you check the camera manual? It seems to indicate the following on page 122:
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