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What techniques were used in this late 1970s car ad featuring a family picnicking with giraffes?

More than a comment, less than an answer, because I have no clue what camera/lens/film... The car's registration plate sets it firmly between August 77 & July 78 - the letter is the year for old ...
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How unusual would contact-printing be for a portrait studio's commercial output?

It wasn't at all unusual for small, local portrait studios to print using the direct contact method during the time in which Disfarmer worked from about 1915 until his death in 1959. Most small ...
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What techniques were used in this late 1970s car ad featuring a family picnicking with giraffes?

Based on the time and usage of the image it is almost certain it was captured using a large format camera, a lens set to a fairly narrow aperture, and with high quality, fairly low speed film. The ...
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How do you reproduce this lighting setup

I have the feeling those are not photos, but 3D renders. There are several clues for that. The light looks like it is almost parallel so it is very far, almost like sunlight. (I marked several pairs ...
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How do you reproduce this lighting setup

With either a bright constant light or a flash set behind and to the left of the chairs. Imagine a line connecting one of the corners of the shadow of one of the chairs with its corresponding physical ...
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Is a 1" (one inch) sensor camera workable for stock or commercial photography?

I use a Nikon 1 V2 with a 1" sensor for commercial work fairly often... mostly product type photography. The image quality has a lot more to do with other factors... and whether it is sufficient or ...
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Where can I find information about what things require property releases and what don't?

In general, you will have to check this for each subject or at least for each country. A rough guideline could be the freedom of panorama which will at least tell you whether it's allowed to ...
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How can I be sure that a photo from unsplash.com wasn't stolen from another person?

how can I be sure, that the photo from unsplash.com that I would be using (e.g. on my website) isn't actually a picture that was stolen from another person. How can I be sure that the person that the ...
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How do you reproduce this lighting setup

@Rafael @twalberg @WayneF Thank you very much for your help. I'd say these are nicely done renders then (:, as there are even few scratches visibile in the shadow of the single chair shot.. I'm ...
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Corporate model objection instead of model release

The following is for entertainment purposes only. Contact a lawyer if you have serious legal concerns. Contact a lawyer to determine whether you actually need model releases and whether an opt-in or ...
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How should I respond to a lowball offer for commercial use of one of my photographs?

If you are just starting out and building your portfolio then maybe it's something you want to do but no matter what you're photographing, your rates are your rates. Stick to them and it shows ...
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How can I be sure that a photo from unsplash.com wasn't stolen from another person?

You can not be certain that the photos were uploaded in accordance with copyright laws. But generally the individual who uploaded the image attests that they are doing it with full rights to do so (i....
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Does advertising your photography services mean all photos on your portfolio are classed as commercial?

Better asked at law.SE. But my personal I-am-not-a-lawyer and I'm in the USA call? Yes, posting an image on a website to promote your photography business is commercial use. Simply selling prints of ...
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Is a superzoom fixed-lens camera or a DSLR better to get started with for wildlife/nature photography?

Please see What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? first, for the basics on differences between the main types of camera most of us ...
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