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How to reposition subject in the same place and pose in a series of images over time

Fun idea. That could be called hyperlapse. If you use a specific memory card for that project, you can always switch from viewing the first photo of the project to live view. Another option is that ...
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Is it possible this is sunlight?

Yes, it's coming in through the top of the partially opened door to the left.
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How to reposition subject in the same place and pose in a series of images over time

Just take each shot so that it looks roughly right but with a wider lens/further away. Then match all images in post processing by cropping. This is a lot simpler than matching the images in camera. ...
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How to reposition subject in the same place and pose in a series of images over time

I realise that I could measure the distance in each shot, and have a point on her body centered within the view finder. But what about possible elevation changes changing the angle? A quick way to ...
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What is the problem if sun is behind me? What does that signify? Where should the sun be when I take photos?

When the sun is directly overhead and behind you there are no shadows. Such light turns a 3D landscape into 2D cardboard cutouts - it is the shadows what gives a landscape a feeling of depth. Where ...
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multi-strobe-like motion blur outdoors?

IMHO this is explained by reflections of light which is already a reflection on the waves in the water. You don't see the effect on the other blade because its orientation is different so it doesn't ...
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multi-strobe-like motion blur outdoors?

The effect could be caused by torsional vibration of the propeller blade. The propeller has a metallic leading edge, which reflects the sunlight especially well. The lower blade which moves towards ...
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What is the problem if sun is behind me? What does that signify? Where should the sun be when I take photos?

What is the problem if sun is behind me? It is not about boring or not boring. It is about pleasant. 1. Harsh light It is well known that diffuse light is better for portrait photography for example. ...
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Camera settings

Good indoor settings: Auto. Good outdoor settings: Auto. What camera do you have? Read your camera manual, and maybe start to research here about exposure (see the links posted by mattdm in the ...
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multi-strobe-like motion blur outdoors?

Given that half the prop is blurred smoothly, I think we can rule out most shutter or strobe effects. The top and bottom halves of the prop are different colors due to the shiny leading edge of the ...
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Options for Remote Time-lapse Macrophotography

For macro you can also add a close-up lens in front of the standard lens (usually using the filter thread) so that doesn't limit you to interchangeable lens cameras, good compact/superzoom cameras (...
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Is there a portable flash setup that would allow me to shoot in daylight without generating harsh shadows?

Even a single off-camera speedlight with a fairly small modifier will make a world of difference for a shot such as your example. I've got both a 6x9 and an 8x12 version. The larger one has almost ...
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How does wearing sunglasses affect taking photos?

Note: I don't wear corrective glasses. When I read the question, corrective lenses didn't occur to me. This answer was written only with sunglasses in mind. It doesn't affect the taking of photos, if ...
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How Much Should I Ask for Photographing [School] Groups at an Outdoor Center and How Much Commission Should I Pay to the Outdoor Center?

Your competition is not other photographers, it's a teacher with a point and shoot. Schools care about the quality of the education, and the relatively minor quality difference in a staged group ...
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How does wearing sunglasses affect taking photos?

So does wearing dark sunglasses affect taking photos? Not really, it just affects what you see when you are taking photos. It doesn't affect what the camera sees at all. How do you judge the ...
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Automated time-lapse photo gear

With a raspberry pi you can use a picam (dedicated camera board). I've used one for a timelapse over several days, and in my reading for that found people who are doing much longer timelapses. The ...
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Outdoor Photography in the Evening how to make my pictures turn out?

In the evening so the lighting to me is difficult to work with. But that is the best hour! I feel you are taking your photos by "chance" if the light is good you take a good image. The step you ...
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Is there any app to show sun position and possibly also angle for particular times?

There are a number of Apps available for this Photo.net has an article with a listing of apps The ones that appear to be what you're after are http://www.lighttracapp.com/ or possibly http://...
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How to shoot a flower sharp in a light breeze?

The only thing you need is a fast shutter-speed to freeze the motion. How fast depends on the breeze and magnification but 1/2000s or around that should be good. Magnification is how big the flower ...
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Outdoor lighting setup for shooting interviews, with changing and mostly low light (sunset through evening)

Eliminate the sun as a light source or over power it. I.E. remove the sun from the equation. (Your set up would work beautifully if you were shooting still photos but you are shooting video and your ...
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Outdoor lighting: is this natural light or a graphic effect?

I'd say this was done [or certainly could be done] intentionally in camera. The warm pinkish-orangeish light is likely to be done in post these days, but it's possible to do it with a physical filter. ...
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How to make use of the light wind blowing in the garden which doesn't allow the flowers to remain still?

I am thinking is there a way by which I can create a blur effect by using the light wind in my favor? There are a lot of possibilities. Some examples: Use a long shutter speed -- several seconds or ...
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How can I create more depth when shooting clothing on a mannequin?

Photography is essentially a two dimensional rendering of a three dimensional subject. We use shadows to create an illusion of depth. The simplest way is to light the subject with what is called a ...
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How can I create more depth when shooting clothing on a mannequin?

Firstly, by having your mannequin close to the wall, your camera has kept the mannequin in focus and the wall in focus. That is distracting. You can get the wall out of focus by bringing your ...
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How does wearing sunglasses affect taking photos?

More an anecdote with a 'moral' than an answer, as I feel it could be entirely opinion-based... Before the days of DSLR when I just had a phone, I used to hold one sunglass lens over the camera lens ...
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Is there a portable flash setup that would allow me to shoot in daylight without generating harsh shadows?

Any flash modifier that spreads the light out over a larger area will help you avoid hard shadows. Using multiple units from different angles will also help. If you're using the flash on camera, ...
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Outdoor lighting: is this natural light or a graphic effect?

I feel this has some post processing, but most of that "misty" effect is due to the angle of the sun relative to the subject. The sunlight bleeds around the edges of the subject and creates ...
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Sony A7III travel/wildlife combo: 70-200mm f/4 + 2x teleconverter, or sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3?

If you use x2 teleconverter this will create you lens F8. And for this combination (camera+teleconverter+lens) camera will focus only on first photo and then will lock the focus - source (if you are ...
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How to avoid reflections/shadows while shooting real framed/glass picture?

Two suggestions: It seems simplistic, but would a polarizing filter work ? It's good for reflection on windows or water, why not a frame ? Remember to tune it right by turning it. Another aspect is ...
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