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How can I create this 'medieval look' using an entry-level camera like the Nikon D3300?

I can see three very clear aspects that all three photos share, so let's concentrate on those. Two can be done in camera, the third is a software process. I didn't have time to costume a collection of ...
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How to reproduce a photo with silhouette and bokeh?

There are two ways to go about accomplishing this - in camera and in post. Both techniques will rely on shooting a rim-lit subject. Put a flash behind the subject. In my image, I actually had the ...
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How to create the type of lighting that is used in many of Elena Shumilova's pictures?

Directly with regards to the lighting: Much of her recent work has strong light sources from behind the main subject(s). About 45° (either to the side or a combination of to the side and above) from ...
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How to reproduce a photo with silhouette and bokeh?

Background bokeh straight out of camera The above picture isn't necessarily a composite. You can achieve a similar effect straight out of camera. Here's a picture I took almost 10 years ago: And ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

There are two main elements I see in your example images: Contrast These images have relatively low contrast. The brightest whites are nowhere near pure white. They're light grey. The darkest blacks ...
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

Look at the shadows under the cars. Now look at the shadow under the model... Oh wait! This looks to be more about how it was lit and exposed when shot than how it was post-processed. This photo is ...
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How to create the type of lighting that is used in many of Elena Shumilova's pictures?

I think it combines two techniques: strong backlight (also known as contre-jour) fill-flash to add light to the details of subjects It can be created using lighting setups (absolutely artificial ...
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How can I take portraits in the style of Charles Hildreth?

Is there something important to say about the light in the portraits of Charles? There is. There is no mastering of light here. It's always diffused natural light, either from an overcast sky or ...
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What visual effect can be seen in the following picture?

Agree with some of the previous answers, but not all of it... Golden Hour, for sure - highlights under the arm, camera right, & the reflection in his pressure gauge, look to match what we can see ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

There are two distinct characteristics that most of these images share - colour palette & 'hazy glow'. Let's tackle them separately. I'm always tempted to think that any edit was done as easily ...
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How do you get this gritty, grainy effect?

The effect is called Grain and you can find it in pretty much any photo editor, from Photoshop and Gimp to Instagram and Telegram. In my example I'm going to use ...
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How to reproduce a photo with silhouette and bokeh?

You might want to search for "rim light" or "back light" techniques. Couldn't quickly find an existing question that looked close enough to match that particular usage. But that's basically a (low ...
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Which one is the real car and which one is the reflection?

It's hard to tell with this low quality of image (and one which has presumably undergone some degree of post-processing), but at first glance it appears that the image is not inverted; the reflection ...
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How was this Penelope Cruz photo by Peter Lindbergh lit?

If you look very closely at the reflection in the eye, you see that the (camera) right side of the eye is not reflecting anything. This isn't due to post processing. You can almost make out what ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

Have you experimented much with photo-editing as yet? Do you know of that infamous 'histogram' that is often spoken about in tutorials, etc? That look you've described above happens when the darks ...
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What is the effect where some objects are a single bright color but the rest is black and white?

It's called Selective Color Although masking techniques can be used to create such an image, most of the time one can use a simple Hue-Saturation-Luminance tool that is contained in many photo ...
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Does anyone have any information on Canon's VL mount regarding pinout and protocol?

Pinout (from camera side in picture) and protocol (SPI like) used is quite different from Eos. It consists of 14 bytes : 2 for header and 3 blocks of 4 bytes for the tree units (AF,IRIS and ZOOM). ...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

First, it's all about the composition and lighting. Always. Imagine what this same shot would look like if the man wearing the red hat was wearing, instead, a dark olive hat on that day? The "pop&...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

In-camera: the film/sensor may have been at least full-frame, maybe medium-format, or otherwise larger than usual, which gets you what I'll call the Brenizer look. Telephoto lens for compressed ...
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How was this Penelope Cruz photo by Peter Lindbergh lit?

If you watch the making of video you notice that she's surrounded by black cards and when she walks forward on the set the light falloff increases very quickly. This is an indication of either a very ...
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How was this nightclub photo taken/edited?

It is obvious there is a strong light source illuminating the subject, possibly a flash shining through a medium sized modifier above and to the right of the camera. A moderately wide aperture was ...
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How to find curve that correspond to a given transformation?

You say: I suppose that all the transformation we can make to an image which operate on one pixel per time (for example levels, saturation, color balance) can just be done with curves. This is not ...
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Can you create Instagram's “Structure” effect purely in Lightroom?

I don't think that it's entirely possible. The effect looks to be a heavy tone mapping, which Lightroom can't do exactly. In Lightroom, Clarity, Contrast, and Tone Curve may get you quite a bit of the ...
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How can I create this 'medieval look' using an entry-level camera like the Nikon D3300?

A great place to start would be David Hobby's blog Strobist. He is very good at explaining how he creates his photographs – both the methods and, perhaps more importantly, the thinking behind them. ...
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How was this Penelope Cruz photo by Peter Lindbergh lit?

This was part of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar photoshoot. Pirelli posted a 15-minute "Making of" video on their YouTube channel. where one can see the exact setting and lighting of the shot. ...
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What kind of camera and developing/printing process may Charles Jones have used?

According to what I've just read, none of the negatives have been discovered, just the prints and he wasn't known to be a photographer -- so the rest of this will be guess. The reports do say "gold-...
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Reverse engineer used presets and styles?

Reverse engineering contains word engineer for a reason. Those tools are non-existent for a number of reasons: even small ...
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How can these photos by Martin Schoeller have such a high quality?

Martin uses Mamiya RZ67 medium format camera for his close up portraits. He lights with 2 Kino flo 4Bank lights and a strobe for background. Negatives are drum scanned for digital editing.
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What visual effect can be seen in the following picture?

The soft tones visible all over suggest this photo was taken during or near golden hour. The fact that face is lit and mountain behind is not could be explained by clouds. However, the hands being ...
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How to reproduce this shot of a person with reflections in front of them?

This shouldn't be too hard. The photo was shoot through a pane of glass. The glass is at a slight angle, reflecting the crowd. Here is an example of how to do this: ...
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