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What colour scheme for model aircraft should I use to give a realistic black and white film photo?

I would not worry overmuch about the color schemes. Two reasons: the emulsions you mention (Bergger and HP5+) are panchromatic, in both cases with rather decent color rendition your scenes will ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

It looks to me like they dragged the shutter. That is they set the shutter speed to something longish, but then used a flash. The model is illuminated by the flash with the camera still. Then after ...
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focal length and sensor width of a phone

The Redmi 6A uses the Sony Exmor IMX486 sensor, which is a 1/2.9" format sensor. Note that "1/2.9 inch" is merely a name, not its diagonal dimension (see: Why is a 1" sensor ...
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How can I overlap a landscape image into the shape of a person's face?

Find or create the silhouette profile image. You can find tutorials online about this by searching for "silhouette," "profile," etc. I'm being vague about this because there are lots of ways to do it. ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

Slow shutter time Short duration flash Rotate the camera around the optical axis of the lens The dancer is only lit by the very short flash burst, the background is lit by continuous ambient lighting ...
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How to make the subject look smooth and plasticky as seen in a lot of stock photography?

It's hard to tell what you're looking for based on a brief description and just two examples. Here's an image that was taken on a FujiFilm X-E2 at ISO 200, 1/350s, with an XC 50-230/4.5-6.7 OIS-II ...
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How to have motion blur only behind the subject?

No, you can't do it without postprocessing, but a similar, purely photographic effect, can be achieved by the clever use of flash. See the following questions: When should you use a normal flash vs a ...
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How to make the subject look smooth and plasticky as seen in a lot of stock photography?

Keeping this simple: In Adobe Lightroom, the sliders for noise reduction give the smooth plasticy look. The luminance noise slider creates the effect far more than does the slider for damping ...
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How to have motion blur only behind the subject?

If you have control of the lighting you can. Shoot in a relatively dark environment and use a relatively long exposure time combined with second curtain sync, often called dragging the shutter. ...
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What is the application that creates this diamond effect?

The application is Adobe Photoshop. See this article on artist Sara Shakeel where this is mentioned. In another article she notes that a digital work like this "only takes a few hours".
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How can I overlap a landscape image into the shape of a person's face?

I'm not a regular Photoshop user, so I will go in a slightly different direction because I believe it may still answer your question: One way to take this sort of picture "in-camera," even with ...
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Which special effects filter produces circular highlights?

Perhaps the linked article was changed after the question was posed here, but the caption under the image states, Wasiczek’s backgrounds are as interesting as her flowers. Here, she employs her ...
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How was the Blade Runner replicant eye reflection effect done?

Essentially, mattdm's answer is correct. In addition, to the half-refelctive mirror, they used a tight, dimmable light to control when/how bright the eye reflections would appear. Ridley himself ...
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What colour scheme for model aircraft should I use to give a realistic black and white film photo?

As you likely know, many popular makeup brands were spinoffs owned by famous black & white cine makeup artist such as Max Factor. These men and women specialize in makeup that dovetailed in with ...
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Is there a way to produce this "little planet"-type self portrait in a single-exposure?

Depends how you define "single exposure". If we're talking about a single lens projecting light onto a single sensor this is a physical impossibility. With a DSLR or a (regular) smartphone, you always ...
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How to make the subject look smooth and plasticky as seen in a lot of stock photography?

From the images you posted, it seems like the look you want is going to come from a very sharp, fast lens used with what looks like at least a two— maybe several—flash system. Controlled studio light ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

The photographer is rotating the camera along the axis of the lens. What you see in the background are various lights. The amount of background motion blur is a function of shutter speed vs how fast ...
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