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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Beyond the photographic subject, there are deep problems in terms of composition. My ten recommendations: Get rid of the blanket. The sensation of touch between the soap and the furry blanket ...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

Political rallies can be a crap shoot. Sometimes credentialed media get placed in preferred areas that give good views of the candidates) and other speakers. At other rallies, I have seen the press ...
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

While this is a rare instance of need, it's a shame there isn't a photographic equivalent of the red field with white diagonal stripe "diver down" flag, or the more internationally-...
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

Scootbb has a great answer, but I would suggest that you have some custom shirts, hoodies or jackets made for her with wording on the back. Bonus points for you if you give them to her as a gift. On ...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Everything is a matter of personal taste or local culture, but: The background is much too present (the holly's berries are hardly visible). It can also throw off an automatic color balance, and the ...
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Looking for tips for indoors maternity shoot

I recently upgraded to a used Nikon D80 with DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens and I am still learning how to use it. I have really only used it on Auto Mode. Unfortunately, I cannot purchase any more ...
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How to transition from crop-frame to full-frame

The main fundamental thing to get used to is doing the crop math in the other direction with FX lenses. What you're used to seeing as 50mm with your crop body, on full frame, will look like 35mm on ...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Other answers have mentioned the background, but haven't explicitly said that the pattern of the background is a significant issue. Backgrounds should generally be plain, or with a very muted (low ...
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

A blanket or equivalent, as suggested in the comments, looks like the best solution to me.
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

Thanks for all your advice! I went to the event yesterday, and I had a great time. The line to get in was extremely long, so I went around the back to get a press pass, which they gave me when I ...
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Getting permission to photograph infrastructure and industrial sites

I'll try to pull together some thoughts for an answer to what really has no definitive solution, I think. First, where you are may make a difference. Familiarize yourself with the laws in your ...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Consider putting something underneath the product to lift it from the background, and reducing depth-of-field so that the main focus plane is the product.
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What is this kind of photograph of a sort of frame-by-frame of runners called?

This is called "sequence photography". The easy way to achieve one is to shoot a video and extract the relevant frames, but you work with video definition. For true photography, with some ...
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

Nature Photographer at Work (Really!) To put concerned bystanders at ease, you want to make sure they understand the situation. So the most effective message is likely to be a direct one. Colorful ...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

As a burgeoning political photographer who just shot a bunch of rallies for the first time in Iowa and New Hampshire, I can't speak to the ease or wisdom of getting a press pass, but there was never ...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

I have a different tip (from experience, believe me, South America is dangerous...). Often rallies become riots. So, before the start of the event, scout the area to get to know its precise ...
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Low light photography using Nikon D90

I get excellent results in good light levels (despite the body being somewhat outdated), but struggle in low light conditions without a flash. "Somewhat outdated" is quite the understatement — this ...
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How to transition from crop-frame to full-frame

Really you are making two transitions here. From a D3200 you need to accustomed to a pro body with dual control-dials, more direct controls and a 100% coverage viewfinder. This would happen if you are ...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Practice. Look at professional product photographs. Study lighting. Study composition. Watch lots of YouTube. Read some books. Practice. You need to teach yourself to see in terms of product ...
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Tips for Improving Photography

Whether or not someone will pay you for your work or how much they'll pay is between you and them. Many awesome photos have been given away; many junk photos sold for premiums. Those are business and ...
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What is this kind of photograph of a sort of frame-by-frame of runners called?

The process is called “chronophotography.” It can be done as a sequence of negatives as with Eadweard_Muybridge’s Horse in Motion. It may also use a sequence of multiple exposures as with Étienne-...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

I have a friend who makes soap so I am guessing that is what this is - the combo is intriguing to say the least, I can't imagine what it would be so that's what you need to convey "a soap product ...
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

What if she just don't let others see her by camouflaging herself. It might work in some places.
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Best way to let people know you aren't dead, just taking pictures?

Take a leaf out of Terry Pratchett's book (or some of his books at least :) and just put up a little sign beside her that says: "I ate'nt dead"
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Looking for tips for indoors maternity shoot

Try learning as much as you can about light. Best would be a book about shooting people and nudes in natural light, you can try the Luminous Portrait by Elisabeth Messina - besides discussions about ...
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How can I keep background material in place for jewelry photos?

Starch... or strategically placed folds under the heaviest part of the jewel, as in the pic above.
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Low light photography using Nikon D90

A fast prime, like the 50mm f/1.4 lets in about 8x to 16x the amount of light that your current lens does (f/3.5-5.6). It is not very expensive and what most people use for low light situations. The f/...
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

Off beat suggestion: Get a second body that does the job and that you can afford to lose (D200, D300s, D80...), and only bring that ... then snap like you really don't care.
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Any tips for photographing a political rally?

Don't try to get the shot everyone is trying to get, especially if they have better connections, gear or crew. Instead try to get the shots you're likely to be able to get and get the most out of them....
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Where do I begin with photography?

Get a camera that allows you to manually set shutter speed and aperture. Learn about these concepts and start shooting. Additionally it may be useful to follow a photography class. Weekly assignments ...
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