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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

Ok, since you've asked for creative ways, here we go. Place the id card at the left side of the frame, take an under exposed photo with a long shutter time (5 seconds), fire a flash, turn the id ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Yes, there's something you can do. Stop using the card and replace it. Even reputable, high-quality cards have failures. And every such device has a limited lifespan. Don't risk it. You may do ...
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

Well, you asked for creative, you didn't say practical: Gravitational lensing. Place the card edge on and behind a sufficiently massive body. Position the card and camera correctly and both faces ...
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Why does my camera hesitate when shooting?

What you are describing is shutter lag. When you press the shutter release, the camera must focus before exposing the image. There are many ways of avoiding this. The easiest is to half-press the ...
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

Split the card along its thickness and photograph the halves side by side. Glue them back together if necessary. Alternatively, lose the card, have it replaced, and then find the original. Photograph ...
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Is this light stripe at the top of images from my DSLR a light leak?

tell me whats happening Considering that the White Thing seems to affect an entire band at the top of the image, I don't think it's a light leak. A leak that happened to shine evenly across the ...
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What caused the rainbow artifacts in the shadows in this image?

Because that rainbow is partially obscured by your subject, I would tend to believe that it has nothing to do with any of your equipment. Rather, there was something in the room acting as a prism and ...
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Is my DSLR viewfinder dark because there's no battery in the camera?

Your camera, like many modern DSLRs, has a “transmissive” optical viewfinder which requires battery power in order to be fully transparent. Here is what Canon says about Transmissive Viewfinders in ...
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

The solution is simple. Give up on that sissy 35mm or digital stuff, and get your hands on some film for real photographers: 4x5 film! Then all you have to do is go in a dark room, wrap the film ...
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Why have all negatives been exposed to one frame?

Well, it seems obvious that the film did not advance between shots. Whether that's because of user error (film not installed right so it didn't catch on the advancing mechanism) or a hardware issue ...
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What happened? Sold my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and buyer says images are not in focus

I can not imagine damage that would impact focusing without visible damage to the packaging or the camera. These things are pretty sturdy. you would have to damage the mirror or shutter box to really ...
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How do I diagnose the source of blurry photos?

The question is extremely broad. There are a lot of questions and answers here that address particular aspects of blurry pictures. Putting all of that in one answer would be excessively long as well ...
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

It can be done with a single shot on a smart phone. In this photo I stuck my "ID" (business card) on the end of a pen and started a panoramic shot with an iPhone. Once the card was out of shot, I ...
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Why have all negatives been exposed to one frame?

Doing double exposures with the k1000 requires that you cock the shutter using the lever while simultaneously holding down the release on the camera bottom. This allows the shutter to cock while not ...
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Is this light stripe at the top of images from my DSLR a light leak?

You don't have a light leak in your camera body. Your examples demonstrate the classic symptom of a slow second shutter curtain. Your second shutter curtain is sticking at the end of it's transit ...
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Why doesn't my pinhole image cover the film?

You have vignetting. It's probably not from the pinhole failing to cover the film; more likely the pinhole is in too narrow a hole in the front panel material, and that material is blocking light ...
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Is my camera seeing infrared?

If you only see the effect when the D7500 is turned on but not when the camera is turned off you are almost certainly seeing near-infrared light recorded by the camera taking the photo. It's fairly ...
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Why doesn't my pinhole image cover the film?

Even though this has been answered, I wanted to visualize this interesting problem. If we assume light travels in straight lines, then the wall thickness and hole diameter both matter. In these ...
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Why isn't my DSLR's viewfinder showing focus correctly after removing it for cleaning?

Solved. I accidentally placed the focusing screen by flipping it on other side which made in focus objects blurry. I corrected it and it's back to normal now.
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My Godox flash won't fire off-camera. What should I check?

Here's a list of common things to check. Do the ID code settings match? With the XPro transmitter, Godox introduced a feature called "wireless ID". This apes the PocketWizard Custom ID ...
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35mm development issues: Only half of film developed correctly

This is due to the film being only half covered with developer and fixer. What you're seeing as "fogged" is the side that was toward the top of the tank, and far from fog, it's undeveloped ...
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Different colors of light are disrupting my focus. What lens feature minimizes this?

You are seeing chromatic aberration — a prismatic effect which, as you nicely illustrate, reduces sharpness even in black and white photography. A lens which has greater correction for this is ...
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

One possibility might be to use an old film based moving slot shutter panoramic camera - these used to be used for things including photos of large groups of people (for example, school photos). To ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Is there something I can do to solve this situation ? Get another card.
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Can I show two sides of a card in one photo?

option 1. Get out two phones, take a picture of one of the sides with one phone, take a picture of the other side with the other phone. Then, show the images on both phones and use your camera to take ...
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Canon lens hood will not lock (brand new)

The lens hood you bought is for the EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, but the standard kit lens supplied with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II should be an EF 18-135mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. Though the names are very ...
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Why doesn't my pinhole image cover the film?

Regardless of the distance from the hole to the film, your camera has a maximum field of view of ~8 degrees. This is because no light ray that is off-axis by more than ~4 degrees can make it through a ...
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What is causing the "bright spot" artifact in my picture?

This artifact falls under the heading of flare / ghost image. It is caused by internal reflections. The camera lens is a complex array of multiple polished glass lens elements. Some elements are ...
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Is it expected for the Nikon D3200 shutter to not release after taking a dozen flash pictures in a row?

Yes, this is expected behavior. The flash is a xenon tube which requires a high voltage burst. This is supplied by a capacitor. If you deplete the capacitor by taking several flash pictures in quick ...
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Why do images on the rear display of my Nikon D5500 look cartoon-like?

From the Nikon website for the D5200, the camera is able to apply posterization on the pictures you take : And an exciting collection of built-in effects and filters opens new possibilities for ...
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