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How to photograph flat plastic in an "interesting" way to show off its properties?
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To address your second question first: Transparent subjects can be tough to photograph in a flattering manner, but there are a couple of good lighting set ups that give pleasing results. In bright ...

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How can I photograph a reflective convex cylindrical trophy without reflections?
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Round metallic subjects inherently reflect all of the surroundings, and the camera will always appear in the reflection. The best you can do is control the environment to make it reflect what you want....

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What compromises are there shooting DX lenses on an FX camera?
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DX lenses project a smaller image circle than FX lenses, smaller than an FX sensor. DX mode allows you to use an area the size of a DX sensor in the center of your FX sensor so the DX lens image ...

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As a photography beginner, should I spend more on a lens or settle for a low end model?
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For a beginner photographer, a typical kit lens will provide a versatile range of focal lengths in a relatively compact and affordable lens. The raw optical quality of most kit lenses is not ...

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How do I take advantage of a tablet to compose better photos?
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Small shifts in perspective can have small but important impacts on the final image (background tree "growing" out of someone's head vs beside them, cut off at the knees vs mid-shin, etc), which is an ...

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Is there an index of all Micro Four-Thirds lenses?
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The most comprehensive listing of Micro Four-thirds lens I am aware of is at this posting on the Micro 4/3rds Photography blog: http://m43photo.blogspot.com/2010/01/micro-four-thirds-lens-lineup.html. ...

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What would be the right way to shoot a portrait in a very dark room with flash?
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TTL flash exposure typically requires that all flashes are compatible with a single TTL system, and it's not clear from your description which if any of your flashes would work with TTL. Manual flash ...

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Why do two zoom lenses set to 200mm on the same camera produce different fields of view?
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The Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 uses an internal focussing design. This means that in order to focus closer, it moves interior optical elements rather than moving the entire lens assembly away from the ...

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How should I set up my studio to take sharp portraits without shadows with two white umbrellas and one silver umbrella?
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There are two different kinds of shadows that you will care about with portraiture. One kind of shadow is shadows of facial features on the face itself. These shadows are often consdiered desirable, ...

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Disadvantages of always setting flash sync to 1/320s (Auto FP)?
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It sounds like a Auto FP mode will automatically turn on high speed sync when using a compatible flash and the shutter speed goes faster than the maximum sync speed of 1/320s. High speed sync allows ...

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What is the cheapest Macro lens I could get for my Canon 600 D?
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The best macro lens in terms of usability, versatility, and image quality, will be a lens specifically designed as a macro lens for your system. In your case, the best macro lenses for a Canon 600D ...

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Are superzoom cameras practical/useful when photographing nature?
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A superzoom camera can be useful for capturing images of living subjects, but trying to capture close up images of distant subjects with a superzoom will push up against the limits of the camera. ...

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What's the benefit of a tiny aperture?
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In addition to reducing the amount of light and increasing the depth of field, tiny apertures can also be used to produce a starburst effect on point light sources in the frame.

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What kind of lens do I need for low-light portraits for an Nikon D5100 camera?
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Human faces are considered to have a flattering perspective at a distance of approximately 10'-15' (3m-4.5m). Closer than that gives increasing perspective distortion than exaggerates the features ...

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Is A mode a good idea when trying to take low-light photos of people?
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In low light situations like this, you'll need to make trade offs between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Choosing between aperture priority and shutter priority will depend on whether you need to ...

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What is the best techniques to photograph large rugs?
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If you have freedom to move the rugs, the easiest solution could be to temporarily hang them from a wall and the simply photograph them straight on horizontally. If the rugs must be photographed in ...

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How do you achieve sharp bokeh circles?
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The rendering of bokeh highlights is related to the residual spherical aberration of the lens. A lens with little spherical aberration with produce bokeh highlights that are relatively uniform. A ...

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What do I need in a camera to take non-blurry photos of a fast-moving child?
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You should become familiar with the exposure triangle. Basically, in order to prevent motion blur from your fast moving subject, you'll need to choose a fast shutter speed, probably 1/250s or higher ...

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Is it possible to print a good quality 72X72" photo from a Nikon D700?
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If the raw resolution of your camera is not enough for the intended viewing distance of the 72" x 72" enlargement, and your subject is static, you can apply panoramic photo tools and techniques to ...

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