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How does Peter Lik manage to capture the stars in such detail in the following photograph?
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Short of asking Peter Lik himself, or finding he posted the techniques online, I could only speculate on which techniques he actually did use. I am assuming he did post processing. Some ...

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How did people showcase their photographs before the Internet?
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People who were new to photography showcased what they did on a much smaller and local scale, often limited to friends an colleagues. But a number of magazines, newspapers, and other groups did run ...

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What technical factors make bokeh particularly trendy in recent years?
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The trends I see in bokeh are: It has a name associated with it more recently, that is more widely known now, perhap because of the internet enabling communication directly between people. This ...

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Canon EF vs Canon EF-S lens
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Many EF lenses (especially L series) are going to be of higher quality than EF-S lenses based on marketing economics. The market willing to pay more for a quality lens also likely has paid more for a ...

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How do I avoid so much noise in this HDR image?
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Try excluding your overexposed shot. It's just not getting detail out of the dark sky (because there isn't any to get). The noise it gives you is being treated as the only detail there. If that ...

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How does color affect auto-focus?
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Some color combinations will have greater contrast than others. The auto-focus is generally hunting for the best contrast. Black against white should have the most. There would be less between ...

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Astrophotography picture with too much noise. How do I correct this in postprocessing?
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Instead of a longer exposure, make multiple exposures. For example, 40 shots of 20 seconds each. Find software that lets you shift the image position, and lines it up for you for the best match of the ...

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Are DSLRs a dying breed, making now the time to switch to a mirrorless camera system?
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The advantages of DSLR are going to be usage specific as well as product line specific. It depends on what you are doing with your photographing. It also depends on the state of the market in terms ...

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What would be a suitable camera for a non-aspiring beginner travel photography?
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For your price range, a DSLR is not what you really need. A premium quality point and shoot camera may serve you better. Digital photography has been the great camera equalizer. A DSLR gives you ...

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Why does my nikon flash fire 3 short flashes before the full flash goes off?
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If the ambient light is too low for the focus sensor to determine the focus, it will perform one or more low level flashes to get enough signal to test/adjust the focus. This would not happen if there ...

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Software for gigapixel photo stitching
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I would venture to say quite a number of these packages exist these days. I've used in the past a previous version from the company that makes this more recent version. And it still appears to ...

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How to take faster HDR shots with a Nikon D7000?
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You can also do cropping in the action shots to apply HDR to the remainder of the scene, while the action area stays with the on exposure that is best for it. The water ripple shot looks to me as if ...

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Why does depth of field occur?
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Draw straight lines from the left and right sides of your lens front opening, both through a single point at the subject you are focused on, and then beyond there behind the subject. These lines will ...

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How are 360° photos stored and processed?
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There is no special format for any kind of 360 degree photo I have ever seen. Everything is done in rectangular images projected and/or stitched in one form or another. This panorama that I made was ...

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Digital photography ISO measurement, why uniform across whole image?
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ISO of a sensor involves what voltage it is running at. To modify this in just an area or pixel would require a lot of complex wiring (how can the manufacturer guess that you want to increase the ISO ...

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How can I increase color saturation naturally?
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One way to get more blue in the sky is to underexpose. Overexposure tends to go to white. Bracket your shots downward and see which comes out best. Or take a wide bracket of shots of plain sky in ...

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Are there lenses that zoom out rather than in?
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I believe the effect you are seeing, where the mechanical position of the front of the lens goes inward, then back outward, as you zoom from the shortest focal length to the longest, is due to the way ...

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What should I do about this strange CF behavior, where I lost tonight's pictures?
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A virus is a possibility, either from the computer or from the card (was it ever inserted on another computer to peek at the pictures). There are a number of scenarios as to why it would lose files. ...

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What is the limiting factor in lens construction when it comes to f-stop values?
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To answer the title question, there are two limiting factors. A soft limit is design economics. That 105mm lens could be designed larger (smaller ratio). But is there enough demand for it to cover ...

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Why are only certain shutter speeds or apertures available?
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Traditional shutter speeds and film speeds were based on 10 equal (logarithmically) steps in a scale of 1 to 10. For the range 100 to 1000, these work out to convenient whole numbers: 100 125 160 200 ...

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Why are 2:3 standard frame sizes not exactly 2:3?
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Lots of stuff is "not exactly ..." because of historical compromises. Many of these involved adapting something new to something old.

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