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What camera do I want, 2015 edition

Time for me to upgrade from the combination of a Canon point-and-shoot, and the camera on my phone. What camera is a good next step for an aspiring photographer? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Nov 25, 2015 - 9 answers

Best online photo printing options in Canada?

Question for my fellow Canuck photographers - do you have a preferred option for online photo printing and delivery? [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Nov 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Know any good tools to help with sequencing photographs?

Looking for a good way to work with my own photos in jpeg form, narrowing down and sequencing sets of photos for exhibitions, galleries, submissions, books, and what have you. Are there any good apps or programs that might help with this? [more inside]
posted by wats on Nov 13, 2015 - 8 answers

A week's travel photos ... Poof! Gone. Can you help?

We're traveling in Japan and my daughter has been taking photos all along on her Sony nex5r camera. After 10 days of beautiful photos, it suddenly it displayed a dialog stating a file format "not recognized" ... ! [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Nov 5, 2015 - 11 answers

Camera for a 4 year old?

My four year old son is showing a lot of interest in our cameras, and I'd like to get him one of his own. I'm looking for recommendations from parents whose kid(s) have had and used one for a while and had a good experience with it. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Nov 4, 2015 - 18 answers

Where can I get these mirror photo frames and/or what are they called?

A friend's parents have had a display of family photos up for many years. Most of them look to be mounted behind mirrors that have been partially de-silvered, like this. Judging by the the whole collection, it looks to me like these frames were purchased from the same manufacturer. [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Nov 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Urban Decay & my camera: Central Massachusetts Edition

Since my divorce and recent hospitalization, I've been trying to plan every single day to the fullest. Tomorrow I have plans, but Sunday is empty. Help me fill it. See inside: [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Oct 30, 2015 - 8 answers

Old Camera filter - Mamiya C33 - what to do with it?

I recently came into some old camera equipment, namely a Mamiya C33 with manuals, lenses, and accessories. It looks pretty awesome, but I'm not really a fan of photography- what should I do with it? What might it be worth? [more inside]
posted by mnop on Oct 18, 2015 - 11 answers

Wedding photographs without the bells and whistles

We do not want a "wedding photographer." The setting is photogenic and we don't expect perfection. How can we go about finding a photographer to capture our event without the demands usually placed on wedding photographers? [more inside]
posted by nominal on Oct 5, 2015 - 28 answers

how to shoot through a window

I am trying to photograph through a window to show the views outside. The problem for me is getting the correct exposure. [more inside]
posted by jtexman1 on Sep 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Need help with adapter selection - Nikon/Pentax!

My Pentax K10D has finally become all but unusable, and a friend is giving me her Nikon D90 (body only). I have several lenses for my Pentax, and I'm looking for a good adapter. [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark on Sep 25, 2015 - 6 answers

Photography competition rules

We want to set up a photography competition for our students. Our goal is to stimulate them to take pics of the class (all adults) doing class related activity. What rules do we need to have in place to protect ourselves and to ensure a transparent and fair competition? [more inside]
posted by biffa on Sep 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Best platform for developing website for photography business

In your opinion, what's the best platform out there to develop a website for my photography business? I'd like it to be mostly WYSIWYG, and I want to showcase example images so prospective clients can see my work. The images should be the focal point, but I obviously also need to include contact details, social links, etc. Thanks! rs
posted by robadobdob on Sep 23, 2015 - 5 answers

Canadian passport photos in Seattle

I'd like to get my passport photos taken in Seattle. The complication is that they need to meet dimensions required for a Canadian passport. Camera shops are mostly out of business, and FedEx and UPS offices can only take pictures meeting US passport dimensions (they print out to 2" x 2", and are too small). Per instructions, I am not allowed to take them myself. Do I have any other reliable and inexpensive options available in the Seattle area?
posted by a lungful of dragon on Sep 21, 2015 - 17 answers

I'd Shoot Film Again If ...

I'd shoot film again if I had a magic box that would swallow a roll and emit a batch of scan files ready for post processing. Does such a thing exist for mere mortals?
posted by justcorbly on Sep 19, 2015 - 11 answers

Photography Classes in Manhattan?

I'd like to pay for a photography class as a gift for a friend in Manhattan. I don't know anything - please help! [more inside]
posted by jcatus on Sep 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Lighting techniques of top cinematographers

Directors of photography like Roger Deakins, Robert Elswit, and Robert Richardson have distinct styles but are nevertheless first class examples of cinematography done right. I am looking for resources that delve into the type of lights they use, lighting plans (specific setups from certain scenes), and examples of intensities of the used lights (in LM). Any of these would be helpful really.
posted by omar.a on Sep 16, 2015 - 2 answers

Massive time lapse project assembly on a Mac?

I've been shooting a long series of time lapse images at my job, where we're doing a massive tear down and build. The whole process will be roughly 7 weeks long total, for 8-10 hours a day, 5-7 days a week, one shot per minute for each of two cameras. Up until this point, I've been using iMovie to assemble the initial images in series, spitting video out and then loading it into the GoPro studio app and speeding it up 800-1000% (this will be used in a show and can't be longer than perhaps two minutes). [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Sep 8, 2015 - 11 answers

Seeking boudoir photographer in the Bay Area

Seeking recommendations for a boudoir photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Peninsula preferred but SF fine, too. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 answers

How to photograph an image on a cylinder

So I'd like to take a picture of an image I have on a mug but I don't know how I could get the entire image. Is there a way to do a kind of panorama while circling the mug? Software that could stitch multiple images together? Any ideas appreciated, thanks.
posted by zeoslap on Sep 3, 2015 - 8 answers

Documenting my physical transition from female to male

I'm finally starting my physical transition from female to male and I'd like ideas on how to document changes. Selfies, obviously, but what are best practices for photo-a-day type projects? What kind of dataviz things could I do? [more inside]
posted by AFABulous on Aug 26, 2015 - 8 answers

Affordable way to print and frame my photography?

What's the easiest way to affordably turn some of my photos into framed art for my walls? I'm considering getting six of these 12x12 inch frames from Social Print Studio, each with a single 8x8 print. I like the idea of square frames, and 12x12 seems like a perfect size for building a collection over time... but I'm wondering... is $60 each overpriced? Is there's a better way? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Aug 23, 2015 - 12 answers

What camera should I buy for filming good quality videos for YouTube?

I have an option to buy a used Canon 60D for about $500 CAN, no lenses included. I also see on BH Photo the option to buy the Canon 70D refurbished for about $800 USD. I want a good quality camera to film sit-down videos and sometimes vlogs. Can I get away with using the 60D and will it be good quality? [more inside]
posted by valmonster on Aug 21, 2015 - 6 answers

So I have this idea for a…thing. A blog?

My partner and I have decided to give each other one Saturday off a month from parenting our toddler to pursue a personal project. I’ve always been interested in the vernacular of domestic architecture and would like to move on from my years of walking the streets taking photos of local houses and keeping them on my computer. My curiosity will not be sated - I need to get inside those same houses and take photos and I’d like to share them with a like-minded audience. [more inside]
posted by Wantok on Aug 12, 2015 - 11 answers

How do I prevent glitchy photos when transferring from SD cards to PCs?

I'm not a photographer, but I have a DSLR and I take a lot of bad photos. Sometimes I want to transfer said photos to a PC. But almost every time, when I put my SD card into a USB adapter, I get a few photos that get imported that look "glitchy" -- as in, half the photo looks like a negative and the colors are inverted or off in some way. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Aug 10, 2015 - 6 answers

Signs on film (and digital)

Looking for some good online tutorials for shooting cityscapes, particularly neon signs and in low light. I work near Piccadilly Circus so will get chance to practice once the nights draw in, but I want to get my head around long exposures etc. first! If relevant, I'll be using a Canon DSLR and possibly a medium format camera too.
posted by mippy on Aug 7, 2015 - 8 answers

There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.

Looking for showcases of great photography on the web! Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Aug 1, 2015 - 8 answers

layperson's guide to thumbnails?

I used to upload photos from my camera straight to my hard drive, and they would transfer in the original file size, eg 720x960. Occasionally when I have gone back to copy one, it shows up only as a thumbnail (75x75), and I can't find the larger format (ie doesn't seem to function as a shortcut to larger file). Some end up as thumbnails, others from same batch do not - problem seems to be random. Why is this happening, and is there any way to resize the thumbnail?
posted by mmiddle on Jul 31, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me with this Art Terminology

I've recently started noticing the phrase "lens-based artist" popping up everywhere. I would like to understand what exactly this means and why it has supplanted other terms that refer to an artist who primarily works in photography. [more inside]
posted by blixapuff on Jul 29, 2015 - 6 answers

What is the picture on the cover of “Dumb Flesh” by Blanck Mass?

It looks kind of like a human body, but wrong. Any description of what it is and/or how it was made would be welcome. Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 27, 2015 - 2 answers

Over my Head in the Sony DLSR Swamp

7 months ago I bought a Sony A7II DLSR camera. Though I knew there was a steep learning curve going in, I still haven't mastered the thing. I need some resources (hopefully a class) that will allow me to learn how to take non-grainy pics with this camera. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jul 26, 2015 - 8 answers

I've made a huge mistake

I've started shooting photos with film. What are the differences between the kinds of film? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 23, 2015 - 18 answers

Photo Storage, long term formats and other questions

I have about 25 GB and growing size of photos. These are a mix of photo shoots, family vacations, parties, festive occasions and general-on-the-spur photos. While I am somewhat clear on how to keep them named, separate etc, there are a host of things I am struggling to define and create a workflow for formats, storage, duplicates, software etc. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jul 19, 2015 - 13 answers

Help me find high res shots of beautiful old trees.

Inspired by yesterday's Your Shot post on National Geographic, I bought a print. Now I want more [more inside]
posted by msali on Jul 14, 2015 - 5 answers

Building a non-traditional website for law firm. Photo ideas needed.

Client is requesting photographs to complement a homespun website. Links and examples of non-corporate looking websites are encouraged. The client specializes in financial and estate planning, and would like to utilize images in, and around, the neighborhood where firm is located. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Jul 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me identify the lighting style used in this photograph.

Help me identify the lighting style used in this photograph. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jul 8, 2015 - 4 answers

Best entry level DSLR for the money in 2015?

My partner, who currently shoots with a vintage Nikon FG 20, wants to get a DSLR camera. What's the best entry level, consumer-grade DSLR out there for under $600? Must be available from Best Buy as we're trying to use up a gift card; must come with a lens (or be cheap enough to add a lens and still be under $600).
posted by Lieber Frau on Jun 29, 2015 - 15 answers

Please help me pick out a new camera!

I'm in the market for my first nice camera, as my iPhone is no longer cutting it. I am thinking to purchase a mirrorless, but the possibilities seem endless! Please guide my decision. [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jun 28, 2015 - 12 answers

Please help me sort out using Dropbox to organise my photos

I am trying to figure out the best way to use dropbox to store and organise photos from various devices for various uses. Detail over the fold. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jun 22, 2015 - 10 answers

I don't want to be a one-hit wonder

I got lucky on my very first time using a camera, and I'm afraid to try again, 'cause I don't think I can come close to getting anything nearly as good. [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jun 17, 2015 - 21 answers

Finding the elusive film developers

I'm looking to get some 35mm film developed without paying $11 plus shipping for each roll. Is this possible in 2015?! [more inside]
posted by cabbagesnkings on Jun 11, 2015 - 5 answers

What's the best cheap studio lighting?

I take pictures of snakes (and, occasionally, a lizard). What's the best studio lighting? [more inside]
posted by Nyx on Jun 1, 2015 - 7 answers

Where to get non-standard size photos printed?

I've taken couple of panorama photos that I'd like to turn into photo prints... [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jun 1, 2015 - 5 answers

Photo hosting and printing for 3rd parties, without my involvement?

I took photos at an event, and I want people to be able to order prints, but without involving me. Bonus points for a site that will allow for additional watermarking if a 3rd party wants it. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 13, 2015 - 2 answers

To Repair or Replace My DSLR?

I'm a hobbyist photographer on a very fixed income. My camera is Nikon D3100, which I bought used for $300. Last fall it survived my apartment fire, and I think there's some discoloration from smoke damage. Don't know if I should repair (if so, where? And how much would it cost?) or replace (if so, with what?) I would love some help deciding if repairs would be worth it and, if not, suggestions on models that are good for newbies and are also affordable used.
posted by mermaidcafe on May 3, 2015 - 11 answers

How would I create this monochromatic look in Photoshop?

I want to know how to try to create this look with one of my own jellyfish shots, but I'm a bit of a Photoshop noob and have no idea where to start or even what to search for in order to find a tutorial. Any suggestions?
posted by figaro on May 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Purchasing & processing 35mm film in Paris

I'll be in Paris for two weeks and I want to shoot some black & white film while there. I'd prefer to not bring film with me on the plane and instead buy and process my film while there. [more inside]
posted by starscream on Apr 29, 2015 - 4 answers

Why are random Chinese people following me on Flickr?

I have an utterly unremarkable Flickr profile. I have no one image that has attracted any large amount of attention. I do, however, have followers in China. I get a new one every week or two. I cannot figure out why. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Apr 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Generating photo captions from EXIF data and posting them to tumblr

I have a tumblr that I post images to and my backlog of images is piling up because it's a boring slog to post them all. I want to come up with a way to automate the boring parts so that I can focus on the fun parts (taking and categorizing the photos) instead of dreading the process of uploading them all. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by metaphorever on Apr 20, 2015 - 4 answers

How can I best share photos with my families?

I recently had a few hundred family photos scanned and I'd like to put them up somewhere everyone who's interested can see them. This includes people across several different families and with vastly different technology access/knowledge (though everyone can browse the Internet). I'd strongly prefer not to use Facebook. What's the best solution? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Apr 11, 2015 - 14 answers

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