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How do I clean my sticky camera?

OK, so I recently spilled beer on my Fujifilm X100S. Doh! Luckily, the camera still functions fine. Unluckily, most of the manual control dials are now sticky and hard to adjust, including the focus ring, aperture ring, battery/card door and optical/digital viewfinder switch. It's kind of a mess. Help! [more inside]
posted by flod on Apr 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Setting up a prop kit for beauty product photographs

I am starting a blog which will feature photographs taken by my boyfriend and myself. He is a professional video cameraman and also an excellent photographer but neither of us are stylists. Can you help with some prop and set up ideas? [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Dec 10, 2013 - 4 answers

I need a camera halfway between a smartphone and a DSLR.

I am looking for a digital camera that is easier to carry around than my DSLR, but a more capable camera than my smartphone. I am looking to spend at most $500. I have a couple ideas, but it's been a long time since I shopped for cameras, and I wanted some more recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Aug 7, 2013 - 22 answers

iPhone & iPad: What are the best camera/photo apps in China?

Hi there, I'm teaching my Dad in China to use his Chinese App Store account - His iPhone and iPad Mini are his MAIN cameras these days, and he loves taking photos. I'm a bit rushed as I have to leave China soon, and don't have to time to search through Chinese app reviews (I don't know Chinese well anyway). So, please can you recommend any iPhone and iPad camera and photo apps (paid or free) available on the Chinese App Store that you love. Impressive apps are good; Impressive AND easy to learn and use apps (my Dad is not very tech-skilled and doesn't like complicated instructions) are the greatest. Thanks very much for your tips!!!
posted by zresearch on Jul 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Time-lapse camera automation

What's the easiest way to set up a time-lapse camera that takes a picture at regular intervals over the course of many months (and possibly years)? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Apr 1, 2013 - 12 answers

Where do I get universal 4x5 ground glass?

I've got this image of a piece of ground glass mounted in a standard 4x5 film holder. I've googled all sorts of things to try and describe what this is, but I cannot find where I can buy this. I've seen tons of pieces of ground glass that are for specific cameras, but that's not what I want. I want a piece of ground glass in (and sold with) a frame that makes it the exact size and thickness for putting into any sort of large format camera. Basically, what that picture shows. What is this and where do I buy it? Thanks!
posted by Brian Puccio on Feb 17, 2013 - 27 answers

Can you explain to me this shadow-line phenomenon in a photo?

I feel like I understand a thing or two about light, but I can't figure out how/why this particular phenomenon happens. This photo I took shows a shadow line cast by my bank (on the right) that seems to just hang in the air. [more inside]
posted by heyho on Jan 26, 2013 - 16 answers

What is a good entry-level DSLR camera model in 2012?

I used Canon point-and-shoot cameras before my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80, which just broke down. I'm interested in getting a new DSLR camera. [more inside]
posted by remi on Apr 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me take pretty pictures.

Relatively new Canon dSLR owner planning a trip to some Really Beautiful Places. Looking to invest in a lens that will help me take some amazing shots while I'm there as well as on future adventures. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Best quiet digital camera for low-light and candids?

What is the best digital camera (and possibly lenses) for street photography, candids, and low light situations? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jan 11, 2012 - 17 answers

How to take the best photos of fireworks from up high?

I will be seeing in the New Year at the top of a 100 meter tall building in Buenos Aires. I have a Canon SX30 IS, a fairly high-end point and click which has plenty of manual settings. I want to make the most of the viewpoint to take photos of the fireworks that will be going off around the city - what should I know? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Dec 30, 2011 - 5 answers

We're gonna zoom zoom zooma zoom. Or maybe macro, I dunno.

My wife has a Canon DSL (Canon-EOS Digital Rebel XTi) with only the stock lens that came with it. I'd like to get her a new lens but I know very little about DSLRs. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 9, 2011 - 25 answers

Building a journalism kit

Help me build a journalism kit! [more inside]
posted by dudekiller on Nov 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Why is my camera seeing red?

What is causing this red fringe in long exposures from my D300? [more inside]
posted by knave on Oct 2, 2011 - 4 answers

2 dimensional auto stich in-camera?

Are there any consumer digital cameras that can stitch photos in-camera creating a horizontal AND vertical panorama at the same time resulting in a relatively square image as the result? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Aug 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Autoexposure bracketing question about the T2i...

AEB on a Canon T2i. Is there any software to allow more than 3 exposures while using AEB on a T2i? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on May 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Tips for starting a photography business?

Tips for starting a photography business? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Sub-$350ish point-and-shoot camera recomenndations!

I need to buy a sub-$350ish point-and-shoot camera in the next week. Any recommendations? I've had a few Canon Digital ELPHs in the past and have been pretty satisfied with them but I know there are other brands out there. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Picking an affordable entry-level DSLR camera

I've been using Canon PowerShot models for years. My current one is the G10. I think with my experience in amateur photography, I can finally move on to something more advanced. Do you have any suggestions for an entry-level DSLR camera? [more inside]
posted by remi on Apr 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Does ice-cream have a "good side?"

Help me take pretty pictures of food. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Is there a simple one-click "email a photo" app for iPhone?

Is there an iPhone app that will take a picture using the camera and then send it to a pre-designated email address in full resolution with one click? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jan 1, 2010 - 10 answers

how do I control exposure for panorama photos?

I just bought a new Canon digital camera, an SX110IS, and have discovered that it doesn't have the stitch assist mode. I may yet return it, but I'm wondering what would I need to do to still do a decent panorama without the assist? Obviously I have to frame the photos for overlap, but the real benefit of stitch assist mode was the exposure control. What should I do, manually, to get good panoramas as a result? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Nov 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Confused about a Sigma lens for Pentax

This new lens from Sigma (18-250 zoom) comes in a Pentax mount. Pentax puts their DSLR image stabilization in the camera body and not in the lens like Nikon or Canon. Yet the description for all the lenses is the same - image stabilization in the lens. Is this a case of cut&paste product descriptions or would using this lens on a Pentax camera have double image stabilization (both lens & camera body)? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Nov 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Your Tips and Resources for Using An External Flash

Help me make the absolute best of my new external camera flash! [more inside]
posted by nfg on Aug 5, 2009 - 10 answers

How could a digital camera break like this? Is it worth fixing?

How could a digital camera break like this? Is it worth fixing? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Apr 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Does anyone still process 110 format film?

Does anyone still process 110 format film? [more inside]
posted by tealsocks on Mar 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Treatment for camera phobia

Medication for camera phobia? [more inside]
posted by mjao on Feb 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Bad blue fringing from nowhere.

What might be causing the really bad (never before seen) blue-fringing around the guy on the left's shirt in this photo my wife took? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

I want to see individual threads.

Photography tips, please: I'm photographing some flat but textured textile art, and want to capture the texture in as much detail as possible. And I don't so much know what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by doift on Dec 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Pick a camera for me

I'm looking for a digital camera to copy books and such for onscreen presentations. Not spending a lot would be nice. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

SLRockin

My roommate's looking for a $4-600 SLR + Lens combo. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for Fun Camera or Computer Projects during a Cross Country Drive

I'm looking for instructions, guides, or suggestions of something fun to do with my camera or laptop during an upcoming cross-country drive. [more inside]
posted by hworth on Jun 4, 2008 - 8 answers

I Seek Decay

I'd like to photograph the interior of a run-down old building. I live in NYC. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Will a Pentax lens fit a Canon camera?

I can't seem to find this online anywhere, and it might be such a stupid question that is should be obvious, but I thought I'd ask anyway: Will a new pentax lens (75-300mm) fit on a slightly older Canon Rebel SLR camera? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Jan 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I improve contrast of photos at the time they are taken without resorting to curves and levels tools in photoshop?

PhotographyFilter: How can I improve the dynamic range of photos at the time they are taken without resorting to curves and levels tools in photoshop? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Dec 12, 2007 - 26 answers

Which digital camera has these three characteristics?

Does this camera exist? If not, what comes closest? Slim, lightweight digital camera that 1) can be set to do exposure bracketing of every shot, 2) uses either full-size SD or CF cards [not Memory Sticks], and 3) has an internal battery that charges via a standard mini-USB jack.
posted by lorimer on Jul 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Become a wedding photographer in 2 months

It's been suggested that I take wedding pictures at my friend's upcoming wedding in February as the bride and groom are doing a nice low-key affair. What camera do I get, and how do I get good decent at it in 2 months? 3 parts inside [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 30, 2006 - 39 answers

With $450, what digital video camera should I get?

With $450, what digital video camcorder should I buy? I really like the Sony DCR-DVD 105 but I'm unfamiliar if that's the best camera for my money. [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Dec 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Digital or Film camera for high school photo class?

Camera as a gift for a 13-year old girl; it's going to be used in a photo class. Which is the more likely camera for a high school photo class: digital or film? Charity gift with no chance for more information from recipient. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by JDC8 on Nov 29, 2006 - 28 answers

Bypassing Kodak Easyshare Software

How can I bypass using Kodak Easyshare software to upload photos from my Kodak camera? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Jul 30, 2006 - 10 answers

WebCam Software

What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
posted by bd on Jul 13, 2006 - 5 answers

Deleted photo crisis

I accidentally deleted, in-camera, an important and unrepeatable picture. It was written to a sony memory stick pro in a sony cybershot dsc-p150 camera. Any way to retrieve it?
posted by londongeezer on Jun 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Return a digital camera because of a few stuck pixels?

Hot/stuck pixels in a new consumer-grade digital camera? Fact of life, or defect? [more inside]
posted by drew3d on May 26, 2006 - 18 answers

ROKR E1 images to Mac g5

Help my friend download images captured from her Motorola ROKR E1 to her Mac computer. [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on May 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Where to buy old camera parts

Is there an online source for "antique" cameras, lenses and accessories? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Feb 16, 2006 - 11 answers

iPhoto sort by resolution?

Is there a way to get iPhoto to sort pictures by resolution/size? An external utility? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Advancing 110 film manually

I just built a tiny pinhole camera that mounts onto a 110 film cartridge. The directions I've found call for using a coin to turn the tiny gear to advance the film. I can't get that to work really at all. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Feb 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Problems transferring files to USB drives & SD cards.

How do I get my Win98 PC to recognize USB drives & SD cards as additional drives, so I can transfer files to them from my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by raedyn on Feb 11, 2006 - 9 answers

Digital photography "must haves"?

I want to take my photography to the next level. What should I invest in? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jan 24, 2006 - 46 answers

Call me Hubble Jr.

I want to photograph the night sky, and I don't know how with my camera. [more inside]
posted by thecjm on Dec 22, 2005 - 14 answers

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