In my personal view of photography and life in general, the "convenience" that, for me, is the only advantage that digital cameras have over film (specially if we talk about medium format film), was never something I cared about. However I may have to start caring about it, at least part of the time.
The thing is, I have no idea of what camera to get, so I would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by Fermin
on Nov 10, 2013 -
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 -
Hi, I am curious about how photographers view the ethics of digital manipulation. Do you know any articles or discussions where I could learn more? I'm interested in a variety of views from photographers in different fields.
posted by dfc5656
on Jul 4, 2013 -
What are your best workarounds for the lack of a PC sync port on the Canon 6D? And, additionally, I'd love to hear your experiences with the 6D vs the 5D MK III.
posted by nevercalm
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I've sent off my family's entire photo collection for scanning and now have 13,000 photos that I would like to tag with names, themes (sports, birthdays, travel), and maybe locations. What is best practice in photo tagging these days? What software (mac) should I use? What's the best way to tag photos in bulk so that I save time? [more inside]
posted by Nickel
on May 29, 2013 -
My point and shoot is 4 years old. Aside from improved video, is there a significant difference in today's newer models? [more inside]
posted by szg8
on Nov 26, 2012 -
What is an easy solution for someone who takes a lot of photos and would like to print all of them--or create a printed photo book--WITHOUT putting a lot of effort into it? [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Apr 29, 2012 -
I have a couple hundred thousand digital photos. I have a bunch of duplicate images from overlapping backups. I have inconsistent naming and folder schemes. I have edited and cropped versions of the same image.
I need some software to help me clean and sort my images. [more inside]
posted by gregr
on Apr 25, 2012 -
I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 8, 2012 -
My Lightroom catalog is finally hitting the terabyte mark, which means I either need to double what I'm doing now (internal 1TB drive, which is backed up to an external 1TB drive) or something different. Any tips on how to manage large digital image collections? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Sep 19, 2011 -
Using a Mac, what would be one of the higher quality ways of taking a 1 minute digital video clip, converting that file so that the video is broken down into several hundred sequential still frames (high quality) and then finally printing those still frames (say each one being 3" x 3") so that I can make a flicker picture book from them? Free programs would be nice but willing to buy something if it means getting a superior result.
posted by lorebella
on Aug 14, 2011 -
What is the best resource for giving yourself a crash course in using a Digital SLR camera? Food photography tips also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Help setting up a mostly-automated digital photo processing workflow for non-photographers. [more inside]
posted by dolface
on Jan 1, 2011 -
I recently bought a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR and am curious about one of its features: "Highlight Tone Priority" [more inside]
posted by sindark
on Sep 22, 2010 -
About ten years ago, I was given a couple Pentax 35mm film SLR bodies, and some lenses, which I was happy with. Especially the SMC-M 50mm f/1.4 lens, with which I discovered bokeh and existing-light photography. But after a while, I got tired of having to store and process film, since I just put all the pictures into my computer anyway. So I got a *ist DS, since that was compatible with all my lenses. But my favorite prime lens has been turned into a zoom by the reduced sensor size. The closest equivalent I've found is the FA 31mm Limited, but that costs ~$1000 USD, and its not even f1.4, its f1.8. Given this issue, along with the fussiness of getting all the auto-exposure/focus stuff to work the way I want it to, and I'm really missing my film camera bodies. Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by Hither
on Jun 20, 2010 -
Looking for the lowest cost for sensor swabs or pec pads to be used for digital SLR sensor cleaning. Specifically for the Canon 30D. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler
on Mar 28, 2010 -
What really cool photographs am I NOT taking by having a Canon Digital Rebel XTi, and what features do newer models have that I will love do I not know I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Mar 26, 2010 -
DigitalCameraFilter: I am trying to find a small, discreet point-n-shoot camera that I can use on the subway to take pictures of my fellow-passengers (think Walker Evans - Many Are Called
). Trying to find something that is: small (fits in pocket), quiet, sharp, can disable the rear lcd, and has minimal shutter lag. Good high-iso performance also a plus. Zoom not necessary. [more inside]
posted by joshwa
on Dec 10, 2009 -
My mom has mentioned wanting new photo portraits of me, my brother, and our dogs (her grand-dogs)--I know, kinda corny. But we thought that this would be a good idea for a Christmas present, so we went to the park over Thanksgiving and did a little photo shoot. What's the best way to get good quality prints of our digital pictures? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Dec 2, 2009 -
I'm pretty into photography. I have a pretty giant SLR that I carry around with me everywhere, with an external flash and huge telephoto lens. But it's destroying my back, and I need a small point-and-shoot for off days.
I was hoping people could recommend new small digital cameras. I want a camera that has a really fast recording speed and takes relatively good pictures (with some amount of depth to them). I don't mind if it's a little more expensive, although I'd like something light weight and pocket size.
And underwater function would be cool, or at least water resistance.
posted by slowcat
on Jun 19, 2009 -
I'm interested in printing a few of my wife's digital photographs as a gift to her.
I don't know a thing about photography (my wife is the expert), so I'm looking for some advice.
Here's some details:
I have the original hi-res versions (she uses a Nikon D70, so I think the files are large jpegs).
I'm interested in pretty large prints - probably around 24" x 18".
I'm not too concerned about cost - my priorities are the highest possible quality, and longevity. Ideally, I'd love to use someone local (Boston, MA).
Can anyone recommend a printer? What specifically should I ask for? (Types of printing, types of paper, etc.).
Many thanks in advance!
posted by stuehler
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Where in the UK can I send my 24 + 36 exposure camera films to have them transferred to CD/otherwise digitalised? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Oct 1, 2008 -
I am a hobbyist photographer starting to do some serious studio work and I need help deciding on lighting equipment. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Please help me use my new DSLR camera. Are there guides/tricks for specific cameras online? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty
on Jun 14, 2008 -
I'd like to create a stock photo service for a client. Does anyone have any recommendations for existing services such as photostockplus.com
or those that focus on selling digital content such as tidwit.com
or the now defunct blish.com
. Is there a leader in this marketplace? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on May 25, 2008 -
Good batch photo editing software for Mac? (I want to apply a tungsten filter to a large batch of digital images) [more inside]
posted by mnop
on Apr 16, 2008 -
What is the best work-flow process for handling digital photos from capture, processing to archive? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks
on Feb 29, 2008 -
[Photography] What is a better investment between Nikon D80 and Canon Digital Rebel XT and which one do you enjoy working with more? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill
on Dec 31, 2007 -
How do I upload my digital photos to Flickr and make sure the metadata stays intact? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Aperture or Lightroom? And do I let them manage my library? It's been a year since it was addressed
and both applications have come a long way. So... have opinions been changed? Critical features added? Achilles heels revealed?
And regardless of which I pick, should I suck it up and let them manage my library or stick with my hierarchical self-managed structure? [more inside]
posted by phearlez
on Nov 12, 2007 -
I need to photograph some items to be sold online. I want the pix to look as professional as possible and would appreciate any tips you may have re composition, framing, lighting etc. How do I get the glossy mag look for this stuff? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Oct 7, 2007 -
Low-light DIGITAL photography without the smears or grainy colored dots? Long question and possibly NSFW conversation inside.
posted by sandra_s
on Sep 2, 2007 -
I'm completely baffled by Nikon's DSLR strategy and I'd like to understand a few things better: first they create the DX line and seem to indicate that cropped is there to stay, now
they go full frame. What should a serious film photographer who wants to go DSLR and already owns a bunch of excellent manual focus Nikon lenses do now? I also find baffling that they're not teling who manufactures their full-frame sensors -- don't potential customers have the right to know who makes the heart of the really expensive camera they may buy? Thanks.
posted by matteo
on Aug 29, 2007 -