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Need a plan to deal with digital photo storage and backup

Since getting a new camera and renewing my love of photography, the quantity of images I've generated has quickly outstripped the size of my hard drive. It's only going to get worse, so I'm looking for a plan for both storing and backing up these files, especially if you've solved this same problem with a high volume of data. [more inside]
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper on Oct 14, 2016 - 9 answers

exposure + contrast = contrast + exposure ?

Are the operations applied by digital photo effects (e.g. sharpening, contrast) commutative? That is, will the outcome differ based on the order the effects are applied? [more inside]
posted by Nomiconic on Jul 6, 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 to recover metadata from photos texted to me

I have an iPhone 4S and need to access the metadata from photos texted to me by someone who doesn't have an iPhone. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Nov 12, 2014 - 1 answer

What lenses should I get for a Pentax K5 II?

I'm looking at buying a used Pentax K5 II as my main camera rig. The most important use of this camera will be for documenting fieldwork, including photographing specimens in the field. I'd like to have a small selection of quality lenses that will cover me for most situations. I've been doing research, but there are so many options that it's hard for me to decide. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 16, 2014 - 9 answers

How does a modern 1/2.3" sensor camera compare to a 10 year old D-SLR?

My 2003 EOS 300D / Digital Rebel with the kit lens still beats my teenager's 2012 smartphone for noise in shadow detail. He's interested in still photography and wants a point & shoot. [more inside]
posted by morganw on Oct 9, 2013 - 7 answers

Camera recs

Good camera for shooting ceramics? I'm shooting some ceramics for an Etsy seller (along with some other work) and am wondering whether I'd be good with a basic P&S camera or whether it'd be worth renting a DSLR. If a P&S, do you have a recommendation for purchase that would be good for shooting art and crafts in the future?
posted by liketitanic on Oct 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Best practice/method for photo metadata?

What is the best method/practice for metadata in digital photos (scanned slides, photos, etc)? [more inside]
posted by Huck on Mar 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Slap me upside the head with your best Ansel Adams

Are there some exercises I can do that will give me a better sense of the limits of my camera? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jan 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Can't quickly review images for D7000

I can't view thumbnail images in playback mode on my Nikon D7000. What is wrong? [more inside]
posted by bumpkin on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Stop Motion Emergency!

I'm making a stop-motion film, and my camera (a Nikon D40) died mid-shoot. A friend loaned us a different camera (a Nikon D300), and I'm having trouble figuring out what settings I need to change in order to get the same look as my old camera had. Please help me, metafilter! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Apr 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Pretty in pink

I dress my daughter in a lot of fuschias and bright pinks. When I take her picture, these colours never come out right. I can only get close when I underexpose the shot by quite a lot. Suggestions on how I can remedy this without photoshop? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Mar 31, 2011 - 24 answers

Help! Photos trapped inside my camera!!

Can someone point me in the direction of a driver that will work in Vista to allow me to get my photos off my camera? [more inside]
posted by robotot on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Managing a photo library with two users on two PCs?

I've got a 65 Gb collection of photos on a NAS drive, and two users on two PCs. How do I manage it effectively? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Problem with iPhoto and EXIF rotation

iCant be alone with this auto-rotation EXIF issue in iPhoto but how do iFix it? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Film or digital for a novice?

Do you see any advantages for a photography novice in 2010 in starting out with a 35mm SLR that shoots film of the dipping-in-chemicals-in-a-darkroom variety? I'm toying with taking up photography purely for artistic/pleasure reasons, doubt I'll be taking classes, and would be spending no more than a couple hours a week on this. [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja on Aug 22, 2010 - 34 answers

A Raw Deal

How do I "convert" RAW digital camera images to get rid of image distortion? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Aug 6, 2010 - 22 answers

Pro-sumer overload - help me choose.

What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Instructive photography examples?

I am new to digital photography and I am looking for instructive examples of technique. Ideally this would be a regularly updated website/flickr pool/forum where people post pictures with an explanation of how/why they took the shot, including technical info (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.). [more inside]
posted by hihowareyou on Jan 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Where would yinz try a Panasonic DMC-LX3?

Where to try a Panasonic DMC-LX3 in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Jan 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Lens, or Flash?

Should I buy a new lens, or an external flash? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jan 5, 2010 - 29 answers

Point, manually adjust thingometer, click

I would like to teach myself photography, ideally from a book (a good website would work too.) I'm at the point-and-shoot level, but my camera has so many neat settings I want to try... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Camera reviews are taking over my sanity

Following my previous question, I've narrowed down my camera options and done a lot of reading, but I'd love some Hivemind input. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Sep 6, 2009 - 21 answers

Oversized digital prints

Need clarification on getting oversized prints from digital photos. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Sep 3, 2009 - 7 answers

What's the best way to work with iPhoto 8.1 and Flickr?

What's the best way to work with iPhoto 8.1 and Flickr? Strategies and tips, please!!! [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Aug 31, 2009 - 5 answers

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

My beloved digital camera just died, and I'm trying to match features. Any suggestions? I don't want it to fit in my pocket. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jul 27, 2009 - 6 answers

What software should I organize my pictures with, when I need seperation into 3 topics?

Can anyone recommend me software for a mac, that can help improving my workflow and organization of images, while I keep the images separated into 3 topics? [more inside]
posted by jakobmunster on Jul 14, 2009 - 4 answers

How to I remove metadata from a photo?

How do I strip absolutely all information (metadata, file created on, etc) data from a digital picture? [more inside]
posted by Damn That Television on Jul 5, 2009 - 12 answers

Photo Workflow Tips?

Any good tips on digital workflows in Lightroom for large groups of images? Really, any input on the photo editorial process (whether it be film or other software) would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Keeping it real with post-production.

What sliders should I focus on when doing basic touch-up with programs like iPhoto? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on May 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Need Mac Pro Advice

I'd like to get one of the new Mac Pros, mostly for use in digital photography. But which one? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Digital Photoshoot For E-Commerce Site

Taking digital photos of entire product inventory for display on our company website. Tips? [more inside]
posted by yom3ts on Dec 30, 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

Where can I find drivers for my ancient digital camera?

Where can I find software to connect my computer to my camera? I have a Dell running Windows XP and an old Canon Powershot G2 from 2001. [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Sep 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Best lens for low-light photography with a Nikon D50?

What is the best lens to use with a Nikon D50 for low-light situations where the subjects are moving? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Sep 3, 2008 - 20 answers

what we talk about when we talk about color

When I manipulate my digital photos what exactly am I doing? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Aug 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Kill my orbs! Please!!!

Digital photo filter (-orbs, please!): What's with the light blotches that have suddenly started appearing in my pix of very dark things? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Aug 22, 2008 - 3 answers

I don't want my mother to see these photos, and I don't want strangers seeing them, either.

As a gift for my husband, I took some saucy pictures. The pictures are nothing by the standards of the internet, but not the type of thing I'd be comfortable sending to Target or Wal-Mart to print out. Are there any discrete online digital photo printing services you'd recommend? Or should I just buy a photo printer? Which one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Replacing a D100 with another pro-sumer digital SLR

Looking for a new digital SLR to replace my girlfriend's Nikon D100. She loved her D100 but is ready for a new one, price range up to $2000 new/refurb/used. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jul 11, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me delete group photo names from this damnable program!

How can I delete picture group names from MS Scanner and Camera Wizard? [more inside]
posted by tr33hggr on Mar 18, 2008 - 2 answers

New digital camera..not such good photos.

Digital camera question...or am I nuts? I have an ancient Canon S10 (2.1 megapixels, slow as molasses). I recently bought a new Canon SD1000 (digital elf 7.1 megapixels). The S10 pictures look better. [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Mar 1, 2008 - 15 answers

'Prosumer' digital camera recommendations?

Greetings Photo-Hive. It's finally time to retire my DSC-V1, but I've ignored the camera scene since I bought it in 2003. Help me pick a new camera! [more inside]
posted by Kreiger on Jan 10, 2008 - 12 answers

starting a career in digital post-production / photo retouching

I would like to do digital post-production / photo retouching as a career. Is this realistic, i.e. something I can actually make a living at? And, if so, where do I start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Shake It Like a Polaroid Pictcha

Recommendations for shops in Manhattan that can scan a large quantity of polaroids. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Dec 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Need a good digital camera, pref with swivel LCD

Time to update my Canon G2... but I really like the swivel LCD. Does anyone make a high-end digital camera (pref with exchangeable lenses) that has a swivel LCD? If not, why not? Is there some negative to it that I should be aware of?
posted by dobbs on Dec 4, 2007 - 12 answers

How would you "PhotoShop" this?

Challenge/Question for PhotoShop Gurus: Here is a before (raw) and after (retouched) publicity photo for the film King Arthur. Take the 1st photo, retouch it into something close to the 2nd, and tell us how you did it (or how you would do it, if you don't have time.) I'm particularly interested in the intense vibrance of the colors of her hair, skin, clothes, cape and bow.
posted by Shane on Sep 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Best Photoshop Books

What are you favorite Photoshop CS2/CS3 books? I have a handful of books that cover the basics and efficient photo processing/improvements, so I'm most interested in books with innovative tips and special effects to really energize photos. [more inside]
posted by jacksides on Jun 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Photo toning for beginners

A (very) amateur photographer needs help with toning photos in Photoshop. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on May 29, 2007 - 14 answers

DPI Demo dilemma

Somewhere on the web there must be an interactive explanation/demonstration for DPI (pixel density) help me find it. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on May 28, 2007 - 9 answers

In the dark about Lightroom

Can anyone who is higher on the learning curve recommend any good resources/offer any tips/etc. for getting the most out of Adobe Lightroom? Bonus points for advice on tranisitioning from iPhoto. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 5, 2007 - 1 answer

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