At some point in the mid-late 80's, someone snapped a pic of Neil Young wearing an Antone's nightclub shirt. The only version I can find on the internet is very low res & without attribution. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher
on Dec 5, 2013 -
There is an interesting photograph
on the wall of my chemistry tutor's classroom. The photo was on the wall when he rented the room, so he does not know its provenance, and my searches have yet to turn up a source. Can you help me figure out where it comes from? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Sep 2, 2013 -
What do you call those images where each "pixel" is made up of a tiny photo
? Usually the subphotos are thematically related to the main image.
Extra special bonus if you can point me to software (how perfect would a GIMP plugin be? very perfect) that will generate one using a pile of images (cheating by adding tints to individual images is totally fine for these purposes). [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion
on Aug 13, 2013 -
My cousin is trying to track down the exact location shown in this photo
. The photo is about 20 years old, and was taken somewhere in Ireland.
posted by Paragon
on Aug 12, 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 -
I have a box of several hundred old photos that I would like to scan in relatively high quality and in an efficient manner. What would be the most ideal hardware/software combo for OS X? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jun 14, 2013 -
I'd like to find high resolution versions of publicity photos from certain reality shows: Buck Wild, Duck Dynasty, Call of the Wildman, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Moonshiners. Obviously, the press is given access to these images so I wonder if any of those high resolution images are available to the public. [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe
on May 14, 2013 -
My husband shoots & sells stock photos online. We recently discovered a local business has been using one of his images on their fleet of vehicles. They never bought it. He would like to get paid for it. How to proceed and is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I'm starting an online clothing store and am hoping to put together a spring lookbook in two weeks. We're trying to find someplace pretty, like a park or community garden, where it won't cost us to shoot. It would also be nice if we didn't have to get a permit. Brooklyn is preferred, but we're open to anywhere it's easy to reach by subway.
It's probably going to be 4 people (the photographer, the model, the makeup artist, and me). Equipment will include the camera, tripod, possibly a pop-up changing station, a rack of clothes, and possibly reflectors.
Suggestions for locations would be much appreciated!
posted by Triscuitier
on Apr 9, 2013 -
Photo submitted to TV station in Montana - the horses at first seem almost "inserted" or 'shopped into the photo, but on closer look, seem legit. Any experts want to take a crack and confirm/deny this is an unaltered photo? Imgur link
posted by davidmsc
on Mar 28, 2013 -
I have a good scan of the group photo from my grandparents wedding. I know who several of the people are in the photo, and I know that all my grandmother's eight brothers are in the group, but I do not know which brother is which. My Dad has made his best guesses, but he's not sure about many of them. I have recently made contact with several second cousins in the family while doing my genealogical research, so I thought I could get each of them to give me their best guesses in some sort of online survey, and compile the answers to get a sort of family crowd-sourced opinion. But how best to do this? [more inside]
posted by Joh
on Feb 3, 2013 -
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 -
Narcissism filter: I love looking at pictures of me and my loved ones. I'd like to have more photos of my family up in the house but there are some snowflakey, silly issues... [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Nov 22, 2012 -
I need help printing thank you cards using my own photo - want a company to print them for me. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Nov 14, 2012 -
Where can all of my wedding guests post their photos to a group site, in the most painless way possible? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Help me find a photograph from the seventies or eighties of a space-suit-clad person climbing a martian mountain. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra
on Aug 19, 2012 -
It's time to renew my Flickr Pro account and I'm hesitating. Should I stick with Flickr or not? [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Aug 13, 2012 -
I am a procrastinator and now I am up against a gift-giving deadline (Saturday!) with no time for shipping. For reasons I won't get into here, its really important that I can include custom stickers (small squarish ones like 2x2 or label size; dimensions are not so important). I thought it would be easy to have them made at Walmart or a drugstore but it looks like those places will only ship them to you, not print them in the store.
If I have to, I can buy sticker paper and print them myself but the quality of my home printer is not great. Are there any obvious choices I am overlooking?
posted by halseyaa
on Apr 19, 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 -
How did Wirephoto (news wire photo transmission) work ca. 1948 or earlier? Transmission over phone lines of...pixels? Was there error correction? Etc. [more inside]
posted by circular
on Mar 24, 2012 -
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 -
Can you read the letters and numbers on the number plate in this picture
? For reasons that should remain confidential at this point, we are trying to track down the company that owns it. Unfortunately, the photo has a significant amount of motion blur (in two directions) and graininess, and Photoshop is not helping. (The only program that seems to handle the deblurring required, Amped Five, is expensive commercial software not available for casual use such as this.) This is a Swedish number plate, so the first three should be letters, the last three digits. Note how the last two digits look like '3' but not quite. None of the searches we have done on the Swedish Transport Agency's web site
match a semi of this size.
posted by gentle
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Does anyone know the origins of this image? I am trying to use it for something and would like to contact the original artist:
I've checked TinEye, but no luck, since it's been reblogged many times.
posted by HylandErickson
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Can you name the movie or TV show this image
is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Why are satellite photos upside down? When looking at satellite pictures of cities in the northern hemisphere on Google maps, buildings that are leaning away from me are leaning towards the bottom of the screen. This gives me the impression that I'm upside down. The feeling is very strong despite my poor description of it. Is there a particular reason satellite pictures are oriented this way?
posted by hoca efendi
on Jul 25, 2011 -
I just want a WordPress plug-in that can display a slideshow of photos. No drama, no fuss, no need to make 13,000 choices. Bonus points for ability to go full-screen if the user chooses. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Jul 15, 2011 -
I'm looking for really simple PHP image gallery software that does RSS, automatically parses a directory of images, and automatically generates thumbnails. That's really about it. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Apr 19, 2011 -
I'm looking for a specific photo of a cat that I found on Flickr a few years ago. It was an orange cat with a lion cut, sitting up. He may or may not have been sticking out his tongue. It was a scanned Polaroid, with a blue background. Does anyone remember seeing this? [more inside]
posted by hooray
on Feb 28, 2011 -
I am getting married soon, and for my reception I'd like to set up an easy system for my friends and family to send me all of the photos that they took during the day. My friends in the past used a shared flickr account, giving the password away so everyone could log into the account and upload the photos. I'm wondering if any mefites have a better solution out there. [more inside]
posted by ajackson
on Feb 27, 2011 -
I'm an amateur selling a photo to a professional publisher for a single run in a brochure. How do I prepare a quote that ensures that everything we've agreed upon is legally binding? [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Feb 16, 2011 -
I need to take better pictures in my home machine shop. I have a decent camera (Nikon L100) but my workshop lighting is poor (mostly florescent lights) and my camera's flash is too directional and too harsh. I think I need to invest in a small umbrella light but I'm not sure and I could use some advice, including what to buy.
I take a lot of close-ups, I don't have a lot of room to work in
and I'd like to work with a continuous light rather than flash. The photos are for my blog.
posted by 14580
on Feb 4, 2011 -
Please help me come up with a caption for this photo
of Andrew Wakefield holding a pair of sunglasses. I'm looking for a punny CSI:Miami sort of parody. I'm sure there is someone out there wittier than I. Thank you!
posted by lexicakes
on Jan 25, 2011 -