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What image was taken?

While we were waiting to cross back into the US from Canada at Blaine, I saw a green flash of light. What was it? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 7, 2016 - 5 answers

What's the best camera app for the iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus, which has become pretty much my only camera for the last several months. I actually like it a lot and have been learning to get some photos out of it that I really like. However, I'd like to have more control over the camera settings than I get from the default app. Is there an app that does this well? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 21, 2016 - 7 answers

Is this guy dead? And what is the symbolism of the odd items behind him?

A picture from 1807 in Germany shows what could be a dead guy against a brick wall underneath iron rings and some kind of wreath or animal tail. What is the explanation for this? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Feb 8, 2016 - 9 answers

How to display a series of satellite images?

I want to display a set of 4 or 5 satellite images in a nice matted frame. Suggests for how to do this are welcome. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 4, 2015 - 2 answers

How Can I Mix the Functions of Photo Book and Scrapbook?

Madame Naberius and I want to put together a wedding album. We really like the look and feel of the Shutterfly photo book. The issue is that, in addition to photos, we also want to include things that aren't photographs as such, like our invitation, the menu from our reception dinner, etc. [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Feb 23, 2015 - 10 answers

Has anybody seen this photograph? Complication: boobs.

Three or four years ago I saw a photograph in an actual newspaper of a group of wetnurses and babies in an Italian orphanage. There were some rows of buxom young women in uniform, each one seated with a breast out feeding a baby. The young women all wore a kind of nurses cap and oddly, every single one of them had dark curly hair. There was an odd juxtaposition in the picture between the uniformity of the group - and they were pretty smart - and the intimacy of the action. The date must have been 1940's or 30's. Now I've tried googling this picture and while the searches have taken me to some unexpectedly alarming places, I've not found it. The closest I've got, in feeling and structure, is number 3 of 4 here; but this isn't it. So, consulting the diverse and extensive knowledges accumulated here, does anyone know the photograph and where I might see it again? [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Oct 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Looking for the full version of a historical photo

I've been working on a research paper and I've been trying to find the full, high-resolution version of a 1936 photograph (that preferably extends beyond what is shown here). It made the front page news in London and shows the British Mandate riot police quelling Palestinian demonstrations.
posted by omar.a on Sep 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Designing a poster for my friend's movie

So my friend just completed post for her movie and she asked me to do a simple poster for it. The movie is about how the growth of the feminist movement in Northern Ireland under British rule. I am giving her many options, some of which are specific to the time and place and some of which are more about women in general. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 answers

What's so funny about a bloodstained mattress?

Can Metafilter offer a plausible explanation of what is going on in this curious vintage photo of a group of women holding up a stained mattress and a pillow? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 9, 2014 - 34 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

Photograph with one spot of red

Looking for a photograph I once saw: rural winter scene, nearly monochrome — the farm fences and whatnot were black wood — but with one spot of colour, something red in the hands of someone walking in the centre of the scene. [more inside]
posted by stebulus on Dec 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Ancient magic?

What's the odd square in the middle of this? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Oct 23, 2013 - 17 answers

I need helping identifying the era of this photograph.

I was given some photographs of old relatives that were found in a box in my great-grandfather's house after he passed away. All but one photo is someone I can identify. I have no information on that one photo, which is of an old woman standing on a path in front of a farmhouse. I'd like to at least get an idea of the era so I can begin narrowing down the identify of the woman. [more inside]
posted by lbo on Mar 13, 2013 - 17 answers

What are the rules for drawing from a reference photo that is not yours?

Lets say I found an amazing macro photograph of a flower or of an old building and I wanted to do a very detailed graphite drawing of the photo. Am I able to claim this drawing as 'my' artwork? Can I use it in a painting to sell? Does the photographer need to be credited? Do I need permission in the first place to use the photo as reference or should I just avoid all the potential hassle and take my own darned photographs for reference from which to draw?
posted by tenaciousmoon on Feb 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Is that me in the photograph?

Someone mentioned to my mother that a photo in this week's (2/22) edition of The Week magazine is likely me. The article is about people using computers and smartphones on airplanes and is called, I think, 'Please turn off your electronic devices' (p. 11). [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Feb 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Picture of a school of tuna

Where is the picture that the diver in this photograph was taking? Any ideas?
posted by earley.rose on Dec 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Why is PHOTO B showing up instead of PHOTO A?

How/why is my Facebook profile pic turning up on emails I send from my Gmail account to Hotmail/Outlook? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Dec 7, 2012 - 12 answers

hey, wanna see this picture of me looking awesome doing fun things?

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 - 26 answers

Mars related art photography

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 - 5 answers

The mystery of the gigantic Asian princess photograph

Two Asian restaurants near my house - I think the owners are Cambodian, but I'm not quite sure - recently hung in their dining rooms huge, glossy photographs of a very young girl, maybe 5 or 6 years old, dressed in elaborate royal regalia and wearing heavy makeup. It's very striking (and a wee bit creepy.) Who is this girl?
posted by moammargaret on Jul 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Let's play find a photo!

Let's play find-a-photo! Last year, I saw a link to an old-timey black and white photograph of 3 figures, perhaps on a hill or some other outdoor place. One man was wearing a monkey mask, another (I believe) a wolf mask, and a woman had an enormous black veil that obscured her face. They were all in fancy dress. I believe it was an old photo, not a new photo made to appear that way. It was sort of creepy. [more inside]
posted by dysh on Jun 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Who's that guy?

Are you familiar with the circa 1960 Chicago White Sox? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Can you show me some jaw-dropping or spirit-lifting Olympic photography?

Can you show me some jaw-dropping or spirit-lifting Olympic photography? [more inside]
posted by laumry on May 10, 2012 - 11 answers

What is this picture from?

What is the source of this photograph? NSFW. Link. Thanks!
posted by ckk88 on May 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Help find the source of this image

Looking for the original source of this image [more inside]
posted by houlihan on May 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Help a crazy cat lady compile a collection of photographs and paintings.

Help me find black and white vintage photographs or old paintings that feature at least one person and at least one cat. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on May 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Where was this picture taken?

Where was this picture of Jamie Lee Curtis and Danielle Brisebois taken? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Where to get reproductions of Lalla Essaydi's photographs?

Does anyone know where to get reproductions of Lalla Essaydi's photographs? [more inside]
posted by Spanner Nic on Apr 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Mystery print that's now a mystery photograph too

Please help us identify this print (and photograph) from the 1920s. [more inside]
posted by annaramma on Mar 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Where can I find a (possibly newspaper) picture from 9/11/01?

After the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, I remember seeing a photo of Disney World being evacuated. I've since not been able to find it, but would love to find it again. [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Kind of Blue... Actually It's Black & White

Can you tell me about this iconic photograph of Miles Davis? [more inside]
posted by perrce on Feb 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Odyssey of Pain? Does this photo exist?

At univerisity in the 90s there was a book in the library which featured (as far as I recall) a man in a darkened room with electricity being passed through him sentried on either side by men in white coats (not an electric chair). The caption was "Odyssey of Pain". I have a feeling it was from a LIFE Magazine collection -- it suited their style -- but I was hoping someone might be able to confirm I've not been imagining it all these years.
posted by feelinglistless on Feb 18, 2012 - 5 answers

What is this photo?

What's the deal with this picture? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Feb 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Help finding specific large dachshund photo?

Help me find a very specific picture from a modern decorating magazine! [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on Jan 25, 2012 - 5 answers

How to flatten photos of a round object?

Straightforward way to take a flattened "panoramic" photograph of a round object? [more inside]
posted by j.edwards on Dec 29, 2011 - 9 answers

What Bird Might This Be?

Can you identify this bird? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Dec 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me find the photographer of this nature image

This photograph is gorgeous! I would like to know the photographer, and where I can buy a high quality print. I checked TinEye, but didn't see anything that wasn't just imagedumps on sketchy-looking sites...
posted by snowleopard on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Identify this adult film star

I feel like such a schmuck, but, can anyone help me identify this adult film actress, just from a (SFW) screencap? [more inside]
posted by metaxa on Oct 31, 2011 - 9 answers

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle applied to photography: I can see you moving, but never standing still

I do video. I obsessively read lens reviews on photography sites that tend to criticize certain lenses for being soft. Does the lower resolution of the video output (1920x1080) lessen the issues of softer focus that is so troubling on higher resolution stills (e.g., sixteen megapixels and above) [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Oct 11, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Nyotaimori seems unlikely

What's the story behind this odd photo? It appears to be from about the early 1960s. Men and women are gathered at the end of a table with various interesting expressions on their faces. A bare pair of mans legs lies on the table, but the remainder of the body (if any) is out of frame.
posted by exogenous on Sep 9, 2011 - 12 answers


Can you provide a date and context to this photographic proof sheet depicting an oversexed minor royal? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Who's That Girl...

Yet another WTF Mystery Photo! A friend of mine wants to know: "Anyone know where and when this picture was taken and who the girl is?" (I don't...)
posted by miss lynnster on May 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Cover me in feathers!

Looking for awesome high-res pictures of certain birds... [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Mar 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Hey, that isn't a real city!

Why can I tell the difference between an aerial shot and a picture of a model? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Feb 20, 2011 - 17 answers

What do I need to set up a little photography studio at home?

I'd really like to be able to set up a corner in my basement to use as a little photography studio. Can you give me some advice as to what's needed? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Jan 12, 2011 - 13 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

Do you recognize this scantily clad woman?

I found this framed vintage image of a lightly dressed woman at an antique store in southern Colorado. Disassembling the frame, I noticed that the image seems to have been printed on paperboard, and it may be one portion trimmed from a larger poster. It's a monochrome image with limited use of color -- the yellow of her garments, the pink of her cheeks, the light blue cast to the background. TinEye was not helpful. I am hoping some MeFite who recognizes the woman or the image can tell me who she is or where the picture comes from. Failing that, some general guesses on the picture’s vintage or provenance would be welcome.
posted by Joey Bagels on Nov 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Che smokes a bowl

On this bong gift set I can tell the top picture is Che but I can't figure out (with tineye's and google's help) if the bottom man is smiling Che or someone else ... any ideas?
posted by saucysault on Nov 27, 2010 - 6 answers

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