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Avoiding the Pinterest Fail, baby portrait edition

How hard is it, really, to do your own newborn photography for baby announcements? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Jul 25, 2016 - 20 answers

Cheap Digital Hobby Camera

Lately, I've been feeling nostalgic for my high school photography class. I don't have the money for film or instant camera stuff. I have a Moto X that takes okay enough digital photos for where I'd want a basic point and shoot, but I'd like something with an actual camera body and some degree of tweakable settings. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jul 15, 2016 - 17 answers

Does this picture look familiar to you?

Photography nerds: Help. This pic taken by a friend reminds me of... some relatively famous photographer's picture of a kid pulling a shirt up over his/her head. [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Jul 14, 2016 - 6 answers

DIY Photography Lighting for Paintings and Glassware

I need to photograph a new batch of paintings and painted glassware for Etsy. In the past, I've hired photographers to do this, but right now I can't find one. I like the idea of doing it myself anyway. I don't want to invest in full-on photo lighting. I know I could rent some online, but I have a feeling that with ingenuity and Home Depot, I could hack something together. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jul 14, 2016 - 9 answers

Best way to photograph paintings with iPhone

Hey iPhonographers, I need to take a bunch of photos of paintings (6x4 feet) and drawings (18x10 inches) with my iPhone. How can I get close to taking professional shots? The setting for the large paintings will be outdoors, and I will have a helper to hold the art vertical. The drawings can be flat indoors, but domestic lighting. I can buy a few items (like a tripod) but not an expensive light kit. I have an iPhone 5.
posted by nologo on Jun 28, 2016 - 9 answers

Sending framed photo to England w/o crazy shipping costs?

I want to send my dad, who lives in England, a framed photograph (preferably the stand-up-on-a-desk kind rather than the hang-on-the-wall kind). I'd like this photograph printed and framed by an online company that will then mail it to him. I thought I could pick a British company so as to avoid large shipping costs and a long delay, but the sites that I've tried won't accept payment from a credit card with an American billing address. Anyone know of a place that would accept an American credit card, or have clever alternatives?
posted by pie_seven on Jun 25, 2016 - 4 answers

Is this a good lens for this camera?

My partner is a novice photographer, and I'd like to buy her a new lens for her camera (Olympus PEN E-PL6 micro four thirds). Can you help me pick the right lens? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on May 17, 2016 - 11 answers

Who will do the boring stuff so he can do the fun stuff?

Someone I know is an amazingly talented photographer; he does portraits with an old camera, it is awesome. His whole image is really "marketable". he has lots of totally great ideas. however, he needs help getting and organizing gigs. he wants to hire someone to be a sort of agent, do bookings and endorsements and other business-stuff so he can focus on the creative stuff, which he is good at, instead of the business stuff, which, um, he's not. what kind of person (or, who specifically) does he need to hire? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on May 13, 2016 - 4 answers

Digital Camera with a Low ISO

I am trying to find a digital camera with an available ISO below 80. All the rage is high ISO ratings for low light photography. I want a low ISO so I can use slower shutter settings in brighter light. Any ideas?
posted by zzazazz on May 11, 2016 - 12 answers

Camera conundrum

I need a new camera, and I don't think there is any one that fits all my wants. I have a few options, and I'm wondering which is best in the long run or if there's another option I haven't considered. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on May 7, 2016 - 7 answers

Other world street fashion and culture postcard sets like Fruits?

Back when I worked at a college bookstore, I was lucky enough to pick up the first collection of Fruits postcards, depicting amazingly eclectic and inspiring street fashion in Japan. Shoichi Aoki's photos have been above my living-room couch for the past 10 years. The question: Are there any other street-fashion or similar world-culture postcard sets like this you'd recommend? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on May 1, 2016 - 5 answers

Was my great-grandfather a cross-dresser?

My brother recently showed me some old family photos that show my great-grandfather wearing a dress. My question is: was this a light-hearted thing to do in the times or was my great-grandfather a cross-dresser? [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Apr 19, 2016 - 12 answers

Photographic Art Gallery Needs Resources for Diversity Education

Looking for articles and resources about diversity to educate members of a photographic art gallery . [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Apr 14, 2016 - 2 answers

Photography for online dating profile in San Francisco

I'd like to pay to have a few pictures of myself taken for online dating. I'm in SF. Where can I find someone to do this for relatively cheap? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Resources to help a photography beginner become a photography wonk.

After asking this question previously on the Green, I am ready to dive headfirst into photography. Aside from snapping obsessively, what else can I do to keep myself interested, encouraged, and excited about this new hobby? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Apr 5, 2016 - 13 answers

More Happy Than Not-Happy

What are some great art & photography resources? With absurdity, originality, variety, and quality? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Mar 26, 2016 - 3 answers

Close-up filming set-up

I'm looking for a camera that will film close-up and work with a monitor. [more inside]
posted by jabo on Mar 24, 2016 - 2 answers

Is it possible to restore 25 photos from a time machine backup

So I've got a macbook air. There is NOT a ton of room left on it. But somehow a bunch (like 25-30) photos I took were deleted. I'm still not sure how. And I want to restore JUST those photos. But as I understand it, I need to restore the entire library. And I don't have enough room for TWO libraries on this computer. So is it possible to just go back, look for the photos I want, and restore JUST those? If so...how? Latest mac OSX.
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 21, 2016 - 4 answers

How can I be better at photos?

I'm in an Instagram battle for most awesome posts with one of my friends. I would like to know how to figure out what he might be doing to his photos to make them so awesome? Due to the obviously competitive nature of our competion, he isn't going to tell me. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Mar 14, 2016 - 13 answers

How to capture the precious newborn days?

My first child was born a few days ago, and I'm worried I'm not doing enough to capture how beautiful he is and how special these days are. Should I pay a photographer? Other ideas? Reassurance and perspective? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Mar 13, 2016 - 30 answers

Does the Fuji XF 16mm/f1.4 represent a worthwhile lens addition?

Given the two lenses I currently use (18-55mm/f2.8, 35mm/f1.4) does adding the Fujifilm XF 16mm/f1.4 to my collection offer good value in expanding my photographic capabilities, or does this lens retread too much of what the 18mm zoom lens already offers. [more inside]
posted by axismundi on Mar 7, 2016 - 7 answers

Help me fill in the gaps in my photography setup

After years of mindless snapping, I'm finally improving my photography skills by taking my dSLR everywhere and taking more photos more mindfully. This has revealed two gaps in my gear, at least for what I'm focusing on right now: a cross-body camera strap that works for my body and a lens that I like with a focal length < 50mm. Details and requirements inside! [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Mar 6, 2016 - 18 answers

How do I get good photos of a largish afghan?

I'm writing a chapter in a book about some of my crochet. Yay! But I need good photos of afghans lying flat, and I'm pretty sure I don't have the equipment. [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Mar 2, 2016 - 12 answers

What do you know about old Argus cameras?

I have an elderly Argus C3 camera. The local photo shop has quoted me $65 to fix it. I could buy the identical camera on eBay for much less - there are a ton of listings from $10 to $40 with, the kicker, no guarantees that any of them will work. The few listings that are guaranteed to work run closer to the repair price or well over it. So I have 2 questions, really: 1) Repair or replace? 2) Or go with another camera entirely? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Feb 26, 2016 - 10 answers

Moving photos from Flickr before it is shuttered

I have accumulated - and curated - around 5K photos on Flickr. Quite a few of these are embedded/pulled into various places (blogpost example). In case Flickr does go under, I'm looking for quick/non-teccie solutions for moving the entire bunch of photos and also for easily updating all of those places where a bit of code pulls in the picture from Flickr. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Feb 23, 2016 - 7 answers

Advice for dealing with our wedding photographer?

My wife and I are in the midst of a back-and-forth with our wedding photographer because we're not happy with the image deliverables we were given. While the subjects/scenes in the photos are great, the quality is way below what we were expecting. We wanted advice on how to reason with our photographer because we believe we have legitimate concerns that aren't being handled correctly. [more inside]
posted by evanm on Feb 22, 2016 - 15 answers

People in Winogrand "Central Park Zoo, New York City"

Curious about the individuals shown carrying chimpanzees in Garry Winogrand's 1967 photo, Central Park Zoo, New York City. Tod Papageorge recounts how the photo was taken in this essay, but doesn't reveal what either he or Winogrand might have learned about the people and their clothed chimpanzees. Forever anonymous? Or written up in some piece I'm not finding?
posted by xaryts on Feb 21, 2016 - 1 answer

Unusual photo framing/mounting ideas?

I'm looking for unusual ways to display/mount photos that escape the usual bland thin-frame-white-border look. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 19, 2016 - 6 answers

Destroying cosmetics in an artistic kind of way

How do still life photographers get the kind of cosmetic images you sometimes see in magazines? Some Examples here. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 19, 2016 - 16 answers

Which lightweight tripod should I buy?

My old plastic tripod has finally started falling apart, and I'm in search of a replacement, but overwhelmed by all of the options. Looking for the best sub-$150 tripod available on Amazon. [more inside]
posted by bonifate on Feb 15, 2016 - 14 answers

Say cheese!

Give me your silliest, weirdest, cutest photo editing apps. [more inside]
posted by a sourceless light on Feb 14, 2016 - 12 answers

Finding the kind of stuff Wes Anderson features in his movies?

I live in Toronto, and I am looking for the type of objects and props that Wes Anderson features in a typical overhead shot (retro-specific paraphernalia). I know these types of things are all over the place, but is there a dedicated type of store where I can find similar things? Even better, are there stores that rent these things out for a photography session? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Feb 13, 2016 - 12 answers

The golden hour

Can we tell the difference between sunrise and sunset by sight alone? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Feb 12, 2016 - 9 answers

Feminist and/or lesbian and/or butch-femme artwork!

Hey, I'm looking for artwork to hang around my house. It can be public domain (something I can download and print) or something I can order online. I want drawings, paintings, photos, etc. of women - all women, plus women with women, plus butch women with femme women, plus queer wo/men. [more inside]
posted by alona on Feb 11, 2016 - 9 answers

Getting out of the Photos Picture

I have an 8 year old MacBook Pro, an 8 day old Windows 10 desktop, and 26 thousand photos. Help me improve my life/workflow. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Feb 8, 2016 - 7 answers

Trying to break into journalism

I recently graduated with a degree in film from a Chicago school, but more and more I find myself only interested in documentaries, podcasts and articles. How can I break into journalism at a time when the future of journalism is so uncertain? [more inside]
posted by TheSillyman on Feb 6, 2016 - 11 answers

Reference for b2b photo pricing?

I am looking for pricing references (e.g. what to charge) for photography sold to a business, for example a photographer selling a few landscape photos for use on a large banking client's website. Any recommendations would be appreciated! All I'm finding in books and online are wedding & high school portrait prices.
posted by circular on Jan 26, 2016 - 2 answers

Digital Flipbook? Scrolling Gallery? Photo Project: Help Needed

I’ve been taking photos of the same(-ish) spot for the past year in the hopes of stringing them all together to illustrate the changing seasons. Now that I have the photos, I need some tech help to pull the next step off. Snowflakes (not many, I hope) inside. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jan 21, 2016 - 1 answer

Photographer recommendations for an author photo?

I am need of a professional-looking author photo! I haven't been professionally photographed since my wedding and I have no idea where to even start. I live in NYC and am more than happy to pay someone a reasonable rate, but I'm also not rolling in cash. Any recommendations for people I should look into? Any advice for how to best approach this process? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Jan 14, 2016 - 6 answers

How can I obtain permission to use an image I found on flickr?

As it says in the title - I found an image on flickr which I would like to use. I tried googling this and also the flickr forum but cannot figure it out, as I know nothing about how flickr works. [more inside]
posted by 15L06 on Jan 13, 2016 - 6 answers

Find my photos a new home!

Now that Flickr is broken, where can I host thousands of images? [more inside]
posted by Nyx on Jan 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Like Dorothea Lange, but inside and without people.

Please help me find photos of poor to middle class living space interiors, in everyday condition vs. spiffed up for the photographer, from the Victorian era through the 1940s? American settings primarily, Western Europe okay too. Stipulation: no corpses. [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Jan 1, 2016 - 11 answers

Help me navigate among the Nikons!

My birthday gift from my wife this year is a new DSLR! Hell yeah! But I have to pick it out. Oh no! Please help me figure out which of the entry-level Nikon DSLRs is for me. [more inside]
posted by the phlegmatic king on Dec 29, 2015 - 18 answers

How to get pictures of myself to use online

I'd like to hire a photographer to take some casual pictures of me to use online, and I have some questions about that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2015 - 19 answers

Food Photography Surfaces

I've started to get into food photography and am interested in finding some cool surfaces to act as backgrounds for variety. [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Dec 21, 2015 - 8 answers

How to cope with retirement?

My workaholic father retired recently. He was completely and passionately devoted to his profession (Medicine) for over 42 years. In all the time that he worked, 12 to 14 hours a day, he developed practically no hobbies or interests apart from his work. I hardly remember him watching a movie or reading a book (outside of work) or socialising (and on the occasion that he HAD to, it was a chore). In fact, it was hard to keep him away from the Hospital where he worked, even on Sundays. As one can imagine, retirement has been a hard transition for him, although, of course, he had been anticipating this change for a very long time. [more inside]
posted by synapse2512 on Dec 19, 2015 - 14 answers

Trying to identify the photographer of this picture

I bought this large photo years ago in Northern Worcester County MA and had it framed. [more inside]
posted by andreap on Dec 12, 2015 - 5 answers

How can I learn to accept that perfect is the enemy of good?

You're an artist who has suffered crippling self doubt and self-loathing, and you've either got past it or found coping mechanisms. How did you do it? How can I do the same? [more inside]
posted by gmb on Dec 1, 2015 - 20 answers

What camera do I want, 2015 edition

Time for me to upgrade from the combination of a Canon point-and-shoot, and the camera on my phone. What camera is a good next step for an aspiring photographer? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Nov 25, 2015 - 21 answers

Best online photo printing options in Canada?

Question for my fellow Canuck photographers - do you have a preferred option for online photo printing and delivery? [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Nov 18, 2015 - 4 answers

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