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.
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]
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]
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?
What is the best method/practice for metadata in digital photos (scanned slides, photos, etc)? [more inside]
Are there some exercises I can do that will give me a better sense of the limits of my camera? [more inside]
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]
How do I "convert" RAW digital camera images to get rid of image distortion? [more inside]
What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
What sliders should I focus on when doing basic touch-up with programs like iPhoto? [more inside]
What is the best lens to use with a Nikon D50 for low-light situations where the subjects are moving? [more inside]
When I manipulate my digital photos what exactly am I doing? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Recommendations for shops in Manhattan that can scan a large quantity of polaroids. [more inside]
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.
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]
A (very) amateur photographer needs help with toning photos in Photoshop. [more inside]
i am buying a Canon EOS 30D. that much i do know. what i don't know is whether i should buy a kit that has one or two lenses included for slightly more, or just buy the body and buy my lens(es) separately. from what i gather the lenses that come with the kits are not very good quality. is this true? what lenses should i be looking at? [more inside]
what kind of monitor should i buy to do high quality photo editing on? i am a photography student who will be purchasing a power mac G5 soon. im concerned with what monitor will be the most reliable for editing. from what i gather, i should avoid all lcd flat monitors and get a crt. is this true? i would prefer to keep the monitor price under $600. any advice is appreciated.
Aside from flickr, what are some good websites where I can share/promote/package/sell my photography?
Aside from flickr, what are some good websites where I can share/promote/package/sell my photography? [more inside]
I love this photograph (I don't remember where I found it, unfortunately). How would I go about taking similar photos with a 35mm and/or digital camera? What kind of lense/lighting/setup would have been used for something like this? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Is there a good way to duplicate this effect in digital post-processing?
Long after they've become obsolete, I'm still using my old Nikon Coolpix 995. I'd like to upgrade, but I've got a few amateurish requirements for my next camera. [more inside]
Help me choose some photography management software. [more inside]
I'm looking for a new digital SLR that I can use with my existing lenses, which works well in general and low-light situations... [more inside]
When I take pictures of moving things (like fidgety kids, etc) with my Canon Powershot A95, the pictures are often blurry where the motion is. The manual is extremely brief on this. Can someone tell me what I should be doing that I'm not?
DigiPhoto Tips: I'm going to be building a website for my dad's one and half person materials testing shop. As I head up to Tulsa for Labor Day, I'm going to head out there to take some pictures for the site. The only problem is, the lighting there is all flourescent and, well, machine shop like. Any tips for taking the pictures (while using very pedestrian digicams) or manipulation in photoshop are much appreciated.
Santa brought me a Canon Powershot G5 yesterday. I've forgotten more than I remember about the control one has outside the 'auto' mode. This AskMe query had some great links on picking cameras and they all have forums with questions/answers but I'm looking for something more structured. Does anyone have links to great tips for using the camera's various features? Any book recommendations?
What's the best place (online or otherwise) to get prints made from my digital photos? The less expensive the better, as long as somebody can vouch for the quality. [more inside]
I'm finally getting the hang of taking nice digital photos with my Coolpix 4500, especially now that I've got a tripod that has put an end to months of blurry indoor photos. My question is this: For an digital photographer wannabe, what's the next step? Telephoto lens, maybe?
I need a new photo destination. [more inside] [more inside]