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Help a newbie get started with photography.

I'm purchasing my first DSLR and I'd like to take full advantage of it. I have a lot of experience with scientific imaging (I run a microscope lab) but I don't have much experience with aesthetic photography or how best to take advantage of a DSLR. I'd like your advice on books, websites, and other resources to help me get the best photos. All aspects of photography are helpful: operating the camera, composing photos, and post-processing. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Oct 7, 2013 - 30 answers

No arm-shelf allowed

Help me not have super boring/cheesy enagement photos! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Nov 13, 2012 - 20 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

Mac video conversion/printing

Using a Mac, what would be one of the higher quality ways of taking a 1 minute digital video clip, converting that file so that the video is broken down into several hundred sequential still frames (high quality) and then finally printing those still frames (say each one being 3" x 3") so that I can make a flicker picture book from them? Free programs would be nice but willing to buy something if it means getting a superior result.
posted by lorebella on Aug 14, 2011 - 5 answers

What should I do with these vintage motion and still film cameras?

I have found myself in the possession of a few interesting vintage motion and still film cameras which look to be in great shape, including cases and manuals. While they look neat, I know nothing about them. I tried googling them, but couldn't find anything specific enough to help me decide what I should do with them. I'd like to know if they're worth anything and where I can look to find how much they're going for and where I might advertise them. Specifics and photos inside... [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Does ice-cream have a "good side?"

Help me take pretty pictures of food. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

How to make pictures fill the column on blogger?

How do I make pictures larger on my "blogger" based blog. [more inside]
posted by samuel1613 on Feb 10, 2010 - 3 answers

What do I want to do to this picture?

I have a picture I want to modify in photoshop, and I'm sure there are relevant tutorials out there on the web, but I don't know how to describe what I want to do to it. Basically, I'd like to give it the illusion of depth -- make the back wall seem further away, and give it more of a sense of perspective, so you get more of a feeling of looking into a room, and less like you're looking at a flattened image of a room. Is there a term for that? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Dec 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Cute Seagull?

I need the cutest seagull picture ever. [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Jul 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Hanging photographs with cheesecloth.

A two part kitchenware/decorating question. Ok, the two parts have not much to do with each other. Except they are both in my house. a) how to hang large photographic prints without frames in a way that looks cool and b) I'm making a lot of yogurt these days and straining it with cheesecloth. The cheesecloth gets kind of funky after a while. What can I use instead or how can I wash it? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jul 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Best Photography iPhone Apps?

Looking for good iPhone photography apps. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Apr 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Need RIght To Use Rush Limbaugh Photo

How/where do I obtain the right to LEGALLY use a photo of Rush Limbaugh? I don't have a particular photo in mind, but can not find an organization/individual to grant the right to use any photo. After the recent flap over the Obama photo...
posted by toucano on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

how to do live green screen backdrop effects like at the fair

How do you create a green screen / backdrop effect like at the fair or Disneyland? [more inside]
posted by samuel1613 on May 23, 2008 - 5 answers

All the lovely ladies who haven't gone to porn

Looking for sites with non-nude pictures of beautiful women [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Blue Steel! Le Tigre! Ferarri! MAGNUM!

I'm about to make a drastic change in my appearance, and would like to update my photo on various websites. Where is a good place in NYC to have my picture taken? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Feb 4, 2008 - 13 answers

A study in dark and not-so-dark

I'm an amateur photographer. I recently took some quite close up pictures of a white flowered plant. I thought I'd better turn the exposure down (to -1) to avoid the flash picking out the whiteness of the flowers too much. But it didn't work out so well... [more inside]
posted by Don-da-lah on Dec 30, 2007 - 18 answers

What is this real life diorama called? Kind of like a frozen scene from a play.

What is this 'live photograph' called? I'm forgetting what this experience/event is called. The basic idea is actors posing in a scene - they're not moving, and I believe the 'audience' can move around and through these posed people. It is kind of like a real life diorama; I believe it was from the late 19th century; the term itself may be French; I'm making myself crazy trying to find this. [more inside]
posted by barnone on May 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Back me up, Scotty!

What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Nov 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Couple questions re: printing digital pictures.

A few questions about printing digital photos in NYC, and tangentially, the legality thereof. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Oct 21, 2005 - 19 answers

How do I learn to be photogenic?

How do I learn to be photogenic? [more inside]
posted by headspace on Sep 30, 2005 - 22 answers

Does megapixel matter for black and white photography?

If I'm planning on taking only simple black and white, or perhaps sepia, pictures, does the number of megapixels in a camera matter all that much? I'm not planning on being the next Ansel Adams, btw.
posted by icontemplate on Jan 27, 2005 - 19 answers

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