Ideas for photographing the Perseid meteor shower next month? Bonus points for a good place to watch in South Louisiana. [more inside]
What would be a good alternative all purpose lens for a "professional amateur" photographer who has a Canon 20D, currently equipped with only an EFS 18-55 ? [more inside]
I am trying to organize a short camping trip with a friend. We would like to go somewhere in Southeastern Missouri, Southern Illinois or Southwestern Kentucky where there is little to no light pollution. Our plan is to spend some time photographing the stars, particularly the band of the Milky Way that's visible here on Earth when skies are clear. [more inside]
What's your favorite Nikon-compatible macro lens? I'm completely new to macro photography (and still pretty new to photography in general, having purchased my first DSLR a little over a year ago), and I'm leaning towards the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF, largely because of the price differential between this and some of the other Nikkor macros. Anyone have any great experience with some of the makeshift macro lenses (using extension tubes, reversing rings, etc)?
What did I do to my default Camera Raw settings and, more importantly, how can I undo it? [more inside]
Where should I take photographs in Atlanta? [more inside]
Tips on taking good band photos? Best band photos ever? [more inside]
Bad Weather Photography-Filter: I'm photographing a wedding this Saturday at a beautiful estate in the country, the main venue being an ancient Tythe Barn. Lovely, but for one problem - according to the long-range forecast, we might be expecting torrential rain during the day so all the formals may need to be relocated inside a very dark building. Please, hive-mind, help a natural light photographer with some tips on shooting groups in a semi-studio set-up? [more inside]
How should I prepare myself for my first photoshoot as a pro photog? [more inside]
Need help finding image of old-school optometry billboards (like that in "The Great Gatsby). [more inside]
My dad's part time photography business is really getting going, and he wants his own website. All he needs is the front page, and I know a smattering of html and css. Is this something I can do? (long) [more inside]
Best gear for inexpensive high-speed digital video capture? [more inside]
Whence the Asian tourist habit of having themselves photographed standing stiffly in front of monuments? It's the repetitivity/automation with which it's done that never ceases to amaze me. [more inside]
Where does the story that some indigenous/aboriginal tribespeople refuse to have their photographs taken because they're afraid it will steal/eat/capture their souls come from? Is it totally apocryphal or is there something approaching a canonical primary source?
Can I save my photos? A tale of ISO confusion within. [more inside]
I am looking for hyper-realistic photographs, paintings or prints of fruits and vegetables. I'm looking for vibrant colors; even high gloss would be great. Can you point me toward the Chuck Close of produce?
Can I correct my smile posture? [more inside]
What's the best tripod for me? [more inside]
How do you socialize if you don't like to be photographed? [more inside]
Suggestions, please, for a storage/carry case for a big, heavy medium format camera system that won't cost more than the camera did. [more inside]
Any personal experiences good or bad with the Naneu Pro Alpha computer back pack? Does it have room to add a hydration bladder like the CamelBak UnBottle?
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]
I'm going to Beijing for a week in October. I would like to take some really great pictures. Where should I go? [more inside]
Who is this woman? A while ago, I saw this image on Shorpy and the woman on the right shaking hands looks very very familiar to me. Please help me track down where I've seen her image before... [more inside]
How do I get dust out of the inside of my lenses? [more inside]
How can I improve my photographs so they have a much more 'real' quality? I've taken some nice shots - not bad composure / colours etc but at best they're quite good. I'm looking to improve to amazing/wow photos...or at least as close as I can get. [more inside]
I suspect the answer is "No", but I thought I would ask anyway: Is there such a thing as a semi-pro level of insurance for digital cameras? [more inside]
Buying a used dSLR lens via craigslist: What to look for? How much to offer? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with the Canon A-1 (or other Canon A-series SLRs)? [more inside]
I just got my first batch of printed photos ever back from snapfish. I love them. Now what do I do with them? [more inside]
Does the original French version of Camera Lucida have captions beneath the photographs, or are they added in the English translation? Also, are the photographs interspersed with the text in the French edition, or are they given a page to themselves as they are in the English one?
Austin Mefites: I need to find a location not too far (say within 1/2 hour max drive time) of Austin, anywhere in the area, that looks desert-y. Sure I could drive on out to any # of places in the middle of Texas, but I don't have that much time available on the day of this particular photo shoot I'd like to do. A big, open flat & sandy area that I could have my car in if I needed to would be ideal. [more inside]
Where might I find a pair of overall shorts for men like the ones seen in Diane Arbus' Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park photograph? [more inside]
Help me choose which Canon DSLR to buy and where to buy it. [more inside]
I am an amateur photographer who has just been asked to do a wedding. I need advice on what sort of flash device/ flash techniques to use to help make the indoor shots look good! [more inside]
I will be traveling to Philadelphia in mid-July and would like to get some tips on sightseeing. The problem is that I will be training M-F 9-5pm so I'll have to do my tourist thing in the evening. Any great tips? I would like to spend most of the time taking photo's if that helps. I found the evening Segway tours - that looks fun!
A (very) amateur photographer needs help with toning photos in Photoshop. [more inside]
How to clean clogged printheads on an Epson Stylus Photo 2000p printer [more inside]
At some point in my life I would like to graduate from displaying posters on my wall to having fine art prints from the photographers themselves. I am thinking I would like a candid photograph of Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer (not in the same picture!). I assume there is a gallery to represent these photographers, but how do I start the process of finding them?
Are there any extant photographs taken from balloons during the American Civil War? [more inside]
Polaroid back for medium format camera question - how do i get a full frame shot with the polaroid back? [more inside]
What was the camera technique used in CSI last night? During some transition scenes, Las Vegas was shown in a macro/blurred process, making the entire city look more like a miniature set than the real thing. It was posted on the blue before. Please help? [more inside]
Just how "real" is the nature footage seen on the show "Planet Earth"? [more inside]
Why won't my scanned photos show up in those lcd photo frames? [more inside]
I'm looking for a photographer featured in a gallery in Breckenridge, Co. [more inside]
I'm looking for a website that I can use as a screen saver. The site should have a continuous slide show function with random and weird pictures that don't repeat for 15 minutes or so. [more inside]
Where can I buy 4x5 Polaroid Sheet Film in Rome? [more inside]
CellphoneFilter: Can you recommend a good cellphone + camera that lets you upload the photos (usb, pref) without requiring cell service? Or is this the case with all of them? [more inside]
This travel advisory from the State Department website, dated 1998, states that the use of GPS units is highly regulated in Russia and that it is risky to bring one unless it is fully documented. Now, GPS units are a lot more common today than they were in 1998. Do I really have to worry about this? I am planning a multi-country trip and I could mail myself the GPS ahead of time to my post-Russia destination if I had to. I am an amateur photographer and I use the unit to tag the location of photos I have taken.
Prospective DSLR user ISO decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms. [more inside]