How extensively are professional modeling photos retouched (i.e., those in Vogue and similar publications)? I've heard that this is a common practice, but I'm curious as to how much the photos are altered from the original image. Was this possible before the advent of Photoshop?
PhotoFilter: How do I light and photograph furniture for retail use? [more inside]
How can I automate a series of photographs using two digital cameras and a set of lights? [more inside]
trying to get access to old industrial sites, ruins, etc for photo projects ... know any chicago-area realtors, construction crews, security guards, etc? [more inside]
Which one should I use for my photo workflow? Aperture or Adobe Lightroom Photoshop? [more inside]
Help me think of easy-to-make props for my photography project... or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Turn-of-the-Century European Society. [more inside]
My two siblings and I want to have a nice photo portrait done as a gift to our grandparents. I'm assuming that mall studios will produce tacky photos but I don't know what to look for in an alternative. I also don't know how to prepare for the portrait. I'm looking to have this done near either Cambridge, MA or Providence, RI. Any suggestions?
How can I improve the quality of my digital photos without upgrading my camera? [more inside]
So, a 14 year old wants to become a press photographer in the UK. What next? A lot [more inside]
I need help learning the rules of composition for photography or fine art. What makes a good photograph? What makes a bad photograph? [more inside]
Pinhole Camera Filter. [more inside]
Interesting ideas for a photography project? [more inside]
I think I am ready to begin the transition into trying to put my photography in galleries. My main question is what are the steps that artists go through to gain exposure for their work? I understand that in the case of great artists the work usually stands on its own but I also believe that it got there not on the material items merits but due the efforts of the artist to gain exposure for their work. [more inside]
Help! B&H Photo discontinued the Canon 20d (body only) right before I was going to buy it. [more inside]
I'd like to have a nice formal picture of me for inclusion in my Christmas cards. Can anyone recommend a good Toronto-area photographer? "Good" in this instance means both "technically skilled if not possessed of wizard-like abilities" and "charges reasonable prices" as I am a) vain, b) plain, and c) cheap. Email me with contact info if you don't care to share the person's identity with the world. Thanks!
How much should I charge for the use of one of my photographs in a tv documentary? The picture in question features a specific person who I photographed in a public setting. [more inside]
How to have an Ubuntu machine display a slideshow of the Flickr 'Interestingness' photos for that day?
How to have an Ubuntu machine display a slideshow of the Flickr 'Interestingness' photos for that day? [more inside]
Photofilter: in a college history of photography class I remember seeing some slides from a color photographer who took pictures of lonely-looking people in hotel rooms. One in particular was a man, fully clothed, sitting on the edge of a bed in what was obviously a mid-price motel room. There was a sort of pale green cast to the shot. Anybody know who the photographer is?
i'm using adobe bridge as my image browser as opposed to photo mechanic and iview, etc. i need to very meticuously organize a large amount of photos (10gigs) with many keywords, etc. problem is that i use a canon 30d and when i open the raw (CR2) images in bridge the jpeg preview does not come up. just the standard CR2 icon. i've tried downloading all the latest updates and still have no luck. any suggestions?
Help identifying a specific photographer who photographs libraries? I think she's female and may be German. I do have one of her photos... [more inside]
Seeking the website of a Japanese photographer. [more inside]
How much is a press shot for a musician worth? [more inside]
Best place to get prints made from digital sources in Vancouver? [more inside]
I'm wondering if there exists a camera which offers a polaroid-like process but in a letterbox format, instead of the traditional portrait polaroid shape. So, a sort of panoramic polaroid camera. Anyone heard of such a thing?
Best digital camera to use in archives? [more inside]
I'm looking for opinions on the Canon 17-40mm f/4 L series lens. [more inside]
I'm curious about OLD historical photos that are in color and have such accurate color rendition that they look like they could have been taken in the past few years. [more inside]
What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing? [more inside]
I'm looking for a place, preferably in New Jersey or surrounding (Philly, NYC count), where a quite lovely young woman can get 40's and 50's style pinup photos done. Both dressed and not-so. Any guidance?
I need to create many, many QTVR object files (NOT panoramas). What software can I use to turn a collection of images into a rotatable object? Theres a little... [more inside]
What does this statement mean, "Life is 18% grey."? [more inside]
I have two rolls of exposed, undeveloped super 8mm film in my freezer right now. I want to have processing and a digital transfer done. I've done a bunch of research online, yet I can't seem to find a place that I would feel comfortable sending my film to that isn't astronomically expensive. Where can I have this done? Bonus if its in or somewhat near Chicago.
Would black-and-white negative film still be good if it were stored in a refrigerator for over 3 years? What about printing paper? [more inside]
i want to buy a used digital camera online for really cheap. what are the best cameras of yesteryear (say, 3 or 4MP) that can be had for a paltry sum on ebay or other online places? [more inside]
Budget first-lens wide-angle options for a Canon 350D purchase? I'm looking at buying the latter, and want to find the most bang for few bucks on the former. [more inside]
My Canon Powershot S60 has bitten the dust and Canon don't make the "S" series any more. What should I replace it with? [more inside]
I am a photographer in the San Diego area. I would like to submit my work to book publishers, magazines etc...in order to generate some income and get more of my photographs out into the world. I have no idea how to go about this however. I am also looking for a steady job that somehow incorporates photography and art and travel. I feel stuck and broke.
I just bought some disposable Fuji Quicksnap disposable cameras with 1000 speed film and flash. Had no idea you could get disposable cameras with 1000 speed film. Am taking some on vacation with me in addition to my digital camera. What kinds of situations would you use this camera for or shots would you try to take? I will be going up the coast. Thank you everyone.
Ok , i need to get photoshop cs2 running again..... [more inside]
Help me to be a better photo editor. [more inside]
Will a Vivitar 100-400 f4.5-6.7 autofocus zoom lens (originally for a Minolta 505si) fit on any digital cameras? [more inside]
When/how did 'blurry porn' photography of food become the norm? [more inside]
Which used dSLR should I buy, being cost-conscious, and not invested in a particular brand? [more inside]
im looking at doing a presentation of pictures in a kind of consecutive order , with some music - what kind of freeware program am i needing to use for it ? [more inside]
I don't remember where I saw it, but a week or two ago there was an pretty cool movie that was made by a gal who used no video but combined hundreds of digital photos (stills) made with her (still) digital camera. [more inside]
how do i price a digital photography job for a website? [more inside]
Any worthwhile online photography courses available? [more inside]
William Eggleston, man I love this guy. I've been to a couple of exhibitions of his work in London and thought they were great. His use of colour in documenting the South is astonishing. Where can I buy posters of his work? [more inside]
ProFilter: Like some other people, I've started getting solicited to do some photography for actual money, and I need to locate some current pricing resources. Yes, yes, there's [more inside]