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Adobe Lightroom workflow on a laptop

How do I work with Adobe Lightroom, massive amounts of images, a modest laptop, and a simple backup scheme? [more inside]
posted by klinefelter on Oct 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Tell me what to draw and I'll draw it

I like drawing and photography, but I have trouble just sitting down and doing it. I enjoy art classes where I'm given parameters for assignments-- is there anywhere online that I can find drawing or photography exercises? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Sep 24, 2012 - 8 answers

How to learn photography and painting

I'd like some guidance on learning how to paint, and learning how to take photographs. [more inside]
posted by sciurine on Sep 23, 2012 - 19 answers

What are the most interestingly designed books?

What are the most innovatively designed books currently in print? Do you know of one that has a particularly interesting layout, perhaps using typography, photos, drawings, or layout in an unusual way? If so, what makes it so great? I am interested in learning about some fun new examples of design.
posted by mortaddams on Sep 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Spirit Photography Techniques

Do we know how William Mumler created his images? If not, what are the most popular theories today, and what do we know about other spirit photographers?
posted by naturalog on Sep 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Can I sell my photos of people?

Can I sell photos I took of people on the street who didn't know they were being photographed? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Sep 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Where can I sell event photos from marketing conferences & summits?

Where can I sell event photos from marketing summits? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Sep 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Which cameras do war photographers use?

What sort of cameras and gear do embedded journalists and war photographers use these days? Which cameras can handle the abuse required? How do they deal with problems like power, memory, and multiple lenses? Any information would be greatly appreciated; thanks, MeFi!
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 7, 2012 - 14 answers

What do I need for indoor Macro photography that I don't already have?

Help me find the basics for indoor macro photography. I have a DSLR and Macro lens. I need cheap lighting and a set. Preferably small or easily storable when not in use. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Sep 6, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I transfer a specific album from my iPad to my PC?

Trying to transfer a single photo album from my iPad to my Win7 PC. Why is this so freaking difficult? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Aug 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400?

Photographers & photo enthusiasts: Can I find a good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Aug 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Make me a super-photographer

Please suggest a Canon lens for a trip to Yellowstone. Long story. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Aug 23, 2012 - 20 answers

Photo projects to iPad

Replacement for Pixelsync? [more inside]
posted by Cuspidx on Aug 21, 2012 - 0 answers

Need recommendations for brands of lens filters

Photographers: Please recommend good, relatively inexpensive clear and polarized lens filters. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Aug 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Mars related art photography

Help me find a photograph from the seventies or eighties of a space-suit-clad person climbing a martian mountain. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

iOS Developers! Take My Money! Photo App Neede!

I'm a very happy owner of a new iPad. I also have the cheap, Chinese knockoff equivalents of the Apple Camera Connection Kit (1 for CF cards, another for SDHC and variants). They work great and cost me next to nothing. I shoot raw and fine quality jpeg pictures. How can I transfer only my jpegs to the iPad without tranferring the raw files (in this case .NEF at the same time? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Aug 16, 2012 - 0 answers

Stick with Flickr Pro or go with ????

It's time to renew my Flickr Pro account and I'm hesitating. Should I stick with Flickr or not? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Aug 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Flickr, Smugmug or a WordPress plug-in? Snowflake details within.

I have a website for a book, to which I would like to add photo galleries. The site is built using WordPress and is on an external host (i.e. not WordPress). There would be fewer than 200 photos, with captions, and each would be 1–3 MB in size. [more inside]
posted by quidividi on Aug 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Need recommendation for a lightweight photo editor

Lightweight Photoshop/Picasa alternatives? Main need is photo filters/effects. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Color accuracy in photos?

Why can’t I get accurate color in my flower photos, especially blues and purples? Are there adjustments I can make to my Nikon Coolpix L18 to improve color accuracy? I’ve tried a lot of combinations already but haven’t hit on the solution. If you don’t have a fix for the Coolpix, can you recommend a particular camera that’s above average for color accuracy?
posted by sevenstars on Aug 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Photo settings for sport ...

I have a entry level/basic Canon DSLR, can anyone advise on what settings/technique I need in order to take a similar picture as that contained within this link (cyclists with blurred background)? Thanks in advance
posted by woodenfloored on Aug 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Does Facebook publish photo upload statistics?

Does Facebook publish statistics? I'm specifically interested in statistics about photo uploads and camera metadata / popularity. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Help using a digital camera

Help me determine which settings I should use on a digital camera to photograph buildings. [more inside]
posted by mlis on Jul 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Who is this photographer?

Help me remember a photographer's name. He photographed his mother's neat and tidy and everything-in-its-place kitchen cabinets and paired them with abusive quotes from his father as he slid further into dementia. I saw his photos in a slide show among other photographers and googling "photographer kitchen cabinets abusive quote" just isn't getting me very far. He may have printed a book.
posted by rhapsodie on Jul 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Karen _______, age 13

Illegible-filter: what's the name written on the back of this photograph? All I can make out is "Karen _______, age 13."
posted by hermitosis on Jul 29, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me use my DSLR to shoot auto races

I am a rank beginner at photography. Last night I took my DSLR to an auto race and most of my pictures turned out blurry or under/overexposed or otherwise sucky. Occasionally I got lucky. What am I most likely doing wrong, and how can I get better at shooting cars in motion? I'd appreciate your tips or links to online tutorials. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 29, 2012 - 19 answers

Looking for insights on the business of photography.

UI designer wanting to turn into UI designer/photographer is looking for insights on the business of photography. [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Jul 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Need to sell some redundant photog gear in order to gain needed gear.

Photography Filter: Help me prioritize unused gear before selling it. [more inside]
posted by MansRiot on Jul 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Help with rapidly deteriorating photo of recently deceased grandpa?

Can someone tell me how to go about saving/restoring this beloved photo of my grandfather? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Help Me Choose the Right Blogging Software

I need help choosing blogging software that is affordable, not overly complex but still feature-rich for an image-heavy site that will feature blog posts and encourage community interaction. I have a domain and am planning to start a business that my site will support. I will be building and posting using OS X and iOS. I used to use iWeb. I didn't love it, but it made adding and manipulating media (photos, video, audio) easy, and it wasn't difficult to tweak existing themes to make them uniquely my own. I loved the WYSIWYG interface, but haven't seen any other blogging software like this. I'm quite adventurous regarding technology, so the more plug-ins or widgets to choose among, the better. I may eventually have a podcast, allow call-in comments, etc. I do not have a lot of money to put into the blog right now, but will invest more down the line. I need to start out affordably using a platform that will grow with me. There are so many choices out there that I am simply stuck. Please help me narrow my choices!
posted by Piscean on Jul 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Does this Vietnamese caption contain an attribution?

Can anyone who reads Vietnamese make out the caption below this photograph? (Warning: gory and/or potentially NSFW war photograph). I'm specifically interested in whether any of the information in the caption could lead to a potential attribution.
posted by Dr. Send on Jul 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for photo credits for the bing dynamic wallpaper theme

I use the bing dynamic wallpaper for windows 7 and I can't find out any info on the pics. I have searched extensively and haven't found any site that indexes them or credits the authors etc. All I've found is a way to review the daily bing background on the homepage, but that only goes back 1 week. [more inside]
posted by 1Ronnie1 on Jul 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures?

Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Aperture vs. Shutter Priority

Under what lighting and landscape conditions are aperture priority vs. shutter priority more appropriate for capturing motion in water? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me choose a camera!

I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

What's the best (easiest/cheapest/most realistic) way to turn an over-exposed sky more blue in my digital photographs?

What's the best (easiest/cheapest/most realistic) way to turn an over-exposed sky blue in my digital photographs? I know it's possible to use Photoshop to do this, but I don't own that software, and I'd rather not buy it if there's a cheaper, easier way to do this. I do use iPhoto, but I couldn't find a way to do it with that. Importantly - I'm hoping to find a solution that makes this easy enough to do for LOTs of photos. I would consider something like Aperture or Lightroom if that's a good option. [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jun 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Multimedia school?

Are there any universities/colleges/institutes that have an all-in-one program for video, photography, print and web design? My online searches have come up fruitless as most programs seem to be separated out. Location doesn't matter, nor does degree/diploma/certificate received. At the end of it I want to be able to shoot, light, edit, etc video and photos and understand and apply colour theory, typography, page layout, etc for print and web designs.
posted by n-clue on Jun 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Is there a wide-angle zoom lens equivalent to the 50mm lens?

I need an all-around wide angle or zoom lens that's of good quality. I'm already really happy with my f/1.8 50mm, what's the zoom/wide angle lens equivalent of the 50mm? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Jun 20, 2012 - 12 answers

this seems too good to be true

Can you tell me if the camera packages at this discount online storefront are good value for money? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Jun 19, 2012 - 10 answers

We want beautiful pictures of our family without the tense smiles and the glassy eyes! How?

We would like to stop taking "say cheese!!!" pictures of our family, but we get uncomfortable when we're trying to do candids. How do they work? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jun 18, 2012 - 22 answers

One-off photo retouching service?

I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 18, 2012 - 5 answers

What software should I use to turn pictures into movie clips?

What software should I use to turn pictures into movie clips? I have a GoPro camera set to take pictures at a set interval and would like recommendations on free/cheap software to use to make them into a time lapse video using a Windows netbook. [more inside]
posted by BlooPen on Jun 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Making more of my kinda weird hobby?

I like taking pictures of moths. Is there any way I can refine my hobby or challenge myself? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Should we use a pro photographer for our wedding, and why? How could we cut costs?

Should we use a professional photographer for our wedding? Is it worth it, and why? If so, how could we cut costs? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jun 9, 2012 - 73 answers

Great old lenses on Canon EOS mount?

John Carey uses an old Olympus 55mm 1.8 lens on his Canon 5D with beautiful results. Which other similar old lenses have you found great on a Canon EOS mount?
posted by jgwong on Jun 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Moving away from DSLR Camera - Looking for a smaller/lighter alternative.

Hello Mefi! My mother currently owns a Canon Rebel XSI with the default 18-55 lens. It has served her extremely well while shooting typical mom material. I typically leave the camera in P mode with a few good "auto" options and she goes to town with it. [more inside]
posted by Highest_Of_Fives on Jun 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Suggest a photography-related or cat-related or photography-and-cats-related gift.

Gift. The theme? Cats or photography or both. [more inside]
posted by Mercaptan on Jun 5, 2012 - 5 answers

A DSLR that shoots good video

My wife and I would like to get a digital camera, probably a DSLR, that will take good video as well as stills. We will be using it to shoot pictures of a baby...ok, our baby. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jun 4, 2012 - 23 answers

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away

Would it be feasible to restart Kodachrome film production and developing services on a small scale, in the way that The Impossible Project has restarted small scale production of instant film for Polaroid cameras? By feasible, I mean doing it at a scale that would make enough profit to keep one or two people employed to do the work.
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jun 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Photos in the dark?

How do I photograph my sleeping children, in a dark room, without waking them up? [more inside]
posted by Joh on May 30, 2012 - 14 answers

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