Help me brainstorm daily ideas for my photo-a-day blog. I just finished Day 70, and I'd like to get more creative. [more inside]
Are there any photographers in the SF Bay Area who specialize in wacky/zany/surreal portraiture? [more inside]
At my wits end with personal ads (and photos). Sorry guys, this one is long. You've been warned. [more inside]
Six months ago, I posted about learning to take pictures of my three-month-old baby. I got some great advice and have left auto mode behind (for the most part). However, I think it might be time to move on from my trusty D40 and would love some recommendations. Or am I jumping the gun too quickly? [more inside]
I need a photography portfolio website for myself. I already maintain smugmug and flickr sites, but these are mainly used for works in progress and special projects. Not final collections. I want something that is simple, elegant and easy to manage, supporting three or four galleries with limited numbers of images and an about page. I've looked into Joomla with Joom:Gallery and it all seems too much, overkill and means I'd have to become a web gal again. Should I bite the bullet and learn Joomla or another CMS, hire a designer or is there a service that "keeps it simple" and without their own branding?
What's the best tool/theme/software to create a family photo site? [more inside]
I am trying to identify a woman from a cookbook. "The only thing I know about her is two pictures from a cookbook printed by the Maryland Seafood Marketing Authority (Department of Economic and Community Management) in the mid-1970s." [more inside]
What is a good introductory 16mm film camera for someone aspiring to shoot feature films? [more inside]
Archiving Really old photos: Your suggestions on methodology and tools? [more inside]
DIY Photo Art Question: I would like to have a photograph or image professionally printed onto canvas or good print-quality paper, about 4' x 4'. What do I need to know? [more inside]
I recently received a request to use a photo I posted on flickr for the cover of an album of 'library music'. The person asking for permission stated that he's "...working on an independent production music album...." What are such collections?
What is an easy solution for someone who takes a lot of photos and would like to print all of them--or create a printed photo book--WITHOUT putting a lot of effort into it? [more inside]
Canon 60d or Nikon d90 for concert photography? [more inside]
is there an "official" name for those wonderful goofy pieces of plastic/wood with the faces cut out which you stand behind and put your face in the hole and then you look like a crazy moose or a milkmaid or a bikini babe and you get your picture taken and it's hi-larious? [more inside]
What tripod should I get for 95% document photography (think DIY book scanner) and 5% optional outdoor photography of wildlife and buildings? [more inside]
I have a couple hundred thousand digital photos. I have a bunch of duplicate images from overlapping backups. I have inconsistent naming and folder schemes. I have edited and cropped versions of the same image. I need some software to help me clean and sort my images. [more inside]
I want to take a photography course in London that will show me how to use my DSLR properly. Where should I go? [more inside]
I'm a geek. I admit it. Help me achieve super-geekdom by finding a photo of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak that I can hang on my office wall. [more inside]
I'm going to be participating in my first Artomatic this year! Yay! I'm in the second group for site selection! Yay! Um...now what? [more inside]
What's the best micro 4/3 (or similar format) camera for my needs on the market right now (or soon-to-be-released)? [more inside]
I'm looking for more online galleries in the visual design style of Pinterest and Saatchi Online. [more inside]
I used Canon point-and-shoot cameras before my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80, which just broke down. I'm interested in getting a new DSLR camera. [more inside]
I'm going to be in the Bay Area in early May and whilst I'm there I'm going to be shooting presskit photos of some local musicians. I'm looking for locations in which to shoot a Metal band; can the hive mind help me find some? Difficultly level: No brick walls or rail tracks; motorised transport is not guaranteed; budget is exceedingly small [more inside]
This image identified as "Buddha at Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery" has been making the Tumblr rounds, but I can't find any corroborating info. Photoshopped? Wrong attribution? My poor Googling skills? [more inside]
How do I print gps data pulled from EXIF data on a series of photos? I have about 65 photos that have GPS location data as part of the EXIF data. I'd like to a) print that data on the photo (like some cameras used to datestamp images) and b) print a map showing where the photos were taken. [more inside]
Where can I find a tripod for my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
A model friend of mine is due to work with a photographer about whom I've heard unsavoury (sexual harassment of models-related) rumours. She's an experienced pro model so would likely not take that kind of crap, but I wonder whether I should pass on my information to her (it is at best second hand), or whether I should just keep my mouth shut (for fear of spreading vicious rumours that might be unfounded). FWIW (not much) I have met, and don't particularly like, the photographer in question. Any advice?
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]
You're hiring interns and one of your qualifications is for them to be "proficient in Photoshop". What do you expect them to know? [more inside]
I have a Nikon D50. I am looking for an upgrade and am having a hard time choosing between D5100 and D7000. Would love to have your recommendation. Details inside. [more inside]
I remember seeing this amazing picture gallery of some guy's travels with his small plane via some link aggregating site/blog a few years ago, but can't find it now. The guy had landed his plane in all sorts of amazing landscapes (mostly in North America, I think), and taken pictures. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
Tell me about your favorite reasonably priced portfolio brand. [more inside]
What is the best method/practice for metadata in digital photos (scanned slides, photos, etc)? [more inside]
What're your favorite photography blogs, forums, and magazines that focus on the craft and practice?
What're your favorite photography blogs, forums, and magazines that focus on the craft and practice? [more inside]
When you go out, how do you know when to use your cheaper point and shoot instead of the more expensive dslr? [more inside]
Travelling through California to Las Vegas, and I want to know how to take the best possible pictures with the camera equipment I have. [more inside]
I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
I want to find a coffee shop in the Boston area where I could stage a particular photograph. [more inside]
Recent photography post featuring a huge tree growing through an old Citroën? [more inside]
Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
What physical traits make a person photogenic? [more inside]
Timelapse ideas for planetarium? [more inside]
Relatively new Canon dSLR owner planning a trip to some Really Beautiful Places. Looking to invest in a lens that will help me take some amazing shots while I'm there as well as on future adventures. [more inside]
What are your favorite apps, tips, and techniques for getting the most out of photography with your iPhone? Difficulty: I'm a proficient SLR user looking for something new creatively. [more inside]
I need to get some prints done at a fairly large size. The final output will be maximum 3 feet by 2 feet. I've never done prints this size but everything I've read has said that the 5D MkII can produce that size just fine. What I'm unsure of is how to set my file up in Photoshop. The largest prints I've done in the past is 18x12 which is more or less the camera's largest output at 300dpi (which is plenty sharp). For larger prints (like the ones I want to do) what resolution should I be using? 72? 150?
I used to take pictures a ton, but I'm working all the time now. I want to try and go out and shoot photos during my lunch break & after work (near Montgomery St. Station). I'm looking for suggestions of good photogenic or interesting places in San Francisco to go that would help me jumpstart my old hobby. [more inside]
I've inherited my father's 1967 rangefinder camera. The metering doesn't work anymore. Help me take pictures with it again. [more inside]
Helping a friend try to find funding for a photo project involving LGBT refugees. She's located in the New York area. Does anyone know of any funders we should be applying for grants from?