When did people start smiling for photographs? What is the oldest extant photograph of someone smiling (whether for the camera or incidentally)?
posted by pracowity
on Aug 27, 2005 -
Family Photo Project - I'm working on a "How to" for a project to turn my family's entire photo history into a easily searchable, sortable, and archived digital collection. I would like some insight on my plan. [more inside]
posted by Mroz
on Aug 23, 2005 -
I just received an email from someone at an energy management company who is preparing a document for the U.S. Department of Energy. They found three of my photos from the NYC August 2003 blackout
on the web and are offering to purchase the rights for using them in this report. I can provide high-resolution photos to them, but have no idea how to estimate how much to charge them per photo. As an amateur photographer, how do you assign values to your photos for re-use?
posted by camworld
on Aug 17, 2005 -
I've started into my first serious foray into amateur photography. The only fully-manual camera I could get my hands on for free is 35mm, so I'm now confronted with a problem that I haven't really ever dealt with before: where to get it developed. I want digital scans of most of my photos, for easy storage and Flickring, and there are a number of corollary requirements as well. [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on Jul 15, 2005 -
I want to take some photos of locals around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). I have two questions: One, is there anything I should know about taking pictures of people like this? I want to be as uninvasive and polite as possible, but I don't want to be a big dumb American screaming "HAY GUYS CAN I TAKE YOUR PHOTO?!" and acting like they're animals in a zoo. Two is a technical question about my Canon Powershot A35... [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Jul 12, 2005 -
On flickr, why isn't there a method or hack to upload pictures WITH TAGS & DESCRIPTIONS from Adobe Elements Photo Album, or any other Windows based album software.
I'm not a programer, but it seems that the web savy community has come up with a solution to a new problem every day, why not this one?
Won't this be a useful solution?
posted by Mroz
on Jul 3, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a service that will scan all of your photographs for you? (And maybe put them back in your family album nicely?)
posted by k8t
on Jul 2, 2005 -
I recently inherited a pretty decent digital camera, and want to learn how to become a better digital photographer. What would you recommend, resources wise, for learning how to take better photos? [more inside]
posted by sperare
on Jul 1, 2005 -
For a design job, I need images of standard playing cards: both the faces and the backs. These will be for commercial sites (not personal use), so I need images that I can use legally (I can't credit the photographer). I prefer free, but will pay if I must. Vector is fine if it looks real. So is raster. On stock sites, I keep finding cards, but they are always shot from odd angles or are partially obscured. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I'm in the process of sorting through some digital photos that are about a year or so old. I'd like to sort them in folders by date (year, month) as I do now. The trouble is, when I "Show Info" the "Date Created" field is blank. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by btwillig
on Jun 14, 2005 -
I'm thinking of some artist who put together graphic renderings (orthogonal?) of various famous news photos -- the King assassination, the Buddhist monk immolating himself in Saigon, the beating of Reginald Denny -- and made them look like stills from computer games. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Shanachie
on Apr 28, 2005 -
I'm going to be in Las Vegas this weekend with friends. Coincidentally, the new ultra-luxe Wynn casino and hotel is also opening there this weekend. The mainstream media has been "prohibited" from publishing photos
of its super-secret interior until at least a week after
the next issue of "Vanity Fair" hits the stands May 4th, since VF got some sort of exclusive deal
with Wynn. But ordinary Vegas tourists--and, presumably, our cameras--will be allowed in starting this weekend. If I take and upload photos of the hotel's interior to my blog or to a site like ourmedia.org while I'm in Vegas, the photos will beat VF by several days and the mainstream media by almost two weeks. If I license the photos under a non-commercial Creative Commons license and won't be profiting from them, would/could I get sued for breaking the media embargo?
posted by Asparagirl
on Apr 25, 2005 -
I'm interested in being a picture researcher and have done a fair bit of investigation into the career and what it entails. Does anyone work in the field? It would be great to hear any tips about highs and lows of the job, and ways to make myself stand out from the pack when looking for work.
posted by different
on Apr 5, 2005 -
I have set my screensaver to play "My Pictures Slideshow" and notice that some pictures appear much more frequently than others. I have noticed this with other programs as well. Is there a process or formula the processor uses in these cases. Is random really random?
posted by terrier319
on Mar 16, 2005 -
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in the modern art/photography section there's a photo (from 1997 or thereabouts) of a man standing in a hotel room in a rainy day. It's a huge print, probably 5'x4', and is lit from behind. It's not on the Met's website. Does anyone know the name of the photo/photographer?
posted by incomple
on Mar 11, 2005 -
I am about to set up a Flickr account. Is there anything I need to know before doing this... tips, tricks, or whatever would be very helpful.
posted by bamassippi
on Mar 7, 2005 -
I'm an amateur photographer, but I'd like to see if I could sell it to someone, somewhere. If not that, maybe enter it in online or local photography contests. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker
on Mar 4, 2005 -
I need some good song suggestions for music to accompany a slideshow of a child growing up. [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Mar 2, 2005 -
Is there a Creative Commons license that would allow me to sell prints of other people photos on Flickr? [more inside]
posted by rschroed
on Feb 25, 2005 -
Any reccomendations for a good photography/arts magazine that has more than just drool over the latest lenses followed by 100 pages of ads? [more inside]
posted by thedevildancedlightly
on Feb 22, 2005 -
Digital fullfilment/Photography Question:
My sister's wedding had a large number of photographs taken by their friend who's a professional photographer, on his high end nikon Digital. He gave them the photos as a wedding gift, and they want people to be able to order prints on demand online.
however, they wanted to see if it were possible to tack on a small fee per photo and have the profit go to their friend.
1. What are some good print on demand sites (ofoto, etc?)
2. Do any of them allow this kind of thing?
Thanks in advance.
posted by eljuanbobo
on Jan 30, 2005 -
What are the best camera settings to use when taking pictures at a concert in a small club? Mine always come out really blurry. Canon S45 digital camera, if that helps any (4mp).
posted by adampsyche
on Jan 25, 2005 -
Typepad photo galleries: how do you get your photos to appear in the desired order? I don't always want them ordered by date taken or date uploaded, but there aren't any other options. I end up having to make fake dates for them all. Until that glorious day when Typepad implements a drag-and-drop ordering system, any suggestions?
posted by schoolgirl report
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I have a boatload of 35mm and ASP photos that I'd like to digitize. The options I've found are either expensive or insanely tedious... [M.I.] [more inside]
posted by Tubes
on Jan 14, 2005 -
Did anyone ever figure out what was behind the photos of various Bush administration appointees, with Bush in the background, out of focus, giving the exact same smirk in each one? I saw another one in a story a few days ago and could hardly believe my eyes.
posted by ism
on Jan 13, 2005 -
I'm thinking about getting a negative scanner, but don't know what I should be looking for (more inside). [more inside]
posted by MarkAnd
on Dec 18, 2004 -
I need help finding a good photo management tool for OS X to use at work. iPhoto can't hold enough photos and I haven't found much else that is similar. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by capndesign
on Dec 10, 2004 -
I work in the design department of a small weekly newspaper and we need some good royalty free photography. [MI] [more inside]
posted by maniactown
on Nov 30, 2004 -
Your favorite searchable free photo archive?
posted by mecran01
on Nov 17, 2004 -
Are there any photos of Yasser Arafat without his keffiyeh or any other head covering?
posted by brownpau
on Nov 11, 2004 -
Are there any special protocols concerning the use of photos/portraits of the POTUS? I'm asking because I'm curious as to why all the Presidents up to Bush I here
used a painting while Clinton and W. Bush used photos. Is there a set number of years before a President should get a portrait?
posted by phyrewerx
on Oct 16, 2004 -
Hey, check out all these crazy digital pics I took at my sister's wedding last night! Wait... wtf? Where'd they go? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Witty
on Oct 3, 2004 -
How useful / rewarding are you finding Flickr? Is it worth it for me to spend time uploading and tagging photos, and to bug my friends to join? It looks very cool and like a social network that's actually good for something: it also looks like kind of a lot of work, especially since I can't keep all my photos there or print pictures from Flickr.
My love of cool web apps says "yea," while my schedule says "nay." What say ye? [more inside]
posted by josh
on Sep 12, 2004 -
i've got a client that is doing private investiations of insurance fraud cases, and has been writing up reports in MS Word and embedding photos of the casework into those .doc files. the problem is that he needs to email these files to his clients so they can be proofread and modified (i had suggested .PDF files until i realized the clients needed to be able to modify the reports). Unfortunately, these .doc files with images embeded end up roughly 15 MB in size each, and become too large to email. they're not technically astute enough to resize the images to be smaller, however .PDF files nicely package that same 15 MB .doc file into a 250 KB .pdf file. do any of you have any ideas of a common document format that i can recommend to them that will take care of the image size for them?
posted by quadrinary
on Sep 2, 2004 -
Does anyone know of any good sites that show how to make digital photos look as though they were shot in the 50s/60s specifically the color balance you see on pics taken from yesteryear. [more inside]
posted by zeoslap
on Aug 18, 2004 -
Metamoving. If you're of a slightly artistic bent and have boxes of books, photos, artwork, etc. many of which don't seem to have as much relevance as they did ten years ago, how do you decide what to keep and what to throw away?
posted by jeremias
on Aug 18, 2004 -
Does anyone have any suggestions for an all-in-one photo editing/FTP/weblogging software? I know how to do all the steps manually, but am having a very hard time teaching her how to do it all. Wanted features - photo cropping, auto levels, thumbnail creation, ftp, and hopefully some sort of utility to generate weblog posts with image url and popup code. Does that make sense?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jul 28, 2004 -
does anyone know of any sites which host photo collections from peoples mobiles/cellphones ?
posted by sgt.serenity
on Jul 8, 2004 -
I'm moving into a new apartment, and I have about three dozen pictures, posters, and prints that I'd like to frame. Has anybody discovered an inexpensive way to frame pictures? Is it possible to frame them yourself, by, say, getting glass cut at the hardware store? The last picture I got framed cost nearly $90, which was way too expensive.
posted by josh
on Jun 25, 2004 -
I am trying to photograph several hundred pieces of color and grayscale artwork. I will be using a digital camera. Any pointers or resources that I can look to?
posted by the biscuit man
on Jun 14, 2004 -
San Francisco Metafiltereans: I am looking for recommendations as to particular structures/buildings of importance in terms of modern/modernist architecture & design. I'm trying to put together a good-sized photo essay of under-appreciated or little-known modern sites and structures in the bay area for mocosanfrancisco.com
, which I'm nominally editor of now, and if anyone could suggest places off the beaten path I'd be immensely appreciative. [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Jun 10, 2004 -
I just acquired an old Minolta 16
along with two rolls of B&W film. The film was in a sealed container with the expiration date marked May '78. Do I have any chance of getting workable pictures out of this thing? And is there something (longer exposure, or shorter?) one can do to compensate for expired film?
posted by Aaorn
on May 20, 2004 -