I really love the Flickr "ID Please" group, which I originally found here. Are there other services/communities online that allow you to submit a photo (or other media item) for discussion/identification by experts? This particular group tends to focus on identifying types of flora/fauna. [more inside]
I'm looking for your favorite blogs about things to do in or around the twin cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) or in Minnesota in general. [more inside]
Wasting my mefi question on facebook....but it's driving me crazy!! [more inside]
I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
What are your favourite photographer's tricks that an amateur could use to create stunning photos on a hobbyist budget? [more inside]
What's a good application for organizing photos on a Mac? [more inside]
Where can I find a photo/art "alphabet" of found objects, science/nature stuff, or anything just really cool? Kind of like the Butterfly Alphabet, but either public domain or usable with attribution? [more inside]
I have photos from two consecutive years, in which my brother was 6 mos - 18 mos. I can group the photos somewhat by clothing or activity - but can I separate them into the two years at all reliably? I know nothing about child development, and can't tell myself from looking at the faces. [more inside]
What's the best online picture gallery you have come across? Priority is the user-interface ( ease of navigation ) than the quality of the pictures themselves. [more inside]
I love to take photos when I'm on vacation, but how can I identify all the things I've photographed when I get back? Is there any sort of online community for this? [more inside]
Seeking software for scanning old paper photos into digital format. I'm hoping to find something that will automatically crop to borders of the photo so I don't need to manually crop every one in Photoshop. Bonus points if it will automatically resize all the scanned images into a specific resolution size. [more inside]
Is there a way to date photos by using the photo paper branding or the printed serial numbers on the back? [more inside]
What's the best way to share short posts, videos and photos of our new baby with our families and friends who live an ocean away? [more inside]
Blogger running out of hard drive space trying to keep it simple and free... [more inside]
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
Is there a way to batch download pictures from my Flickr account? How reliable is Flickr as a resource for saving photos? [more inside]
My dad has many boxes of the photographs he took during college 30 years ago. After completing my freshman year, I have equally as many digital pictures saved on my computer. While I would love to make 1500 prints, that isn't very plausible. What's the best way to preserve these pictures and make them easily accessible and viewable in the future? (I might be able to choose 200 or so to make the most accessible and viewable.)
I just got a kodak ZD 710 with manual controls. How do I shoot bokeh balls with it? [more inside]
Help me find where this photo was taken. Favour for a friend. [more inside]
How can I get the wedding photos from one of my wedding photographers? My wedding was in Oct 2007. [more inside]
My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
When I burn pictures to a CD on my mac, why does it always burn the uncorrected ones? [more inside]
I'm looking for photo progressions of people putting on significant amounts of muscle--preferably of those who started out skinny. [more inside]
I want to know how to remember my future travels better. I look back at some old travel pictures and think it was all a dream. What do YOU do? [more inside]
Is there any service that searches across Getty, Corbis, Alamy, and other major professional editorial photo resources? [more inside]
I backed up all of my iPhoto library onto my iPod (by using the iPod as a hard drive) in anticipation of a Mac hospital system reinstallation. I retrieved my music files just fine and loaded them back into iTunes, but the saved iPhoto library on the iPod won't open and won't let me import it into iPhoto. [more inside]
Where can I find large-ish (500px by 500px+) images of cats with hard-hats, construction equipment, or other buildering/fix-ish things? [more inside]
how can i backup a flickr account under linux? [more inside]
What are some ways to share a photo slideshow with music with friends? I used Comcast's photoshow but they are discontinuing it. I created a show with Photostudio Expressions already. [more inside]
Nonlamephotopraphyfilter: What are some websites, books, and/or magazines that have some neat photos? [more inside]
Legal boffins! I paid a photographer a few hundred pounds to shoot some of my sculptures. No contracts were exchanged, and no agreements were made about where the photos would be used. Now a magzine would like to use these photos in a forthcoming issue! Awesome. But the photographer says I don't have a license to allow a third-party to publish these. Is he right? Do I own the photos or does he? I don't have the pieces any more so can't get another set of photos made... Am I screwed? Thanks guys :) PS: I'm in the UK if that makes a difference...
Can somebody help me identify this ancient lab equipment? I'm doing some research and have posted two photos to my flickr account, here and here. (PS, I know what the typewriter is!) Thanks!
Can I show All Rights Reserved flickr pictures on my blog if they aren't mine? [more inside]
I'm looking for the grossest/most painful pictures on the internet. [more inside]
I have a website which features many photos. Today, a researcher of a documentary wrote me asking if it would be possible to use the pictures in the film in exchange for compensation. [more inside]
I'm taking lots of photos for my community theater group, and I want to post them online for cast members to view and download. What's the best way to do that? [more inside]
Please describe your process for getting photos off your digital camera and into some kind of storage. [more inside]
I have thousands of photographs of the insides of closets, refrigerators, cabinets, medicine chests, etc., all of which have a decent amount of demographic data attached to each photo. It sure seems like this data would be useful to some product research firm, or manufacturer, or product developer. Is it? Do any of those companies ever buy datasets like this?
Does anyone know the origin or a way to determine the origin and individuals in this Holocaust-era photograph? [more inside]
No, I'm not kidding. I want to know how or where to get a photo like this (smaller size here, scroll down to the couple in the glass.) But with me in it. [more inside]
I have a website and blog I created with iweb on my mac. However, I cannot figure out how to put pictures in my blog posts- besides the one that there is already a spot for. So far I have added pictures by putting them on the actual page, behind the text box, but then they aren't visible in the RSS feed. How do I do this?
Where can I find lots of historical media? I'm looking for any kind of photos or film, newsreels, anything. [more inside]
I need to shoot a series of photos of my hands. I've got a good digital camera (that takes good photos, generally), I've got a Gorilla flexible tripod. I have a nicely painted wall or two to serve as backdrop...including one near a window where light shines in directly onto that wall. But while I'm not sure why this would be so challenging (I don't need GREAT results, just reasonably good ones), I can't get anything decent looking at all. [more inside]
Need a replacement, Mac-and-amateur-friendly service for Flickr Pro to host my 1000 photos. [more inside]
What's the best software for automated online backups for OSX? [more inside]
How do I take a self photograph once per day and create an animation from it? [more inside]
I am looking for a lens for my Nikon D80 that works well in low-light conditions. Something relatively compact and not too expensive would be best. [more inside]
How can I create an extremely simple flash slideshow of still photographs that I can embed on my web site ... for free? [more inside]
Where does mac store thumbnails of photos and videos? e.g. Finder thumbnails an SD disk I have plugged in that I pulled out of my digital camera. (where are those thumbnails?) e.g. A folder of movies are thumbnailed.
How can I back up my digital photos while travelling without a laptop? [more inside]