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Photography Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Commercial use of photos of toys?

Recently I played around with some lighting and macro shooting of some of my (beat-up) Matchbox toy cars from the 1970's. The results were pleasing to my eye and I had visions of making my millions by ...

[copyright]  
asked by Peter M 6 votes
answered by chuqui 1 vote

Portrait photographer asked to shoot a wedding

I've slowly been building my portrait photography business, mostly doing engagement sessions. One thing I'm still stuck on is wedding photography. I do love it, but I am still so unsure if I should ...

[wedding]  
asked by Kirsten 5 votes
answered by AJ Henderson 7 votes

What went wrong with this concert photo and what could I have done to make it better?

I have just started learning and practicing and went out shooting for practice in a local concert at a small bar. Most of my photos have turned out terrible and most of them similar have similar ...

[concert] [photo-critique]  
asked by Blake 4 votes
answered by tenmiles 8 votes

Is Lighroom 5 available only as subscription?

I'm really confused by Adobe's marketing strategy. From their site it looks like LR is only available for $10/mo as a part of their Creative Cloud push. I don't trust Adobe, half of their software is ...

[lightroom]  
asked by Sten Petrov 4 votes
answered by Warren Young 9 votes

How well will a nonweatherproof Canon Rebel DSLR hold up in the cold and snow?

I'm going to Prague for a week and I'll be all day out in the cold and in the snow. I have a Canon 600D and I just discovered that my camera is not weatherproof. Is it safe for my camera? At the ...

[canon] [cold] [environmental-dangers] [weather-sealing]  
asked by Theaa 3 votes
answered by Andy Blankertz 4 votes

Polariser and ND together

I'm an amateur landscape photographer, have some cheap ND filters but I'd like to take it to the next level and invest into more advanced gear. I was thinking of getting a Lee basic kit which I've ...

[lens] [filters] [landscape]  
asked by Tibor 2 votes
answered by chuqui 1 vote

How to turn an external flash off and reactive the incorporated one (Canon 600D)?

After using an external flash, I took it off and, when trying to use the built-in flash incorporated to the camera, it just didn't pop up. In the menu, it tells me that the external flash is mounted, ...

[canon] [flash] [troubleshooting]  
asked by Nick 2 votes
answered by Nir 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I fire a single canon 430ex flash remotely from a Canon 6D camera?

I don't ever use flash but I would like to start learning about portraits and lighting. I have a mainly unused Canon 430ex which I would like to use off camera with a softbox or bouncing of an ...

[equipment-recommendation] [canon] [off-camera-flash] [wireless-triggers] [triggers]  
asked by Jakub 8 votes
answered by dpollitt 6 votes

What should I do about Canon PowerShot "Lens error, restart camera"?

I've had a Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera for almost a year now. About a week ago, I went on a trip, took pictures the whole trip, everything was ok. When I got home, and tried to turn the camera ...

[lens] [canon] [point-and-shoot] [troubleshooting] [error]  
asked by Yochai Timmer 6 votes
answered by Camera Repair 4 votes

Can you answer these?

CCD sensors use a digital shutter. Why don't the more expensive CMOS sensors?

This answer mentions that CMOS sensors "cannot" use digital shutters where as CCD sensors can. Even if some models have the ability to, it is certainly typically for CMOS sensors to use mechanical ...

[sensor] [shutter] [camera-design] [cmos-image-sensor] [electronic-shutter]  
asked by Good Gravy 1 vote

How to PROGRAMMATICALLY determine "SHOT_AT" ColorTemp from NEF (RAW) file?

When shooting RAW images in AUTO WhiteBalance mode, the camera will somehow determine what it thinks is a good WB for the picture. In Photoshop (CS6), there is no way I can find to extract the ...

[metadata] [white-balance]  
asked by BrianP007 1 vote
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