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Top new questions this week:

When does "Fill the frame" become "Too tightly framed"?

Many times I have noticed people saying on the other's pictures, either - "It is too tightly framed" or "you haven't filled the frame". Below are two photographs taken by me. I don't know whether ...

[composition]  
asked by TheIndependentAquarius 8 votes
answered by mattdm 9 votes

Does the cloud version of Lightroom require an internet connection?

I’m finally resigned to the fact that I may need to start paying for Lightroom in subscription form rather than just buying it outright. The one thing I’m still worried about is whether Lightroom CC ...

[lightroom]  
asked by bdesham 6 votes
answered by coneslayer 9 votes

Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

I've got some lenses of brand X, but I've just got a new camera of brand Y. How can I tell if it's possible to use my lenses on my camera? I accept that I may lose a lot of automatic functionality ...

[lens-mount] [lens-adapter] [compatibility]  
asked by Philip Kendall 4 votes
answered by inkista 15 votes

Why are images shot in monochrome mode in color when I download them?

I shot some picture using monochrome mode on my Nikon D3200. When I transferred them to my computer, they appear in color - I cannot see the monochrome effect. What can I do?

[raw] [troubleshooting] [nikon-d3200] [windows-7] [monochrome]  
asked by antoniadr 4 votes
answered by Guffa 9 votes

How do I speed up button-to-picture for Canon XTi (400D)?

I'm trying to set up a fast image capture without using a strobe. The camera is connected to a shutter release device (pinewood derby timer) which triggers the camera when the first car passes the ...

[canon] [shutter-release] [canon-400d] [mirror-lockup]  
asked by Adam Davis 3 votes
answered by dpollitt 3 votes

Background warping through foreground defocus

I came across this effect the other day, and have spent the better part of the last week trying to figure out exactly what is happening. When photographing two layers, with the foreground in front of ...

[focus] [depth-of-field] [optics]  
asked by mhlester 3 votes

Can you estimate whether or not the sky is clear from a photographs metadata?

I am using remote sensing (satellite) images and am trying and differentiate (automatically i.e. using a computer and without viewing the image myself) between areas that fall under cloud cover (with ...

[metadata]  
asked by nicholaschris 3 votes
answered by Fumidu 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

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

Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?

I was reading lens reviews on the Rockwell site — mostly because it came up as first result in Google search — and he was saying professionals don't need and don't use mid-range zoom lenses like 24-70 ...

[lens] [focal-length] [professional] [lens-recommendation] [ken-rockwell]  
asked by Blake 37 votes
answered by AJ Henderson 82 votes

Can you answer these?

Is there a way to publish a lightroom web gallery via ssh/scp?

I see there is a way to publish via FTP but I can't find any plugins that allow to scp. I did a plugin for publishing collections via ssh/scp on github written by knutsiem but it doesn't work with ...

[lightroom]  
asked by sal 1 vote

How to boost my camera's responsiveness with Magic lantern installed?

I recently installed magic lantern on Canon 500D, but now it responds much more slowly than it used to. Is there a way to improve this?

[canon] [magic-lantern]  
asked by user9818 1 vote

What is this plastic ring called on a tripod and can I get a replacement?

I have a Hama Compact Traveller Tripod in which the plastic ring that inserts where the tripod head and metal tube goes is broken. Is it possible to get a replacement for this as I do not wish to ...

[terminology] [tripod] [repair-parts]  
asked by Msa 2 votes
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