• Are there any traditional ways to overlay images?

    I'm overlaying textures onto portraits at the moment in my Art subject and i've been doing them in Photoshop but i'm curious to see if there are any traditional mediums to overlaying images onto another image?
    I'm overlaying textures onto portraits at the moment in my Art subject and i've been doing them in Photoshop but i'm curious to see if there are any traditional mediums to overlaying images onto another image?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I achieve this type of photography style (photo on right)?

    How do I achieve this type of photography style (photo on right)?

    Best answer: That photo on the right could have been taken on film or digitally. In all cases it is the vision and brain of the photographer which "makes" a photo - the camera is merely the technical instrument. If that photo was taken in the last 15 years or so then it is almost certain that it was taken with some... show more
    Best answer: That photo on the right could have been taken on film or digitally. In all cases it is the vision and brain of the photographer which "makes" a photo - the camera is merely the technical instrument. If that photo was taken in the last 15 years or so then it is almost certain that it was taken with some sort of digital camera since the use of film has declined to a large extent in that time.

    There is nothing unusual about the photo on the right, it is a casual photo taken in a brief moment in a busy street or similar public area. By chance there is another person walking past in the background. The lighting is normal daylight, half-frontal. The lens setting is somewhat zoomed in, but not greatly so.

    What attracts you to that photo? Why do you think it is "special"?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Poll: Did you know that all of your photos and selfies will be destroyed when you die in the future?

    Best answer: No.. I see at least in my family people keeping old pictures in an album .. Im not sure abt the ones in ur mobile or internet ..
    Best answer: No.. I see at least in my family people keeping old pictures in an album .. Im not sure abt the ones in ur mobile or internet ..
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you Guess what this photograph I took is of?

    Can you Guess what this photograph I took is of?

    Best answer: A TV screen from outside a rainy window?
    Best answer: A TV screen from outside a rainy window?
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • What exactly happens to our photos and selfies once we die?

    Best answer: Many large research libraries and archives have preserved "average" people's snapshots, family photos, etc., for over a century now, and continue to do so. If you go to the Library of Congress website, or the Digital Public Library of America, you can see reproductions of a lot of them online. I... show more
    Best answer: Many large research libraries and archives have preserved "average" people's snapshots, family photos, etc., for over a century now, and continue to do so. If you go to the Library of Congress website, or the Digital Public Library of America, you can see reproductions of a lot of them online.

    I doubt that any one institution would be interested in preserving every single photo ever taken, but (for example) a university in Florida might be interested in keeping lots of photos of people vacationing in Florida from different periods of time, and lots of photos of orange-growing families on their farms, etc., etc., etc., so future historians and sociologists could look back and find out how people lived in this or that decade.
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think this pic is plain ugly?

    Do you think this pic is plain ugly?

    Best answer: just needs a little help
    Best answer: just needs a little help
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • I need a way to bulk resample/resize images to fit a certain resolution?

    Got a bunch of pictures on my computer that I wanted to move to my device. The pictures however take up too much space given the resolution that it has, so I m trying to reduce amount of space the images take up so I can fit it all. There s also a hard limit to my tablet s screen anyways so I wanted to adjust any... show more
    Got a bunch of pictures on my computer that I wanted to move to my device. The pictures however take up too much space given the resolution that it has, so I m trying to reduce amount of space the images take up so I can fit it all. There s also a hard limit to my tablet s screen anyways so I wanted to adjust any and all images to fit it. Is there a way to do this in bulk?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why do mobile phones find wide angle lenses so difficult?

    We seem to be inundated with claims for zoom lenses on mobile phones, but who wants them? Zoom = blur! But getting everything you wanted included in the photo, especially for inside shots, is a major opportunity every company seems to want to ignore. Why is that?
    We seem to be inundated with claims for zoom lenses on mobile phones, but who wants them? Zoom = blur! But getting everything you wanted included in the photo, especially for inside shots, is a major opportunity every company seems to want to ignore. Why is that?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How many pixels in an 8x10 at 150 dpi?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I retrieve my school photo 2015?

    I left school in 2015 and didn't think to buy the individual portrait or the group one and I'm really regretting it I want to be able to find them somewhere or buy them but I have no clue how to go about it ,my school was in Manchester and seen as though it was only 3 years ago The photos were taken I... show more
    I left school in 2015 and didn't think to buy the individual portrait or the group one and I'm really regretting it I want to be able to find them somewhere or buy them but I have no clue how to go about it ,my school was in Manchester and seen as though it was only 3 years ago The photos were taken I didn't think it would be this hard to find the images can someone help?? It's much appreciated
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Unsure how much to charge for a first time shoot?

    So...I am an A level photography student and am very confident. My aunt wants me to do a shoot at a family dinner, and she said she would pay me, but just said let me know costs I m looking for a suitable wrangle I should suggest, especially as I am not professional, but am also looking to make decent money.
    So...I am an A level photography student and am very confident. My aunt wants me to do a shoot at a family dinner, and she said she would pay me, but just said let me know costs I m looking for a suitable wrangle I should suggest, especially as I am not professional, but am also looking to make decent money.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you need a degree to become a photographer?

    Best answer: As others have said, you do NOT need a degree to be a photographer. HOWEVER, along the way, taking a class or two can indeed help YOU understand some basic fundamentals of photography, know how aperture + shutter speed + ISO settings work individually and in combination to get a proper exposure while using the... show more
    Best answer: As others have said, you do NOT need a degree to be a photographer.

    HOWEVER, along the way, taking a class or two can indeed help YOU understand some basic fundamentals of photography, know how aperture + shutter speed + ISO settings work individually and in combination to get a proper exposure while using the camera's built-in light metering (& know the 3 metering modes, average, matrix & spot and when to use each), learn about composition and different lenses and when to use them, how to use light and shadows, how to avoid difficult lighting situations and how to overcome difficult lighting situations, etc., etc.

    You can probably do as I did and read all the books and magazines articles on photography techniques and innovations and go out and experiment... but that's the long way around; taking a few classes will help you avoid pitfalls most beginners get trapped in, and you'll have someone more knowledgeable who can assist you learn from your mistakes, rather than let you continue to repeat them.

    Besides, you get to make contacts with others with your same interests, you pick up tricks and effective strategies on how to deal with difficult clients, and you learn to win people over with social skills. In meeting others with your same interests, you may be called to assist in a shoot (hey, even if you don't get top dollar for that, you gain experience and do make a few dollars).

    I would never let someone drop out of school without me trying to encouraging they finish (at least HS), so they can have fewer difficulties securing a good job with good pay, benefits and security since photography has gotten too difficult to rely on for a full time time... there aren't many if any left nowadays. Newspapers aren't hiring. Magazines aren't hiring, either, so... where do you go for a job? Wait for a "cattle call" and compete with others that are more experienced, more knowledge, skill, trained and talented, frantically elbowing one another aside to get the few rare job offerings? Those that fail to get those few rare job offerings go back to their other jobs in stores, behind counters or in offices or behind the wheel of a taxicab.
    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Selfie tips?

    What tips do you have for somebody who is not confident in front of cameras and therefore has never taken selfies?
    What tips do you have for somebody who is not confident in front of cameras and therefore has never taken selfies?
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Shadows in this partially colourised pic from WW1 puzzle me. Shadows OF the men falling across the road at right-angle to officers'. How so?

    Shadows in this partially colourised pic from WW1 puzzle me. Shadows OF the men falling across the road at right-angle to officers'. How so?

    Best answer: This pic looks very much to me like it was photoshopped from two separate pics.
    Best answer: This pic looks very much to me like it was photoshopped from two separate pics.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think we humans are wasting our time taking photos of ourselves and throughout our life?

    Best answer: It is certainly not a waste of time. Just think how better and, more interesting it would be if we ourselves right now had history dating back hundreds of years, ALL ON CAMERA, ALL IN PHOTOS?. Why in 300 years the generations to come will be able flick a switch, wave a finger, twitch an eyebrow and instantly see... show more
    Best answer: It is certainly not a waste of time. Just think how better and, more interesting it would be if we ourselves right now had history dating back hundreds of years, ALL ON CAMERA, ALL IN PHOTOS?. Why in 300 years the generations to come will be able flick a switch, wave a finger, twitch an eyebrow and instantly see how people lived through the centuries right up to their own. Fantastic.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Poll: Do you think I’m making a mistake by not taking photos of myself throughout my life?

    Best answer: I didn't take a lot of photos with friends especially in high school and college because I was very self-conscious. Now that I'm in my 30s, I regret it. I have lots of photos OF my friends, just not with me in them. That being said, there's a difference between being in some photos with friends and... show more
    Best answer: I didn't take a lot of photos with friends especially in high school and college because I was very self-conscious. Now that I'm in my 30s, I regret it. I have lots of photos OF my friends, just not with me in them. That being said, there's a difference between being in some photos with friends and family and going into the bathroom and taking 30 selfies all at once and uploading every one of them to social media.
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago