• Unblur photo of a car license plate that was involved in a hit and run!?

    Unblur photo of a car license plate that was involved in a hit and run!?

    Best answer: There is a technique called Drizzle that you can try.
    Best answer: There is a technique called Drizzle that you can try.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is your favorite photography site?

    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do i edit my nipple out of my image?

    I took pictures and in some of them my nipple is somewhat out is there an app i can use to fix that or edit it out
    I took pictures and in some of them my nipple is somewhat out is there an app i can use to fix that or edit it out
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to remove scratches from a 360 camera lens?

    I have a Gear 360 (2017). While juggling a bunch of other tech, I dropped it. There are now some divots in the lens.I'm weighing the costs between purchasing a new Gear 360 and if it's possible to buff out the lens of my current model. What can be used to remove or alleviate the nicks in my lens?
    I have a Gear 360 (2017). While juggling a bunch of other tech, I dropped it. There are now some divots in the lens.I'm weighing the costs between purchasing a new Gear 360 and if it's possible to buff out the lens of my current model. What can be used to remove or alleviate the nicks in my lens?
    10 answers · 7 days ago
  • I want to start photography but all I have is a smartphone, any tips?

    Best answer: Tricks is for advanced topics. You need to start with fundamentals. Some of the challenging concepts to grasp in photography is lighting and composition, regardless of camera. Since you have very little control over cell phone camera settings, getting lighting correct is an important issue. Look up topics like... show more
    Best answer: Tricks is for advanced topics. You need to start with fundamentals.

    Some of the challenging concepts to grasp in photography is lighting and composition, regardless of camera. Since you have very little control over cell phone camera settings, getting lighting correct is an important issue. Look up topics like "window light" and "rule of thirds" to get you primed. You can easily spend months covering these two topics. You can spend a lifetime learning about lighting and composition.

    With your phone camera, learn about lighting and composition. There are many web sites and youtube tutorials out there with good information on the basics. When you are able to move up to a fully adjustable camera, you can use the knowledge gained with your cell phone camera and also learn additional techniques.

    Learn to critique your images. If you are taking an art class, study the masters. Have the art instructor critique your best images to see how you can do things differently or correct basic issues. If you aren't taking an art class, time to sign up. Display your images on a large monitor as this allows you to see things differently than on a tiny screen. Remember that failure is part of the learning process. Embrace what failure has to offer (as long as nobody gets hurt).

    Most of all, don't take your parent's or friend's praise to heart about your beautiful images unless they are trained in the arts. You can only grow if you know what you need to work on.

    I have seen stunning images taken with cell phone cameras because the photographer was well trained (Brooks student) in the basics.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • My iPad randomly lost all of my photos and now I only have 10 photos.?

    I was decided to go into my photos after my IPad had been glitching for a while. When I went into the gallery I only had 10 photos. Please help me.
    I was decided to go into my photos after my IPad had been glitching for a while. When I went into the gallery I only had 10 photos. Please help me.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Any photography/camera experts? or hobbyist?

    Any photography/camera experts? or hobbyist?

    I am thinking of taking close-up photos of jewelry for my store. As you might know, the photos must be really up close and sadly my smartphone (lol) or my digital camera does not do the trick, therefore i am thinking of buying a second-hand DSLR I stumbled upon this camera with lens and everything, I was wondering... show more
    I am thinking of taking close-up photos of jewelry for my store. As you might know, the photos must be really up close and sadly my smartphone (lol) or my digital camera does not do the trick, therefore i am thinking of buying a second-hand DSLR I stumbled upon this camera with lens and everything, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this would do the trick. my photos do not need to be anything fancy, just anything that zooms in really up close would do the trick, look at the picture below - it shows the lens I am looking to buy.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to make a passport size photo ?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to take nice photos in switzerland?

    Best answer: It depends upon the what you mean by "nice photos." Plus, what are you doing in the scene? What's the story that you want to tell? Is the photo a close up of you? Is it an environmental portrait of you close to the camera, further away. There are too many possibilities with various... show more
    Best answer: It depends upon the what you mean by "nice photos." Plus, what are you doing in the scene? What's the story that you want to tell?
    Is the photo a close up of you? Is it an environmental portrait of you close to the camera, further away. There are too many possibilities with various techniques.

    Some general things to consider though: Never use a wide-angle lens for close-ups of people. Using a lens wider than 35mm (on a full frame camera) is going to produce a lot of wide-angle distortion which makes everyone look ugly. This also means no smartphone photos. ALL smartphones have wide-angle lenses equivalent to about 28mm on a full-frame/35mm format camera. You must use these wide lenses at a much further distance of at least 15' to avoid getting too much distortion. If you want a closer or tighter shot, then you must zoom in using a telephoto lens.

    Light is the #1 thing you should be considering when out photographing. However, when on vacation you often don't have the luxury of only taking pictures during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset. Most of the time you're stuck using awful mid-day sunlight which produces harsh shadows especially under the eyebrows. To help with this problem, you will want to use a flash to fill in the shadows created by the harsh mid-day light. In order to do this you don't need a fancy DSLR, even a point and shoot pocket camera can easily be used in such situations. Just take the flash off of auto and put it in the "always on" position. In this mode, the camera will try to balance the ambient light with the light coming from the flash. There is an added benefit of using fill flash which is a catch light. A catch light is the little reflection of the flash in the person's eye. The dot of light makes people's eyes come alive. It's a subtle change, but it's effect makes an absolutely huge difference; it really can make a dud into a keeper.

    If all you have is a wide-angle lens on your smartphone, avoid placing people at the edge of the frame. The wide angle distortion is strongest at the edges. Being placed by the photographer at the edge of the frame will cause your head to be elongated. Remember as a kid playing with Silly Putty and the daily comics? How you could stretch the putty to make the image you pulled from the paper look weird? That's very similar to what happens to things placed at the edges of the frame when using a wide-angle lens. Again, using a stronger telephoto lens is going to make people look more attractive than they may look in real life. Telephoto lenses do this by compressing the perspective (which is the opposite of what wide-angle lenses do). Here's a link showing how an otherwise attractive woman can be made to look ugly or beautiful simply by using various lenses: http://www.stepheneastwood.com/tutorials...

    For reference, smartphones use lenses that equivalent to about 24-28mm.

    There are other basic tips such as don't have things in the background lined up with people's heads. Don't have light poles coming out of people heads, for example. Keep the background as simple as possible. Avoid having distractions such as cars or buses in the background whenever possible. In fact, try to keep out everything that doesn't support why you're taking any given photograph. Ask yourself why am I taking this shot? Then remove as much as you can of those things that don't support your reason for taking the shot. This is actually quite difficult to do for the beginner, let alone remembering to do it in the first place.

    Change your perspective. Don't take all of your shots standing upright. Get down low or get higher. Changing the perspective will get you some very interesting travel shots. I highly encourage you to go onto YouTube and watch travel photography videos.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is a high quality 35mm film camera and where can you find them?

    I want to start developing my own film in a darkroom and I can't find any 35mm cameras locally just digital.
    I want to start developing my own film in a darkroom and I can't find any 35mm cameras locally just digital.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What photography would you pay for?

    I am setting up (hopefully) a photography studio and I have a few ideas of services to do like birthdays, weddings, local musicians etc. has anyone got any other ideas they can think of? Thank you!
    I am setting up (hopefully) a photography studio and I have a few ideas of services to do like birthdays, weddings, local musicians etc. has anyone got any other ideas they can think of? Thank you!
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are some landscape photography lenses that you recommend to a beginner that won’t cost an arm and a leg?

    Best answer: For a start - really think hard why your present focal lengths (18mm to 55mm) cannot do all that you want in the way of landscape photography. Do you want wider views? If so you need a lens of 15mm, or 12mm, or 10mm etc. Do you want, as I often do, to pick out a small part of a landscape? If so you need longer... show more
    Best answer: For a start - really think hard why your present focal lengths (18mm to 55mm) cannot do all that you want in the way of landscape photography.

    Do you want wider views? If so you need a lens of 15mm, or 12mm, or 10mm etc.

    Do you want, as I often do, to pick out a small part of a landscape? If so you need longer lenses - 85mm, 150mm, 250mm etc.

    So go back and think for a further month at least about what sort of landscapes you would like to photograph which you cannot do well with your present lens.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can i take someone out of my photo?

    I have a good picture and it’s me and this little baby and another person but i want to one person out of it because it’s a good picture of me and the baby. how can i do this?
    I have a good picture and it’s me and this little baby and another person but i want to one person out of it because it’s a good picture of me and the baby. how can i do this?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • L want to open up a photography studio. thoughts.?

    Best answer: Go for it! if thats what you want to do then definately following it. Have a look at other photographers and see what they do, go along to photography events, join some soiceities etc, Also maybe start writing down a list of things you need to do in order to be in the position. For example, how much will it cost?... show more
    Best answer: Go for it! if thats what you want to do then definately following it. Have a look at other photographers and see what they do, go along to photography events, join some soiceities etc, Also maybe start writing down a list of things you need to do in order to be in the position. For example, how much will it cost? what lenses do you need? what lighting do you need? how are you different from other photographers? how much would you charge? how will you advertise yourself? what will your packages include? do you have the technical knowledge to know what you are doing?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago