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    Is it a filter? Overlay? BEEN searching for months...forgot about forum. :/

    Here is the problem. I have been seeing this editing technique all over. I can't figure out if it is a filter they use or what. Like 3 of my favorite people I follow are doing it. Can Anyone help me figure out what it is? It is not just giving it a matte finish...
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    Studio work, What do you use?

    I am just starting to really want to get into the studio side of things. Now to learn the art of studio lighting. I know it seems that alien bee's are a great place to start. I am doing a ton of children, newborn, and families. Does anyone have suggestions. I know I'll need a large softbox...
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    D700 should I?

    I found someone selling a D700. I've been waiting for someone to want to upgrade.I am meeting sat. To look it over. Price of 1600.00 it has 10,000 clicks. Said it was their back up camera. Price point good? It looked like it was from my research. What should I look for to make sure everything...
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    You guys have me frustrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay so I never intend to go pro...at all! I love this hobby and I love taking great photos. On a scale of knowledge 1 being small and 20 being knowing everything I'm at about a 1.5. That is it. I love learning it. However, I hate seeing people that pick up a camera and then start charging...
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    This might be a dumb question...

    I usually take pictures of just my family. Mostly my children so having my 35mm on or my 50mm and the aperture fairly low f /2.5 to 2 pretty low works for that. But when I want to take a pic of a groups say family at Easter I have a hard time knowing where to set my focus point and my aperture...
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    Flash that works with Nikon?

    I mostly use natural light but sometimes that is not an option. Mostly because I'm still learning! I love my sb-800. But my budget is much smaller now. I need maybe one to two more speed lights to be able to take good portraits inside. I used a cactus radio trigger right now. I have looked at...
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    Prime Lens

    I've been loving my 50mm AF-S f/1.8 for my D3100 but I was looking for something else. I love being able to blur the background and I was really wishing I would have bought the f/1.4 but I didn't. I basically just take pictures of my family. I would really like the 85mm af-s f/1.4 but it is...
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    Paper for fake flooring??? Would you use it?

    So I've been off this thread for awhile mostly due to craziness of summer/fall. However, I have learned to shoot in manual and am still learning every time I shoot. I got my flash off the camera finally. Wow, does that make it better. Although, I'm still learning how to make it better...
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    Lightroom, Pro's Con's????

    What are your thoughts? I was thinking about buying Lightroom 3 for $200 as it is on sale right now. I missed the black friday $100 sale. However, I heard they are going to come out with a Lightroom 4 around May. I just don't know if I can't wait that long. Plus would there be anything that I...
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    STUDIO LIGHTING

    I have read so much on this!!!!!!!!!!! But I can't decide. I'm thinking I'm going to go with a few softboxes for my tiny in home studio set up. I really just want some opinions on the type you all have used, if they prefer them over umbrellas. I hate making money decisions and this hobby is...
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    Used SB-800???

    So I was looking into buying the SB-900, but a used SB-800 came up on my local craigslist for $290. Is this a good price? Also, I was wanting the SB-900 to be the commander for other flashes when I get them so that would just consist of it being in my hot shoe and then it would work. The...
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    Muslin, Paper, or Vinyl for Backdrops...any advice???

    Goal: Set up my own small studio for my children. So have you used muslin, paper, or vinyl back drops if so which to you like to use better, what size do you prefer and where you like to buy from? I'm trying not to spend more money by buying before I truly investigate. I checked a search on...
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    Flash

    I'm really starting to enjoy using my camera. I have the Nikon D3100 and I'm wanting a better flash for lighting. I hate the way the flash looks on my camera. I've been reading a bit and if I understand it right I want to spend my money on a good flash that I can use as the commander mode...
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    Photoshop?

    Does anyone have an idea what is the best editing tool for a beginner? I would like to start with a program under $200 to start. It will be for portraits mostly. Also do people believe in filters to protect my lens? I keep reading both pro an cons. Thanks
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    New to this world

    My name is Amanda and I had a baby in Aug of 2010, I want to start taking really good shots of my family. So after consideration I just bought the Nikon D3100. I want to play with it before I buy much more. However, if there are things that people feel you can't live without I would love to...
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