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    How to keep Whites White in Green Woods???

    OK so I have a photoshoot coming up, with a bride and her husband (a sort of the wreck the dress kinda thing) In the woods where they got engaged. Well, I am a little concerned because the last time I shot white in the woods, it was extremely hard to keep them white. What I mean is the Greenery...
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    Photoshoot Pricing Please help!

    Hey my name is maddie, I am a 17 year old aspiring photographer. I've been doing photoshoots on the cheap side for a couple years, and I really need help pricing photoshoots. You can see my work here : Maddie’s Photography Please let me know what you think. This is what I usually charge...
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    Family Photoshoot Pricing

    Hey my name is maddie, I am a 17 year old aspiring photographer. I've been doing photoshoots on the cheap side for a couple years, and I really need help pricing photoshoots. You can see my work here : Maddie’s Photography Please let me know what you think. This is what I usually charge...
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    Time-lapse trouble shooting

    Ok so over the weekend I was staying at my grandparents home, and they live on a cliff overlooking the valley. Well every morning around 5am the fog rolls in over the valley and the sunrise comes over the mountains. It is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. So I decided to do my first...
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    Group Photo Pricing

    I have been asked to do a group family photo shoot, and I've never done one before. I usually charge $150 to $175 for my photoshoots. How should I price this in comparison? You can find some of my work here: Maddie s Photography
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    Help me choose photos for a contest?

    Hi I am entering a Photo contest and am trying to choose which of my photos to enter... Can you help? I only get 3 entries and I have ALREADY CHOSEN ONE of a waterfall, I need TWO more. Here are some options. Do you think I should have a variety or two waterfalls?
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    Photoshop Camera Shake Reduction Help!

    I am trying to use the new shake reduction feature in Photoshop, But every time I choose what needs sharpening, instead of fixing just what was in the box, It sharpens the WHOLE PHOTO. To an extreme I might add. How can I get it to just reduce camera shake in the chosen box? Please help! And If...
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    Flash

    Ok guys, so I was surprised with a new camera for graduation (Nikon D5500) And need flash help. Do I really need off camera flash for outdoor shoots? If so how much better are they with it? Also when I try to use my stupid pop up flash, when I try to expose for the background it only lets me go...
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    First Flash Options

    So I am looking to buy my first flash. I have a Nikon D3000, and I think I've narrowed it down to these. Unfortunately this is all I can afford at the moment. Tell me what you think of the used one as well. Yongnuo YN-568EX Speedlite for Nikon Cameras YN-568EXN B H Photo Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1...
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    Editing Buisness cards in photoshop

    I have these free business cards I downloaded, and you're supposed to be able to personalize them to your own name, and pictures ect. But I am new to photoshop and cant figure it out. Could someone please tell me how to change the pictures and words on the card? I'm at my wits end. Thanks! Here...
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    How many Pixels Do I really need?

    Ok so I think I have a misunderstanding of pixels. I don't know how to save my photos anymore, Is there just a general number, or does it totally depend on what you're doing with the photos? Is there some complicated calculation I have to make? Because most of the time I don't have any specific...
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    Pixelated Image when Zoomed in on photoshop!

    I am getting extremely frustrated with this. I just got photoshop CC (not sure exactly which version) and have been using it, and usually when I open a photo and begin to zoom in to the face of a portrait as it zooms it looks pixelated, and then clears so on and so forth. But now instead when I...
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    Nikon speedlight options

    hello! I have a Nikon d3000. As you know it comes with the dreaded 'pop up flash'. I am looking to buy my first flash for it. I shoot all out doors and will need it occasionally, and I can't afford too much... Can someone maybe give me some tips and suggest the best flash for my money? I really...
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    What do you think of my photos?

    Hello! Just looking for some opinions on my photography. What do you like about it? What do you not like? What do you think I should work on? Please keep in mind I am only 17, and am self taught. Also the name is temporary, and as you are looking at my photos if there are any "keywords" that...
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    Photoshop Options

    Hello, I am looking to buy photoshop and I am not sure which one to start off with. What is the best photoshop for beginners? I already have lightroom, but I want to be able to buy the student edition of photoshop before I graduate. I appreciate your feedback! Ps: I'm not sure if they can all...
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    Best way to get rid of blown out sky

    I am trying to find the best way to get a blue sky instead of white, I've heard several ways but I'm not sure how they would work for PORTRAITS. I have a hard enough time getting enough light for the portraits as it is, but now I need to fix the sky and I really can't afford to loose that light...
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    How to go about cleaning this?

    This is the inside of my nikon d3000. On a scale of one to ten, how dirty would you say it is? Obviously I don't want to mess with it until I really have to. I can't see any obvious signs of it coming out of my photos... And how would I go about cleaning those fibers? And the dust of the glass...
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    Macro options

    I have a Nikon d3000, And I want macro capability, but cant afford a macro lens. What are my options? If you could list some links that would be great.
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    The Great SD Card Mystery

    I have a 16GB sandisk micro sd card, which I use for pretty much all my photos. I have never been able to fill it up, holds around 1700+ photos. Well one day I was getting ready for a shoot when I glanced at my "number of photos available" on my camera LED and it says 200 something,(Man, I don't...
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    How close do I have to be to a subject for it to be in focus at f/1.8?

    If I wanted to use low apertures (like 1.8-2.8) how far away can I be for it (the persons EYES) to still be tack sharp? I know that It make the DOF much smaller, But I have no idea how to calculate what distance I should be from the subject. I have tried DOF calculators, but they don't really...
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