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    How can clients download their own photos?

    Hello! I am a doula. At this point in my photography career I take photos from my D80 at births and give them away for free afterward. Up to this point I've been burning photos to CD and giving them to clients when I see them next. But most people want photos ASAP. I'd like to get away from...
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    Elements and iphoto

    Hello! I'm a new mac user and a new iphoto user. I'm trying to keep photos catalogued in iphoto but I edit a lot and am having a bit of trouble between photoshop elements and iphoto. I'm trying to do something basic. Edit a photo in photoshop, save it and have the edited version appear in...
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    Backup for Photos

    What is the best way to backup digital photos? I've heard recently that CD's degrade photos over time. Upload to a paid storage website? Buy a zip drive? How do you do it? THANKS!
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    What kind of Tripod?

    I need a tripod for indoor shooting such as in hospital rooms (for birth photography). I'm looking for something small that I can lean on furniture like a tabletop tripod. But I've never shopped tripods before and don't know what I'm looking for. The tabletops don't seem too expensive and if...
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    Capture NX Help

    Can an NX user please tell me how to edit a background, like make a background completely black or white?? I've seen this done in Photoshop. It takes 30 seconds. The lasso tool is used and the program is intuitive at selecting the subject, like the "child" in the picture for instance and you...
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    Capture NX Help

    Can an NX user please tell me how to edit a background, like make a background completely black or white?? I've seen this done in Photoshop. It takes 30 seconds. The lasso tool is used and the program is intuitive at selecting the subject, like the "child" in the picture for instance and you...
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    How would you fix this pic?

    I think this is the one I'm using for the x-mas pics this year. I have Capture NX but am new to using it as well as photography. I would love opinions on this pic. Does it look professional at all or just ordinary? Anyone know how to cover blemishes like the one below his lip in NX? I've...
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    Flash and Half Dark Pictures

    Today I started using the old Vivitar 3500 flash off my Mom's old slr camera on my D80. I got some pics with a half dark picture/half light. At first I thought the darn thing broke my camera with a high voltage or something. But then I adjusted my shutter speed and realized it needed to be...
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    Flash Cord Help

    I'm a newbie here. I have an old Vivtar 3500 from my mothers camera and I have a new D80. The cord she has for the flash doesn't seem to fit in my camera anywhere. Which plug does it generally plug into in the D80 and do I need to buy a special cord? Which one? A link would be helpful...
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    Those Bright Backgrounds

    Many times when I see a portrait done the background looks just WHITE or BLACK and I don't believe it is just a backdrop sheet. Or maybe I'm wrong about that? But the white is extremely consistent and bright. Is that just done in editing? And if so what kind of background is usually shot...
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    Exposure Compensation

    Ok, I have this button on my camera and wondering how it is used. As I understand Exposure compensation includes my settings of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. And I am a newbie experimenting so I am always adjusting these settings individually. If the makeup of those settings makes the...
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    Cropping and Keeping Image Size

    I would assume it is important to keep original image dimensions after cropping. I just have "Picture Project" (Nikon generic program they send with the camera) right now and have cropped a couple of things and they are not the right size anymore. How in the world do I keep the dimensions and...
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    Found these old lenses at my Mom's place

    Will any of these work with my D80. They were for her slr film camera YEARS ago. Thanks! And let me know the quality I can expect from them too. Sigma 35-70mm f/2.8 JCPenny 135mm f/2.8 Also she has some other equipment: Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 3500 Flash And lenses that just look to me...
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    What do you think of this idea for a pic?

    I'm just starting photography. I know it isn't perfect or symmetrical. Part of the reason is my toddler would not hold still with all the sun in his eyes and my baby was screaming to be picked up...haha. Anyway, I thought the idea was cool shooting with a fast shutter speed and getting part of...
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    Lens Types

    Telephoto vs. Zoom?! and what about Wide Angle? Can you tell me the difference between the two. When I go to BH photo website to look at available lenses, many say Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto (seems anything that zooms beyond 135mm they label telephoto). Can a lens be both telephoto and wide...
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    Talk to me about Aperture and ISO

    I'm just a beginner and trying to read up on this stuff. Tell me if I have this right: Aperture is the "amount of light" allowed in by the lens. I can set this to high f numbers (less light) or low f numbers (more light). This contributes to the exposure of the picture and also the depth of...
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    Don't use camera below 32 degrees?

    Now common! I just got my D80, spent over $1000 on it with the memory cards and while reading the instructions about charging the battery it says not to USE the battery in temps lower than 32 degrees. Now, I'm not going to be photographing penguins for a living or anything but I do live in...
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    Is Using Editing Software Cheating?

    Ok, I'll admit this is probably an ignorant question. I'm totally brand new to photography and waiting my first non point and shoot in the mail right now. I've been looking at some of the beautiful photos on these forums. They are awesome. But I'm wondering, a good handful look like they've...
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