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    Present advice

    Hi All, my aunt shoots a Nikon D40. She pretty much always uses the auto settings (Auto or P, rarely A or T, never ever M). I would like to get her a birthday present, which is going to be a little fatter than usual because of all the help she's giving to my family. My pick would be a D3200...
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    Sunset on the Mediterranean

    Three interpretations of the same sunset: 1) Horizontal 2) Vertical 3) HDR C&C welcome! Thanks in advance Zapo
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    TTL with multiple flashes - How does it work?

    When I have time to look for the right setting, I use manual. However, when I have a flash on camera and another one in my left hand and I take photos of people at parties or similar, I do like TTL. OK, so, on the surface it is fairly easy: flash in my left hand TTL, no comp. Flash on camera...
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    Dracena flower

    I heard it's pretty rare that an indoor dracena makes flowers... So I tried to take a photo of it. Comments very welcome! (including the very basic ones, as I hardly ever shot flowers before today) PS: if you click on the photos, you can see the full 12 MP version
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    Half marathon in Milan, Italy - Close ups

    Here too, C & C most welcome! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
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    Half marathon in Milan, Italy - Full body photos

    C&C always very much appreciated! Thanks in advance! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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    Sharpening in Lightroom - Something I have NOT found on tutorials

    Hi everyone! After seeing cgipson1's edits to my theater photos, I realized that I'm far from familiar with Lightroom. I have a couple of questions on sharpening (but also in general). I'm using LR4, but it is identical to 3 to this regard. 1) In what order does Lightroom apply the edits? I...
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    Theater play in very low light

    A friend of mine is studying at a theater school in Italy and I saw his third year show. The light was extremely low and both intensity and temperature were constantly changing both in over time and across the stage, but I still tried my luck. C&C very welcome! 1 2 3
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    Red AF light with hot-shoe-mounted flash: is it the reason for not-so-sharp shots?

    Hi everyone! I have a Metz 50 AF-1 and Nikon D90. I was at a birthday party last night and I must say thank God for white walls, tiltable flashes and TTL :-) I took some photos that look like it was daylight :-) However, I have one problem: the AF assist light from the Metz is very different...
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    Built-in flash firing off even if I set it to OFF in the Commander panel

    Hi everyone! I have a D90 and a Metz 50 AF-1. I'm using the flash as a remote slave and, through the commander panel in the camera, I set Group A, Channel 1 to TTL and the built-in flash to off ("--" according to Nikon). I set the Metz to remote slave, Group A, Channel 1. However, when I take...
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    Did Nikon really give up on amateur action?

    I mean "action photography" - sports, birds, etc... whatever moves fast shot by non-professional photographers I say this because: 1) The current range of telephoto lenses is either non-stabilized (300 F/4) or horribly expensive (300 F/2.8, 600 F/4, etc...), while Canon has some pretty great...
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    Cross country ski

    1 - Swiss 2 - Italian 3 - Line of skiers 4 - Austrian 5 - Another Austrian 6 - American with hair up 7 - French C&C welcome
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    Extracting NEF from DNG - a question for computer gurus!

    Hi All, I'm learning how to use Adobe LightRoom, mostly because ViewNX was making me want to stop taking photos. LightRoom is another World! I love photography again! I understand that, in order to store the files, you have three options: 1) Develop, export, keep the TIFF (or JPEG) and delete...