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Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Is Photography SE interested in Family History?

The Photography SE Help suggests that old photographs and identifying the people making and featuring in them may be on-topic here: history of photography photography in society but I ...
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What can be done about images that are not hosted anymore?

As I was browsing some older questions on this site I have come across many posts containing embedded images which are no longer on their host websites and thus are no longer displayed on photo....
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Can we ask questions about photographic scouting and photojournalistic technique?

Are questions about photojournalistic technique on topic? For example, here is an article about tips for photographing golf tournaments. Are questions along the lines in the article on topic? What ...
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Is stack overflow earning something with this beautiful site?

How much stack overflow earn through this great site where we can solve our problems without anything?
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How is the following answer rude or abusive?

The best way to improve image quality? Become a better photographer! The best way to improve image quality is, in fact, to improve one's skill as a photographer. Even when quality of gear becomes an ...
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Are questions on editing (outside/post the realm of retouching) on topic (or is it graphic design)

So I've retouched an image (on topic) and am currently preparing an image for print (using Photoshop) however I'm having trouble after converting an image to the ICC Profile of the ink/paper. Would a ...
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Tag merge request: [tests] and [testing]

We have two very similar tags: tests: 16 testing: 12 My personal preference is to eliminate [tests] and stick with [testing] (only because -ing implies are more active or ongoing sense to me), but I ...
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Are drone camera platforms on topic here?

Are serious camera drone platforms like GoPro Karma considered on topic here?
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Photography's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering,...
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Create Tag Analogue

I have too little rep (188) to create own tags. Is there a reason why there is no tag for "analgoue"? The standard is probably digital these days so I think it could be good to have one for analogue ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Photography Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, May 22nd. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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How should we handle the “what (Instagram) filter is makes this photo” type questions?

We get a reasonable number of questions along the line of "What filter was used for this photograph?", where "filter" is used to mean Instagram-style digital filter rather than a physical-type ...
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Should we kill the old “DoF with a kit lens” question due to its accepted wrong answer?

The accepted answer to How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens? is factually incorrect (before I edited it). That's reflected in the consensus votes and in the other answers. Yet, there it ...
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Do we need a 2017 moderator election?

Long-time moderator John Cavan recently (and, I think sadly and to all our loss) noted in his profile that he's leaving all of Stack Exchange, and I notice that he's no longer in the moderators list. ...
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Please stop downvoting perfectly good questions about actual photography

Arrrgh. How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white? is short and has some degree of subjectivity, but it's worded well¹, is on-topic, and is perfectly answerable. Yet, it ...
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Are animated gifs as the primary source of information acceptable?

See How to remove 'Program Name: Adobe Photoshop' from the metadata? — this is a generally helpful answer (as long as you're using Windows 10), but doesn't contain any descriptive help in text....
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Canonical Questions and Answers

I am interested in writing a few question and answers to provide some general knowledge for questions that either appear often or would make good reference questions to link people to. The two I ...
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When should I flag as a possible duplicate?

I'm having a case of indecision and need some calibration from the community here. I just found this post and I immediately commented that I thought it was a possible duplicate of this older post in ...
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When to Downvote due to a Language Barrier

Of course not everyone speaks English fluently, and everyone who can communicate their question should be allowed to ask a question on here. However, sometimes there is a question or post which ...
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Post a photo and ask users how to improve it? [duplicate]

I'm new to this site. Just wanted to know if it is acceptable to post a photo and ask the users for suggestions, like for sharpness, color, contrast etc...? If not, kindly suggest any such website.
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Are some users banned?

Reading the user's comments (now deleted) on this happy post: https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/87729/brides-house-informal-relaxed That just came to my mind. Are some users banned at any ...
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Flash power and softboxes — add a bounty or add a question?

Recently we've gotten a couple of questions which essentially reduce to How many EV will a softbox knock down off your flash? — but that doesn't really have great answers. I know it's not a simple ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Is photography for technical documentation and/or measurement off topic?

I've volunteered to have this question closed (and leave the substantial answer rather than delete it) because indeed it is an XY question. I proposed to post a substantially improved new question, ...
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I don't think this is opinion based

Is taking photos from a video still photography? Was closed as Opinion Based. I was in the middle of typing a detailed answer at the time it was closed. I don't see anything opinion based about it. ...
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Should I delete my question as unclear?

With a later thought I realized my question may not fit the standards for this site. Should I delete it? It seems half-way from unclear to primarily opinion-based.
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Why is this question not too broad?

How to recreate Liam Wong's images of city streets at night with neon lights? Everything about this question says too broad to me. Its got 4 questions in it. Shows no effort to recreate it or ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for help locating specific photos or photographers?

Five years ago, I stumbled into a photoshoot, and was asked to join in. But I have never seen any of the photos of myself, and I have exhausted my search options. I have the name of the (paid) model, ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2016 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of 2016 in reverse ...
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Where are our Help Center pages deficient or lacking?

This question is inspired by the Help spot deficiencies in our Help Center meta-question over at CodeReview.SE. Just about every community, organization, business, government, etc., is governed by ...
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Can I ask for someone to post some photos from a camera?

Can I ask someone to post some images from a particular camera without getting the question down-voted?
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Should one word that is easily editable force an otherwise constructive answer to be closed?

The guidelines to stack exchange say that information that helps answer a question should be posted in the form of an answer, rather than in the form of a comment. The guidelines also indicate that ...
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Can we please inline images?

I was chasing the paper-trail of this recent question - https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/85243/a-sharp-lens-for-canon Being new here I like to follow the breadcrumbs often to see what has ...
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How should 'how do i achieve this effect' question be flagged?

I've noticed these questions come up quite regularly. 9/10 they are a printscreen from Instagram, and the question is how can I achieve this in photoshop or on camera, usually with no information ...
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Is the Photography StackExchange specifically for physical shoots or is it also for CGIs?

If I am in the wrong site to ask this question please move this question to the correct site. Basically, I want to know if this photography site is specific to physical shoots with a camera or if I ...
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Who are the SE photography members?

I still don’t understand what types of members contribute to Photo SE. I often find myself frustrated and tempted to just give up and move on to another forum. My dilemma is that sometimes I see ...
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How to deal with user updating http: links to imgur to be https:?

A well-intentioned user has made a couple edits lately, where the only changes are updating "http:" links because they are "broken on HTTPS", by removing the leading "http:" in image (imgur) links. ...
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Ask question on photography difficult to read

Compare the regular site's "Ask a question" with the meta site's ask a question on photography. It's very hard on the eyes..can this color be changed. I didn't want to join photography to post this ...
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On-topic and off-top subjects

What subjects are considered to be on-topic and off-topic on Photography.SE? I realise that there is probably a guide somewhere, but I can't find it.
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Can we change [camera-identification] to [equipment-identification]?

I've edited this question and was trying to add an identification tag. As it turns out, we only have camera-identification and nothing else. As this tag only has 5 questions, I suggest we change it to ...
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What’s up with all the DV?

However it seems that every post I write every answer I contribute gets quickly DV and my Q put on hold. I didn’t contribute till a few days ago, and had 100 by association, I if read my page ...
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Can I ask a question about a specific camera's wi-fi problem in photo SE?

Can I ask a question about its wi-fi without getting down-voted in Photography Stack Exchange?
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Finally Photo.SE eligible for the Generalist badge

The Generalist badge (provide non-wiki answers of 15+ total score in 20 of top 40 tags) required that the top 40 tags have at least 200 questions each, which is a requirement some may not have known ...
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Question about Wacom tablet performance with LR?

Would it be on-topic to ask a question about using a Wacom tablet with LR CC? Certain operations (straighten, spot, brush) that work just fine with the mouse seem to hang or slow down inordinately ...
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Contacting other users from the StackExchange sites?

I am wondering if there is a way to directly communicate with users from the photography stack exchange site or any of the stack exchange site where we are not using comments to communicate with each ...
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Where and how to post RAWs while removing identifying data?

Seems like when you ask questions about photos, people really really want to see the RAWs with their own eyes instead of taking anything you say for granted. There are a few obstacles though: Where ...
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Saving the “filters” tag

Since there's no reputation reward or stack-exchange virtual stickers for it, I'm using this space to say thanks to @scottbb for valiant effort to save the filters tag, by making it refer to actual, ...
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Why are most answers always so technical in this Photography section?

I noticed a few questions on the Photography exchange that ask very basic questions, yet receive fairly lengthy and technical answers. A lot of us ask these basic questions and get even more confused ...