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Please stop downvoting perfectly good questions about actual photography

Agreed. This is not an opinion-based question, this is a question about the creative process. Which is subjective, but just as photography itself. Gear-related questions are boring, common all over ...
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How should we handle the "what (Instagram) filter is makes this photo" type questions?

I'm okay with the current way of handling them — direct them to What's the best way to ask a "How do I achieve this effect?" question?, and close it as unclear. If the person is ...
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How can we make this open ended question answerable?

While I think that the question is interesting, I agree with xiota on the opinion/personal-part and the definition of look-part, but I think it is a problem of broadness, too: A press photographer ...
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How can we make this open ended question answerable?

It's not possible to separate the question from opinion without turning it into an entirely different question. I am unable to discern a reason for the question beyond discussion. There is no ...
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Are framing questions on topic?

Yes, as long as you are framing a photograph. However, you'll get better expertise here if the question is directly related to something about the photograph itself — either to do with matching the ...
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Is it ok to upvote questions

Without wanting to be too unhelpful, you should upvote questions you think are good questions. One way to determine this is by the tooltip on the upvote button: This question shows research effort; ...
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How should we handle the "what (Instagram) filter is makes this photo" type questions?

Here's a template comment similar to the one I use for "What's this effect" questions, but expanded ...
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Would a question regarding upgrade options be on-topic?

We have a canonical question on lens compatibility; most questions along the lines you're asking will tend to get redirected to that one as we don't feel it's valuable to have a separate question for ...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
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Where is all the new content for the photo site?

Is this even the right place to ask this? Sure, here is fine. Chat is also a good place to ask this sort of thing. Not that there's a lot of activity there. Or here at Meta, for that matter. ...
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Requirement to make post-pro questions non-app dependent?

I don't think we can make that a requirement, but we can certainly strive to make "generic" answers or at least answers that require and teach some understanding (and be prepared to upvote them to ...
xenoid's user avatar
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Can I ask about how to develop this specific photograph?

Yes, these types of questions are on scope and welcomed here provided one uses a descriptive title and also describes what exact attribute in the image it is that one wishes to understand and/or ...
Michael C's user avatar
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Can I ask for someone to post some photos from a camera?

This is not a good Stack Exchange question — in fact, it's not really a question at all, but a service request. You're asking for someone to make a photograph for you, or to Google up some results. ...
mattdm's user avatar
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How should we handle the "what (Instagram) filter is makes this photo" type questions?

Though I do agree with Scott & Matt's answers, I feel there's more to come from the instagram crowd... & not in a good way. but often, it's lighting, timing, skill, or something else No, ...
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Flash power and softboxes — add a bounty or add a question?

Since it can vary so much from one light modifier to the next I'm not sure any such question is a good fit here unless a specific modifier is identified. It's kind of like asking, "How many horsepower ...
Michael C's user avatar
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Can I ask for someone to post some photos from a camera?

As is always the case, there is no guarantee your question won't get downvoted. But, good questions rarely get downvoted. Generally, I think that the voters here tend towards generosity rather than ...
scottbb's user avatar
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Can I ask for someone to post some photos from a camera?

That really depends on the question. The first step is to make sure the question itself is a good fit for this site. Then there has to be a good reason why the many pictures out there of various ...
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