Have Your Photography Questions Answered :: Digital Photo Secrets

Have Your Photography Questions Answered

by David Peterson 9 comments

Today, I'm announcing a brand new feature to my Digital Photo Secrets website - Question and Answers.

Do you have a question about photography that's really bugging you? Have it answered on Q&A!

Q&A is a place where you can ask your most pressing questions about photography and have them answered. I'll be spending time each day to answer a lot of questions, but the system also allows anyone to answer questions, so you may get answers from multiple people, not just me.

And it doesn't matter how trivial or simple your question is. By asking it, you're also helping others who have the same question but might be too afraid to ask.

It's simple to use, and free.

Q&A is also a great resource if you're looking to add to your photography knowledge - just browsing the site you might see a post that will answer a question you didn't realise you had!

And finally, if you see a question that you know the answer to, please help the community by posting a reply. I'd appreciate it.

Digital Photo Secrets Q&A is available here. Checkout the Frequently Asked Questions if you have more questions about how it all works.

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  1. Robin says:

    My daughter talked me into a "professional" photo sesdion with a friend of hers. The pictures were supposed to be sent out to family and friends or made into Christmas cards. The session cost $180.00 for a mini shoot of 1/2 hour time duration. She finally got back to us today, and the shots were sent to us via email. Since she is supposed to be a orofessional, I expectedactual pictures like the good old days, or at the very least, a flash drive of some sort. My daughter is afraid to approach her on the subject, and doesn't want me to. She was a nice girl, but for $180.00 I really don't see what the money is for. Her pictures were nothing my daughter or another friend couldn't have done. Then, it took several weeks to receive them via email. There was no touch ups done or anything. The only difference is she rents this old Chevy truck as part of her back drop. Is this common now a days? Thank you for some insight.

  2. Dennis Bertsch says:

    What is the easiest way to turn 500 NEF photos into a JPEG file ?

  3. Steven Gray says:

    For several years I used an Olympus E500 with several accessories and auxiliary lenses with good overall results but finally felt like I was running in mud while everybody was sailing by. The pixel count, size and weight of the batteries and availability of the picture cards became not worth the fuss so I just broke down and went to the Nikon CoolPix; it decided recently to retire. That's the comment. The question is does anyone make an adaptor which would allow me to use my E500 lenses with the Olympus OM system and retain the automatic focusing system?
    Thank you in advance for any help or advice,
    Steve Gray

    • David Peterson says:

      Hi Steve,

      It's unlikely you're going to get a lens mount that works electrically as well because the Olympus and Nikon use completely different mechanisms to tell the lens the focus and aperture.

      Probably the best option is to switch to Nikon or Canon cameras as they have the best third party support for lenses. You can purchase good lenses now and upgrade the camera body when funds allow.

      Sorry I couldn't help more.


  4. George says:

    Hi, I have a question and a problem :) and hopefully you can help me. I am a little bit more than a beginner photographer, but I cannot find the answer for my problem yet.
    I recently bought a NIKON FE manual film camera and I shoot 2 rolls of film. Both of them came out blank with no pictures at all. I set up the correct ISO on both films. I also changed the shutter settings to AUTO and I shoot indoor and outdoor pictures and nothing. Both of my films are empty. Do you have an explanation for me? I also used a 50mm lens with it. Do you think that maybe the film didn't advanced at all?
    Thank you very much.


  5. bob weiss says:

    What is the ev scale and how is it used.

  6. Neil says:

    January of 2011my I vowed to move from taking snapshots to going thru the thought process and effort of making a photograph. Your site has helped that process. Number one helpful tip has been using a tripod. Always striving for more but isn't that whyat makes a photographer? Thanks

  7. Anthony Orr says:

    David's Q&A is great stuff all the answers I need, to all the questions I would like to ask, if I could remember to ask them.
    Regards Tony

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