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Practice of creating pictures about some events in ones life.

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What is the current security situation in Chisinau, Moldova?

I'm planning on visiting Chișinău in the next month, mainly photographing architecture with a large DSLR during the day in the central part of town. Has the recent war in Ukraine changed the security ...
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Greek hotels taking pictures of passports for tourist tax

Anyone had the experience of their passport being photographed at check-in at Greek hotels? So far this happened twice to me at different hotels. I travel often to Greece and this practice was never ...
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Why can't I take photos inside of stores in Portugal?

In a para-pharmacy in Porto, I was stopped from taking a photo of a product in their store. (I was going to use it to look up the product online to see if I could switch out the power cord when I got ...
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Reuse picture for visa (US & EU)

US I got one type of US visa years ago. I applied for a new type of visa recently. I used the same picture again for DS160 and it didn't give me any warning. Can I take the same physical picture to my ...
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Where (in Germany) is the landscape behind this newsreader, with a gazebo on a small, lush steep hill surrounded by higher, broader forested hills?

When the German tagesschau evening news on the public broadcaster Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ARD) announce the upcoming weather ...
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Is it safe to film during airplane take off and landing? [duplicate]

Recently I saw may youtuber reviewing flight experience and the common shot I saw is the take off and landing. My question is, Is it safe to use electronic device to film the take off and landing ? (...
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Where was this picture taken? Somewhere in the western USA? Zion or Capitol Reef national park?

Need help identifying a location. I think it's most likely somewhere in the western USA. Maybe Zion or Capitol Reef national park based on the orange rock and river?
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Photo backpack as first carry-on luggage for travelling with Ryanair [closed]

I have a mirrorless camera, and I'm looking for a small photo backpack which will be fitted to Ryanair's carry-on luggage restrictions 40x20x25cm. I haven't bought a photo backpack before. I've found ...
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Where was this picture taken in 1932?

This picture was taken about 1932 in central Europe - probably in Czechoslovakia, maybe in Budweis.
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Where was this picture taken? (Chromecast background, 3 steep rocks)

Can anybody say where this Chromecast background was taken? Google reverse image search is not helping unfortunately. A few more keywords: Tree-covered three-top-mountain. Orange clouds.
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Visualizing Instagram Travel photo locations on a Map

I uploaded many of my travel pictures on Instagram and tagged their location. Unfortunately, Instagram got rid of their photo map. I loved this feature. There are many third party developers trying ...
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Photographers in Latvia, Riga and Tallinn [closed]

I am from Germany and I planned to visit Baltic cities (Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn) in the mid of March. It will be my first visit to those places. As I will be traveling alone in this trip, I planned ...
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Best time to go in Brittany to avoid both school holidays and hurricanes?

My wife and myself want to go for a photo-shooting on the beaches of Saint-Malo, France, but not especially in the summer. We want it to happen when there aren't many people there, so we want to avoid ...
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Can anyone identify this city skyline? [closed]

I have a video that shows a few quick glimpses out of a window and I have pieced together frames to make a complete image. Can anyone identify this city? Google Images, TinEye, and Wolfram-alpha ...
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Where is this photo of a group of hikers taken? Is it really in the Ural?

With this story on tutu.ru on the Kvarkush plateau in the Ural comes this photo with the filename ural-4.jpg: Source: tutu.ru. It doesn't look like the Ural to me — on other photos of the Kvarkush ...
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Schengen Visa Photo requirement - conflict

I visited Schengen visa photo requirement on their official website. I found the photo size to be 35–40mm in width. On some other websites, I have seen the photo requirement to be 35 - 45 mm , 32 - ...
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Is taking photos prohibited at airports of Taiwan except those in Taipei?

I found the following information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: Дополнительные рекомендации с учетом особенностей страны Во всех аэропортах острова, ...
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Is it allowed to photograph airport customs signs from the baggage claim area?

Three days ago at Bergen Airport I warned my cousin not to take pictures at the baggage claim, since the baggage claim in Bergen Airport is really close to the custom signs. However, he took a picture ...
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How to ensure tripod/camera safety when using remote [closed]

I'll be travelling solo to Paris for business in December. I often use a tripod to take some artsy shots whilst I am travelling, but always with myself stood next to it taking photos of others. This ...
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Where's this picture of a glacial moraine in autumn taken?

This picture's from r/autumn. I searched with Google Images but no result! Is there a geographical term for this landscape? Can I access this by private automobile?
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Is it possible to request hand inspection of photographic film in Indian airports?

Per What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?, when traveling with photographic film, it's best to pack it in hand luggage and request hand inspection of undeveloped film. In ...
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Trading or selling personal camera equipment while temporarily in the US

I made arrangements with a large camera store to personally bring from outside the US my personal camera equipment for sale or trade. At US Immigration pre clearance from Bermuda I was not permitted ...
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My face in my Japan visa is different because of my wisdom tooth extraction

I'm worried about my photo in my Japan visa that was recently been printed. We applied last December 2018 with a bump of my face. My mother wanted to apply already so i quickly take a photo while my ...
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Photo older than 6 months uploaded in DS-160 [duplicate]

I uploaded a picture older than 6 months during my DS-160 application. I used the same picture of a previous Visa application, that had been already cropped with the online tool and so I tought it ...
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Where was this picture taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?

Can someone please tell me where this picture was taken?
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Is it possible to take a photo of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) from an airplane window?

I see sometimes photos of the Elizabeth Tower allegedly taken from an airplane window. Here are just two of them taken from Instagram account loves_bigben. Do passenger airplanes really fly such low ...
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How to look for a photography "fixer" in Brazil?

I'm a non-professional photographer looking to visit Rio and possibly Sao Paulo, I'm interested in shooting the life in the favellas but understand that it is a rather risky proposition in terms of ...
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What traffic interchange does this picture show?

I found this attractive picture from http://www.cowen.com/reports/exploring-the-future-of-transportation/ and wondered what interchange it's based on. It's perfectly symmetrical so the creator ...
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Getting identity photos in the UK

How can I get an identity photo (eg for passports or other kinds of official documents, such as foreign visas) in the UK? In France, for instance, there is the Photomaton group, which has booths in ...
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Vietnam e-visa photo requirements

I started applying for a Vietnam e-visa and it requires "foreigners' passport data page image and photograph (straight looking without glasses)". The example images given are: the data page, and a ...
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Where is the photo for the outlook sign in page taken? [duplicate]

I would like to know where the photo of the Outlook.com sign in page was taken. Any ideas?
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Vantage points in Buenos Aires for photos

Are there any publicly accessible tall buildings in Buenos Aires that are good for views & photos? And hopefully pleasant to visit otherwise too. :) Including (or linking to) opening hours & ...
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Are Australian 35x45mm passport photos accepted for Chinese visas? [duplicate]

The Chinese embassy in Australia publishes a very strict set of guidelines regarding acceptable passport photos. They vary subtly but distinctly from the rules for regular passport photos in ...
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Where was this photo taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?

Can someone please tell me where this picture of a church on an Alpine lake was taken?
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How can I replace an Indian passport while residing in USA? [closed]

I’m currently on my F-1 student visa in the US. I am a citizen of India. While traveling to another state, one TSA officer told me to replace it because it has a washed out photo, or I’ll have ...
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Iceland in March or April? [closed]

As a photographer, I'm debating visiting Iceland in mid-March v. mid-April with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights. I understand the roads are likely to be clearer in April, but the nights are ...
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Where on Earth is this Win10 lock screen image from, with a stone town in a rock crevice? [duplicate]

I'm wondering where the place in the above photo is. I'd love to learn more about it! On my copy of Windows 10 Home there are links that share more info about photos, but on this PC with Windows 10 ...
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Photoshoot in Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

I was wondering if someone knows whether doing photoshoots in Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove is allowed or requires payment and permission. We are travelling in the UK and wanted to do our engagement ...
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Where's this landscape with a stream and rocks in Canada, from TourRadar's Canada Video?

Source: 10 mins 21 s juncture.
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Photographing federal buildings in Australia?

There are some amazing federal buildings in Australia, with their own unique designs. However, a friend was saying he had no idea what he was photographing in Sydney and took a photo of the Federal ...
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Where was this stock photo taken?

It's one of the background choices for Linux Mint. I tried doing a reverse Google image search and found this website, but it doesn't say where it was taken.
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Can I visit Poveglia island in Venice lagoon? [closed]

I would like to visit Poveglia plague island in Venice lagoon to take some pictures and get in touch with its grim and dark atmosphere. But recently on website atlasobscura.com there was in ...
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Where can I find high, unobstructed night time views of Tokyo?

As the title says, I'm looking for a place in the city that's open to the public at night and that's high enough to be able to see a big part of the city at night. Are there any hotels or accessible ...
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Where can I take the photos of Warsaw Skyline at night?

Where can I take the photos of Warsaw Skyline at night? I know that this is taken somewhere from across Vistula river. But can you tell me from which location I should try?
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Can I use a telephoto lens during takeoff or landing?

This question seems the state that it is usually okay to use a camera during takeoff and landing, as long as you've turned off the wifi, etc. If I'm in a window seat, can I use a large telephoto lens,...
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Photographable location from "Gangnam Style" music video

What location, if any, from the music video of Gangnam Style is visitable and photographable by ordinary tourists? Visiting and photographing the place shouldn't be regarded as unacceptable or ...
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What rights to photography exist at UK airports?

Recently while flying into the UK at Stansted Airport, I took a picture of a sign in the arrivals area pre-customs clearance. (The context is that when I travel, I like to take pictures of signs that ...
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Where in Italy was this 1945 picture taken?

Would like to know where this pic was shot from please. Its my dad taken during World War II 1945, in Italy. Thank You.
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Flying with lots of photo gear [closed]

I have a flight from Europe to US (with connection in Zurich) next week and need to take a lot of photo gear with me: three cameras (DSLR, SLR and a medium format), a number of lenses for them, a ...
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Windows 10 wallpaper background (Spring)

I saw this lovely photo on my windows 10 lock screen but I couldn't figure out its location. Clicking the "like what you see" button in the top right corner of the screen does not provide me any ...