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Practice of creating pictures about some events in ones life.

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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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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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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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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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Is camera equipment and bags in general allowed on NYC Observation Decks?

I am going to see Ball Drop this New Year's Eve with three of my friends. We also plan to do some sightseeing and take some pictures on Jan 3 & 4. Two of us are into photography. Some of our ...
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Vantage point in Austin, Texas for photos?

I'm staying in a hostel on the river which has a great view of the downtown skyline of Austin (the HI hostel). However, I'm wondering if there's a tower that's publicly accessible in downtown Austin ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How close to the animals are the walking trails at San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

I'd like to visit the Safari Park (formerly known as Wild Animal Park) in San Diego. I'm debating which lens should I use for it, but that would depend on the distance to the animals. Does anyone know ...
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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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Can I fly with glass photographic filters in my hand luggage?

I'd like to take my glass photographic filters with me on a flight. These are square, made of glass, fragile, and have sharpish edges like in the photo below: Are glass filters allowed in hand-...
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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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Can you use a camera during take off and landing?

Based on this question I wondered how the rules are about using a camera during take off and landing, and whether they differ for different kinds of cameras. And by whom the rules are made and ...
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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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Carrying Tripod/Monopod through security at Logan airport (Boston MA)

My next trip starts at Logan airport in Boston MA. In the experience of many locals, Logan has been more paranoid than many US airports. While camera monopods and tripods are ok to fly with ...
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Does Istanbul airport have x-ray scanners before the exit?

I always travel with (photographic) film and I'd like to know how many X-Ray stops I'm likely to encounter on a given trip. Most of the time, I have my carry-on scanned once at security here in ...
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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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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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Photogenic Places Between Williamsburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia along I64

I'm planning on making this trip in a few weeks and I'm looking for nice places to stop that is slightly off of I64 to snap a few pictures. Using OnTheWay, I'm planning on stopping at Lake Monticello; ...
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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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Are DSLR cameras permitted in the Empire State Building?

I'm currently planning a trip to New York and have been looking at the website for the empire state building and noticed the following The items listed are not permitted in the Empire State ...
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Planning my Singapore tour as a photographer

I am visiting singapore. I am a traveller + Photographer. I will arrive at 5.00 AM 14th Sep and Departure is 7.00 AM 16th. So I got only two days. I have booked a hotel from Geylang area (Without ...
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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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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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How can you enjoy nature, when it looks better in photographs than in person? [closed]

My grandparents acknowledge technology's ability to distort and exaggerate pictures. Yet they still feel hoodwinked by (second-rate) reality compared to first-rate images. What can they do or improve? ...
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What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography in Manhattan?

There was a similar question for London... but what about New York City? I'm mainly thinking (Midtown) Manhattan, but feel free to recommend awesome vantage points elsewhere in NYC too. If going to ...
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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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Subterfuge by budget airline? Missed flight - was charged for transfer

Recently I attempted to catch a flight from a London airport on Ryanair. I arrived at departures reception 25 minutes before the flight, 11.35am - my ticket was scanned. Then I proceeded thru ...
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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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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 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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What is a good place to have a bird's eye view of Boston?

I'm looking for a place to take pictures of Boston, esp. Back Bay's brownstones. What is a good place to have a bird's eye view of Boston? Some place free and open to tourists would be great!