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How do wavefronts/wavelets propogate in three dimensions, and why is this important for photography?

The photography book I have talks about waveforms, but it doesn't do a good job of explaining them. So, here's my understanding from the book and google searches (it could be unbelievably wrong.) In ...
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Susan Sontag's “On photography” - Where can I find concise summaries of the 5 articles/essays?

Susan Sontag's Book "On photography" was written in the 1970s. It is actually a collection of five essays. Countless scholars and enthusiasts have cited her (Actually n = 4200 according to a search ...
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How can a high resolution camera matter when the output is low resolution?

The question is inspired by this question showing these pictures. The accepted answer suggests that these pictures were taken by a 8x10 view camera, and the use of a 8x10 camera was confirmed in the ...
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Are Ansel Adams's theory books relevant today?

With the decline of film photography, it seems that there is no use for "The Negative" anymore. But what about "The Print" and other books where Adams teaches about light, technique and, well... ...
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Is vector photography possible?

Of course any bitmap image can be vectorized, but might we ever reach a point where a camera can make an outline image that looks exactly like a photograph? Could the resulting image even be ...
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An intro to “conceptual” fine-art photography?

In many photo clubs and professional fine art photography, is very common to show "conceptual" photo essays or photo series. That is, there is a unifying idea behind a compilation of images, and ...
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Rule of thirds — is there any scientific proof behind it?

I learned about rule of thirds only recently, and it excited me a lot, and it seems to apply to a lot of situations. But my question is why does it make pictures look more appealing? Does it have ...
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Do full frame sensors gather more light than crop sensors?

Lots of people say that full frame sensors receive more light than cropped sensors. I have never found a proof of this claim so I tried to do the computation by myself, and proved the contrary! Could ...
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Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?

I was under the assumption that a circular polarizing filter would filter circularly polarized light. I now understand that what is commonly called a circular polarizing filter only filters based on ...