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The first photographic images printed in newspapers were actually wood engravings meticulously hand-copied from a photograph printed in the normal way. By the 1890s, however, prints were made in essentially the same way they are today: through halftoning — printing different tones as patterns of small dots varied in size and spacing. By the 1929s, this ...


Flash "bulbs" take a measured amount of time to reach their peak brilliance whereas electronic flash is virtually instant. Bulb mode is a "delay" to allow for the lag time of a bulb. Try taking a flash picture with a flash-bulb while not in the B mode and you will see the results. You can put the camera on a gripid, go on bulb mode and walk around with an ...


If your hands are not particularly shaky, you may actually get less camera shake from holding down the shutter than you would by releasing it and pressing it again. Basically, with the hold-down method, the possible sources of camera shake will be: two small bumps from slightly moving your finger to press and release the shutter button, motion of the ...


In days of old, the shutter release was pneumatically triggered from an air bulb. You squeeze the bulb for as long as you want the exposure. From The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography: When lens shutters were introduced in the 1880s, one way of tripping the mechanism was by squeezing a rubber bulb that was connected, by a long rubber tube, to a small ...


Because it always worked that way. Considering that the mode was mainly for long-duration photography a couple of jiggles at each end of the exposure would not have been noticeable. The word comes from the day shutters were operated by squeezing a rubber bulb - the shutter is open as long as you keep squeezing. Another "because it's always been that way" ...

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