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used to mount a lens designed for one mount to a camera using a different mount.
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Bokeh describes the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph.
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Classic way of conveying images using black, white and shades of gray, thereby emphasizing shapes and shadows.
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A prosumer-level camera body with APS-C sensor; introduced by Canon in 2009.
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Questions on the monetary value of photographs or gear, and on why and how these prices are or should be determined.
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Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
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The legal term that protects ownership of creative works and restrictions as to how those works may be used by others.
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a standard that provides comparability between cameras and lenses from several different manufacturers that adhere to the standard. One of the distinguishing features …
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Questions about photography using 35mm film or a digital sensor of equivalent size.
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Learning questions ask directly about the process of learning — questions about schooling or about educational resources, for example. This tag should not be used to indicate that one would like to le…
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a digital imaging sensor smaller than the traditional film size for the system in which it is used. APS-C is a cropped-sensor format compared to traditional 35mm-film or to "full…
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a camera manufacturer based in Japan.
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The means and methodologies of safely and effectively keeping equipment, prints, and other photography-related items around the home or for travel.
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shooting with a computer connected to the camera for control and/or instant transfer of images
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the trade name for Canon's line of external flashes for use with their EOS line of cameras. It is similar but not to be confused with Nikon Corporation's "Speedlig…
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Discussion of the buttons, dials, wheels, switches, and menus found on cameras.
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Canon's 2nd generation, high-end full frame digital SLR camera, released in 2008.
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The process of making an image appear natural to the eye, either by changing the lighting or by changing the white balance or tint of an image after the fact.
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Adobe's RAW development workflow software. Version 3 was released in 2010 and was superceded by version 4 in March, 2012.
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Not playing organized games with cameras, but rather the genre of photography which deals with taking pictures of the action.
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For questions pertaining to wedding photography.
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an open source, and freely distributed piece of software used for photo manipulation and retouching.
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the automated editing of photos or metadata through the use of scripts or recorded actions.
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to measure and/or adjust the color response of a device (input or output) to a known state. In International Color Consortium (ICC) terms, this is the basis for an ad…
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is an activity performed by a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the de…
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refers to to physical size of a camera's sensor.
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The function of digital cameras that shows a live view from the imaging sensor on an LCD display.
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Altering a photo so that it departs from reality in some significant way.
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In manual exposure mode, the photographer chooses both aperture and shutter speed for exposure.
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Questions regarding the Apple Mac hardware, and by extension the Mac OS X operating system.
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Questions about how much of the scene a camera can see, and what can affect how much is seen.
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Also called "Point and Shoot" cameras, they mostly have automatic controls with a builtin flash
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reduce oblique reflections and increase color saturation
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generally undesirable in photography, and many photographers want to try and reduce it when taking photographs. Noise reduction tends to be about preventing noise in the first place, where as…
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family of mirror-less interchangeable lens camera made by Sony
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Single Lens Reflex: a type of camera which uses a mirror system to reflect light into an optical viewfinder.