Before the rush

Before the rush
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reduce oblique reflections and increase color saturation
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a standard that provides compatibility between cameras and lenses from several different manufacturers that adhere to the standard. One of the distinguishing feature…
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In photography, background usually refers to either an artificial backdrop placed behind the subject in studio photography, or more generally, the area in any picture that's behind the main subject.
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Canon's 2nd generation, high-end full frame digital SLR camera, released in 2008.
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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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Also called "Point and Shoot" cameras, they mostly have automatic controls with a builtin flash
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family of mirror-less interchangeable lens camera made by Sony
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Altering a photo so that it departs from reality in some significant way.
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a lens defect which causes straight lines to be curved or bowed
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A common prime focal length of 50 millimeters
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a specific organization of colours. In combination with physical device profiling, it allows for reproducible representations of colour, in both analogue and digital representations.…
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Questions about choosing a lens. Please try and make your question about how to choose a lens, rather than asking which lens currently on the market you should personally buy.
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Optical devices used between camera and lens to magnify middle part of projected image, effectively turning the lens into a longer (but slower) one.
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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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Single Lens Reflex: a type of camera which uses a mirror system to reflect light into an optical viewfinder.
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designed for macro photography.
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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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Smart phone produced by Apple Inc.
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a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.
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"Crop Factor" refers to the sensor size of a camera relative to a 35mm (Full-Frame).
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a cell phone that has a camera built-in.
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In photography the shutter-release button (sometimes just shutter release or shutter button) is a button found on many cameras, used to take a picture. When pressed, the shutter of the camera is "rele…
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Questions concerning software running under Microsoft Windows, a popular family of operating systems.
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A head sits atop the tripod legs. Common types of heads are ballheads, 3-way, and 2-way.
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a feature in many modern cameras that allows the user to measure light levels through the lens that will capture the picture.
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a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other setting…
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Questions to help in choosing the most appropriate software for certain type of work. Note that these are usually off-topic here.
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Questions regarding the Apple Mac hardware, and by extension the Mac OS X operating system.
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Error in computer data (of a picture) during reading, writing, transferring, processing etc.
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a state in which two devices can work together. In photography compatible gear can be used together. An example of this is a lens and a camera sharing the same mount.
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A high-end full-frame DSLR from Canon, released in 2012.
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Questions pertaining to version 5 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a popular image management and editing application. Version 5 was released in June 2013.
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The f-stop of an optical system expresses the diameter of the entrance pupil in terms of the focal length of the lens; in simpler terms, the f-stop is the focal length divided by the "effective" apert…
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a generic term for the act of transmitting files over a computer network like the Internet.
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Adobe's image processing and organising software. Version 3 was released in 2010 and was superseded by version 4 in March, 2012.
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taken while varying a camera setting (typically exposure) between each shot.