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revised What is tone mapping? How does it relate to HDR?
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answered What is tone mapping? How does it relate to HDR?
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answered What methods do macro photographers use to get so close to butterflies, bees, insects and the like?
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answered How do constant aperture lenses work?
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comment Can you recommend any resources about dance photography?
@kacalpy It was probably a mix, I would have had the camera in continuous high speed mode in case, but if you're timing shots it's easier to concentrating on taking a single shot, whereas if there's all sorts of stuff going on shooting a sequence is usually more effective.
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comment Can you recommend any resources about dance photography?
It's a great link, and very relevant, I just think it's worth mentioning that flash was used (to be honest I didn't look through the entire set so didn't see any non studio ones)
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comment Does a crop sensor affect closest focusing distance? Why does it not affect focal length in EXIF data?
No problem, it's a very common misconception especially as focal length is always used to refer to lenses and FOV is rarely stated. It's very difficult to talk about different lenses without using focal length, so I don't think it's too much of a problem, as long as it's clear what format you're talking about.
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comment Can you recommend any resources about dance photography?
Great images, but those are all clearly done in the studio, with flashes to freeze the motion!
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answered Can you recommend any resources about dance photography?
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comment How is ISO implemented in digital cameras?
@Rowland I'm not sure I fully understand your comment, but yes the type of scene will strongly influence your exposure decisions, my point was just that I don't believe that exposing-so-you-don't-have-to-shift-in-post is necessarily the best choice. I agree that doing things right first time is preferable, however when it comes to exposure I don't think there is a "right". There are settings that preserve highlight detail settings to reduce noise etc. being able to adjust exposure in post is a useful tool, not just something to correct "mistakes".
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comment How is ISO implemented in digital cameras?
@Rowland what is the right exposure though? The one that requires no correction in post? If I overexpose but don't clip the highlights and then apply negative exposure compensation, this can help reduce noise. If this yields a better looking image how on earth can the exposure be "wrong"?
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