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What is ETTR (Expose To The Right)?

Picking up from this answer and this question, What exactly is ETTR? How it may reduce the image noise? And how is it difference from film to digital sensors? In the answer linked above, what are the ...
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What is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed?

I know digital cameras have ISO options, and that ISO is the camera's sensitivity to light, but if you set higher ISO then you can get a noisy image. I also know there are two other camera options, ...
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What are the practical differences between the exposure settings my camera picked for me in auto mode and my own choices?

I were using Fujifilm x-t20 and I took two photos: one with 'Auto' switch on and the other with 'Auto' switch off. I compare the two and I cannot find noticeable difference. and the settings Here ...
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Will a prime lens help me get better portraits at a wedding?

I have a Canon 600D with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. I have a friend's wedding coming soon, and I'm not sure if my zoom lens will do a good job or not. I was thinking of buying a prime lens so ...
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How do I calculate the number of stops between two shutter speeds?

What is the math equation to calculate the difference between two different shutter speeds in stops?
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What is the formula to calculate aperture (“diaphragme” in French)?

Let's say I have these data for my camera: t : Exposure time in seconds ("temps de pose" in French) C : Incident-light meter calibration constant ("constante lumière incidente" in French) S : ISO ...
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What is the EV scale?

I have seen an "EV" (exposure value) scale that's sometimes used to express a camera's exposure settings, or scene brightness. How exactly does this scale work?
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how many f stops should I allow for a given change in focal length - ISO and shutter speed remaining constant?

There are charts that show me what how many stops in shutter speed or ISO to allow when, for example, using an ND filter but given that a longer focal length reduces light available is there a chart ...
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What are STF lenses?

What are STF (smooth transition focus) lenses? How much do they differ from other fast lenses? What artistic techniques are done with them? For example Sony has an a-mount 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF. What ...
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What does f-stop mean?

What does f-stop mean? Is it the same thing when people say "2 stops" for example?
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How is f-stop a measure of dynamic range?

As far as I have read f-stop is a measure of the aperture. This affects the amount of area in the foreground and background which is in focus. While having a look at the dynamic ranges of cameras I ...
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Can someone give a simple explanation of ISO?

Can someone please explain to me what ISO means in the camera settings? In an answer to a question about taking pictures at a dance party, I was told to use ISO 1600. What does that number really ...
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Why are certain apertures so popular?

Popular f stops in lenses are typically f/1.2, f/1.4, and f/1.8 for portrait lenses. The reasoning behind that is pretty self explanatory. Moving up past 1.8, I see some f/2.2 lenses occasionally, ...
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How do I correctly expose a 3200 ISO film roll on a camera that allows 1600 ISO?

I just bought a 3200 ISO film roll (ILFORD DELTA 3200), and my camera (Chinon Cm-5) allows to set films up to 1600 ISO. What can I do to expose correctly? I thought of metering at 1600 and when it's ...
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Relationship between shutter speed and amount of light?

With all else remaining the same (ISO, aperture etc.) is there a way to compensate for changes in the lighting of the scene by changing the shutter speed of the camera such that the intensity of the ...

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