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Why is exposure correctable in RAW [duplicate]

I have been reading some tutorials and documentation on Rawtherapee software, specifically its exposure compensation. I am curious how exposure is correctable after the RAW image is captured? For ...
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How to improve sky's saturation and contrast to get a similar result?

Have a look at these two pictures: The first is mine, but is so...flat. (You can find the original here.) I took my photo with a Canon EOS 100D, while the second was taken with a Nikon. I cannot ...
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Qualitywise, is there any downside to overexposing an image (within the dynamic range of the camera)?

If i underexpose an image and have to crank up the exposure in post, this will also amplify the noise, resulting in a lower quality image. In this case, it would've been better to expose correctly ...
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How do I find the right white balance value to set in my camera?

As I understand White Balancing means - making a particular color look as it should have been irrespective of what color the Ambient Light is. i.e A white paper must look white not blueish grey(cool) ...
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RAW in ACR vs JPG in ACR

Photoshop has now given the facility to open and edit JPEGs and other non-RAW file formats using Adobe Camera Raw. One doesn't have to shoot RAWs to do some heavy edits. So is there still any benefit ...
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Why do RAW files only show you 8 bit of the 14bit recorded?

Following up from a previous related raw file latitude question. Why do RAW files record in 14 bit but only show 8 bit of data? The remaining data is hidden away to the right or left of the histogram. ...
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How to deal with shots at night with different kinds of light from different sources?

I tried to shoot some photos the evening of the 5th of January (CET time), it was an event called Cabalgata de Reyes Magos. I tried to gain some practice with what I had learned so far, but could not ...
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How could I have post-processed this picture to create better lighting?

I changed a lot of things between these two images (removed some distracting bits, Photoshopped it, so it looks like her eye is actually open, etc.) but I'm mainly curious about how I could have made ...
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Exposure compensation

I was at an aircraft / car show today and taking photographs of aircraft against a sometimes cloudy, sometimes blue sky. I used the viewfinder for accurate framing and increased exposure compensation ...
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Why no raw channel histograms? [duplicate]

I understand the basic logic of providing histograms of JPEGs. The sensor pixel values get combined, processed, interpreted as a color, then broken out into new RGB values. So, if you were to give the ...
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Viability of in-camera correction for LED and fluorescent lighting?

I am getting an Olympus MFT system. The bodies in the system have in-camera color correction, and I am wondering how effective it will be compared to using gels. My concern is that for intense lights ...