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What is the “exposure triangle”?

What is the exposure triangle? How do the "sides" affect my photographs?
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14answers
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Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

I'm considering purchasing a DSLR for the first time here in the next couple of months. The two "big boys" seem to be Canon and Nikon. I've looked at both companies, and I can't really see significant ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?

I am thinking of buying a digital SLR camera. What things should I be looking for?
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What do Pentax and Sigma DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?

We have a question and answers outlining the significant differences between the "big two" DSLR brands. I'm interested in the other DSLR makers, and how the cameras they make compare in terms of ...
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6answers
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Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

I've got some lenses of brand X, but I've just got a new camera of brand Y. How can I tell if it's possible to use my lenses on my camera? I accept that I may lose a lot of automatic functionality ...
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8answers
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Should I buy a DSLR to get started?

I'm really interested in getting into serious or even professional photography. I've read some articles about fundamental concepts like aperture, exposure, ISO sensitivity, etc., and I want to get the ...
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2answers
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What are the differences between an entry-level DSLR and a Canon PowerShot?

A Canon Powershot series camera has shutter priority, aperture priority and complete manual mode that lets the user control the shutter speed and aperture Even though an Entry-level DSLR has more ...
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8answers
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What features would cause a portrait photographer to choose a DSLR over Mirrorless?

With the new line of mirrorless cameras being announced this fall, the gap between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continue to close. There are many generic discussions comparing the two, but as a ...
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6answers
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

I'm looking to buy a new camera. I've looked at What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? and decided that mirrorless is right ...
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5answers
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Is an SLR camera a must when learning? [duplicate]

I'm starting to learn how to shoot. Up until now I've only used point-and-shoot cameras mostly on automatic settings. My view is there are basically three classes of cameras sold by the major ...
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2answers
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What are the technical advantages and disadvantages of mirrorless?

The main doubt one can have about mirrorless is, I think that they do not provide ttl viewfinder. Is this a big disadvantage? In what way is it worst (or best) than classical reflex system? What are ...
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3answers
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I'm getting started in photography and taking a photography class — what camera should I buy?

For a long time, I wanted to start as hobbyist photographer, thus soon I will be taking a photography class in my city where I will be able to learn the basics of photography. At this point my ...
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4answers
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Mirrorless camera vs. mid-range DSLR — how to decide?

I am in the market for a new mid-range camera for still images (not video). I am currently a Canon T2i user. I originally posted the question as: Olympus EM-1 vs. Nikon D7100. But that got me ...
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6answers
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Is an entry level DSLR going to shoot nice portrait pictures? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying entry level DSLR Nikon D3500. I haven't used DSLR before, so I'm not sure if it is a good decision to buy DSLR. I would like to know if with this camera I can shoot portraits ...
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5answers
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What would be a good digital alternative to a Canon AE-1 from 1977?

I would like to purchase my first DSLR camera with similar features and experience to my AE-1 Canon film camera. In particular, I would like a depth of field indicator that shows the depth of field in ...
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3answers
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What features should I (as a beginner) look for in cameras to photograph esp. cities, landscapes, and night shots?

I am not very experienced in photography and wouldn't call myself a really passionate hobby photograph either, but I keep getting disappointed by my cheap phone camera when I want to take nice photos (...
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6answers
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Between Nikon 18-55mm II and 50mm f/1.8, which suits my needs better?

I am an absolute beginner in serious photography. I'm a position to get a Nikon D70 body for $100 or so. I've been researching lenses and I'm debating if I should get the one that originally came ...
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7answers
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000. The reason I keep straying away is the fact that people seem to hate the kit lens. I can't afford much more than either the kit lens or the body and a ...
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3answers
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What type of lens is best suited for adventure photography?

OK, so I really don't want to sound like an neophyte asking about which lens to buy, but I've done a fair amount of research and I'm really unsure which is the best route to take. I have a D5200 and I'...
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2answers
965 views

What kind of camera should a serious enthusiast buy after ditching a point and shoot? [duplicate]

I'm trying to decide what kind of camera to purchase. At first I had it in my head that I needed a dSLR and I've asked a couple questions before on this forum to help me figure out which ones I like. ...
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4answers
321 views

Usual dilemma - P&S or DSLR [duplicate]

I have been using a P&S camera (Nikon Coolpix 4600) for about 5 years now. I usually take pictures at family events and at my outdoor trips. I got hooked onto photography once I started getting ...
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6answers
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

I'm starting in a semester-long "Intro to Digital Photography Class" and I'm completely new to anything photography-related. The most experience I have with picture taking is on my cell phone. That ...
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4answers
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DSLR Lenses Closest to a Point and Shoot

I’ve so far worked with Point and Shoot cameras. I primarily used them to capture family moments and vacations. Nothing particularly artistic Recently, I was involved with a wedding where I was ...
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4answers
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What do I look for in a “real” camera for landscape photography as a beginner? [duplicate]

I would love to get into photography, but I have no clue about cameras whatsoever. All the pictures that I currently shoot are made with my Google Pixel, which definitely takes nice images. But I want ...
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6answers
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What are good starter outdoor cameras? [duplicate]

My husband writes for an outdoor magazine and we go backpacking/canoeing/kayaking/etc a lot for his stories. I would love to learn real photography (and maybe one day take pictures to go along with ...
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0answers
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What factors, features, and specs should I prioritize when purchasing a dual photo/video kit under $5000? [closed]

I'm an indie filmmaker that takes a crapload of cat pictures in low light. My films are creepy and low light as well. I want a camera that can fulfill both needs. I'd also need a good zoom lens and ...
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8answers
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Which camera should be recommended to the non photographers who insist on getting a DSLR for daily life photography?

Some people have asked me to suggest them a DSLR for taking photographs of their family and day to day life. These people are not interested in learning photography. It seems they are under an ...
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5answers
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Non-DSLR Beginner Camera choices

I've been wanting to get into photography as a hobby for a while (I've been restricted to getting creative with screenshots in video games in the meantime), but the main thing that's been keeping me ...
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6answers
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High end smartphone camera vs. high end compact camera for beginner?

My friend has a natural knack for taking photos and I would like to encourage this skill by buying her a better camera along with a photography book. Currently, she uses a cheap smartphone camera ...
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4answers
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Camera, trek, hike, autonomy and weather

Hello Stack Exchange ! I am looking around for a camera, and I have to admit my knowledge is quite basic and all the features and technical aspects of each review I read are melting my brain. I will ...

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