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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras? [duplicate]

I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask but I’ve been unable to figure out what exactly this is. It’s an effect, seemingly unintentional, that makes people and things have orange blurs around ...
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What is "Dragging the Shutter"?

I've heard this term of "dragging the shutter". What does this mean and why would I use it?
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Taking a skyline photo with a person closer to the camera during night time

How can I take a photo which shows the skyline and the person who is standing around six feet away from the camera with proper lighting at night? For taking just the skyline I've used long shutter ...
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How do TTL flash metering systems calculate how much power is needed?

Does anyone know how TTL calculates the amount of power to put in after the preflash is done? I understand that the value is somewhat brand specific, but what is the general logic? Because if you ...
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How do I get my Canon 60D to use short shutter speeds with flash in Av mode? [duplicate]

Last night I tried to get some club shots with my 60D (with the 16-35 2.8L lens) at ISO 1600. I had about ¹⁄₁₅ — ¹⁄₂₀ seconds at f/2.8, all in Av mode. When I raised the pop-up flash, I hoped that ...
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How do I compensate for lack of minimum shutter speed when in Av mode with the Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

I'm fairly new to photography, and I own a Canon Rebel T6i. Besides manual mode I've learned about Tv and Av modes, which to be honest I really liked, mainly when I'm shooting on events with changing ...
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What is this shadow in my photo?

I'm pretty sure the subject didn't move, the shutter speed was ok @1/80s. I was using Canon 70D + 18-55mm IS STM and a built-in flash and shot in RAW. What it could be? What may be causing this?
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Why is flash TTL metering independent from ambient light metering? [duplicate]

In other words, why is ambient exposure metering independent from TTL metering? Let's say Im taking a picture in a room that has a window and some daylight is getting in,and Im shutting in P (program ...
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Why is my Metz 58 AF-2 using long shutter values when my Canon 60D is in Av mode?

About one year ago I bought a Metz 58 AF-2 for my Canon 60D. Because of a lack of free time to experiment with automatic functions, I have used it only in manual mode with other manual flashes, ...
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5 answers
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What exactly does TTL flash sets its power to?

I understand that TTL flash means the flash will preflash and try to calculate the right exposure for that particular scene. That part makes sense, but what exactly is the "right exposure"? Does it ...
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Canon 600D Exposure Lock and Flash Exposure Lock

I'm using my 600D in Av mode and can't seem to fathom the FEL function. Backtracking a bit, with the flash closed, I can point the camera to a light area, press the "*" button, point to a dark area ...
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