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Exposure is the total amount of light allowed to fall on a sensor or film during the taking of a photograph. This is determined by the exposure time (shutter speed) and amount of light admitted (lens aperture). Today, sensor/film sensitivity (ISO speed) is often also considered to be part of ...

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Which cameras can shoot how many AEB frames?

I have always liked photography and have recently acquired a Rebel T6 as my first DLSR. I have always been interested in HDR photography and have been experimenting with it for the past couple of ...
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Why would a webcam image be brighter in the corners, rather than in the middle?

I have a webcam mounted inside an integrating sphere, which is dimly lit by LED and produces nothing but sensor noise. It's part of a daft random number generator I built. This arrangement is like:- ...
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Why doesn't the picture become darker the more you zoom in?

As your lens's focal length gets longer, fewer photons pass through the lens to hit the mirror/sensor. Why don't you see darkening when you look into the viewfinder and zoom in with a zoom lens, and ...
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Can I maintain the same flash pulse duration but increase light with multiple flash units?

I own a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite, and I found out that it lets me freeze motion (for example, a water splash) at 1/16 of its power. However, the amount of light at 1/16 is not enough to properly ...
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Why are flash pulses so short?

I was surprised to learn that most flashes last only 1/1000s instead of lighting up for the entire exposure time. Why? If the flash were to light up before the shutter opens and turn off after the ...
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why exposing with 18% gray card does not give IRE near 40?

I am trying to understand how to get perfect exposure using gray card. With my Sony a6500 using ITU709 gamma, I locked exposure by doing spot metering on the gray card. When importing in final cut pro ...
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Why are my photographs on Kodak Portra 400 coming out hazy and gray? Am I getting the exposure wrong?

I'm pretty new to film photography and photography in general. I've been taking my cameras (Canon A-1 or Pentax ME super, portra 400 film) with me to most places and trying to gain as much experience ...
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With the same camera settings, will a photo always be exposed correctly across different cameras?

I want to do a photo shoot using film, but due to not being able to see the shots I've taken I would first like to take a digital photo, then recreate it using film. If I used the same focal length, ...
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How to do this prismatic/double exposure effect?

Hello all, just saw this picture on Instagram and was wondering how they got this effect and what the effect is called? Double exposure?
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Exposure value changes but image brightness remains same (Nikon D5600, Manual Mode)

I have Nikon D5600. I have tried several times in Manual mode to change the exposure value by pressing the exposure button (given in the top control) and rotating the dial. I can see that the exposure ...
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Lighting up a subject during sunset without a flash?

I’ve recently been trying to experiment with sunset portraits but I keep encountering a problem where the sky is lit up exactly how I want it but the subject is under-exposed, with little to no ...
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How can I get consistent exposure while allowing aperture changes on Fujifilm X-T2?

I'd like to change aperture and keep the exposure consistent while taking multiple photos of one scene. I am aware of the exposure triangle. I know I need to increase ISO or decrease shutter speed by ...
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Is the white balance wrong in these field poppy pictures?

Yesterday I went out to take some pictures of a field of poppies next to my home. There seems to be something wrong with the color in most of the pictures. The first one of the following 3 pictures is ...
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How to capture rays of light in a photograph using a DSLR camera [duplicate]

I'm using Nikon D750 DSLR camera. How can I capture the rays of light as represented in these two black and white photographs? I mean in terms of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and filter use. by ...
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What's the most important factor to get clear images using high telezoom on moving subject?

So let's assume I've got the focus nailed down, so my focus is the best possible. I have a single subject I'm shooting at very high telezoom on Panasonic TZ-80, using 60x or 120x zoom, so the camera ...
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Using dedicated light-meters in moon-lit / very dark scenes

One part of Michael's answer to long exposure caught my eye. He stated that most camera light meters would find it difficult to meter dimly lit scenes such as a landscape illuminated only by the moon....
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Digital zoom: Is the exposure computed using the zoomed frame?

I am trying to focus on the differences between digital zoom and cropping an image afterwards. This is discussed in detailed here: Is digital zoom really useful? focused on the compression ...
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Reasonable setup for ultra long exposure for this kind of photo using Nikon D750

I'm using Nikon D750, and intend to take a ultra long exposure picture such as this (by Michael Kenna). What's is the reasonable shutter speed and aperture for that? If I use shutter speed 2 hr what ...
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What manual settings should I use for a photoshoot for a salsa class? [closed]

I'm taking a photoshoot for a salsa class in a hall with very limited lighting. Can you suggest any good manual setting, as I am fed up with using auto. I have a Canon EOS-760D with Sigma EX10-20mm 1:...
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Why doesn't Darktable's histogram match the one my camera shows?

I'm using Darktable 2.4.2 with Canon 6D. The problem is that when I import a raw image, and apply the Canon 6D base curve, the histogram is totally different with respect to the histogram visualized ...
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Why is my DSLR's exposure meter always showing high exposure?

I own a Nikon D5300. After a few months, my camera is showing this problem. The exposure meter is always showing high exposure. But the camera is working fine. Please suggest a solution.
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In-camera light meter & manual lenses

Prompted by my own answer to "Photographs cannot be taken" with manual lens and wireless triggers with off-camera flash & in reference to How do I take the right exposure quickly with ...
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Lighting variances on sport mode

I’m trying to shoot continuous movement indoor im Sport Mode. The room is well lit but the photos come out with drastically varying lighting so some photos in the sequence are well lit while others ...
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Effect of lens on the exposure metering [duplicate]

Last weekend I was shooting in studio and tethering to laptop as well. First I measured everything and shot the portrait with a 24-70mm lens at f/2.8 Then I switched to 85mm lens and didn't change ...
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Exposure preferences

Whenever I shoot with my Nikon D5300 in manual mode I set settings so that photos have bit more pop to them - brighter than what the camera exposure meter says the correct exposure is. For instance, ...
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If I push film can I keep all other settings such as aperture and shutter speed the same or do I have to change them as well in some way?

If I push 160iso film by 2 stops, and shoot a scene at 1/500 @ f16 as if I would have shot it with 400iso film at 1/500 @ f16, will I get a similar exposure by pushing the 160iso film? Basically, if ...
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How do I use manual exposure settings? [duplicate]

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60. The problem is I don't really understand the workings of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Whenever I go into manual mode, the pictures I take are pitch black. I ...
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Can I set exposure time to greater than 30 seconds with the Nikon D750's built-in Interval Shooting?

Is it possible to set exposure time greater than 30 seconds while using interval shooting? I know we could set the interval, number of intervals and number of shoots I each interval but i can't find ...
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Am I wrong to judge my exposure using my smartphone?

Context: I recently purchased an Olympus OM-1 film camera. Upon receiving the camera, I realized the battery for the light meter was dead. I'm a (very) amateur photographer so, naturally, this is a ...
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Canon Live View: How to capture the exact image displayed on the screen?

When enabling the flash (by deploying the built-in, pop-up flash; or by using the hot shoe with an external flash device) the apparent brightness of the image displayed on the LCD monitor (LiveView) ...
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Why does wider aperture make snowflakes look bigger?

Recently I went out to shoot when it was snowing. I was playing around with different aperture sizes and exposure times. What I have noticed that the wider the aperture, the more snow I can capture ...
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Unclear whether grey card can be used for exposure in post production?

I only use a grey card a little, but need to use it more to get more consistent product photo's. I understand how to use it to adjust white balance in camera, in Photoshop and Camera Raw, however I'm ...
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What are these dark spots on my picture

I took the picture in a hospital room. The spots are not the patients bed. I tried cleaning my lenses. I also took other pictures and this is the only one that has the spots.
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Cutting film in half - what does it do?

I found this article about different types of film. Nicholas Nixon shoots 11×14 Kodak Tri-X and he says this: “Tri-X Professional 320 ISO rating, but I cut it in half because it makes the shadows ...
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Can I keep the 'Constant Preview' feature active during MF assist on my Panasonic Lumix?

I have a Lumix G7, here's the issue I'm in Manual mode, and I have Constant Preview on, so if I modify the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, WB, I see everything correctly in the preview. However, if I ...
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How to find suitable manual exposure settings based on the light and subject? [duplicate]

I'm using Canon 700d with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Kit lenses. Somedays my camera manual settings suits the environment and I'm able get some great shots.(Sea shore,Road,Terrace). But sometime I'm getting ...
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Why are my photos getting darker gradually at the bottom [duplicate]

A lot of my photos gets this effect where at the bottom of the photos, the exposure decreases gradually. Is there any way I can avoid this? The lighting setup I used was, bouncing the flash on the ...
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How can I cause red eye in photos I take with my iPhone 6s?

How do I cause red-eye in my photos? I had no trouble causing red-eye in my old iPhone 4; but having issues with the 6s, even with [right & left] circular polarising filters over the flash and ...
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Why can't I adjust exposure on my D90 in aperture-priority mode?

I have a Nikon D90, and I usually prefer to shoot in Aperture priority mode. However, recently when I go into Aperture mode, I can adjust the aperture, but I can't adjust the exposure, and the hash ...
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Why is distance absent from the exposure triangle?

With exposure calculations, there are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Correspondingly, flash and light meters gives you the aperture (as an f-number) and shutter speed for a given ISO. However, ...
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How do I get my Sony A7 II to avoid over-exposure and look more like my Canon camera?

Hai. I have a question, I switched from Canon to Sony a while ago and I found out that if I shot bright places, like the sky, the cloud that is supposed to be seen clearly, looks like a blown-out ...
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How can I process a highly underexposed image to bring out detail in the shadows without making neon lights too bright?

I was traveling recently and had a little time at a pier late in the night. The surrounding skyline was spectacular and I clicked the scene highly underexposed. Any ideas on how I can process this? If ...
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Why did the shutter speed increase when I raised ISO and lowered exposure compensation in Aperture Priority mode?

I have a Sony A6000 camera and I am studying photography. I was experimenting with ISO and exposure compensation while in Aperture Priority mode and encountered this situation: I set the aperture to ...
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Exposure compensation after images are taken

I have a stack of image tiles (taken from a drone) that I want to mosaic to a single image. I want to do exposure compensation to reduce the variation in illumination between the image tiles before ...
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why do I have red dots all over the foreground of my stars long exposure shot [duplicate]

I have a 60D and have never had this problem before although I have never set the exposure for 30 minutes I am so disappointed its a great shot
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How can I get settings right on my new DSLR for twilight moonsets and moonrises? [duplicate]

I recently got my first DSLR, and am trying to learn the best approach settings-wise for a specific type of photo, namely twilight moonsets and moonrises. The camera is a Nikon D5600 which came with ...
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Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF - aperture is always ƒ/1.8

I recently bought a Yongnuo 50mm for my Canon 5D MkIII. I'm having problems adjusting the aperture, it seems like it always shoots at ƒ/1.8. I adjust the aperture in the camera up to ƒ/22 but it ...
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Why are my image overexposed when using an external flash?

Camera: Canon 700D Flash: Yongnuo 600 EX - RT 2 Mode: Av Scene: Most of the scenes I had were with basic lights, not dark for the eye, but bad for low ISO shots. I am shooting in Av mode with the ...
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Why do some fast manual lenses seem to fool the histogram? [closed]

I shoot with a lot of manual lenses, and most of the time the images seem to follow the camera’s histogram. However with a couple of the fast manual lenses, despite the histogram looking fine, more ...