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Simple function to simulate different shutter speed / exposure by changing RGB values of image

What mathematical function can I apply to each pixel of an image to simulate an increase in shutter duration of a camera? E.g. Let's say I have an image shot at 1/60s shutter speed. What function can ...
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Using Auto ISO when shooting

I was told it’s not good to use auto ISO. I responded that I will try to set my ISO manually in P,A,S,M Mode’s but I think I got issues. I keep seeing it in auto ISO, it’s getting me the shot even ...
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Sharp photos with kit lens [duplicate]

Hello I have a 80D with a kit lens 18-135 IS f/3.5-5.6 I take photos of my kids indoors and it seems that I’m almost always shooting at iso 32000 and up and it seems like everything is grainy (noise) ...
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Light meter battery ran low and I overexposed my ASA 400 HP5+. How much should I push my film?

Equipment: HP5+ 400 ASA, Rollei 35 Light conditions and subject: Sunbather in grass surrounded by trees but with Sun in clouds fairly overhead, sometimes in some shadow. Bright day but with sky ...
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Why is S-Log2 exposed for correctly at 32% for middle gray

I though that when metering, cameras set the exposure so the average brightness in the scene is 18% gray or RGB(127,127,127). Then I read this article and am confused on this chart http://www.xdcam-...
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Can I make in-camera photos dark but less grainy?

I often find that, when I try to get a photo that looks as dark as I want it, I have to lower exposure, e.g. by using Exposure Bias function of the camera. But then, when I actually see the resulting ...
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Time difference between Auto Mode and Other modes

I'm a super newbie to photography. I would like some clarification on the following: I am shooting an image in Auto mode. There is no shutter lag at all and the picture looks good. The settings are: ...
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Correct Exposure with Polaroid One Step 2

I have a Polaroid OneStep 2 with itype film, and I have some problems on how find the correct exposure. Precisely, almost always I get a picture which is overexposed or underexposed, and I do not know ...
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Calculate the right ISO and exposure compensation based on the ambient light

I'm new to photography and I'm working on this project where I need to find the right balance between ISO and exposure compensation, to take pictures in different environments. This is an App for ...
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Is spot metering just an EV compensation?

I can expose a scene based on EV compensation or spot metering. If I spot meter...can I achieve identical results with EV compensation? Or is spot metering more than just a generic EV adjustment ...
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Why TTL flash exposure compensation doesn't work, but manual settings do on Nikon D3500? [closed]

If I choose TTL in flash control and I set flash exposure compensation, all levels from -3 to +1 look the same. But if I chose manual instead, and I adjust flash power from full to 1/32, the strength ...
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Do Nikon cameras have a feature similar to Canon's "Exposure Safety Shift"?

Canon offers a feature called "Exposure Safety Shift" in many of its models. It appears to allow the camera to automatically adjust the aperture or shutter speed to allow an improved exposure. Does ...
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How can take a better picture of this creek under bright sun light and dense vegetation on banks?

Here is the first picture with 0 ev, f/2.8 and exposure time of 1/80. Here is second pic with -1.33 ev, f/3.2 and exposure time of 1/150. I think there are several problems with them: 1) It is ...
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Why can't my Canon 600D perform AEB?

I have a Canon 600D, it's on firmware version 1.0.2. I am in M mode. I set AEB to take 3 photos, then go to shoot mode, and select continuous shooting. I focus, press the shutter, and only one photo ...
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Exposure compensation in “manual” mode and auto ISO?

Canon 7D Mk II: Is there a way to adjust exposure compensation when I’m using auto iso in “manual” mode? In other words, I’m not using “full manual,” but rather what might be considered “iso priority.”...
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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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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

I am very new to photography and trying to improve my skills (I don't even know if I have creativity required for photography). I captured some shots of sports. The link to my album (just 6 pics) is ...
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How does a film camera perform exposure compensation?

I have a Nikon D3x, a Nikon F6 and a Nikon F3/T. It is my understanding that, on a digital camera, "exposure compensation" actually alters signal amplification, similar but not identical to changing ...
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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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Shutter speed and overexposure [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I think I already know the answer to this but I'm hoping I'm just missing a trick: On a sunny day, is it possible to compensate for a 2 second shutter speed so the photo doesn't come ...
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Is the Olympus Highlight & Shadow Control for jpeg only, or does it affect raw files?

Is the Olympus Highlight & Shadow Control for jpeg only, or does it affect raw files? In other words is it an effect that can be accomplished just as well in post-processing, or will it adjust ...
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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 ...
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Dark Image at longer focal (aviation photography)

I am trying to practice aviation photography, I have a Nikon D3100 and AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. When I take a shot at a longer focal length the subject (aircraft) is dark and I ...
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Why is A mode on my Nikon D3300 overexposing at f/9 and higher?

I have a Nikon D3300 and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS DG lens. When I use the camera in Aperture priority mode and set the aperture to f/9, the images I am getting are very overexposed. If I underexpose ...
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Are my RAW photos underexposed?

When I take RAW images with my Canon 1300D and import them into RawTherapee, they always appear very dark and/or lacking in contrast until I increase the Lightness, Contrast, and Saturation to 50 (...
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Using rawtherapee to create an image like a DSLR camera in bracketing mode

Can rawtherapee can be used to create an image like a DSLR camera in bracketing mode? I noticed that rawtherapee has many controls under the exposure tab. I was told that just changing the exposure ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

On a MacBook computer running OSX, is there an app I can use to create a digital photo file with an exposure of EV -2 ? I'm looking for something that will simulate the bracketing function of a ...
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ISO or EV compensation? what to use

I have a Nikon d7100. I was shooting random shots in my room yesterday evening with my 35mm lens. I notices that if I use ISO 1000 for properly expose the image, due to grains, details of the object I ...
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What is different between "M" and "A" with exposure compensation modes? [duplicate]

Are there any different in using camera in manual mode vs aperture mode plus exposure compensation? This the same according to dynamic range or maybe something other difference?
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How can I maximizing dynamic range without postprocessing?

How can I maximize the amount of detail captured in both dark and light objects in the same photo? I don't have the option of post-processing, so "traditional" HDR is not possible. If I reduce ...
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How does software exposure compensation work in RAW files?

When shooting with RAW files, it is possible to tune the exposure and white balance using software, which is not possible when shooting with JPEG. But I have a stupid question: when you are shooting ...
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What could cause very underexposed photos in daylight?

I just recently started toying with the manual mode on my Canon 70D. Everything was working fine for a few shots, then all of a sudden my newer shots all appear darker under the same settings. The ...
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Could a "universal exposure" setting be practically possible?

Not sure how uneducated this question is, but I'm interested in learning, so thanks in advance for your indulgence. Film physically changes over the period of time it's exposed. A digital sensor, ...
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Isn't the exposure meter scale shorter than the permissible range of EC?

I have a Nikon D5300. Yesterday, when I was fiddling with the camera, I noticed that the permissible range of exposure compensation is [-5.0,+5.0] while the exposure/light meter is calibrated from [-2....
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Why does this happen: objects which are surrounded by brighter objects appear darker?

Objects surrounded by a brighter area appear darker, and if the brightness of the area increases further, then the objects appear even darker? An ex: Sun spots appear black. I observed the following ...
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Why is my HDR image oversaturated and look negative inverse in highlight areas?

I wanted a photograph of Times Square. It was my first time using HDR. So, I took into consideration about exposure compensation for an even exposure. I set my camera with mirror lock-up, and self ...
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Does exposure compensation affect shutter speed in aperture value mode?

When I am shooting in AV/aperture value mode, and I switch to +1 EC, will it affect my shutter speed?
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What is the -5 to +5 scale below the aperture number on the back of my Canon DSLR?

Hello guys, I am completely new on this photography world and honestly I don't have much knowledge about it, but I really want to learn... and read. I've been reading about modes, light, shutter ...
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Technique to manually set aperture and focus for a low light scene during normally lit time of day?

I have a scenario that requires manually setting the aperture and focus on a lens attached to a machine vision camera on an outdoor scene (mirrorless camera with global shutter). I need to manually ...
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Understanding Lightroom/ACR Exposure Non-Linearity

Looking at the DNG SDK (v1.4), I found that the exposure operation is implemented as a 1D function, with a small non-linearity in the very low part of the dynamic range for positive exposure values, ...
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Does the Exposure Slider in Adobe Camera Raw Have Same Effect as in camera Exposure Compensation?

My assumption is that the Exposure slider in ACR does NOT have the same effect as using in-camera Exposure Compensation. Am I correct? Background: I shoot in raw. In either Aperture priority or ...
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What to look for in a compact camera to take picture of black dog?

I like to take snapshots of my black dog during hikes and have grown annoyed at my camera. The changing light conditions and his movements force me to use the automatic sport mode, which often ...
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How to adjust exposure compensation with Nikon DSLR in low light condition?

I am using Nikon D5000. Struggle to achieve correct exposure in low light or night portraiture. I tried to adjust exposure compensation manually in aperture mode,but could not get good result. Can ...
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Quickly reset EC on Canon 600D

When out shooting birds, I'll often dial in several stops of EC when the bird is backlit against the sky and then forget to change the settings for a stationary bird and end up with horribly ...
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Is there a situation in which taking exposure bracketed photos at only the widest separation (±3EV) doesn't work?

I sometimes shoot exposure-bracketed photos on my Sony NEX-5R, for exposure fusion in Photomatix. I'm thinking of taking just two photos, at -3EV and +3EV, which are the maximum values of exposure ...
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Why does flash exposure compensation of 4EV have such an unnoticeable effect?

I took two photos, one with flash exposure compensation set to -2EV: and the other with +2EV: I find a minor, almost unnoticeable difference between these two photos. But there's a difference of ...
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Exposure compensation or ISO sensitivity? [duplicate]

If ambient light isn't enough and I don't have a tripod with me for long exposure, which one should I prefer to increase the brightness of my photo? I know high ISO comes with noise. Is there any ...
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Are the terms 'push' and 'pull' relevant/applicable to digital photography?

The terms push and pull come from the days of film processing, and there's more on that here and here, but essentially they refer to increasing or decreasing the chemical processing time to account ...
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Adjust exposure compensation in manual mode?

The only way to manually adjust exposure compensation is to use either P,A,S or modes, however then of course something else is automated. In full manual mode you can not change exposure compensation ?...
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Canon: Setting exposure compensation in M mode?

I'm using a third party lens (Helios 44-2) on a Canon 6D in Manual Mode. The camera correctly meters for light and sets a correct ISO given the shutter speed. However I'm unable to set exposure ...
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