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Why are War Photographers able to take pictures that seemingly violate the exposure rule?

First about depth-of-field: The two examples you posted, and many war pictures, are of objects at or near infinity (Latin: as far as the eye can see). The light waves from objects at infinity arrive ...
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Why are War Photographers able to take pictures that seemingly violate the exposure rule?

For the first photo: You just happened to pick a staged photo... This is the image with text, note the artificial bright lighting coming from high above, near the cameras position?: This is the ...
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How to capture a swinging pendulum?

Let's look at the last picture. If you want a black background, you need to be careful not to spill light. It's relatively easy to control in a large studio, it's almost impossible in a small room. ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

It looks to me like they dragged the shutter. That is they set the shutter speed to something longish, but then used a flash. The model is illuminated by the flash with the camera still. Then after ...
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What is this strange ghosting effect and how can I remove it?

To be a bit more specific, this is the superposition of a very short exposure with flash, the clear sharp part overlaid by an underexposed long exposure shot (the blurry part) However, the amount of ...
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How can I get a clear subject with motion-blurred (traffic trails) background?

If the camera is on a tripod, and we assume little or no camera movement, then there are two possibilities. Most likely, at 3", your brother is not going to stay perfectly still and there will be ...
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Why do moving objects in photos appear blurry?

First, I'll talk about what cameras do normally, then about how motion affects this operation. In order for an image to be sharp and in focus, all light coming from a single point on the object being ...
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How to take photos in burst mode, without vibration?

In theory, live view mode should ensure the mirror doesn't flip, if you don't use quick mode autofocus. In practice, though, your camera is a very cheap one, that has probably an integrated shutter/...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

Slow shutter time Short duration flash Rotate the camera around the optical axis of the lens The dancer is only lit by the very short flash burst, the background is lit by continuous ambient lighting ...
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Why isn't my Nikon D3400 freezing motion even with the shutter set to ¹⁄₄₀₀₀th of a second in View Finder Mode?

You're thinking about the speed wrong. At 1/4000th of a second, if it rotated nearly 4000 times per second, it would go all the way around in one frame. Talk about motion blur. :-) It looks like ...
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How can I get a clear subject with motion-blurred (traffic trails) background?

The issue that you are having is that your brother may appear to be still for the 3 seconds of your shutter speed but even breathing can impact the photo from being sharp. He is still moving even ...
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Moving Subjects in low light

If the photo you wish to take requires using 1/800 or shorter exposure times, apertures narrower than f/5.6, and ISO of no more than 400 there's only one way to take the images you want in less than ...
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Why are War Photographers able to take pictures that seemingly violate the exposure rule?

A lot of it was the choice of camera. The usual "press camera" of the 30's, 40's and 50's was a Speed Graphic or similar with a 4" by 5" focal plane. The enlargement required to ...
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What is causing this image ghosting on a Nikon 50mm 1.8G?

It looks like movement to me - I can see similar at the opposite side of the flower. As it looks to be in only one plane, I'd be more inclined to think some vibration - maybe even just a footstep of ...
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How to take photos in burst mode, without vibration?

If I use burst mode, camera starts moving its mechanical parts: the mirror, or the shutter, or both. I don't know exactly. Typically, the order of operations is: mirror flips, shutter opens. This is ...
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How good is flash at "freezing" a scene?

The flash is created when a high electrical voltage is discharged into a slender glass tube filled with xenon gas. The electricity excites the gas and it outputs a blitz similar to lightning. This ...
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Red-channel rolling shutter in google maps?

Very early color reconnaissance cameras did, in fact, use a color wheel in front of a camera with B&W film. At that time the resolution available with B&W was superior to that of color film. ...
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How can I reduce motion blur in film photos without good lighting?

My first SLR was an OM-10. Loved it. That's good you have the manual adapter. Looking at your photo, I think you are using a telephoto lens. There is a rule, that you can hand hold a lens at 1 over ...
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Moving Subjects in low light

Let's dig into some of your parameters... Shutter speed (unable to set too low, say anything below 1/800, and you've almost got 100% motion blur) How fast the shutter needs to be to reduce motion ...
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What is this strange ghosting effect and how can I remove it?

For me this is motion blur. And because is the same on all the objects edges it is caused by slow shutter speed. Try to use 1/100, 1/160. Also you should know internal flash usually have very ...
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How to have motion blur only behind the subject?

No, you can't do it without postprocessing, but a similar, purely photographic effect, can be achieved by the clever use of flash. See the following questions: When should you use a normal flash vs a ...
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Why does this satellite image of an airplane in motion show red, green, and blue bands with strange artifacts?

Looking at the imagery, it was not provided exclusively by a satellite. I work for the company that built the sensors and cameras for Digital Globe WV3 and WV4 sensors and did sensor, motion ...
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Why can't I take close-up and night time pictures with my Nikon D3300?

Each lens has a Minimum Focus Distance, it is often written on the lens. It is technically not able to focus below that distance, so you cannot take pictures from nearer. If you care to have a lens ...
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How to capture a swinging pendulum?

I wonder what would happen if, in addition to the steps offered by this excellent answer, you would use a long enough exposure (say 5-10 minutes) for the length of the pendulum's travel to decay ...
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How to capture a swinging pendulum?

Consider adding a light source to the bob itself, such as an LED. Set your exposure for several periods of the pendulum, and flash your external light source at the extremes. This attached light ...
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How to take photos in burst mode, without vibration?

I'm reading your question about the camera, but I'm also reading why you want this (to image Jupiter). First, to address your direct question on vibration with the 1200D: The 1200D lacks "mirror ...
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multi-strobe-like motion blur outdoors?

IMHO this is explained by reflections of light which is already a reflection on the waves in the water. You don't see the effect on the other blade because its orientation is different so it doesn't ...
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multi-strobe-like motion blur outdoors?

The effect could be caused by torsional vibration of the propeller blade. The propeller has a metallic leading edge, which reflects the sunlight especially well. The lower blade which moves towards ...
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How can I reduce motion blur in film photos without good lighting?

You don't tell which focal length and shutter speed you have used for the example photo you have posted, but I think it is obvious from your example, that the shutter speed is not short enough. The ...
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