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Canon geometric overexposed quadrilateral shapes in all of my images

It looks like you've got a problem with the shutter. Possibly one of the "blades" in the second curtain is missing and allowing light to strike the sensor between the time after the second curtain has ...
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Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue?

The light you describe as "green" also contains components of "red" and "blue" light. They are much weaker than the green component, but they are there. Once the exposure is bright enough for the ...
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How is it possible to have shallow depth of field in very bright conditions?

The easiest way to solve this problem is to use a neutral-density filter. They are essentially neutral grey filters that cut down on the light reaching the film or digital sensor. Good ones are ...
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How to get rid of these white stripes from sunlight through window?

I agree with Tetsujin. The highlights in the image you posted are blown out to pure white. Since you do not have the raw file, there is no information to recover. It is possible to use collage and ...
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Qualitywise, is there any downside to overexposing an image (within the dynamic range of the camera)?

This is known as ETTR which stands for Expose To The Right. As you correctly described, this will improve image quality as long as there is no actual clipping. The name comes from the fact the the ...
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How is it possible to have shallow depth of field in very bright conditions?

Some considerations: Turn your ISO right down to the minimum value Do you really need f/1.8? Depending on the composition of your shot you can usually still get decent shallow DoF up to around f/4....
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How can I take a photo using a slow shutter speed without it being overexposed?

You can close down the aperture and lower the ISO. This will help only up to a point. After that, what you need is a Neutral-Density (ND) filter. Those filters serve to reduce the amount of light ...
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Can I use high ISO film in bright light (without problems)?

Yes, you can use ISO 1600 in bright sunlight. But you will run into issues: You are getting the drawback of high ISO film (grain) without the benefit (high sensitivity). Depending on your camera you ...
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Why is my 2 second long exposure shot overexposed?

We have no idea of the brightness of the scene you are photographing. Are you on a Mediterranean beach? In a forest at night? Put the camera on automatic, take a photo, and see what iso, aperture and ...
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How to get rid of these white stripes from sunlight through window?

If you don't have the raw file, this is not going to be possible. From comments - it's not so much that having the RAW would guarantee rescue, rather that having only a tiny jpg gives you zero chance. ...
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How do I fix this washed out photo in Photoshop?

You're never going to get it back to 'good' because your subjects are backlit and you have a massive flare into the lens from the sun itself, right in-frame, which is causing the haze. You could pull ...
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How do I shoot expired film?

You can do an approximate conversion by rounding 320 to 300. But also it's two and a half decades old. You mentioned adding a stop for every decade after the purchase date. Do you know the purchase ...
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Why is my 2 second long exposure shot overexposed?

Without knowing what strength of ND filter you were using, or under what lighting conditions, I can't give a specific answer. However, a little bit of back-of-the-envelope math can help give you an ...
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Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue?

Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue? Actually, it turns towards magenta. Look more closely at your picture. When green clips and the other two channels (red, blue) don't,...
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Overexpose film in camera, then push process?

Normally, push processing is used with underexposed film. The typical effect can be seen in the film, Barry Lyndon, nearly all of which was push processed: Still image from Barry Lyndon ...
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Why am I getting overexposure with only one lens?

It is very likely that the aperture linkage is broken. The aperture is held closed by the spring until the objective is mounted, after that it is held opened by the camera so that the viewfinder is ...
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Qualitywise, is there any downside to overexposing an image (within the dynamic range of the camera)?

assume I shoot in RAW on a sunny day. Sunny16 says I can use f/16, 1/100sec, ISO 100 for an even exposure. This is the correct exposure in the sense that middle grey will be at a good level. That's ...
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How do I shoot expired film?

I am not sure where you live, but in my part of the world (central Europe) an attic would be a terrible place to store film. They do get rather hot in the summer. For a film stored in cellar (another ...
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What could cause exposure problems after my camera got wet?

First things first: If your camera has gotten wet inside, turn it off and remove the battery IMMEDIATELY! The worst damage from getting compact electronics, such as cameras, wet with water that does ...
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Prime lens is over-exposed fully open, when in full daylight

If you're already at your maximum shutter speed, and your lowest ISO, and you don't want to reduce your aperture, then you might try adding an ND filter. Or wait for (or create) lower-light conditions....
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Light meter battery ran low and I overexposed my ASA 400 HP5+. How much should I push my film?

If you've overexposed, you want to pull rather than push your film. Film pushing involves developing to higher than normal contrast, which causes a given exposure to produce more density. Since this ...
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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

The short answer is that your ND filter is not strong enough. As Alan Marcus's answer points out, according to the Sunny 16 rule, in bright daylight at ƒ/16, you will get a nominally-correct exposure ...
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Why is my image too bright when I take a 5 second exposure outdoors?

An outdoor shot at 5s should be massively overexposed. Taking the "Sunny 16" rule - at f/16 on a sunny day, your exposure should be 1 / (ISO) seconds - assuming you're at ISO 100, your correct ...
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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

The approximate manual camera setting is likely achieved using the tried and true “sunny 16 rule”. Shutter speed is 1/ISO with the aperture set to f/16. Since you have chosen ISO 100, the exposure, ...
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Can I use high ISO film in bright light (without problems)?

There's nothing inherently incorrect about using 1600-ish speed film outdoors. The issue you may run into is that your camera might not have the aperture/shutter speed combination to properly expose ...
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What are these diagonal flickering black stripes on my Panasonic G7's LCD?

These are called "Zebra stripes" and basically warn you that using the current settings, the area they cover is going to be exposed over a certain threshold. This threshold is usually 100% (which ...
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Why is my camera overexposing with a new lens?

I have had a similar issue in Auto mode with my GX80. I had somehow adjusted the exposure compensation so all images were under exposed. Setting the exposure compensation to zero solved this problem!
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Overexpose film in camera, then push process?

Usually, one would want to push process film that was underexposed. For overexposed film, one would need to pull the processing to get 'proper' exposure. Let's talk about push and pull for a moment. ...
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RAW photos appear faded and overexposed in Lightroom Classic

There's no such thing as a "no adjustments" viewable image on a screen from a raw image file. All of the "raw" images you can actually see have had a significant amount of ...
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Should I let the lab pull overexposed color negative or leave it overexposed

I regularly over expose my film by 1/3 to 2/3 or 1 full stop depending on the conditions and the film and with the knowledge of how that film behaves and develops in the developers i use. Generally ...
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