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Questions about how to choose the correct colour balance for a given scene, and how it affects photos.
the depth of a scene that is "in focus" as perceived by the eye.
taken with shutter speeds generally longer or much longer than one second, in order to capture stationary objects in low light while blurring or obscuring moving elements.
a manufacturer of optical equipment, and particularly cameras and lenses. Their main photographic line website is at: https://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras
the measurement of the camera's sensor/film sensitivity to light. It is one of the 3 ways to create a well exposed image (The other two being Aperture and Shutter Speed). Typically, a higher IS…
a measure of how long how film or sensor is exposed to light, due to the shutter being opened and closed. This is usually measured in seconds, or fractions of a second. Longer shu…
Conditions where the ambient (existing) light is of a low level (dark). Photographers often use additional lighting equipment or long exposures in low light conditions.
an adjustable "lossy" compression method commonly used in digital photograph. The most common filename extensions for images using the JPEG format are .jpg and .jpeg. Compare to alternative i…
a piece of photographic equipment designed to prevent camera movement and support the weight of a camera. A tripod consists of 3 legs(compared to a bipod or monopod) which stand on the gro…
Of and relating to the specifics of lens construction and manufacture.
Photography which depicts natural scenery, typically where a wide view of mountains, lakes, fields, or forests is the main subject of the composition.
an interface, mechanical and often also electrical, between a photographic camera body and a lens. It is confined to cameras where the body allows interchangeable lenses.
the direct control of a camera/lens's focus by the photographer. This is generally accomplished by turning a focus ring which is mechanically coupled to the lens's focus, but some came…
Acronym for High Dynamic Range photography - a method of combining multiple images with varying tonal ranges into a single image that shows a wider range of values (from dark to light) than can be cap…
Questions related to photography that involves a single defined subject that is typically intended for product documentation or advertising.
describes clarity of detail, the perceived combination of resolution and acutance.
the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon. This occurs after dusk. The start and end times of a night vary based on factors such as season, latit…
the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of…
The word photography means "drawing with light". Controlling or selecting the light a camera records is essential to all aspects of photographic composition.
used to mount a lens designed for one mount to a camera using a different mount.
the process of taking a series of photos at a set interval with the intention of playing them back as a movie at a much shorter interval. This gives the appearance of high spe…
the computational transformation of an image signal. It's about the technical side of batch transformations, conversions, and enhancements, as distinct from post-processing (adjust…
broken, or might be broken, or you're worried something might break it.
Vital to all digital cameras, and required for many film cameras — and for many accessories.
generally undesirable or have a negative impact. Examples include noise, flare, dead or hot pixels, sensor "spots", reflections inside the camera/lens system, etc.
designed for use without needing to alter various settings, hence it's as simple as pointing and shooting.
technically a specific type of lens design, but usually means any lens with a long focal length and correspondingly narrow field of view.
A technique for creating images that offer a wide view of a scene, where the image width is usually significantly wider than the image's height. Panorama images can be created by cropping or, more co…
the timeless and generic aspects of cameras; even as technology evolves, these things will remain essentially the same.
the practice of ensuring equipment stays in full working order by avoiding damage.