A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
Questions about law/legal issues affecting photographers. Question should state the relevant jurisdiction.
a device that allows light to pass for a determined period of time, for the purpose of exposing photographic film or a light-sensitive electronic sensor to light to capture a permanent im…
The chemical process by which the latent image on exposed film is turned into a visible image.
Many people collect old lenses as a hobby, or simply have older lenses they're interested in using on modern cameras.
a Japanese company which produce cameras, lenses and flashes. They're most widely known for their selection of lenses which are compatible with cameras from other manufacturers.
Workflow refers to the actions a photographer takes to produce a finished product. This includes the process from taking a file from the camera, through editing on a computer to printing the file (…
Image perturbation caused by electronic transformation and processing.
a common film format that was popular before the dominance of digital photography
In-camera or post-processing techniques for altering the look of an image.
For questions either about the fundamentals of photography or which will be of particular use to novice photographers. Q&A in this tag should be equally useful 50 years in the future or to a time-trav…
Classic way of conveying images using black, white and shades of gray, thereby emphasizing shapes and shadows.
Questions concerning usage of video mode of photography equipment. For questions about video consider "Video Production" sister site.
The means by which a camera automatically determines exposure settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO (sensitivity).
the ones with focal length shorter than longest edge of imaging surface (36mm on 35mm full frame, about 24mm on APS-C).
Tidying up sensors, lenses and other photographic items from dust, fungus, liquids etc.
a Japanese camera company which produces compact digital cameras, and APS-C and medium-format digital SLRs.
Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction) is a technology used to reduce the effects of camera shake. This is done is several different ways, and different companies use different names. Using …
what the photographer looks through to compose, and in many cases to focus, the picture. Most viewfinders are separate, and suffer parallax, while the single-lens reflex camera lets th…
The storage media used by digital cameras. Currently the most common memory card formats are Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD)
A mid-range, 16MP cropped-sensor DSLR from Nikon introduced in 2010. Superseded by the 24MP D7100 in 2013.
Good camera recommendation questions deal with what cameras are appropriate for a specific task or meet special requirements. This tag should not be used for shopping questions. Asking for comparisons…
An important aspect of the photographic vocabulary, produced by focus selection, limitations of depth of field, optical qualities, subject motion, camera motion, or other technical problems.
a popular DSLR camera released in 2010 as part of Canon's entry-level "Digital Rebel" series. Also known as the T2i.
The approach and skills for the actual capture of a photograph with a camera.
The process of making an image appear natural to the eye, either by changing the lighting or by changing the white balance or tint of an image after the fact.
Stands for "Do it yourself", and refers to the creating or improvising equipment out of materials on hand, as opposed to purchasing a pre-made product.
Advice for journeys, including what equipment to use and how to take photographs of landmarks and other vistas.
Analysis of an image to determine setup and techniques that could be used to achieve certain properties of the image.