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mattdm
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What is the "exposure triangle"?

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What does an unprocessed RAW file look like?

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What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios?

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What is "angle of view" in photography?

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What image-quality characteristics make a lens good or bad?

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How do I convert lens focal length (mm) to x-times optical zoom?

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Is there a free program to (batch) change photo file's date to match EXIF?

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Why is there "single" in the term DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex)?

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What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP?

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Is it normal business practice for a contest site to solicit submissions and then, later, ask for a fee?

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Is there development in the world of lenses?

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If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?

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How were photographs printed in newspapers in 1929?

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Why is software-based manipulation of images frowned upon while hardware-based manipulation is acceptable?

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Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?

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What is aperture, and how does it affect my photographs?

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Technically, why is the out of focus area blurred more when using a bigger aperture?

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Why is a 1" sensor actually 13.2 × 8.8mm?

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What is the advantage of a digital still photo camera over digital video for nature photography?

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Is my current gear sufficient for wedding photography?

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How much do lens lineups vary across DSLR platforms?

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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

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What does it mean for a photograph to be "high key"?

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How do I calibrate the diopter correction on my DSLR's viewfinder?

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Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?

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What are common beginner mistakes in photography?

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How were pictures turned from film to a big picture in a picture frame before digital scanning?

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What is GAS and how can I avoid it?

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What does the word "Contemporary" mean in a lens description?

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Does my crop sensor camera actually turn my lenses into a longer focal length?

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