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What is the "exposure triangle"?

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What is "ISO" on a digital camera?

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What is bokeh, exactly?

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In portrait photography, what is 'broad' lighting? What is 'short' lighting?

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I know what a bad photo is, so why do I keep taking them?

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What is "angle of view" in photography?

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What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios?

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How much do lens lineups vary across DSLR platforms?

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What is Rembrandt lighting, and when do I use it?

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What advantages does manual mode have over aperture priority mode?

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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

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Is it lenses which make your photographs, not camera bodies?

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What exactly determines depth of field?

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What is the 'Golden Ratio' and why is it better than the 'Rule of Thirds?'

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How to compose flowering plants?

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

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What tools are available for RAW image processing in Linux?

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Is there development in the world of lenses?

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What methods can be used to micro-adjust autofocus of a camera body to a particular lens?

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Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?

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

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

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What is the "Rule of Thirds"?

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

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10 answers
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What software can show my most frequently used focal length?

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How do I interpret an MTF Chart?

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How do I give someone a critique of their photograph?

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What makes a photo a good photo?

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Should I buy a camera with kit lens, or body plus lens separately?

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What are the best techniques for making great photographs of LEGO creations?

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