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What is RAW, technically?

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What's the difference between CCD and CMOS image sensors?

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Why and how do "bigger pixels" make a better picture?

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What makes a camera an "SLR"?

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What could be the reason for these block-like artefacts in the blue sky?

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What's the difference between a regular lens and a macro lens?

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Why don't more people use fisheye lenses as a cheap wide angle lens?

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Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs?

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How is the YCbCr color space represented in a JPEG image?

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Should I shoot underexposed photos?

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What is lomography?

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How do you make a shot look like it was taken at night?

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What could cause this white speck in a blue sky?

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Why is there the illusion of detail in photographic noise?

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What is a rolling shutter? When do I have to be aware of it?

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When is adding vignetting appropriate in post-processing?

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How do camera body motors compare to in-lens motors for focusing?

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Do the same camera settings lead to the same exposure across different sensor sizes?

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How many "MegaPixels" can the human eye see?

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Are 2 megapixels enough for HD resolution pictures?

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What does f-stop mean?

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How can I use a histogram to expose correctly when the scene is very dark?

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Why does a bigger sensor lead to a shallower depth of field?

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Should I switch off image stabilization when photographing my 2 year old?

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How does the human eye compare to modern cameras and lenses?

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How many different RAW formats are there?

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

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Why do we use RGB instead of wavelengths to represent colours?

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What is Chromatic Aberration?

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What are the first few steps a beginner should take in post processing?

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