BetterPhoto Q&A: All About Photography: Traditional Film Photography: Definition of Photography Terms

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  What Does It Mean to Push Film?
Can someone fully explain in detail what push processing film actually means? How does the LAB do...
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10/2/2014 6:18:56 PM
 
  Pushing and Pulling - The Yin and Yang of Film
Hi - can you please shed some light on "Pushing and Pulling" film. I shot a roll of Ilford PanF P...
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11/8/2005 9:27:40 PM
 
  F/stop - What is That?
What is the meaning of the term "F/stop"?...
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9/24/2004 1:26:22 PM
 
  Why Use Film at a Speed Below Its ASA / ISO?
What would the purpose be in rating a film BELOW its ASA rating? For instance, some 400 speed fil...
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6/13/2004 11:18:57 AM
 
  What Is.........
What is the meaning of this photographic techniques. Photomontage, Low Key Prints, Panning, Soft ...
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5/16/2003 2:28:24 PM
 
  What is a Teleconverter?
What does a teleconverter do?...
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12/5/2002 9:10:57 AM
 
  Film Type Question
I typically use your basic /product/productDetail.asp?productID=340">Kodak Gold or /product/p...
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12/1/2002 11:11:29 PM
 
  Number of Exposures
Why do I get 25 exposures on a roll of 35mm color-print film labeled "24 exposures"?...
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10/27/2002 12:34:57 AM
 
  Complimentary Colors
What are the three complimentary colors used in color printing?...
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10/23/2002 7:04:30 PM
 
  meaning in the back of the photo
HiSomeone tell me before, the number in the back of the photo you get back from the lab indicate ...
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10/2/2002 8:10:49 PM
 
  Is there more to shutter speeds and apertures?
I know shutter speed stops motion and blurs motion. I know f-stops blur the background or vice ve...
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9/25/2002 7:22:32 PM
 
  Lens 28-80mm - What the Fstops #s Mean
Does the fstop 3.3-5.6 marking on a lens mean you can only shoot between these f stops? The camer...
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9/24/2002 8:03:32 PM
 
  What a detail of scene is
I was wondering what a detail of scene is. Thanks...
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9/4/2002 4:24:01 PM
 
  What do these letters mean?
I have a Canon T60, and although I use it frequently, I have no idea what the letters on the dial...
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7/31/2002 7:17:32 PM
 
  What is carded film?
Have seen film described as Carded and can't seem to find an answer on the net.I presume it i...
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7/17/2002 2:08:57 AM
 
  SLR
How is 35mm SLR film different from other types of 35mm films? What does SLR stand for? ...
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6/16/2002 1:56:16 PM
 
  Camera Lens and Image Stabilizer
I am looking to buy a 75-300mm lens for my Elan 7e camera. I want to know if the "Image Stabiliz...
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4/21/2002 3:15:00 PM
 
  Shutter Speed and Aperture
I am very new to photography. I purchased a Casio 3.3 megapixel digital camera and just recently...
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3/28/2002 8:19:42 AM
 
  Photograph vs. Snapshot
What is the difference between a photograph and a snapshot?...
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9/11/2001
 
  Print vs. Slide (or Transparency) Film
What is the difference between print and slide film? Is slide film the same as transparency film?...
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9/5/2001
 
  Best Film Choice; Speed/Brand
I am planning a trip to Peru. I will be going into the Amazon and may need to take action shots, ...
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8/24/2001
 
  Why Can't I See Depth of Field in Viewfinder
Here's another thing I don't understand...Why can't you "see" the focused areas withi...
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8/8/2001
 
  Nightclub Photos
I have been trying to get shots of my husband's band and can't seem to get it right.I nee...
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6/3/2001
 
  All About Light Meter Reading
Hi, again, I have just purchased a Gossen Sixtino light meter. I know how to read off reading...
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5/31/2001
 
  Short Focal Length
What does "short focal length" mean?...
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9/28/2000
 

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