Why Does Aperture Change When I Zoom My Lens?

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The aperture changes as you zoom your lens because the lens does not physically support the widest (smallest number) aperture at all focal lengths of the lens. This is most often something photographers see in very inexpensive lenses.

Help! Why Are There Black Bars Across My Photo?

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You can end up with black bars across your photo if you are using flash and you have set your shutter speed faster than the “max sync speed” of your camera. Rarely can a camera have a shutter speed faster than 1/250 of a second but you have to check your manual for the specific “sync” setting for your camera. …

Adjustment Syncing and Selection in Lightroom

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Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about how it is that adjustment syncing between two or more photos should work in Lightroom.  He describes some important details about how photo selections work, the role of the “active” photo in selections and adjustment syncing, and some reasons why it may be that adjustment syncing may fail.

Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained!

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Jeff walks through a revamp of the profiles feature in the release of Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 and Camera Raw 10.3.  Even though profiles have been around for nearly 20 years, Adobe made a lot of changes to them in this release.  Jeff walks through: There are now two types of profiles.  Camera-specific and creative. Let’s dig into each type …