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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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* When photographing from behind tinted glass, they should remember that they will lose at least one f-stop (i.e., the function that regulates the amount of light coming through a camera lens).
Kodak Professional's proprietary Extended Range Imaging Technology provides two f-stop exposure latitude in JPEG workflow.
The Vari-Focal TV5513 for 1/3" cameras features an f-stop of f-1.3 for low light conditions.
The camera features manual focus and shutter controls, six shooting modes and 13 f-stop aperture control settings, as well as a multiple exposure mode and histogram display like the ones found on Fujifilm's advanced digital SLR camera, the FinePix S1 Pro.
The focus range is 36 inches to infinity, the f-stop is 2.0, and it has shutter speeds from 1/15 to 1/500 second, There is a 2X zoom in the higher resolution mode.
Start by making the exposure indicated by the camera's light meter, then make another exposure a half f-stop over the indicated exposure and another one a half f-stop under.
Sometimes there is as much as a two f-stop difference because the filter blocks out some light.
Famous landmarks snapped by Steve Mayes, including the Angel of the North, Druridge Bay in Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and the Baltic are on sale at the F-Stop Gallery, on Stepney Bank, Newcastle.
The latitude in digital exposure is much narrower and color sensitive than the 'three f-stops over/one f-stop under' latitude of color negative emulsions.
Iris and f-stop. The iris of the lens is referred to as the center focal point of the lens and is mounted at the aperture of the lens.
If a mirror is not available and the puddle is in shadow but the people or objects are in sunlight, there will be a two f-stop exposure difference between what is darkest and what is lightest.
As a general rule of thumb, the lower the f-stop, the blurrier the background, and the effect is accentuated by getting closer to your subject.