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What type of camera was the first mass-marketed camera?
In a camera, what is the mechanical door that opens to let light in and then closes?
What is another name for a camera obscura?
Which of these statements about the daguerreotype is not true?
It is still commonly used today.
What surface is the light-sensitive material on a daguerreotype put on?
When (approximately) was the daguerreotype invented?
In photography, what is the recorded image called?
Why has there been a decline in film photography by photojournalists?
digital cameras are more efficient
What did Nicephore Niepce use to make an image in 1825?
a camera obscura
What major contributions to the world of photography were made by George Eastman?
he developed a system of using roll film in a simple camera
What is a characteristic of a large format camera?
it is best for taking images of architecture
What is one of the reasons that a 50mm lens is considered a "standard" lens?
it is the one closest to what the eye can see
Put the following in chronological order:
Edwin Land markets the Polaroid camera.
Brownie camera was invented.
Wet plate camera was invented.
Daguerreotype was invented.
Daguerreotype was invented.; Wet plate camera was invented.; Brownie camera was invented.; Edwin Land markets the Polaroid camera.
What are two things a photographer has to consider when choosing a camera?
camera format and lens
What are the three building blocks of photography?
time, light, and subject
Of the following cameras, which has the highest quality image?
What is the device that generally focuses light into an image?
What is composition in a photographic artwork?
the way the art elements are organized in a photo through the use of art principles
What two major areas make up the composition of visual works of art?
art elements and design principles
Which is not listed as one of the three types of balance?
Which term includes rhythm as one of its qualities?
What are the primary colors in the pure-light color wheel?
red, green, blue
What are the secondary colors in the pure-light color wheel?
magenta, yellow, cyan
What are the primary colors in the pigment color wheel?
red, blue, yellow
What is the saturation or intensity of a color?
the purity of color
Which physical property of a line can set a mood?
Which one is not an essential component of exposure?
depth of field
When taking photographs, why do some people choose black and white instead of color?
it can be more formal and classic
What controls the amount of light that comes in through the lens by changing the diameter of the aperture?
What is depth of field?
how much of the image is in focus
How does shutter speed make a difference in exposure?
the faster the shutter speed, the less light is let in
If you want a very sharp image with fine detail, which of the following film speeds would be the best choice?
What does a light meter do?
it determines the settings for accurate exposure
What is one of the best conditions to take photographs?
outdoors on overcast days
What two inventions led to the development of the digital camera because of their ability to reduce components to such a small size?
transistors and integrated circuits
When holding an SLR camera and taking a picture, what is one of the reasons you should hold it with one hand underneath and one on the side, and not both on the sides?
it can become unbalanced, which could lead to undesired results in your composition
In a film camera, the film records the image. What records the image in a digital camera?
an imaging sensor
What is an advantage in using a digital SLR over a digital point-and-shoot?
a wider selection of lenses
What does the ISO refer to in digital cameras?
When can "image noise" occur?
when the ISO is turned up
Why would someone want a high-resolution image?
the image is sharper and has more detail
What are some places digital images can be stored?
memory card, CD-R, computer
Which file format produces the best quality images?
Which file format has the disadvantage of losing information every time you open, manipulate, and close it?
What is the final adjustment before printing a digital image?
What are two different ways you can convert a digital color image to black and white?
grayscale and channel mixer
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