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1. Which of the following would be the most appropriate resolution for a color brochure printed on a 4-color press?
2. Colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel are known as
3. When posing families, a strong compositional design choice would be
4. Because asymmetrical balance can be used to call attention to the larger of two elements, the compositional design is said to be
5. You are photographing a family in October with the leaves in fall color. Which of the following clothing colors represents an analogous color scheme?
6. Photographing a waterfall through an over-hanging tree limb is an example of
7. Why would you want to change the shutter speed from 1/60 to 1/250?
8. Which of the following would provide the greatest contrast when lighting a subject?
9. A high school senior who races motorcycles, wants an image that showcases his speed. A good photographic technique that can be employed to create motion blur would be
10. What is the effective focal length of a 100mm lens on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor?
11. Given an exposure of F11 @ 250, figure the correct exposure adjustment when using a filter with a 8X filter factor.
12. An incident meter measures light
13. Which of the following shutter speeds would most likely be appropriate to get the sharpest images of an outdoor soccer game being played in full sun?
14. Repeating patterns generally
15. When sending digital files to a magazine for publication, the preferred color space is
16. When photographing a subject’s face in a two-thirds portrait view, which of the following head positions is correct?
17. Determine the correct exposure at 100 ISO for a subject in full sun.
18. Which of the following might be a good choice to help eliminate distractions in the background of an outdoor location?
19. Determine the correct exposure at 100 ISO for a subject in full sun.
20. What type of exposure meter is used inside a camera?
21. The "dynamic range" of a sensor represents the ratio between the
22. A portrait of an executive has been taken outdoors with a digital camera. The image looked fine on the LCD viewer. The next photograph of the executive is taken in an office building. This time the LCD image appears green. Before continuing the photo session, what is the most efficient way to correct this problem?
23. A camera can get closer in order to focus on an object by adding distance between the focal plane and the lens with the use of
24. The process of increasing a file size by adding pixels that are created based on the tonal values of surrounding pixels, is known as
25. Given an exposure of F11 at 1/125, find the correct exposure after applying the bellows factor with a bellows extension of 100mm and a 28mm lens.
26. When creating a full-length portrait of a drill team member, the best placement for the camera to minimize distortion is...
27. In a bounce flash scenario, which of the following f-stops would be the best choice for a flash that is bounced off of a 12 foot ceiling and the camera set to 400 ISO?
28. What are exposure meters designed to measure?
29. With the main light set to F11 and placed at 45° to the subject and the fill located behind the camera, what would be the output of the fill need to be to get a 2:1 lighting ratio at the subject?
30. Moving a light source closer to a subject will change the quality of the light by making it
31. The main light is placed at 45 degrees from the subject and set to F8. The fill light is placed behind the camera. How will it need to be set to create a 3:1 ratio on the subject?
32. You are photographing a 30 story building for a real estate client, and the building appears much larger at the bottom than it does at the top.  What specialty lens would allow you to correct this issue so that the building is straight from top to bottom?
33. To avoid creating a silhouette of a backlit subject,
34. Red is a combination of which of the following two subtractive colors of light?
35. When using the rule of thirds to compose a photograph, the main subject should be placed
36. What is the effective focal length of a 200mm lens on a camera with a 1.3 crop factor?
37. ​A photographer has elected to photograph a pilot with a 747 airplane in the background. To create balanced perspective of the pilot in relation to the plane,
38. Which of the following would not help improve a "busy" background?
39. When creating a portrait with the subject in the basic pose (C-curve), the subject's head would
40. What size print will show the entire image from a camera with a sensor that has a 2:3 aspect ratio?
41. Which of the following file types would be best for preserving layers for editing at a later time?
42. A histogram shows the brightness value of all the ___________ in an image.
43. What are “equivalent exposures”?
44. Symmetry can be a desirable compositional design, but it is considered to be "passive" because it does not create
45. What additive light is produced when equal amounts of pure red and green lights are mixed?
46. The most precise method of calibrating a computer monitor is by
47. The hair light, when used as a proper accent light, does its job best when it is positioned
48. What would be the result of changing from 16 to 8 bit color space?
49. If the flash output at 10 feet is F11, what would be the new output if the flash was set to 1/8 power?
50. Which of the following is the best choice for photographing a subject in mixed lighting?
51. A filter which reduces the reflection of non-metallic surfaces is known as a
52. When selecting a computer to process digital images, which of the following should be given priority?
53. For a traditional head and shoulders portrait, the camera should be
54. A client wants a close-up image, with minimal distortion, of an engagement ring. Which of the following lens types should be used?
55. ​One of the best ways to visually emphasize texture in a composition is to
56. ​The paper with the widest tonal range from black to white would be
57. What does the ISO setting tell us?
58. Give an equivalent exposure to F11 @ 1/15.
59. ​Which of the following negatively impacts the preservation of a printed image?
60. When editing a digital image taken in a low light situation, which adjustment needs to be performed in order to remove the undesired little red, green and blue film grain -like effect in the image?
61. Given an exposure of F8 @ 125, figure the correct exposure adjustment when using a filter with a 4X filter factor.
62. If a flash measures F11 at full power and at 10 feet from the subject, what power setting would be required to have the flash measure F8 when placed 5 feet from the subject?
63. In a bounce flash scenario, which of the following f-stops would likely be the best choice when using a portable flash that is bounced off of a white, 10 ft. ceiling?
64. For long-term storage of images, it is best practice to consider
65. When considering the longevity of a printed image, a photographer should consider using
66. "Fringes" of color along the edges separating dark and very bright values in an images is known as
67. To create a portrait of a model in a standing S-curve pose, the model would
68. The word "pixels" is derived from combining the words...
69. ​When given an exposure of F11@1/250 at 200 ISO, which of the following is an equivalent exposure setting at 1600 ISO?
70. What happens to the depth of field when you move the lens from F11 to F16?
71. What would a photographer need to know in order to know a lens' effective focal length on a camera with a cropped sensor?
72. Warm colors in an image tend to
73. ​When using a flash, the sync speed is determined by
74. Which ISO value would create the most grain when converting a RAW file into a JPG?
75. Negative space in a composition can be used to present the subject by
76. You are doing a low key portrait of a senior. Which of the following props would not be a good choice?
77. ​The "angle of view" of a 200mm lens would would help a photographer
78. Why are flat diffusers used on a meter?
79. What is Depth of Field?
80. ​To create a silhouette of a cowboy on horseback,
81. What is the slowest shutter speed that you should use if you are hand-holding your camera?
82. Which of the following may be responsible for introducing "digital artifacts"?
83. What is the complimentary color to green?
84. Which of the following light patterns would flatter a subject with a round face?
85. You are photographing a high school senior with his car. The sun is used to back-light him. Which of the following techniques should be used to produce the best result?
86. Which line has the shutter speeds in the correct order?
87. PPI defines
88. Tiny individual cavities on a sensor that collect varying amounts of light during an exposure are known as
89. ​What is the effective focal length of a 24-105mm zoom lens when used on a camera with a half-frame sensor?
90. Which of the following would provide the best option for file storage?
91. What is used to standardize the color values of an image seen on a monitor with the output of a printer?
92. During an environmental session using natural light, the subject has good catchlights in the eyes, but flat lighting on the face. The best way to improve this situation would be to use a
93. Which of the following is a desirable use of leading lines in an image?
94. Because clients tend to order a variety of sizes, which of the following would provide the best practice for accommodating a variety of crops?
95. The complementary color of blue light is
96. The layer of tiny filters in an alternating pattern of green, red and blue which covers the sensor is know as...
97. ​Which one of the following characteristics of an inkjet paper affects the archival quality of a print?
98. If the flash output measures F11 at 10 feet, what is the new output if the flash is moved to 20 feet?
99. Given F8 @ 1/125, what would the new shutter speed need to be if you moved the f-stop to F5.6?
100. A seriously under-exposed image will show the tonal values on the histogram

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