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

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