Part 4 of the Conversation Stealers series.
1: What is a ‘Pixel Pepper’?
A person/s who like to look at the smallest detail in a photograph usually with the aim of finding fault. There seems to be little consideration for artistic merit.
2: What is ‘Back button focus’?
A method of using a button on the rear of a camera to engage the automatic focus system; said to be faster that using the shutter button with a ‘half press’.
3: Who said “your first 10,000 photographs are the worst”?
4: Which company was taken to court for copying the Polaroid camera.
5: What do the letters ‘IBIS’ stand for in camera design?
In Body Image Stabilisation.
6: What is a ‘Pan & Tilt’ head.
A pan & tilt head is used on a tripod. It allows the photographer to alter the position of the head by separating the vertical and horizontal axes and together with the ability to pan with a moving subject, it offers movement on 3 axes.
7: Name 3 sizes of camera sensor.
: crop sensor, 2: full frame sensor, 3: medium format sensor
8: What is the most efficient angle to adopt when using polarising filter on a lens.?
9: Which part of a camera kit could be made of Carbon Fibre?
10: What are Cokin filters?
A variety of square plastic creative photographic filters that slide into holder screwed onto the front of a lens. They come is two sizes and can be stacked together for increased effects.
11: What are ‘Step-Up & Step Down’ rings?
If a photographer owns more than one lens of different sizes it’s possible to by a screw in ring which connects to the lens thread and has an external thread of increased size. It’s possible to use a very wide range of sizes and it saves on the cost of traditional lens filters.
12: What is a Prime lens?
A lens that has a fixed focal length such as 23mm, 35mm, 50mm and so on a apposed to a zoom lens which changes its focal length by the photographer.
13: What is ‘WeTransfer’?
It’s an online service (free or payed) that allows large amounts of data (photos) to be transferred online in a compressed format. The recipient receives an email with an invitation to download the data.
14: What is a ‘Macro’ lens?
A lens which able to focus much closer than other lens.
15: What’s meant by ‘Light Painting’?
It’s used mostly for still life photography and it involves creating a set up for a photo, turn off the light and running a flask light over the subject ; this being your only light source.
16: What is Adobe Premiere?
While Adobe produce Photoshop etc for still photography, Adobe Premiere is their video editing software.
17: What’s the first to do when you get a new camera?
Read the manual.
18: If a photograph is too dark, is it ‘Under Exposed or Over Exposed’?
19: in photography, what is the ‘Sunny 16 Rule’?
In times gone by on sunny days when out take photographs, you may been without an exposure metre. A rule of thumb was used which started with setting your aperture at f16. Your shutter is the inverse of your ASA / ISO value therefore you would set the speed to 1/100 of a second.
20: What colour is a ‘dark room safe light’.
Terence Jones ARPS
A photography enthusiast with a long and varied interest in taking pictures.
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