General Knowledge Quiz-P1 (Based on Photographic Day)

Q.1 The amount of light or darkness on a photograph is known as the:

Q.2 In a gig setting (ie low light), the ISO should be set......?

Q.3 The amount of light passing through a lens is defined by the:

Q.4 Perfect exposure is a result of the right mixture of:

Q.5 What is the unit of measurement for light in photography:

Q.6 What is Aperture measured in?

Q.7 What is shutter speed measured in?

Q.8 When taking a photo at a gig, which camera mode should you be on?

Q.9 Which is a larger aperture?

Q.10 What does the "B" stand for on most camera mode dials?

 Photography Tips and Tricks

To capture your subject in motion, choose a shutter speed that is around two steps lower than needed. Keep your camera on your subject, with your finger half way down on the shutter to lock to lock the focus. Take the photo and pan the camera with them as they move.

1. Use the Aperture Priority mode to get those professional looking portrait shots with the out of focus background

Using the “A” or Aperture priority on your camera’s mode dial gives you control of depth of field. Aperture settings are measured in “F-stops.” One thing to note is the wider apertures actually have lower numbers, while the more narrow apertures have higher numbers. For example, a F2 has a wider aperture than an F22. A wider aperture decreases the depth of field in your shot making the background more blurred out, but keeping you subject in focus.

2. Mix artificial and natural light for ideal city night shots

Time the taking of your images so that the light levels from each source (artificial and natural) is the same, which will produce an evenly exposed shot. Take a spot meter reading from both the sky and an area of the shot that’s well artificially lit. When the sky is still slightly brighter, start shooting using the spot metered setting for the artificially lit part of the scene. Continue to take pictures using the exposures. You should have a few shots that are perfectly exposed during the ten minute window where the scene will be perfectly lit.

3. Use Apps, such as Camera Awesome and Camera+, to enhance your smart phone pictures

Photography apps on smart phones have come a long way. While smart phones don’t offer the professional capabilities of DSLR camera, you can still use these apps to help adjust and enhance your photos to take them to a new level.

Two favorites are Camera Awesome (iphone and Android) and Camera + (iphone). Camera Awesome has an easy-to-set timer and burst feature. It also allows you to set ISO, white balance and exposure separately.

4. Use burst mode to capture a fleeting range of expressions, motion and improve the odds of a good group shot .

In burst mode, several photos are captured in quick succession. This feature is available on most digital cameras, DSLRs and through app features on your smart phone. You shoot in this continuous high speed by holding down the shutter button on your camera.

5. Be in two places at once with an easy panoramic trick .

With the help from a friend and a little jogging, you can pose in the frame multiple times. Open your phone’s camera app and select the panoramic mode. Have your friend start on the far left of the frame and slowly pan to the right. As soon as you are out of the frame run around behind your friend and pose again somewhere to the right. Play around with it to see how many times you can squeeze into the frame.

Source : “lifehack” Portal

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