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Certified Professional Photographer

Subject : certifications
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1. To produce optimal sharpness - detail - and resolution - is a higher or lower ISO setting better?

2. What is the name of the issue that prevents you from seeing exactly what the lens sees when using a rangefinder camera?

3. What is a flag?

4. If your print will be viewed mostly under window light - what is the suggested Kelvin temperature of the lights you should use to evaluate your print?

5. Bit depth refers to what?

6. How is brightness and contrast best controlled in Photoshop?

7. The area of acceptable sharpness in an image is called what?

8. What two controls adjust the amount of light that reaches the sensor?

9. What kind of lighting pattern is best for average oval faces and round faces you want to slim?

10. What are the effects of high side lighting?

11. What is the term used to describe human's change in perception of a color under different light sources?

12. Generally - traditional portraits use what lighting ratio?

13. What Photoshop tool allows you to select an area of any size or shape by drawing freehand?

14. How much resolution do you need for: Internet? Newspaper? Photographic print? Glossy magazine?

15. If an image is too red - what color adjustment should be made in Photoshop to correct it?

16. Panning does what?

17. According to the rule of thirds - where should the important parts of an image fall?

18. What angle should a polarizing filter be to the sun for best results?

19. What color is opposite Red on the color wheel?

20. What is the best color profile for web images?

21. What is a BYTE?

22. A tall vertical line on the right hand edge of a histogram indicates what?

23. Contrast measures what in a print?

24. When buying a lens hood - you should get it in what size relative to the lens?

25. What does the term "stop" mean?

26. The image transmitted by the lens is recorded by the what?

27. An in-camera reflected meter reading a very light toned scene indicates an exposure of 1/250th at f/8. For a correct exposure - what should you do?

28. This technique allows you to keep a subject that is moving toward you well focused.

29. A technique used to maintain sharp focus on a subject that is moving toward you is called what?

30. If an image is too yellow - what color adjustment should be made in Photoshop to correct it?

31. If you're working with an automatic camera and you set the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed - what mode are you working in?

32. Tungsten is approximately what color temperature?

33. The term to describe the combination of aperture and shutter speed that can be changed by moving them in opposite directions.

34. When mixed in varying proportion - the subtractive primary colors produce what?

35. Daylight is approximately what color temperature?

36. The term "ISO speed" is used to describe what?

37. When doing close-up work - what happens to the depth of field when the subject is closer to the lens?

38. A tonal correction cannot be accomplished by using a...

39. A ring of thin - overlapping leaves located inside the lens is called what?

40. What is the inverse square law?

41. What kind of film can help reduce haze in a landscape?

42. The smallest unit of digital information is called a what?

43. Using this kind of automatic exposure setting on the camera - you set the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed.

44. Focal length controls what?

45. When the subtractive primaries are added together equally - what is created?

46. As the aperture becomes smaller - what happens to the depth of field?

47. This kind of lens has a variable focal length.

48. when adjusting an image with levels - if you want to make any color neutral quickly - what would you do?

49. A lens with a very wide angle of view and produces barrel distortion is what kind of lens?

50. If an image is too cyan - what color adjustment should be made in Photoshop to correct it?