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Certified Professional Photographer

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1. What is the inverse square law?

2. A color image with smooth gradiations requires at least what bit depth?

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

4. Convex lenses cause light rays to do what?

5. An SLR camera uses what to allow you to see exactly what you'll photograph?

6. What color is between Magenta and Cyan on the color wheel?

7. This light modifier can be used to highlight a specific area of the subject.

8. What is the optical resolution on a scanner defined as?

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

10. Cyan is composed of equal parts of what two colors?

11. 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?

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

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

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

15. If you must move to reduce the amount of flash reaching your subject - how far do you move?

16. A lens set at f/4 admits how much more/less light than one set at f/2.8?

17. Most lenses are sharpest closed down to how many stops from the widest?

18. Focal length controls what?

19. In short lighting - where is the main light placed?

20. What is focal length - technically?

21. Sharpness from near to far is controlled by what?

22. In a 2:1 ratio - the shadow side of the subject would meter at X stop(s) less than the highlight side.

23. What is burning?

24. Printers use what set of colors?

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

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

27. What is dodging?

28. What does "photomacrograph" or "macrophotograph" mean?

29. Name 3 ways to make a tonal adjustment in Photoshop.

30. Why is depth of field greater on a short lens versus a long lens?

31. What does ISO stand for?

32. An image made of pixels is sometimes called what?

33. This viewing option gives you the most accurate version of your image in Photoshop.

34. A normal (or standard) focal length lens approximates what?

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

36. Name 2 ways you can decrease depth of field.

37. What are IPTC fields used for?

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

39. Maximum depth of field at a given aperture is achieved by focusing at what?

40. What do the bars on the right of a histogram represent?

41. What are luminance and illuminance?

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

43. What do TTL systems react to?

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

45. As the aperture is stopped down - what happens to sharpness?

46. Bit depth refers to what?

47. Panning does what?

48. When the additive primaries are mixed together equally - what is created?

49. Going clockwise around the color wheel - starting with RED - what is the progression of colors?

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