Abstract Reading Quiz
Questions based on Ron Bigelow's Abstract Photography • part 1, 2, 3 & 4
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1. What is the definition of abstract photography? *
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2. Why choose to shoot abstracts? In other words, what is their photographic value? *
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3. According to Ron Bigelow’s essay on abstract photography, what are the three essentials of abstracts? *
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4. What does Bigelow describe as “the art of subtraction?” *
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5. What is NOT one of the eight abstract techniques mentioned in part two of Bigelow’s Abstract Photography online essay? *
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6. When discussing the use of flowers as possible abstract subjects, Bigelow describes using them in two categories: a strong center of Interest & weak, or no center of interest. When shooting an abstract flower composition without a strong center of interest, what compositional technique does he recommend using to direct the viewer’s attention? *
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7. When using common items for abstracts, such as the recording side of a DVD, what is NOT one of the two factors that affect the colors that are displayed? *
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8. Bigelow describes buildings as a "rich source of opportunities for abstract images." He writes about using buildings design characteristics and "a number of a features that can lend themselves to an abstract interpretation.” Which of the following is NOT among the design features he recommends shooting for abstracts? *
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9. Based on Bigelow’s writing about “rock” formations as a another good source for abstract images, is the following statement true or false? "The two primary qualities that give rock its abstract feel are curves and color. It’s just a matter of finding curves that catch the attention. Often Graceful curves work the best. In addition, many rock formations have a strong color. In fact, some areas are famous for the color of their rock (southern Utah for example)." *
2 points
10. When using household objects for abstracts, Bigelow recommends that you should look for 3 characteristics. Which of the following is NOT one of those characteristics ? *
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