Flash Lecture Quiz
Quiz questions based on flash lecture notes and slides
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1. Flash powder had many advantages over available light photography, one is that the bright flash allowed photographers to speed up the image making process and to shoot in locations that had been too ___________. *
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2. Flash powder also had many disadvantages one of them was that the amount of light was __________________. *
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3. Flash powder could also be __________________; sometimes it exploded and burned or blinded the photographer/subject. *
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4. Flash bulbs, which were invented & popularized in the 1930's, provided ____________________ with new opportunities for low-light shooting. *
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5. Images shot with flash bulbs had a particular “look” characterized by… a brightly lit _____________________ with hard ___________ shadows and dramatic “fall-off” of light around the edges of the frame, making the edges very dark. *
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6. What is the name of the 1930’s crime scene photographer whose gruesome photos of came to symbolize the “look” of powerful on camera direct flash? *
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7. Flash bulbs were mass produced – making flash photography available to more ___________. *
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8. There was an evolution of flash bulb photography, starting with ____________, then flash __________ and finally flash ____________. *
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9. There were disadvantages to using flash bulbs; the manufacturing technology was still not perfect, and the bulbs had ______________ flash output. *
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10. The modern “Strobe” or “Flash” provides enormous advantages, or benefits, over previous flash bulb technology. One of the advantages of a strobe is that the light is… *
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11. The Instantaneous output of a strobe , allows you to __________________ virtually any activity *
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12. The modern “strobe” or “flash” also has disadvantages. One of those drawbacks is that strobe's burst of light is so ____________ that it is impossible to tell what the lighting looks like. *
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13. When using strobes in a studio setting, the lights are equipped with a __________ light to help you see what your lighting will look like. *
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14. Another disadvantage of the modern strobe is that proper _____________ can be tricky. *
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15. Direct on-camera flash can be really ugly looking, similar to the light created by flash bulbs. It is characterized by hard ________________ light and hard background ________________. *
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16. The flash and shutter are "synchronized " via an electrical connection called the flash synchronization, or flash “sync” speed. When shooting with your flash you can use a shutter speed that equals your camera’s sync speed or ___________. *
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17. Shooting __________ than your flash synch speed will result in a portion of the image becoming black. *
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18. You have a choice about when the flash fires during your exposure. Most cameras are set to fire the flash at the ___________________ of your exposure, this is known as ___________________ curtain sync. *
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19. Some cameras allow you to change that setting, so that your flash fires at the ____________ of the exposure. This is called _____________ curtain sync. *
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20. You can experiment with your flash and slow shutter speeds. This technique allows the _________ to expose the subject and the slow shutter speed increases the _______________________ exposure. *
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21 You can use your camera's pop up flash outside in a brightly lit area to lighten shadows on your subject. This technique is called *
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