Friday, April 17, 2009

Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography

1. What are the three basic elements of a camera ?
a) Exposing film to light in measured qualities .
b) The elusion contains a number of very tiny grains of light - sensitive chemicals suspended in an inert medium .
c) The lens/camera is the primary light measuring device, but it also acts to focus the light onto the film .

2. What is an SLR Camera ?
Stands for "Single lens Reflex". When you look through view finder, you actually look through the same prisms and mirrors, and you wind up looking through the lens .

3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture ?
The eye of a digital camera sensor . Acts much like the pupil of an eye ; it opens wider as the light decreases to let in more available light . It gets smaller when light increases to reduce the amount of light when entering the eye .

4. What does shutter speed on a camera control ?
The aperture diaphragm of a lens and timing of the camera's shutter curtain .

5. To get the right exposure for a picture , what 3 things must be balanced ?
a) Lighting .
b) Setting of the whatever it is that the camera is taking a picture of .
c) Needs to be a White balance .

6. To take a picture outside on a very sunny day , would you use a high or low film speed ? Why ?
One is to use different types of 35mm Film . And I guess you would want to use low because , your outside taking pictures and when your outside and the sun is out , thats your lighting so you dont need to worry about the flash on the camera either .

7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film ?
1) Dilute the Chemicals . 2) The Developer . 3) The Stop Bath . 4) The fixer & Hypo-Cleaning Agent .

8. What are things that are needed to make a black and white print ?
a) The type of Paper .
b) Exposure .
c) Dark Room .
d) An enlarger / an easel .
e) A safelight .
f) Processing trays & etc .

9. For a black and white print , the final image is actually what material ?
Obviously , its the printing paper that is for printing photos whether its on a printer or in a dark room .

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