Things to Know:

1. What are the types of white balance and draw the symbol for each.2. What is the difference among large format cameras, medium format, DSLR, and compact?

Large Format- film/digital sensor 4×5 inches or larger, tripod needed, adjustable fronts and backs, used to show high level of detail

Medium Format- between 35mm and 4×5 inches, viewfinder on back/top, some can change lenses

SLR- 35mm film/digital, single lens reflex, interchangeable lens, uses mirrors to send image from the lens to the viewfinder, shutter momentarily closes the mirror to take the picture, mechanical parts, memory card, not film

Compact- 35mm film/digital, lens not interchangeable, smaller size, lesser quality than SLR, cheaper than SLR, called point and shoot

3. What time periods were they used?

Medium Format- 1890s and 1950s

4. What does SLR stand for?

Single Lens Reflex 

5. Who made the first photograph?


6.Who is Daguerre and what did he contribute?

He invented Daguerrotype which is where the images needed under 30 minutes of light exposure and were developed with mercury. 

7. What is the rule of thirds? What would a photo look like using this?

The rule of thirds is if a picture were broken up into thirds, the subject should be in one of the thirds because it allows you to see more of the background.

8. What are leading lines?

Leading lines are lines or a pattern in the picture which leads your eye to the subject.

9. What is framing?

Framing is where objects or things in the picture frame the subject and focus your eye on them.

10. What’s the difference between bird’s eye and worm’s eye view?

Bird’s eye view is taken from above the subject and worm’s eye view is taken from below the subject.

11.  What is libel? Libel is where someone’s reputation is ruined because of false information published.

12. What is obscenity? The acronym for the test to determine? Obscenity is when something is offensive. The LAPS test determines if a photograph is obscene.

13. What is invasion of privacy? Invasion of privacy is when pictures are taken on private property. 

14. Copyright infringement? Copyright infringement is when people use work that is not their own.

15. What is the difference between being unethical and breaking the law in photojournalism? Photographers are supposed to follow the NPPA’s ethical standards and if they break one of the standards it isn’t illegal, just unethical. However if they commit invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, libel, or obscenity it is illegal. Sometimes photographs are unethical but still legal and you have to decide whether to use it or not. 

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