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Christmas Quiz

Posted on: Thursday, 18 December 2014

As part of the festive season we offer a photography based coffee time quiz for you to enjoy. There are no prizes apart from the odd chuckle or two - we hope!

Each question presents you with a photographic term and three possible definitions. All you have to do is pick out the right one. Have fun!

1 A pixel:-

a. A sprite that helps the elves and Father Christmas at the North Pole.
b. Is the smallest controllable element of a digital image.
c. Something that Father Christmas uses to get ice or snow out of Rudolph's hooves.

2 Negative:-

a. What you never say to another glass of wine.
b. What you say to another helping of sprouts.
c. Is an image, usually on a strip of film, in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest.

3 Slides:-

a. Are individual pictures mounted in cardboard or plastic to enable them to be placed in a projector and viewed on a screen.
b. A few "tasting" sips of the brandy while mixing the Christmas Cake.
c. What Rudolph might do on your roof if there is frost on Christmas Night.

4 Colour Tint:-

a. Your annual choice of tinsel.
b. Is a method of adding colour to black and white pictures.
c. What your face might have at the Christmas Party.

5 Camera:-

a. Female version of Cameron.
b. Is an optical instrument that records images.
c. When inebriated, what you say for "Come over here".

6 Film:-

a. Is a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film base coated with chemicals which react to light when exposed, so creating an image.
b. What is on the top of the gravy.
c. What you fall asleep watching after too many mince pies.

7 Disc:-

a. What Father Christmas can put out carrying his sack of presents.
b. The shape of an angel's halo at the school nativity play.
c. Is a digital storage device.

8 Focus:-

a. What you try to do after the Staff Christmas Party.
b. What you say when you slip on ice.
c. Is the point where light rays originating from a source converge.

9 Aperture:-

a. What the cook puts the stuffing into.
b. Is a hole or opening through which light travels.
c. French for "A Wee Dram".

10 Shutter Speed:-

a. Is the length of time a camera's shutter is open when taking a photograph.
b. The speed at which sprouts are passed round the table.
c. How fast eyelids droop after the Queen's Speech.

11 Epson Scanner:-

a. The tablets you take for indegestion after Christmas Tea.
b. What you do flicking through the TV Guide or on-screen channels for comedy films.
c. Is a desktop flatbed device that digitally scans images or text.

12 Lens:-

a. What the Christmas tree does if all the baubles are on one side.
b. Is an optical device through which light travels and affects the focusing of the light beam through refraction.
c. One of the judges on Strictly Come Dancing.

Many thanks to Wikipedia for assistance with the real definitions.

Can we take this opportunity to wish all our customers, readers of our blogs and visitors to our website...

a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Jane is married with one husband, one daughter and 4 springer spaniels at home. She has worked at PiciScan for a year and thinks that you are never too old to learn.

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