Jazz with a camera… quick, can you answer these questions instantly or do you have to think about them… thinking means you need more work. If you were playing a solo you cannot ‘think’ about how to make an f# cause that moment is passed, man… blowin’ by. Just sayin’… You should be able to answer these questions instantly:
- ISO 100 is how many stops different from ISO 650?
- 2. If the ambient light is f5.6 @ 1/250th, what would the strobe have to be giving to be one stop brighter than the ambient?
- 3. In a dark studio with a flash, which shutter speed will freeze the hair more? A=1/200 / B=1/60 / C=Not Applicable
- 4. What is the Sunny 16 Rule?
- 5. According to the Inverse Square Law, would we get twice as much light when placed at half the distance to the subject or 4 times as much light?
- 6. If you have an exposure reading of f5.6 @1/500 at ISO 400 – which of the following is a reciprocal value of that reading? A – f11 @ 1/60 at ISO 400? B – f4 @ 1/500 at ISO 200? C – f8 @ 1/2000 at ISO 800?
- In a dark and noisy room, can you quickly – without looking – make these changes to your setting?
- Change ISO?
- Change Shutter Speed?
- Change Aperture?
- Format a card?
- Change from Aperture Value to Manual?
- Quick… does your lens turn counter clockwise or clockwise to focus from close to infinity?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Don Giannatti is a photographer and author based in Phoenix, Arizona. He runs the Project 52 Pros workshop for aspiring commercial and editorial photographers. You can visit his website here, online portfolio here, and his wonderful lighting essentials here. You can also follow Don’s Facebook stream where this Jazz was originally posted.