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Friday, November 30, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Photography and Photographers. Answers here.

1. What is the word for a room in which photographic materials are processed, either in complete darkness or with a safelight?
2. Which New Zealand mountaineer said of Tenzing Norgay in 1953: "He had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how"?
3. In describing a camera, what does "SLR" stand for?
4. The screenwriter of the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" (with Stanley Kubrick) was also a photographer of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and coast of Ceylon from 1954 to 1964. Name him.
5. Which famous English photographer made his name photographing Jean Shrimpton and later Catherine Deneuve (the second of his four wives)?
6. Which two-word phrase describes a darkened box with a tiny hole for projecting the inverted image of the scene outside on to a screen inside?
7. In photography, what does the abbreviation BCU stand for?
8. What was the first practicable photographic process, announced to the public in 1839, invented by Louis Daguerre?
9. The first photographs of moving objects were taken in 1877 when Eadweard Muybridge managed to record what?
10. Which British photographer began his career as a fashion photographer and later made film and stage designs for "My Fair Lady"?

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