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China Photography Quiz October 23, 2008

Posted by Jennifer in : travel , 9 comments

I took literally thousands of photographs on my trip to China, (which I blogged on extensively for uschess.org). I wasn’t happy with my ratio of great to forgettable photos. In the digital age, taking hundreds of photos may not batter my wallet, the environment or take up space in dusty boxes. But snapping away costs time and energy, plus I had  to delete or store hundreds of crappy pictures. China has inspired me to get my lens checked out and commit  to being a better photographer so perhaps I can get 5 good photos out of 100 shots, rather than 5 out of 1000.

Here’s a quiz for photo geeks: I took two cameras with me to China, my trusty and lunky Nikon D70, valued at about $1000 and my tiny $150 Casio. Can you guess which of the following photos were taken by which camera? Four were by the Nikon, four by the Canon. I will post the answers in a comment to this blog.


A card game in Beijing


An artsy bar in Beijing's Financial District


The American Chess Team plays dress up by the Ming Tombs


A photoshoot in 798, Beijing's contemporary art district


A solider by the Ming Tombs


Kung-Fu at the market


Me and Shirley Ben-Dak in a chess pose by the Great Wall



A hug by the hutong