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China Photography Quiz October 23, 2008

Posted by Jennifer in : travel , trackback

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



1. Slawomir - October 24, 2008

I’m not really a photo geek but I’ll say that the last four are [CASIO] shots.

2. Macauley - October 24, 2008

I guess Casio: 1,2,6,8
Nikon: 3,4,5,7
Not sure about 7 though — that’s a pretty wide angle. Maybe swap with 2.

3. Chris - October 24, 2008

Nikon: 1, 2, 3 & 7
Casio: 4, 5, 6 & 8

4. Ted - October 25, 2008

Nikon pic’s 2-3-5-7
Casio pic’s 1-4-6-8


5. Slawomir - October 25, 2008

OK Jennifer, I give up.

6. Slawomir - October 25, 2008

Hello Jennifer,
I like #7, can you enlarge it? I think we need to see more shots of you and Shirley.

7. C-Rex - October 25, 2008

#7 Poster? :)

8. Jennifer - October 26, 2008

1,3,5 and 7 were from the Nikon. 2,5,6 and 8 from the Casio. 2 is the tough one because it’s a great photo from a tiny camera. I took about 100 awful photos in the surreal bar and I felt frustrated because they were all blurry. I was about to hop in the elevator with the rest of the group but instead I gave it one last shot (literally), and was later astonished that it was the best pic of my trip.

9. jennifershahade.com » A week on Broad Street - November 10, 2008

[...] my last photo quiz was criticized for being too difficult, I present a very easy challenge. Which of the following [...]

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