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Digital Photography Final Exam

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The following is the final exam for digital photography students. Please print score page when completed, as no print out means no grade. Good luck!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the main difference between photographs and snapshots?
    • A. 

      Photographs are planned, and snapshots are not

    • B. 

      Photographs use the rule of thirds, and snapshots do not.

    • C. 

      Snapshots are merely recordings of memory, and photographs are artistic interpretations of objects, places or events

    • D. 

      Snapshots do not include the entire subject within the frame, and photographs do

  • 2. 
    Which angle makes the subject look more powerful?
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which angle makes the subject look weak?
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which angle places the subject in a neutral zone?
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which is the worst time of day to take a photo outside?
    • A. 

      Noon

    • B. 

      Sunset

    • C. 

      Early morning

    • D. 

      When it's cloudy

  • 6. 
    Why are bright, sunny days not ideal for photographers?
    • A. 

      Backlighting is caused

    • B. 

      The sun will blind your subject

    • C. 

      The sun creates high contrast and makes subject look unflattering

    • D. 

      It's too hot

  • 7. 
    What is incadescent lighting?
    • A. 

      Sunlight

    • B. 

      Natural light

    • C. 

      A light bulb like you would find in a home

    • D. 

      A light bulb like you would find in school classrooms

  • 8. 
    What is flourescent lighting?
    • A. 

      Sunlight

    • B. 

      Natural light

    • C. 

      A light bulb like you would find in a home

    • D. 

      A light bulb like you would find in school classrooms

  • 9. 
    Where would you adjust for the lighting situation in most digital cameras?
    • A. 

      White Balance or WB setting

    • B. 

      Manual Mode

    • C. 

      By using a flash

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the best lighting situation to shoot in?
    • A. 

      Natural light on a cloudy day

    • B. 

      Natural light on a bright sunny day

    • C. 

      Low light indoors

    • D. 

      Using a flash

  • 11. 
    Why is important to have light in front of your subject instead of behind?
    • A. 

      So your subject doesn't blink

    • B. 

      Because the subject will be washed out

    • C. 

      To avoid backlighting

    • D. 

      Because the subject will know the picture is coming

  • 12. 
    What does the term "shoot to frame" refer to?
    • A. 

      When photographing an image, shooting entire scene knowing that you can crop later using software

    • B. 

      When photographing an image, only have in the frame what you want/need soas avoiding the need to crop very much

    • C. 

      Cropping an image in macromedia fireworks

    • D. 

      Resizing an image in macromedia fireworks

  • 13. 
    What element of composition is violated if a picture is blurry?
    • A. 

      Clarity

    • B. 

      Angle

    • C. 

      Lighting

    • D. 

      Rule of thirds

  • 14. 
    What element of composition is violated if a picture is too dark?
    • A. 

      Clarity

    • B. 

      Angle

    • C. 

      Lighting

    • D. 

      Rule of thirds

  • 15. 
    Which one of the following  deals with how the photographer chooses or not chooses to use software to change the picture?
    • A. 

      Angle

    • B. 

      Editing

    • C. 

      Cropping

    • D. 

      Clarity

  • 16. 
    Which is NOT an area where digital imaging might be used?     
    • A. 

      Filming sporting events

    • B. 

      Art/advertising/graphic design agencies

    • C. 

      Medical field

    • D. 

      Forensics/crime labs

  • 17. 
    Digital imaging is the process of ______________ images with a computer, scanner, and/or printer
    • A. 

      Coloring or painting

    • B. 

      Copying or coloring

    • C. 

      Altering (changing) or correcting

    • D. 

      Resizing

  • 18. 
    The most commonly used digital imaging software is _______________.
    • A. 

      Paint

    • B. 

      Photoshop

    • C. 

      Macromedia Fireworks

    • D. 

      Picasa

  • 19. 
    The digital imaging software we use in class is _______________.
    • A. 

      Paint

    • B. 

      Photoshop

    • C. 

      Macromedia Fireworks

    • D. 

      Picasa

  • 20. 
    The feature in macromedia fireworks that allows for multiple images in a single composition, called a photomontage is?
    • A. 

      Layers

    • B. 

      Pen tool

    • C. 

      Cropping

    • D. 

      Blur tool

  • 21. 
    On a digital camera, what is Macro Mode?
    • A. 

      A type of far away caption, for shooting objects in the distance

    • B. 

      A type of super close-up, which allows you to get pictures that look they were shot through a magnifying lens

    • C. 

      Lets you get extremely close to the ground

    • D. 

      For shooting landscapes

  • 22. 
    Define Red Eye, as it refers to photography?
    • A. 

      When a subject looks tired in a photograph

    • B. 

      When your eyes are irritated from the environment

    • C. 

      When light reflects off the blood vessels inside the eye when photographed

    • D. 

      The last flight to take off at an airport

  • 23. 
    What is backlighting?
    • A. 

      The main light is behind the subject

    • B. 

      The main light is in front of the subject

    • C. 

      The main light is on top of the subject

    • D. 

      The main light is coming through the subject

  • 24. 
    What is composition?
    • A. 

      A well composed, balanced photograph

    • B. 

      A notebook to write your journal entries

    • C. 

      The visual center of your photograph

    • D. 

      How you crop the edges

  • 25. 
    What is the "rule of thirds" in photography?
    • A. 

      Distracting elements in the background

    • B. 

      Having three of the same subject in a photograph

    • C. 

      Photograph divided into thirds, both horizontally and vertically which creates four points where the lines cross for a visual center.

    • D. 

      Distracting elements in the foreground

  • 26. 
    A type of balance in which both sides of the composition are balanced yet different.
    • A. 

      Assymetrical

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Symmetrical

    • D. 

      Geometrical

  • 27. 
    Formal balance is another word for which type of balance?
    • A. 

      Asymmetrical

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Symmetrical

    • D. 

      Geometrical

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is another word for 'center of interest'?
    • A. 

      Focal Point

    • B. 

      Emphasis

    • C. 

      Dominance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
    A plan for selecting colors for a composition is also known as________.
    • A. 

      Color spectrum

    • B. 

      Color wheel

    • C. 

      Color scheme

    • D. 

      Color mix

  • 30. 
    A circular chart used to remember color relationships is a _____________.
    • A. 

      Color Scheme

    • B. 

      Color Wheel

    • C. 

      Color Ray

    • D. 

      Color Circle

  • 31. 
    Secondary colors are obtained by mixing two _____________ colors
    • A. 

      Neutral Colors

    • B. 

      Complementary Colors

    • C. 

      Primary Colors

    • D. 

      Tertiary Colors

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Smooth and rough textures

    • B. 

      Large and small shapes

    • C. 

      Plain areas against areas of patterns

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    Cool colors are
    • A. 

      Orange, green and purple (or violet)

    • B. 

      Blue, green and violet (or purple)

    • C. 

      Yellow, blue and red

    • D. 

      White, black and brown

  • 34. 
    Warm colors are
    • A. 

      Yellow, red and orange

    • B. 

      Yellow, red and blue

    • C. 

      Yellow, green and blue

    • D. 

      Orange, purple and green

  • 35. 
    The art element that refers to the sense of touch is
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Pattern

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Shape

  • 36. 
    What is the Greek word for light?
    • A. 

      Graphos

    • B. 

      Photography

    • C. 

      Photos

    • D. 

      Lighto

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

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