Aperture And Shutter Speed

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Speed Quizzes & Trivia

A simple quiz to test the fundamentals of photography- understanding aperture and shutter speed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      How large of an opening the curtain makes on the camera

    • B. 

      How large of an opening the blades in the lens make

    • C. 

      The focus of the lens

    • D. 

      How fast light is recorded on your digitial or film sensor

  • 2. 
    When you shoot using the lowest number possible for your aperture, what is it called?
    • A. 

      Shooting "slow"

    • B. 

      Shooting "low"

    • C. 

      Shooting "wide open"

    • D. 

      Shooting "fast"

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Equal to your focal length

    • B. 

      The total distance from near to far that you are capturing in your photo

    • C. 

      How much of your photo from near to far is in sharp focus

    • D. 

      How fast your shutter captures the sharpness of the image

  • 4. 
    What is another term for Aperture?
    • A. 

      Shutter speed

    • B. 

      F-stop

    • C. 

      ISO

    • D. 

      Focal length

  • 5. 
    What 3 things determine the exposure of a photograph?
    • A. 

      Aperture, shutter speed, ISO

    • B. 

      Shutter speed, ISO, metering mode

    • C. 

      Aperture, f-stops, timer mode

    • D. 

      F-stop, aperture, depth of field

  • 6. 
    Compared to f/8, f/16 is:
    • A. 

      A larger opening

    • B. 

      A smaller opening

    • C. 

      Farther away

    • D. 

      Blurrier

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      1/50th

    • B. 

      1/100th

    • C. 

      1/500th

    • D. 

      1/1000th

  • 8. 
    You’re taking a picture of a landscape. Which aperture would be best for getting all of it in focus?
    • A. 

      F/16

    • B. 

      F/2

    • C. 

      F/4

    • D. 

      F/8

  • 9. 
    Film speed refers to:
    • A. 

      How long it takes to develop film.

    • B. 

      How fast film moves through film-transport system.

    • C. 

      How sensitive the film is to light

    • D. 

      None of these make sense

  • 10. 
    Depth of Field is controlled by:
    • A. 

      The Focal length of the lens

    • B. 

      The size of the Aperture opening

    • C. 

      The distance between camera and the subject

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    What type of lens would give a wider depth of field?
    • A. 

      100mm

    • B. 

      Macro lens

    • C. 

      14mm

    • D. 

      18-200mm

  • 12. 
    The dSLR camera is one the most popular types of camera on the market today. dSLR stands for:
    • A. 

      Digital Single Lens Reflex

    • B. 

      Digital Standard Lens Refraction

    • C. 

      Digital Simple Light Recorder

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are especially suitable for use in low-light photography?
    • A. 

      Slow ISO setting (ex: 100 ISO)

    • B. 

      Fast shutter speed

    • C. 

      Wide Aperture

    • D. 

      Telephoto lens

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Your aperture alone

    • B. 

      Aperture, focal length and shutter speed

    • C. 

      Your aperture and the total distance between you and the subject you are focused on

    • D. 

      Your aperture, focal length and the distance from your camera to the subject you are focusing on

  • 15. 
    Out of the apertures listed, which will give you the most light?
    • A. 

      F/22

    • B. 

      F/5.6

    • C. 

      F/2.8

    • D. 

      F/11

  • 16. 
    Which aperture will give you a blurry background?
    • A. 

      F/22

    • B. 

      F/16

    • C. 

      F/2.8

    • D. 

      F/11

  • 17. 
    Which aperture will allow you to use a faster shutter speed?
    • A. 

      F/22

    • B. 

      F/5.6

    • C. 

      F/2.8

    • D. 

      F/11

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      By dividing the measured diameter of a particular lens opening into the focal length of the lens

    • B. 

      By multiplying the measured diameter of a particular lens opening into the focal length of the lens

    • C. 

      By the dividing the depth of field and shutter speed of the lens and camera together

  • 19. 
    The following are whole f/stops:
    • A. 

      F/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/6.7, f/8

    • B. 

      F/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11

    • C. 

      F/2.8, f/3.2, f/4, f/4.5, f/5.6, f/8

    • D. 

      F/11, f/16, f/20, f/22

  • 20. 
    Out of the ISO's listed, which produces the finest grain?
    • A. 

      3200

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      800

    • D. 

      100

  • 21. 
    A 28-105mm f4 lens and a 50mm 1.4 lens are available to purchase. Which has a wider range of available apertures?
    • A. 

      The 28-105mm f/4 does.

    • B. 

      The 50mm f/1.4 does.