Basic Dslr Photography Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is aperture?

    • A.

      The distance between the camera and the subject

    • B.

      The size of the iris which controls the amount of light entering the camera

    • C.

      A measurement of sensitivity to light

    Correct Answer
    B. The size of the iris which controls the amount of light entering the camera
    Explanation
    Aperture refers to the size of the iris in a camera, which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. By adjusting the aperture, photographers can regulate the exposure of their photographs. A larger aperture allows more light to enter, resulting in a brighter image, while a smaller aperture restricts the amount of light, resulting in a darker image. Therefore, the correct answer is that aperture is the size of the iris which controls the amount of light entering the camera.

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  • 2. 

    In low light situations, what might you do to get a better exposure?

    • A.

      Decrease the ISO

    • B.

      Increase the shutter speed

    • C.

      Open the aperture

    Correct Answer
    C. Open the aperture
    Explanation
    To get a better exposure in low light situations, opening the aperture is the most effective solution. By opening the aperture, more light is allowed to enter the camera, which helps in capturing a brighter image. Decreasing the ISO can also be considered, but it may result in a grainy or noisy image. Increasing the shutter speed might help in capturing more light, but it can lead to motion blur if the subject or camera is not stable. Therefore, opening the aperture is the best option to improve the exposure in low light conditions.

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  • 3. 

    Which aperture is larger?

    • A.

      F 2.8

    • B.

      F 5.6

    • C.

      F 22

    Correct Answer
    A. F 2.8
    Explanation
    The aperture size is determined by the f-number, with a smaller f-number indicating a larger aperture. In this case, f 2.8 has a smaller f-number compared to f 5.6 and f 22, indicating that it has a larger aperture.

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  • 4. 

    Which f stop will give you greater depth of field?

    • A.

      F 2.8

    • B.

      F 8

    • C.

      F 16

    Correct Answer
    C. F 16
    Explanation
    A smaller f-stop number indicates a larger aperture opening, which results in a shallower depth of field. On the other hand, a larger f-stop number indicates a smaller aperture opening, which leads to a greater depth of field. Therefore, f 16 will give you a greater depth of field compared to f 2.8 or f 8.

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  • 5. 

    A fast shutter speed is use to

    • A.

      Make a picture look blurry

    • B.

      Freeze an image in time

    • C.

      Make a picture look like it is in slow motion

    Correct Answer
    B. Freeze an image in time
    Explanation
    A fast shutter speed is used to freeze an image in time because it allows the camera to capture a subject in motion without any motion blur. When the shutter speed is fast, the camera's shutter opens and closes very quickly, capturing a sharp and clear image of a moving subject. This is particularly useful in situations where capturing a precise moment is important, such as sports photography or capturing fast-moving objects.

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  • 6. 

    The amount of light that reaches the image sensor is known as what

    • A.

      The angle

    • B.

      The light angle

    • C.

      The exposure

    • D.

      The negative

    Correct Answer
    C. The exposure
    Explanation
    The exposure refers to the amount of light that reaches the image sensor. It determines how bright or dark an image will appear. By controlling the exposure, photographers can adjust the brightness and overall look of the photo.

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  • 7. 

    Which one of these shutter speeds is best for photographing a cityscape at night?

    • A.

      1/500

    • B.

      1/15

    • C.

      Bulb

    • D.

      1/125

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/15
    Explanation
    A shutter speed of 1/15 is best for photographing a cityscape at night because it allows for a longer exposure, capturing more light and details in the low-light conditions. A faster shutter speed like 1/500 would result in a shorter exposure time, making the image appear darker and potentially losing some of the details in the cityscape. The Bulb setting allows for even longer exposures, but it may introduce more camera shake if not used with a tripod. 1/125 is a moderate shutter speed that may still result in some loss of details in the dark areas of the cityscape.

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  • 8. 

    The ISO tells you

    • A.

      How expensive the camera is.

    • B.

      How many exposures you can make.

    • C.

      How sensitive the camera is to light.

    Correct Answer
    C. How sensitive the camera is to light.
    Explanation
    The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a measure of the sensitivity of the camera's image sensor to light. A higher ISO value indicates a higher sensitivity to light, allowing for better performance in low-light conditions. Conversely, a lower ISO value means less sensitivity to light, resulting in better image quality in well-lit situations. Therefore, the ISO tells you how sensitive the camera is to light, allowing you to adjust it according to the lighting conditions to achieve the desired exposure.

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  • 9. 

    The three most important settings for exposing an image with a DSLR camera are

    • A.

      Auto-focus, ISO, and Flash.

    • B.

      ISO, Manual Focus, and White Balance.

    • C.

      Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.

    Correct Answer
    C. Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.
    Explanation
    The three most important settings for exposing an image with a DSLR camera are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Aperture refers to the size of the camera's lens opening, which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. Shutter speed determines the length of time that the camera's shutter remains open, affecting the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor. ISO determines the camera's sensitivity to light, with higher ISO settings allowing for better exposure in low-light conditions. These three settings work together to control the exposure of an image and are crucial for capturing well-exposed photographs.

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  • 10. 

    The higher the ISO setting, the more likely your photograph will have "noise", or "grainy-ness".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Increasing the ISO setting on a camera amplifies the sensor's sensitivity to light, which can result in a brighter image. However, this also increases the likelihood of introducing noise or grainy-ness into the photograph. Therefore, it is true that the higher the ISO setting, the more likely the photograph will have noise or grainy-ness.

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