Basic Photography Quiz Questions And Answers

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  • 1. 

    Looking at this photo, does it best show:

    • A.

      Framing

    • B.

      Leading lines

    Correct Answer
    B. Leading lines
    Explanation
    The photo showcases a clear example of leading lines as there are prominent lines that guide the viewer's eye towards a specific point of interest in the image. The lines in the photo create a sense of depth and perspective, drawing the viewer's attention towards the subject in the distance.

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  • 2. 

    Looking at this photo, does it best show:

    • A.

      Leading lines

    • B.

      Framing

    Correct Answer
    B. Framing
    Explanation
    The photo showcases a clear example of framing, as it uses elements within the scene to create a frame around the subject. The subject is placed within a doorway, with the surrounding architecture acting as a frame that draws attention to the subject. This technique helps to draw the viewer's focus towards the subject and adds depth and context to the composition.

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  • 3. 

    To walk around looking for a candid subject to shoot refers to __________________.

    • A.

      Framing

    • B.

      Enterprise photography

    • C.

      Covering

    Correct Answer
    B. Enterprise photography
    Explanation
    Walking around looking for a candid subject to shoot refers to enterprise photography. This term typically refers to the act of capturing candid moments in a professional or business setting. It involves capturing authentic and natural moments of people engaged in work or other activities related to a business or organization.

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  • 4. 

    The largest, most dynamic photo on a spread is the ____________________.

    • A.

      Dominant photo

    • B.

      Main photo

    • C.

      Central photo

    Correct Answer
    A. Dominant photo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dominant photo." In a spread, the dominant photo refers to the largest and most visually impactful image. It is the focal point that catches the reader's attention and sets the tone for the overall design. The dominant photo is strategically placed to create a strong visual impact and draw the reader's attention to the main subject of the spread.

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  • 5. 

    A straightforward head and shoulders shot is a ______________________.

    • A.

      Dominant photo

    • B.

      Mug shot

    • C.

      Candid shot

    Correct Answer
    B. Mug shot
    Explanation
    A mug shot refers to a straightforward head and shoulders shot typically taken for identification purposes, such as in the case of criminal records. It is a standardized photo that focuses solely on the subject's face and upper body, without any artistic or candid elements.

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  • 6. 

    A staged event, usually like a peprally or other school function is a  __________________.

    • A.

      Photo op

    • B.

      Run and Gun

    • C.

      Five and Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Photo op
    Explanation
    A staged event, usually like a pep rally or other school function, is commonly referred to as a "photo op." This term is used to describe an event or situation that is specifically organized or staged in order to generate favorable publicity or photo opportunities for the participants involved.

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  • 7. 

    Soft focus photos refer to the edges being clearly defined.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Soft focus photos refer to the edges being blurred or less defined, rather than being clearly defined. This technique is often used to create a dreamy or romantic effect in photography, where the subject appears slightly out of focus while still maintaining a sense of beauty and softness.

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  • 8. 

    FD card is where you store digital photos,

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "FD card is where you store digital photos" is incorrect. FD card is not a commonly used term for storing digital photos. The correct term for storing digital photos is a memory card or a storage device such as a hard drive or a cloud storage service. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    The depth of field refers to the distance in front and behind a subject in a photo.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The depth of field in photography refers to the range of distance in which objects appear in focus. It includes both the area in front of and behind the subject. This means that when the depth of field is shallow, only a small portion of the image will be in focus, while a larger depth of field will result in more of the image being in focus. Therefore, the statement that the depth of field refers to the distance in front and behind a subject in a photo is true.

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  • 10. 

    Photo composition refers to the arrangement of elements in a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Photo composition refers to the arrangement of elements in a photograph, such as the placement of subjects, objects, and other visual elements within the frame. It involves considering factors like balance, symmetry, leading lines, rule of thirds, and framing to create a visually pleasing and impactful image. By carefully arranging these elements, photographers can guide the viewer's eye and create a sense of harmony and visual interest in the photograph. Therefore, the statement "Photo composition refers to the arrangement of elements in a photograph" is true.

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  • 11. 

    What composition rule refers to dividing the frame into three both horizontally and vertically. Then, placing the subject at the intersection of any two lines?

    • A.

      Rule of thirds

    • B.

      Framing

    • C.

      Center of interest

    Correct Answer
    A. Rule of thirds
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is a composition rule in photography and design that involves dividing the frame into three equal parts both horizontally and vertically. By placing the subject at the intersection of any two lines, the composition becomes more visually appealing and balanced. This rule helps to create a sense of harmony and guides the viewer's eye towards the main point of interest in the image.

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  • 12. 

    What composition rule refers to creating a border around a photo by placing objects in the foreground to draw the attention to the center of interest?

    • A.

      Framing

    • B.

      Center of interest

    • C.

      Rule of thirds

    Correct Answer
    A. Framing
    Explanation
    Framing refers to the composition rule of creating a border around a photo by placing objects in the foreground. This technique is used to draw the viewer's attention to the center of interest in the photograph. By framing the subject with other elements, such as trees, arches, or windows, the photographer can create a sense of depth and guide the viewer's gaze towards the main focal point of the image.

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  • 13. 

    Which lines have the greatest impact in a photo?

    • A.

      Diagonal

    • B.

      Vertical

    • C.

      Horizontal

    Correct Answer
    A. Diagonal
    Explanation
    Diagonal lines have the greatest impact in a photo because they create a sense of movement and dynamism. They lead the viewer's eye through the image and add a sense of depth and perspective. Diagonal lines can also create a feeling of tension or excitement, making the photo more visually interesting and engaging. In contrast, vertical and horizontal lines are more static and can create a sense of stability and balance in the photo.

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  • 14. 

    Which proves to be more interesting in a photo...the pattern or the break in the pattern?

    • A.

      Pattern

    • B.

      Break in pattern

    Correct Answer
    B. Break in pattern
    Explanation
    The break in the pattern is more interesting in a photo because it creates contrast and adds visual interest. It disrupts the repetition and predictability of the pattern, drawing attention to the unique element that deviates from the norm. This contrast can create a focal point and evoke curiosity or intrigue in the viewer. Additionally, the break in the pattern can convey a sense of spontaneity or surprise, making the photo more dynamic and engaging.

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  • 15. 

    Check all that apply: Which are tips for taking better photos?

    • A.

      Keep it simple

    • B.

      Disregard your light source

    • C.

      Posed picture make better pictures

    • D.

      Move close

    • E.

      Capture feelings

    • F.

      Tell a story

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Keep it simple
    D. Move close
    E. Capture feelings
    F. Tell a story
    Explanation
    The answer options "Keep it simple," "Move close," "Capture feelings," and "Tell a story" are all tips for taking better photos. Keeping the composition simple helps to create a more focused and visually appealing image. Moving close to the subject allows for more detail and can create a stronger connection between the viewer and the subject. Capturing feelings in a photograph can evoke emotions and make the image more impactful. Telling a story through the photograph adds depth and interest to the image. Disregarding the light source and thinking that posed pictures make better pictures are not tips for taking better photos.

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  • 16. 

    The measurement of how long a camera's lens stays open.

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Shutter speed

    • C.

      ISO

    Correct Answer
    B. Shutter speed
    Explanation
    Shutter speed refers to the measurement of how long a camera's lens stays open. It determines the amount of time the camera sensor is exposed to light, affecting the amount of light that enters the camera and the resulting exposure of the image. A faster shutter speed means the lens stays open for a shorter duration, resulting in less light and a quicker exposure. On the other hand, a slower shutter speed allows more light and a longer exposure time. Understanding and controlling shutter speed is crucial in photography as it can be used creatively to capture motion or freeze action.

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  • 17. 

    The number that indicates the camera's sensitivity to light.

    • A.

      ISO

    • B.

      Aperture

    • C.

      Shutter

    Correct Answer
    A. ISO
    Explanation
    ISO is the number that indicates the camera's sensitivity to light. It is a measure of how quickly the camera's sensor can gather light. A higher ISO value means that the camera is more sensitive to light and can capture images in low light conditions. However, a higher ISO also introduces more noise or grain in the image. On the other hand, a lower ISO value means that the camera is less sensitive to light and is better suited for well-lit environments.

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  • 18. 

    The first sentence in a caption should be in ______ tense.

    • A.

      Present

    • B.

      Past

    • C.

      Future

    Correct Answer
    A. Present
    Explanation
    The first sentence in a caption should be in present tense. This is because captions are used to describe or provide additional information about an image or a video, and present tense helps to create a sense of immediacy and relevance to the viewer. Using present tense also allows the caption to accurately reflect the content of the image or video at the time it was captured.

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  • 19. 

    The second sentence in a caption should be in _______ tense.

    • A.

      Past

    • B.

      Present

    • C.

      Future

    Correct Answer
    A. Past
    Explanation
    The second sentence in a caption should be in the past tense because captions are typically used to describe or provide context for a past event or image. Using the past tense helps to convey that the information being presented in the caption has already occurred.

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  • 20. 

    If there are more than _____ people in a photo, only list the main participants.

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    If there are more than 7 people in a photo, only the main participants will be listed. This suggests that the photo may have a large group of people, but only the most important or significant individuals will be mentioned or acknowledged.

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