Beginning Photography: Composition

10 Questions
Photography Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your basic knowledge about photography terminology and composition concepts.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the best definition for composition in relation to photography?
    • A. 

      A work of art

    • B. 

      The successful arrangement of parts within the frame

    • C. 

      The combining of elements to create a unified piece of artwork

  • 2. 
    Which of the following apply to the rule of thirds? 
    • A. 

      Place objects directly in the center

    • B. 

      Place objects where the grid lines intersect

    • C. 

      Place horizon lines on the grid lines

    • D. 

      Make sure there is something interesting in every frame

    • E. 

      Zoom in on your subject

  • 3. 
    The fule of thirds should NEVER be broken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    Deadspace is
    • A. 

      Negative space

    • B. 

      Bad space

    • C. 

      Empty space that does not do anything

  • 6. 
    How can you eliminate deadspace?
    • A. 

      Add interesting objects to the photo

    • B. 

      Get in close to the subject

    • C. 

      Edit it on the computer

  • 7. 
    When horizontal lines are not completely horizontal, the world feels like it is _________________. 
  • 8. 
    • A. 

      To avoid tilting the camera

    • B. 

      To make sure objects are included completely

    • C. 

      To make sure nothing is in the far edges of the frame, which can be distracting

  • 9. 
    ___________________________ helps to give the viewer information about the subject, such as the location, time of the day, time of the year, etc.
    • A. 

      Editing the image

    • B. 

      Zooming in on the subject

    • C. 

      Including an environment

  • 10. 
    Too much negative space creates deadspace. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False