Can You Identify These Camera Shots?

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Can You Identify These Camera Shots? - Quiz

Some people get to own a camera and all of a sudden consider themselves to be photographers. Being worth the title of a photographer takes a lot of practice and knowledge and even some classes. Are you an aspiring photographer and think you know all there is to photography? Take up the test below and see if you can identify these camera shots.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name of this type of shot?                                  

    • A.

      High angle shot

    • B.

      Close up shot

    • C.

      Extreme close up shot

    • D.

      Establishing shot

    Correct Answer
    C. Extreme close up shot
    Explanation
    An extreme close up shot is a type of shot that frames the subject very closely, often showing only a specific detail or part of the subject. It is used to emphasize the importance or significance of that particular detail and create a sense of intimacy or intensity. In this type of shot, the subject fills the frame completely, leaving little or no space around it.

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  • 2. 

    This is an establishing shot                     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An establishing shot is a type of shot used in film or television to establish the setting or location of a scene. It is usually a wide shot that shows the overall view of the surroundings, providing context for the following shots. In this case, the statement "This is an establishing shot" is true, as it suggests that the given shot is used to establish the setting of a scene.

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  • 3. 

    What is the effect of this low angle shot?

    • A.

      It creates shadows under his eyebrows and makes him look sinister

    • B.

      It allows you to see up his nose

    • C.

      The viewer can have a better view of his acne

    • D.

      The viewer can see what's on the ceiling

    Correct Answer
    A. It creates shadows under his eyebrows and makes him look sinister
    Explanation
    This low angle shot creates shadows under the person's eyebrows, which gives a dramatic effect and makes him look sinister. The angle from below also adds a sense of power or dominance to the person being photographed.

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  • 4. 

    The purpose of an "over the shoulder" or "point of view" shot, is to show the audience how that character views the situation so that they have empathy with the character. In this shot, the audience feels helpless and compelled to do something to help the woman.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The purpose of an "over the shoulder" or "point of view" shot is indeed to show the audience how a character views a situation, creating a sense of empathy with the character. In this specific shot, the audience feels helpless and compelled to help the woman, further emphasizing the effectiveness of this technique in engaging the viewers emotionally.

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  • 5. 

    The aerial shot has the effect of....

    • A.

      Making the subjects seem strange or relatively small in their environment

    • B.

      Showing the actors' costumes from a different angle

    • C.

      Focusing on the detail of the actor's make-up

    • D.

      Creating pretty shapes on the screen

    Correct Answer
    A. Making the subjects seem strange or relatively small in their environment
    Explanation
    The aerial shot, which captures the subjects from above, creates a perspective that makes them appear strange or relatively small in their environment. This is because the aerial shot provides a different viewpoint and allows viewers to see the subjects from a higher vantage point, emphasizing their size in relation to their surroundings.

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  • 6. 

    The establishing shot, is also known as a wide-angled shot because the film-makers use a wide angle lens to fit as much scenery as possible into the shot. It also has the effect of showing the audience, the characters against the setting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The establishing shot is a technique used by filmmakers to provide an overview of the setting and surroundings of a scene. It is often captured using a wide-angle lens to include as much scenery as possible. This shot helps to orient the audience and give them a sense of the location where the story is taking place. Additionally, the wide-angle lens allows the characters to be shown in relation to their environment, emphasizing their presence within the setting. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    What is the effect of this close up shot?

    • A.

      Makes the audience notice his eye colour

    • B.

      Makes the audience wonder what the character is seeing and/or thinking

    • C.

      Gives the film crew a chance to have a cup of tea

    • D.

      Shows the work of the make-up artist

    Correct Answer
    B. Makes the audience wonder what the character is seeing and/or thinking
    Explanation
    The extreme close-up shot shows the detail that the film-maker wants the audience to notice. In this instance, the eyes are the subject of the close-up which makes the audience wonder what the character is seeing and thinking. In particular, notice the way one eye is narrowed as if the character cannot believe, or is suspicious about, what he is seeing. Some clever film makers manage to show the audience what the character is seeing by using the reflection in the pupil to show what they are seeing.

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  • 8. 

    A close-up shot will show....

    • A.

      A shot of a hand, eye, mouth or object AND foot in detail.

    • B.

      A full screen shot of the subject's face showing the detail of their facial expressions

    • C.

      A view of a figure's entire body in order to show action and/or a group of characters

    Correct Answer
    B. A full screen shot of the subject's face showing the detail of their facial expressions
    Explanation
    A close-up shot in filmmaking and photography focuses tightly on a subject to capture detail that would not be visible in wider shots. Typically, this type of shot will fill the frame with part of the subject, such as the face, to emphasize facial expressions, emotions, and reactions, providing a deeper connection to the character for the audience. It is not usually used to show a hand, foot, or full body, which would instead be categorized under different types of shots like extreme close-up or full shot respectively.

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  • 9. 

    This long shot is also a low-angled shot.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A long shot refers to a camera shot taken from a considerable distance away from the subject, showing the subject and its surrounding environment in full or significant detail. It captures a wide view of the scene, providing context and establishing the spatial relationship between different elements within the frame.

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  • 10. 

    What type of shot shows a subject down to his or her waist, e.g. showing head and shoulders and is also known as a mid-shot?

    • A.

      Long shot

    • B.

      Medium shot

    • C.

      Low angled shot

    • D.

      Over the shoulder shot

    Correct Answer
    B. Medium shot
    Explanation
    A medium shot is a type of shot that shows the subject from the head to the waist, including the shoulders. It is also known as a mid-shot because it captures the subject at a moderate distance, neither too close nor too far away. This shot is commonly used in film and photography to provide a balanced view of the subject, allowing the audience to see their facial expressions and body language while still maintaining some context of the surroundings.

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