Camera Shots Quiz

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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. 
    • A. 

      High angle shot

    • B. 

      Close up shot

    • C. 

      Extreme close up shot

    • D. 

      Establishing shot

  • 2. 
    • 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

  • 3. 
    This is an establishing shot                     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • 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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    This long shot is also a low-angled shot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    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