Digital Photography MCQ Quiz: Trivia!

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Ever wondered how much you know about digital photography? Digital photography uses cameras containing electronic photodetectors' arrays to produce images focused by a lens rather than as exposure on photographic film. The captured images are digitized and collected as a computer file, ready for more digital processing, viewing, electronic publishing, or digital printing. Digital photography has only recently become mainstream. Wanto to see how much you know about digital photography? The quiz will give you a snapshot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the Greek word for light?

    • A.

      Photography

    • B.

      Foton

    • C.

      Photos

    • D.

      Picture

    Correct Answer
    C. Photos
    Explanation
    The Greek word for light is "Photos".

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  • 2. 

    What is the rule of thirds?

    • A.

      It is a way to edit photographs

    • B.

      It is a way to line up visual interest in Photographs with points of interest in 4 areas

    • C.

      It is a way to ensure proper lighting

    Correct Answer
    B. It is a way to line up visual interest in Photographs with points of interest in 4 areas
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is a composition technique used in photography to create visually balanced and interesting images. It involves dividing the image into a grid of nine equal parts, with two horizontal and two vertical lines. The points where these lines intersect are considered points of interest. By aligning the main subjects or elements of the photograph with these points, the image becomes more visually appealing and balanced. This technique helps to create a sense of movement and guides the viewer's eyes through the image.

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  • 3. 

    You must always have an artificial light source.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "You must always have an artificial light source" is not true. It is not necessary to always have an artificial light source as there are natural sources of light available, such as the sun during the day. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    Macro photography means "close up."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Macro photography refers to the practice of taking extremely close-up photographs of small subjects, capturing intricate details that may not be visible to the naked eye. The term "macro" itself means "large" or "enlarged," and in the context of photography, it signifies the magnification of small subjects. Therefore, the statement "Macro photography means 'close up'" is true, as it accurately describes the essence of macro photography.

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  • 5. 

    Does this photo meet the rule of thirds?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is a composition guideline that suggests dividing an image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines. The main subjects should be placed along these lines or at their intersections. Without seeing the photo, it is impossible to determine if it meets the rule of thirds.

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  • 6. 

    What feature should you implement if your subject is backlit?

    Correct Answer
    Flash
    Backlighting setting
    Turn on flash
    Explanation
    If the subject is backlit, it means that the main source of light is coming from behind the subject, causing the subject to appear dark or silhouetted. To properly expose the subject and balance the lighting, you should implement the flash feature. This will provide additional light to illuminate the subject and make it more visible. Additionally, using the backlighting setting can help adjust the camera settings to properly capture the subject in a backlit situation. Turning on the flash is also a viable option to ensure proper lighting on the subject.

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  • 7. 

    If a subject is moving quickly, you should increase________________ Speed.

    Correct Answer
    Shutter
    Explanation
    When a subject is moving quickly, increasing the shutter speed will help to freeze the motion and capture a sharp image. A faster shutter speed allows less time for light to enter the camera, resulting in a shorter exposure time. This is beneficial when capturing fast-moving subjects as it helps to avoid motion blur and ensures that the subject appears sharp in the image.

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  • 8. 

    What angle makes a subject look more powerful?

    • A.

      Low

    • B.

      High

    • C.

      Eye level

    Correct Answer
    A. Low
    Explanation
    A low angle makes a subject look more powerful because it is shot from a lower position, looking up at the subject. This perspective creates a sense of dominance and authority, making the subject appear larger and more imposing. It can evoke a feeling of strength and superiority, enhancing the subject's presence and impact.

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  • 9. 

    What angle makes a subject look weak?

    • A.

      Low

    • B.

      High

    • C.

      Eye Level

    Correct Answer
    B. High
    Explanation
    When a subject is photographed from a high angle, it creates a sense of dominance and powerlessness for the subject, making them appear weak. This is because the camera is positioned above the subject, looking down on them, which diminishes their stature and can make them seem smaller or less significant.

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  • 10. 

    What is the worst time of day to take a photo outside?

    • A.

      1 hour after sunset

    • B.

      Noon

    • C.

      1 hour before sunset

    Correct Answer
    B. Noon
    Explanation
    Taking a photo outside during noon is considered the worst time of day because the sun is directly overhead, resulting in harsh and unflattering lighting. The strong overhead light creates deep shadows, washed-out colors, and can cause subjects to squint or appear unattractive. Additionally, the high contrast between light and shadow can make it challenging to capture details and achieve a balanced exposure in the photograph. Therefore, it is generally recommended to avoid taking photos outside during noon and opt for other times of the day with softer, more diffused lighting.

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  • 11. 

    What is "Noise" in terms of photography?

    • A.

      Grainy texture on your photo

    • B.

      Less pixels to work with

    • C.

      Black and white photos

    Correct Answer
    A. Grainy texture on your photo
    Explanation
    Noise in terms of photography refers to the grainy texture that appears on a photo. It occurs when the camera sensor amplifies the signal to capture an image in low light conditions or when using a high ISO setting. This results in random variations of brightness and color that can degrade the overall image quality. Noise can be visually distracting and can reduce the level of detail and sharpness in a photo.

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  • 12. 

    What part of the camera opens to allow light to reflect on the film or image sensor?

    • A.

      ISO

    • B.

      Shutter

    • C.

      Apperture

    Correct Answer
    B. Shutter
    Explanation
    The shutter is the part of the camera that opens to allow light to reflect on the film or image sensor. When the shutter opens, it exposes the film or sensor to light, capturing the image. The speed at which the shutter opens and closes determines the amount of light that enters the camera, affecting the exposure of the photograph.

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  • 13. 

    What is the most important element in photography?

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Black and White

    • C.

      Light

    • D.

      Line

    • E.

      Space

    Correct Answer
    C. Light
    Explanation
    Light is the most important element in photography because it plays a crucial role in creating and capturing an image. It determines the exposure, brightness, and contrast of the photograph. The way light interacts with the subject can completely change the mood and atmosphere of the image. Different lighting conditions can also create different effects, such as soft or harsh shadows, which can enhance or diminish the overall impact of the photograph. Without proper lighting, a photograph may appear dull, flat, or even completely dark. Therefore, understanding and controlling light is essential for creating visually compelling and impactful photographs.

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  • 14. 

    100-200-400 in the film refers to what?

    • A.

      Options for movement

    • B.

      Lens range

    • C.

      Sensitivity to light

    Correct Answer
    C. Sensitivity to light
    Explanation
    The numbers 100, 200, and 400 in the film refer to different levels of sensitivity to light. These numbers represent the film's ISO rating, which indicates how sensitive the film is to light. A lower ISO number (such as 100) indicates lower sensitivity to light, while a higher ISO number (such as 400) indicates higher sensitivity. This means that a film with a higher ISO rating can capture images in low light conditions without requiring a longer exposure time.

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  • 15. 

    Depth of field has a measurement of what?

    • A.

      2/3 in front and 1/3 behind

    • B.

      1/3 in front and 2/3 behind

    • C.

      2/3 in front and 2/3 behind

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/3 in front and 2/3 behind
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1/3 in front and 2/3 behind. This measurement refers to the depth of field, which is the range of distance in a photograph that appears acceptably sharp. In this case, 1/3 of the depth of field is in front of the focal point, while 2/3 is behind the focal point. This means that the area in front of the focal point will be less sharp compared to the area behind it.

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  • 16. 

    F- stop, shutter speed, flash, and ISO are all types of exposure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because f-stop, shutter speed, flash, and ISO are all factors that affect the exposure of a photograph. The f-stop determines the size of the aperture, which controls the amount of light entering the camera. Shutter speed controls the duration of time the camera's sensor is exposed to light. The flash provides additional light when needed. ISO determines the sensitivity of the camera's sensor to light. All of these elements play a crucial role in determining the overall exposure of a photograph.

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  • 17. 

    Photography means "to write with light."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Photography is derived from the Greek words "phōs" meaning light and "graphē" meaning to write. Therefore, the statement "Photography means 'to write with light'" is true. This definition accurately reflects the process of capturing images using light and a camera, where light plays a crucial role in creating the final photograph.

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  • 18. 

    Mega-pixels actually mean?

    • A.

      One hundred thousand pixels

    • B.

      One million pixels

    • C.

      One billion pixels

    Correct Answer
    B. One million pixels
    Explanation
    Mega-pixels refers to the resolution of a digital image, specifically the number of pixels (picture elements) that make up the image. The prefix "mega" denotes one million, so mega-pixels means one million pixels.

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  • 19. 

    F-stops, or unit of light collection, have a factor of what?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    F-stops, or unit of light collection, have a factor of 2. This means that each successive F-stop allows half as much light to reach the camera sensor as the previous F-stop. For example, going from F/2.8 to F/4 would result in half as much light reaching the sensor. This is important in photography as it allows photographers to control the exposure of their images by adjusting the F-stop.

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  • 20. 

    The lower the ISO (25, 200, 400, 800) the less light needed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The lower the ISO, the more light is needed. ISO is a measure of the sensitivity of the camera's image sensor to light. A lower ISO setting means that the sensor is less sensitive to light, so it requires more light to properly expose the image. Conversely, a higher ISO setting makes the sensor more sensitive to light, allowing for proper exposure in low-light situations. Therefore, the statement "the lower the ISO, the less light needed" is incorrect.

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  • 21. 

    A gray-card does what?

    • A.

      Helps to bring out color

    • B.

      Automatically adjusts red eye

    • C.

      Helps find perfect exposure

    Correct Answer
    C. Helps find perfect exposure
    Explanation
    A gray-card is a tool used in photography to help find the perfect exposure. It provides a neutral reference point for the camera's light meter, allowing photographers to accurately measure the light in a scene and adjust their camera settings accordingly. By using a gray-card, photographers can ensure that their images have the correct brightness and tonal range, resulting in well-exposed photographs.

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  • 22. 

    Your camera is made for 18% GRAY.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the camera is specifically designed to capture images with an 18% gray tone. This is a standard reference point for exposure and is used as a baseline for determining proper lighting and contrast in photography. By calibrating the camera to this gray tone, it ensures accurate and consistent results in various lighting conditions.

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  • 23. 

    _____________- means too much light.

    Correct Answer
    overexposed
    overexposure
    Explanation
    Overexposed or overexposure refers to the condition when there is an excessive amount of light in a photograph. This can result in the image appearing too bright or washed out, with loss of detail and contrast. It can happen when the camera's exposure settings are not properly adjusted, causing the sensor to receive more light than necessary. Overexposure can also occur when the subject is in very bright lighting conditions or when using a flash that is too powerful for the scene.

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  • 24. 

    _______________- means not enough light.

    Correct Answer
    underexposed
    underexposure
    Explanation
    Underexposed or underexposure refers to a situation where there is not enough light in a photograph. This can result in a dark or dim image, with details being difficult to see or completely lost in shadow. It occurs when the camera's exposure settings are not properly adjusted, causing insufficient light to reach the camera sensor. This can happen in low light conditions or when the camera's settings are not set correctly for the available light. Underexposed images may lack contrast and appear dull or murky.

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