Digital Photography Terms Quiz: Trivia!

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How many digital photography terms do you know? Would you like to try this quiz? Some digital photography includes terms such as landscape, portrait, square, or panorama. These are all terms used to illustrate the shape of the photo. The formats have been named after the kind of photos that are typically taken in that format. This quiz will help you learn about digital photography terms. All the best.


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  • 1. 

    In photography, this mode refers to the way in which a camera determines the exposure. 

    • A.

      ISO

    • B.

      Aperture

    • C.

      Zoom

    • D.

      Metering

    Correct Answer
    D. Metering
    Explanation
    Metering in photography refers to the process by which a camera measures the light in a scene to determine the appropriate exposure settings. It involves evaluating the brightness and contrast of the subject and then calculating the ideal combination of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity. Different metering modes, such as spot, center-weighted, and evaluative, can be used to prioritize specific areas or average the entire frame. By using the correct metering mode, photographers can ensure that their images are properly exposed, resulting in accurate and well-balanced photographs.

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  • 2. 

    This term refers to the measure of how strongly the optical system converges (focuses) or diverges (defocuses) light.

    • A.

      Focal length

    • B.

      Video

    • C.

      Digital length

    • D.

      Megapixel

    Correct Answer
    A. Focal length
    Explanation
    Focal length is a term that describes how strongly an optical system converges or diverges light. It is a measure of the distance between the lens and the image sensor when the subject is in focus. A shorter focal length indicates a wider field of view and a greater ability to capture a larger area in the frame. On the other hand, a longer focal length provides a narrower field of view and the ability to zoom in on distant subjects. Therefore, focal length is directly related to the focusing capabilities and zooming capabilities of a camera lens.

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  • 3. 

    This term refers to the size of an image, usually in reference to a photo from a digital camera.

    • A.

      Batteries

    • B.

      Megapixel

    • C.

      Focus

    • D.

      Large image

    Correct Answer
    B. Megapixel
    Explanation
    The term "megapixel" refers to the size of an image, specifically in relation to a photo taken with a digital camera. It represents the number of pixels in the image, with a higher megapixel count indicating a larger image size and potentially higher resolution. The term "batteries" is unrelated to image size, while "focus" refers to the sharpness or clarity of an image and "large image" is a vague term that does not specifically denote the size of an image.

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  • 4. 

    This term describes a space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument.

    • A.

      Metering

    • B.

      Optical

    • C.

      Aperture

    • D.

      Lens

    Correct Answer
    C. Aperture
    Explanation
    The term "aperture" refers to a space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument. In photography, the aperture is an adjustable opening in the lens that controls the amount of light entering the camera. By adjusting the aperture, photographers can control the depth of field and the amount of light reaching the image sensor, thus influencing the exposure and focus of the photograph.

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  • 5. 

    The distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene. 

    • A.

      Depth of field

    • B.

      Vision

    • C.

      File format

    • D.

      View

    Correct Answer
    A. Depth of field
    Explanation
    Depth of field refers to the range of distance in a scene that appears acceptably sharp in an image. It is determined by factors such as the aperture setting, focal length, and distance between the camera and subject. A larger depth of field means that more of the scene will be in focus, from the nearest to the farthest objects. Therefore, the correct answer is "depth of field."

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  • 6. 

    This type of camera fills the gap between the single-lens reflex camera and the point-and-shoot camera.

    • A.

      Digital camera

    • B.

      Polaroid camera

    • C.

      Bridge camera

    • D.

      Focus camera

    Correct Answer
    C. Bridge camera
    Explanation
    A bridge camera is the correct answer because it combines features of both a single-lens reflex camera and a point-and-shoot camera. It offers more advanced manual controls and interchangeable lenses like an SLR camera, but is also designed to be more user-friendly and compact like a point-and-shoot camera. This makes it a versatile option for photographers who want more control over their images without the bulk and complexity of an SLR camera.

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  • 7. 

    The DSLR camera is:

    • A.

      A camera that uses light to encode and focus.

    • B.

      A camera that uses balance to direct light in a single lens.

    • C.

      A digital camera that uses a mechanical mirror system to direct light.

    Correct Answer
    C. A digital camera that uses a mechanical mirror system to direct light.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a digital camera that uses a mechanical mirror system to direct light. DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex, which refers to the camera's mechanism of using a mirror to reflect light into the optical viewfinder. When the shutter button is pressed, the mirror flips up, allowing light to reach the image sensor and capture the photo. This mirror system is a distinguishing feature of DSLR cameras, separating them from other types of cameras that may use different methods to direct light.

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  • 8. 

    This device is used as a memory data storage in a camera.

    • A.

      Memory card

    • B.

      ISO card

    • C.

      Data disc

    • D.

      CD

    Correct Answer
    A. Memory card
    Explanation
    A memory card is a small electronic device that is used to store and transfer data in various devices, including cameras. It provides additional storage space for storing photos, videos, and other files. It is a compact and portable solution for expanding the memory capacity of a camera, allowing users to capture and store a large number of high-resolution images and videos. Memory cards are designed to be easily inserted and removed from the camera, making it convenient for transferring data to other devices or for backup purposes.

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  • 9. 

    In photography, this is a common term used to describe the length of time the camera's shutter is open.

    • A.

      Data speed

    • B.

      Shutter speed

    • C.

      Lapse time

    • D.

      Run speed

    Correct Answer
    B. Shutter speed
    Explanation
    Shutter speed refers to the length of time that the camera's shutter remains open during the process of taking a photograph. It determines the amount of light that enters the camera and affects the exposure and sharpness of the image. A fast shutter speed freezes motion and is used for capturing fast-moving subjects, while a slow shutter speed creates motion blur and is often used for capturing long exposures or low-light situations.

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  • 10. 

    This type of portable power source is frequently used to operate a digital camera.

    • A.

      AC voltage

    • B.

      Charger

    • C.

      DC voltage

    • D.

      Battery

    Correct Answer
    D. Battery
    Explanation
    A battery is a type of portable power source that is commonly used to operate a digital camera. Unlike AC voltage, which is the type of electricity that comes from a wall outlet, a battery provides DC voltage, which is the type of electricity that most electronic devices, including digital cameras, require to function. A charger, on the other hand, is used to recharge a battery and is not typically used to directly power a digital camera. Therefore, the correct answer is battery.

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  • 11. 

    An optical device with perfect or approximate axial symmetry which transmits and refracts light.

    • A.

      Optic

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Lens

    • D.

      Focus

    Correct Answer
    C. Lens
    Explanation
    A lens is an optical device that has perfect or approximate axial symmetry, meaning it is symmetrical along its central axis. It is used to transmit and refract light. Lenses are commonly used in various applications such as cameras, microscopes, and eyeglasses. They are designed to converge or diverge light rays, allowing for the formation of clear images or correction of vision problems.

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  • 12. 

    This is a small camera meant to be portable.

    • A.

      Compact digital camera

    • B.

      DSLR

    • C.

      Infared camera

    • D.

      Motion sensor camera

    Correct Answer
    A. Compact digital camera
    Explanation
    A compact digital camera is the correct answer because it is small in size and designed to be portable. Unlike a DSLR, which tends to be larger and bulkier, a compact digital camera is lightweight and easy to carry around. An infrared camera and motion sensor camera are not specifically mentioned in the question and may not necessarily be small or portable. Therefore, the most suitable option is a compact digital camera.

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  • 13. 

    This term describes the angular amount of scene a photographer captures and can be measured vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

    • A.

      Focus view

    • B.

      Angle of view

    • C.

      Aperture

    • D.

      Depth of view

    Correct Answer
    B. Angle of view
    Explanation
    The term "angle of view" refers to the amount of a scene that a photographer captures in their photograph. It can be measured vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. This measurement determines how much of the subject and the surrounding area will be included in the final image. The angle of view is influenced by the focal length of the lens used and can vary from wide-angle to telephoto.

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  • 14. 

    This is the term that refers to a particular way information is encoded for storage in a computer file.

    • A.

      PDF

    • B.

      Memory card

    • C.

      Flash drive

    • D.

      File format

    Correct Answer
    D. File format
    Explanation
    A file format is the term that refers to a particular way information is encoded for storage in a computer file. It determines how the data is organized and structured within the file, allowing different software programs to read and interpret the information correctly. File formats can vary depending on the type of data being stored, such as text documents, images, videos, or audio files. They ensure compatibility and enable the sharing and transfer of files between different devices and platforms.

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  • 15. 

    This is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an instrument.

    • A.

      Clip

    • B.

      Battery

    • C.

      Sensor

    • D.

      Memory card

    Correct Answer
    C. Sensor
    Explanation
    A sensor is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal that can be read by an instrument. Sensors are commonly used in various applications such as temperature measurement, pressure sensing, motion detection, and many more. They play a crucial role in providing input data to instruments or systems, allowing them to monitor and control processes accurately. Therefore, the answer "sensor" aligns with the given explanation.

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