Introduction To Photography 20 Within The School Of Global Media Studies

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This is a basic, simple introductory quiz to use when teaching Photography within The School of Global Media Studies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which term describes the main thing you want your viewer to see in your photograph?

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Center of focus

    • C.

      Focal point

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The term that describes the main thing you want your viewer to see in your photograph is all of the above. The subject, center of focus, and focal point are all different ways to refer to the main element or point of interest in a photograph that you want to draw the viewer's attention to.

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  • 2. 

    Which term describes the sharpness or clarity of the subject?

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focus

    • C.

      Depth of field

    • D.

      Exposure

    Correct Answer
    B. Focus
    Explanation
    Focus refers to the sharpness or clarity of the subject in a photograph. It determines how well the subject is in focus and how much detail can be seen. A photograph with good focus will have a clear and well-defined subject, while a photograph with poor focus will appear blurry or out of focus. Therefore, focus is the term that best describes the sharpness or clarity of the subject.

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  • 3. 

    Which term describes the brightness of a photograph?

    • A.

      Depth of field

    • B.

      ISO

    • C.

      Shutter

    • D.

      Exposure

    Correct Answer
    D. Exposure
    Explanation
    Exposure is the correct answer because it refers to the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor or film, which directly affects the brightness of a photograph. By adjusting the exposure, photographers can control how bright or dark an image appears.

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  • 4. 

    What type of camera has a detachable lens?

    • A.

      SLR

    • B.

      Point and shoot

    • C.

      Linhof

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. SLR
    Explanation
    An SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera has a detachable lens. This type of camera allows the user to change lenses depending on the desired focal length or shooting conditions. SLR cameras have a mirror inside that reflects the image from the lens into the viewfinder, providing an accurate representation of what the final image will look like. This feature, combined with the ability to detach and interchange lenses, makes SLR cameras a popular choice among professional photographers and photography enthusiasts.

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  • 5. 

    What does SLR stand for?

    • A.

      Single Reflective Lens

    • B.

      Single Lens Reflex

    • C.

      Single Lens Reflective

    • D.

      Single Lens Responsory

    Correct Answer
    B. Single Lens Reflex
    Explanation
    SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. This refers to a type of camera that uses a mirror and prism system to allow the photographer to see exactly what will be captured in the final image. When the shutter button is pressed, the mirror flips up, allowing light to pass through the lens and onto the image sensor or film. This design provides a clear and accurate representation of the scene, making SLR cameras popular among professional photographers.

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  • 6. 

    Both AF and MF affect what part of the photo?

    • A.

      ISO

    • B.

      Sharpness of the subject

    • C.

      F-stop

    • D.

      Focal length

    Correct Answer
    B. Sharpness of the subject
    Explanation
    AF (Auto Focus) and MF (Manual Focus) both affect the sharpness of the subject in a photo. The focus of the camera determines how clear and detailed the subject appears in the image. AF automatically adjusts the focus by using sensors to detect the subject and make necessary adjustments, while MF allows the photographer to manually adjust the focus by rotating the lens. Both AF and MF play a crucial role in achieving sharpness and clarity in the subject of a photo.

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  • 7. 

    With an SLR camera you can take photos by looking through the viewfinder or the LCD display.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An SLR camera, or a single-lens reflex camera, allows you to take photos by looking through the viewfinder. However, it does not have an LCD display for composing or reviewing images like a digital camera. Therefore, the statement that you can take photos with an SLR camera using either the viewfinder or the LCD display is false.

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  • 8. 

    Which camera function will create artificial light to brighten a photograph while it's being taken?

    • A.

      Auto Focus

    • B.

      Exposure

    • C.

      F-stop

    • D.

      Flash

    Correct Answer
    D. Flash
    Explanation
    The flash function on a camera creates artificial light to brighten a photograph while it is being taken. This is useful in low-light situations where additional light is needed to properly expose the image. The flash can be manually activated or set to automatically activate based on the camera's settings.

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  • 9. 

    Which f-stop lets in more light?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F16

    • D.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    D. F22
    Explanation
    The f-stop refers to the aperture of the lens, which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. The lower the f-stop number, the larger the aperture and the more light that is let in. Therefore, F2 lets in more light than F8, F16, and F22.

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  • 10. 

    Holding the shutter button halfway down will help focus the image.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the shutter button is held halfway down, the camera's autofocus system is activated, allowing it to focus on the subject of the image. This is a common technique used in photography to ensure that the image is sharp and in focus. By holding the shutter button halfway down, the photographer can also lock the focus and recompose the shot if needed before fully pressing the button to capture the image. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    Which shutter speed is faster?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/600

    • D.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    D. 1/1000
    Explanation
    The shutter speed determines how long the camera's shutter remains open, allowing light to enter and expose the image sensor. A faster shutter speed means the shutter is open for a shorter duration, resulting in less light being captured. Therefore, 1/1000 is faster than the other options provided (1/60, 1/400, and 1/600), as it allows the least amount of light to enter the camera.

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  • 12. 

    Which shutter speed lets in more light?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/600

    • D.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/60
    Explanation
    A shutter speed of 1/60 lets in more light compared to the other options. Shutter speed refers to the length of time that the camera's shutter remains open, allowing light to enter and expose the image sensor. A slower shutter speed, such as 1/60, means that the shutter remains open for a longer duration, allowing more light to reach the sensor. In contrast, faster shutter speeds like 1/400, 1/600, and 1/1000, have shorter exposure times, resulting in less light being captured.

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  • 13. 

    Which shutter speed is most likely to result in frozen motion?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/600

    • D.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    D. 1/1000
    Explanation
    A faster shutter speed allows less time for light to enter the camera sensor, resulting in a shorter exposure time. This means that the subject will be captured in a shorter duration, reducing the chance of any motion blur. Therefore, a shutter speed of 1/1000 is most likely to result in frozen motion as it is the fastest option given.

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  • 14. 

    Which 3 apply directly to exposure?

    • A.

      Focal length, f-stop, MF

    • B.

      AF, MF, shutter speed

    • C.

      F-stop, shutter speed, iso

    • D.

      MF, depth of field, iso

    Correct Answer
    C. F-stop, shutter speed, iso
    Explanation
    The three factors that directly affect exposure are f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO. The f-stop refers to the aperture size, which controls the amount of light entering the camera. Shutter speed determines the length of time the camera's sensor is exposed to light. ISO measures the sensitivity of the camera's sensor to light. By adjusting these three settings, photographers can control the exposure of their images.

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  • 15. 

    A photo is underexposed. Which of the following actions will solve this?

    • A.

      Increase the f-stop

    • B.

      Change MF to AF

    • C.

      Lengthen the shutter speed

    • D.

      Decrease the ISO

    Correct Answer
    C. Lengthen the shutter speed
    Explanation
    Lengthening the shutter speed will solve the problem of underexposed photo. Shutter speed refers to the length of time that the camera's shutter remains open, allowing light to enter the camera and expose the image sensor. By increasing the duration of the shutter speed, more light will be allowed to enter the camera, resulting in a brighter and properly exposed photo.

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  • 16. 

    ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light. This means that the ISO setting determines how sensitive the camera's image sensor is to light. A higher ISO setting makes the camera more sensitive to light, allowing for brighter images in low light conditions. On the other hand, a lower ISO setting makes the camera less sensitive to light, resulting in darker images but with less noise. Therefore, the statement "ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light" is true.

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  • 17. 

    You want to take a photo with a diffused background. Which of the following actions will accomplish this?

    • A.

      Shorten shutter speed

    • B.

      Decrease the f stop

    • C.

      Increase ISO

    • D.

      Add flash

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrease the f stop
    Explanation
    Decreasing the f-stop (aperture) will accomplish a diffused background in a photo. The f-stop controls the size of the aperture, and a smaller aperture (larger f-stop number) will result in a larger depth of field, meaning more of the image will be in focus. Conversely, a larger aperture (smaller f-stop number) will result in a shallower depth of field, causing the background to be more blurred or diffused. Therefore, decreasing the f-stop will help achieve the desired effect of a diffused background.

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  • 18. 

    A higher ISO will result in what?

    • A.

      Pixelation and blurring

    • B.

      Higher exposure

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    A higher ISO will result in all of the above. Increasing the ISO sensitivity in a camera leads to higher exposure, as the sensor becomes more sensitive to light. However, this increased sensitivity can also result in pixelation and blurring, especially in low-light conditions. Therefore, all the given options are correct outcomes of using a higher ISO.

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  • 19. 

    Which mode should you shoot in if you want complete control of the camera settings?

    • A.

      Manual

    • B.

      Auto

    • C.

      Aperture priority

    • D.

      Shutter priority

    Correct Answer
    A. Manual
    Explanation
    If you want complete control of the camera settings, you should shoot in manual mode. In this mode, you have the ability to manually adjust the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other settings according to your preferences and the specific shooting conditions. This allows you to have full creative control over the final image and make precise adjustments to achieve the desired exposure and depth of field.

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  • 20. 

    Which term describes the difference between the lightest and darkest areas in a photograph?

    • A.

      Hue

    • B.

      Contrast

    • C.

      Saturation

    • D.

      Focus

    Correct Answer
    B. Contrast
    Explanation
    Contrast refers to the difference between the lightest and darkest areas in a photograph. It measures the range of tones from white to black and helps to create depth and visual interest in an image. A high contrast photograph will have strong variations between light and dark areas, while a low contrast photograph will have minimal variations.

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  • 21. 

    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically?

    • A.

      Horizon

    • B.

      Landscape

    • C.

      Portrait

    • D.

      Multi-angular

    Correct Answer
    B. Landscape
    Explanation
    Landscape orientation refers to a camera orientation where the image is wider horizontally and shorter vertically. This orientation is commonly used when capturing wide scenes such as landscapes or group photos. It allows more of the scene to be captured in the frame, making it ideal for capturing a wider perspective.

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  • 22. 

    Which camera orientation is short horizontally and long vertically?

    • A.

      Horizon

    • B.

      Landscape

    • C.

      Portrait

    • D.

      Multi-angular

    Correct Answer
    C. Portrait
    Explanation
    The correct answer is portrait. Portrait orientation refers to a camera orientation where the image is taller than it is wide. This means that the image is longer vertically and shorter horizontally. It is commonly used for capturing vertical subjects such as people, buildings, or trees.

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  • 23. 

    Which term describes unposed photos when the subject is not aware of being photographed?

    • A.

      Posed

    • B.

      Freestyle

    • C.

      Unplanned

    • D.

      Candid

    Correct Answer
    D. Candid
    Explanation
    The term "candid" describes unposed photos when the subject is not aware of being photographed. This means that the person being photographed is captured in a natural and spontaneous manner, without any prior preparation or awareness of the camera.

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  • 24. 

    Which term describes photos where the subject is carefully positioned by the photographer?

    • A.

      Posed

    • B.

      Planned

    • C.

      Candid

    • D.

      Freestyle

    Correct Answer
    A. Posed
    Explanation
    The term "posed" accurately describes photos where the subject is carefully positioned by the photographer. This suggests that the subject has been intentionally placed in a specific position or pose, indicating a deliberate composition and arrangement by the photographer.

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  • 25. 

    Which compositional technique places the subject away from the center of the photograph?

    • A.

      Leading lines

    • B.

      Framing the subject

    • C.

      Rule of thirds

    • D.

      Filing the frame

    Correct Answer
    C. Rule of thirds
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is a compositional technique that divides the image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines. By placing the subject off-center along these lines or at their intersections, it creates a more visually interesting and balanced composition. This technique helps to avoid placing the subject in the center, which can make the image appear static and less engaging.

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  • 26. 

    Which compositional technique makes the subject take up as much space as possible in the photograph?

    • A.

      Rule of thirds

    • B.

      Filing the frame

    • C.

      Leading lines

    • D.

      Diffused background

    Correct Answer
    B. Filing the frame
    Explanation
    "Filing the frame" is a compositional technique that involves filling the entire frame with the subject, leaving no empty or negative space. This technique helps to create a strong visual impact and emphasize the subject by eliminating distractions and focusing solely on the subject itself. By filling the frame, the subject takes up as much space as possible in the photograph, resulting in a more powerful and engaging image.

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  • 27. 

    Which compositional technique uses lines to bring the viewer into, out of, and around the photograph?

    • A.

      Rule of thirds

    • B.

      Leading lines

    • C.

      Filing the frame

    • D.

      Framing the subject

    Correct Answer
    B. Leading lines
    Explanation
    Leading lines is a compositional technique that uses lines within a photograph to guide the viewer's eye and create a sense of depth and movement. These lines can be straight or curved, and they can be found in various elements of the image such as roads, fences, or architectural features. By strategically placing these lines, the photographer can lead the viewer's gaze into, out of, and around the photograph, creating a more engaging and dynamic composition.

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  • 28. 

    What is exposure?

    • A.

      Total density of light allowed to fall on the photograph

    • B.

      A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure

    • C.

      A space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument

    • D.

      To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance

    Correct Answer
    A. Total density of light allowed to fall on the photograph
    Explanation
    Exposure refers to the total density of light allowed to fall on the photograph. This means that it is the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor or film, determining how bright or dark the image will be. By controlling the exposure, photographers can adjust the brightness and darkness of their photos, resulting in a properly exposed image.

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  • 29. 

    The first permanent photograph wasn't produced until the 1900s.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the first permanent photograph was indeed not produced until the 1900s. Prior to that, early forms of photography such as the daguerreotype and calotype produced images that were not permanent and would fade over time. It was not until the 1900s that advancements in photographic technology allowed for the development of more stable and long-lasting photographs.

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  • 30. 

    Digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because digital photography still requires light in order to capture an image. Without light, the camera's image sensor would not be able to detect any information and no photograph could be taken. Light is essential for the camera to capture the details, colors, and composition of a scene.

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  • 31. 

    What is a shutter?

    • A.

      Total density of light allowed to fall on the photograph

    • B.

      A space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument

    • C.

      A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure

    • D.

      To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance

    Correct Answer
    C. A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure
    Explanation
    A shutter is a mechanical device in a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure. It opens and closes to allow light to pass through the lens and onto the camera's image sensor or film. By controlling the duration of the exposure, the shutter determines how long the light is allowed to reach the sensor or film, thus affecting the brightness and clarity of the resulting photograph.

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  • 32. 

    What is aperture?

    • A.

      A space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument

    • B.

      A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure

    • C.

      To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance

    • D.

      Total density of light allowed to fall on the photograph

    Correct Answer
    A. A space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument
    Explanation
    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, which ultimately affects the exposure and sharpness of the photograph. Therefore, the correct answer accurately describes the concept of aperture in photography.

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