Jchs Digital Photography - Part 2

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Jchs Digital Photography - Part 2 - Quiz


The following online quiz will test your knowledge of the information presented by the online tutorials and class work. You must pass each of these quizes in order to go on to further projects.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is the "magic hour" for photographers?

    • A.

      When the rabbits come out of their hats.

    • B.

      Very close to noon when the sun is highest in the sky.

    • C.

      The hour just after the sun comes up or the hour just before the sun goes down.

    • D.

      From 9am till 10am every morning.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. The hour just after the sun comes up or the hour just before the sun goes down.
    Explanation
    The "magic hour" for photographers refers to the hour just after the sun comes up or the hour just before the sun goes down. During this time, the lighting conditions are ideal for capturing stunning photographs. The angle of the sun creates a soft, warm glow that enhances colors and adds depth to the images. The shadows are longer and more dramatic, creating interesting compositions. This time is often referred to as the "golden hour" because of the magical quality it brings to photographs.

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  • 2. 

    When taking photos outside, where is the best place for the sunlight to be.

    • A.

      In front of you because it will light up the back of the subject and give it a nice halo effect.

    • B.

      Behind you because it will light up the subject without glare.

    • C.

      To either side of the subject.

    • D.

      All of the above. Light really doesn't make a difference when you are trying to get good photos.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Behind you because it will light up the subject without glare.
    Explanation
    The best place for sunlight to be when taking photos outside is behind you because it will light up the subject without creating glare. This positioning of the sunlight ensures that the subject is well-lit and eliminates the possibility of harsh shadows or overexposure. It allows for a more balanced and flattering lighting on the subject, resulting in better quality photos.

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  • 3. 

    What is focal point and why is it important to a photo?

    • A.

      It is a person or object that stands out and draws your eyes to a certain part of a photo. It gives the photo interest.

    • B.

      It is the background object in the photo. It makes your eyes look far in the distance.

    • C.

      It is a point on someone's face usually the nose. It is important because noses are in the center of a face.

    • D.

      It is when a photo is not blurry. Focal and focus are the same thing and you should never have blurry photos.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a person or object that stands out and draws your eyes to a certain part of a photo. It gives the photo interest.
    Explanation
    The focal point in a photo refers to a person or object that stands out and captures the viewer's attention. It is important because it adds interest and directs the viewer's gaze towards a specific part of the photo, creating a visual focus. By highlighting a particular subject, the focal point helps to convey the intended message or story of the photograph.

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  • 4. 

    What is the focal point of this photo?

    • A.

      The field.

    • B.

      The trees in the background

    • C.

      The mailbox.

    • D.

      There is no focal point in this photo.

    • E.

      The shadow line in the center.

    Correct Answer
    C. The mailbox.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the mailbox. In this photo, the mailbox stands out as the main subject. It is positioned in the foreground and is in focus, while the other elements such as the field, trees, and shadow line are more secondary and do not draw as much attention. The mailbox also adds a point of interest and serves as a focal point for the composition.

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  • 5. 

    In this photo, what is a simple way the photographer created a focal point?

    • A.

      The made sure the object was mostly black.

    • B.

      They angled the object to get a side view.

    • C.

      They made the background totally neutral in color to make the object stand out.

    • D.

      There is no focal point in this photo.

    • E.

      The name of the camera is clear and can be read.

    Correct Answer
    C. They made the background totally neutral in color to make the object stand out.
    Explanation
    The photographer created a focal point in the photo by making the background totally neutral in color. By using a neutral background, the object in the photo stands out and becomes the main focus for the viewer.

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  • 6. 

    What is depth of field?

    • A.

      It is the amount of distance in a photo that can be seen clearly.

    • B.

      It is how low you take the shot, or it's depth especially when taking shots of fields.

    • C.

      It is when you take photos of submarines.

    • D.

      It is when you take a side shot or profile of something.

    • E.

      It is how blurry a photo is.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is the amount of distance in a photo that can be seen clearly.
    Explanation
    Depth of field refers to the range of distance in a photograph that appears in sharp focus. It determines how much of the scene is in focus, from the nearest to the farthest objects. A shallow depth of field means only a small portion of the image is in focus, while a deep depth of field means a larger area is in focus. Therefore, the correct answer is that depth of field is the amount of distance in a photo that can be seen clearly.

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  • 7. 

    In the following photo, is the depth of field shallow or deep?    

    • A.

      Shallow

    • B.

      Deep

    • C.

      Both shallow and deep, shallow in some parts and deep in others.

    • D.

      Neither, it has no depth of field at all.

    Correct Answer
    A. Shallow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is shallow because in photography, a shallow depth of field refers to a small area of the image being in focus while the rest is blurred.

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  • 8. 

    How can you regulate your depth of field?

    • A.

      Shutter speed. The faster the shutter, the more depth of field you will get.

    • B.

      Aperture or F-Stops, the larger your f-stop, the deeper the depth of field.

    • C.

      ISO. The larger the ISO the shallower the depth of field.

    • D.

      Placing your camera on a tripod. If you don't, you will get a shallow depth of field.

    • E.

      All of the above. You can adjust the depth of field with any of the above methods.

    Correct Answer
    B. Aperture or F-Stops, the larger your f-stop, the deeper the depth of field.
    Explanation
    The larger the f-stop or aperture setting, the smaller the aperture opening, which results in a larger depth of field. This means that more of the scene, both near and far, will be in focus.

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  • 9. 

    What is the rule of thirds in photography?

    • A.

      Always take three photos of an object. Hopefully one will turn out OK.

    • B.

      Photos should always have three or more objects in them to be good.

    • C.

      Change your f-stops always in sets of three. The best photos will be at 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.

    • D.

      Cutting your photo into three horizontal and three vertical sections and then placing important objects along those lines.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Cutting your photo into three horizontal and three vertical sections and then placing important objects along those lines.
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds in photography involves dividing the image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines. The important elements of the photo are then placed along these lines or at their intersections, creating a more balanced and visually appealing composition. This technique helps to avoid placing the subject directly in the center of the frame, resulting in a more dynamic and interesting image.

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  • 10. 

    What makes the following photo an interesting composition.  

    • A.

      It is in black and white. Black and white photos are always more interesting than color ones.

    • B.

      The lines int the photo form a diagonal. This gives interest to a photo.

    • C.

      You can see the wrinkles in the mans hands. Always look for wrinkles whenever possible.

    • D.

      This is not interesting because you cannot see the man's face. Never take a photo of a person without a face.

    • E.

      It has a musical instrument in it.

    Correct Answer
    B. The lines int the photo form a diagonal. This gives interest to a photo.
    Explanation
    The diagonal lines in a photo can create a sense of movement and dynamic energy, which can make the composition more visually appealing and interesting to the viewer. These lines can lead the viewer's eye through the image and create a sense of depth and perspective. In this photo, the diagonal lines may add a sense of drama or tension, making it more engaging and captivating.

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