Camera: How Much Do You Know About Photography? Trivia Quiz

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Test your basic knowledge of photography. How Much Do You Know About Photography? Pictures are very powerful, and they can tell a story just by looking at them. Do you know how to take a good picture and the different cameras at your disposal? Do take this exciting quiz and get to see just how skilled you are when it comes to perfect photographs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    F2.8 @ 60th/sec ISO 100 is equal to f4 @ ____/sec ISO 200.

    • A.

      15th

    • B.

      1 second

    • C.

      80th

    • D.

      200th

    • E.

      60th

    Correct Answer
    E. 60th
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for an equivalent exposure setting to f2.8 @ 60th/sec ISO 100. In order to find the equivalent setting, we need to consider the changes in aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Since the aperture changes from f2.8 to f4, we need to compensate by increasing the shutter speed. As the ISO remains the same, the equivalent exposure setting would be f4 @ 60th/sec ISO 200.

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  • 2. 

    ISO 100 is ____ sensitive to light than ISO 800.

    • A.

      3 stops more

    • B.

      3 stops less

    • C.

      2.5 stops more

    • D.

      1 stop less

    • E.

      4 stops less

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 stops less
    Explanation
    ISO 100 is 3 stops less sensitive to light than ISO 800. This means that ISO 800 is three times more sensitive to light compared to ISO 100. Increasing the ISO value by three stops doubles the sensitivity to light, so ISO 800 is able to capture more light and produce brighter images compared to ISO 100.

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  • 3. 

    "The decisive moment" is a quote attributed to... 

    • A.

      Mark Seliger

    • B.

      Joe McNally

    • C.

      Mary Ellen Mark

    • D.

      David Jay

    • E.

      Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Correct Answer
    E. Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Explanation
    Henri Cartier-Bresson is attributed to the quote "The decisive moment." He was a French photographer and considered one of the pioneers of modern photojournalism. Cartier-Bresson believed in capturing spontaneous and fleeting moments that conveyed the essence of a situation or subject. He coined the term "the decisive moment" to describe the precise moment when all the elements of a scene come together harmoniously, creating a powerful and meaningful image. His work was characterized by his ability to capture these decisive moments, making him a highly influential figure in the world of photography.

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  • 4. 

    Doubling flash power gains ____

    • A.

      One stop more of light

    • B.

      Two stops more of light

    • C.

      Increases intensity

    • D.

      Decreases intensity but adds distance

    • E.

      Half a stop of light

    Correct Answer
    A. One stop more of light
    Explanation
    Doubling flash power gains one stop more of light. When the flash power is doubled, the intensity of the light emitted by the flash also doubles. In photography, a "stop" refers to a doubling or halving of the amount of light. Therefore, doubling the flash power results in an increase of one stop, which means that the amount of light captured by the camera is doubled. This can be useful in low light situations or when trying to achieve a desired exposure.

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  • 5. 

    Depth of field is controlled by which three variables? 

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focal length

    • C.

      ISO

    • D.

      Camera to subject distance

    • E.

      Subject to background distance

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Aperture
    B. Focal length
    D. Camera to subject distance
    Explanation
    The depth of field refers to the range of distance in a photograph that appears acceptably sharp. It is controlled by three variables: aperture, focal length, and camera to subject distance. Aperture refers to the size of the opening in the lens, with a larger aperture (smaller f-number) resulting in a shallower depth of field. Focal length refers to the distance between the lens and the image sensor, with a longer focal length also resulting in a shallower depth of field. Finally, the camera to subject distance plays a role, as a closer distance to the subject will result in a shallower depth of field.

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  • 6. 

    TTL stands for 

    Correct Answer(s)
    through the lens
    Through The Lens
    Explanation
    TTL stands for "through the lens" or "Through The Lens". This term is commonly used in photography to refer to a camera's metering system. TTL metering measures the amount of light that passes through the camera's lens and adjusts the exposure settings accordingly. It allows for more accurate and consistent exposure readings, resulting in better photographs.

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  • 7. 

    For a full-frame 35mm based camera system, which lens gives you the perspective most like what your eye sees?

    • A.

      24mm

    • B.

      28mm

    • C.

      35mm

    • D.

      50mm

    • E.

      85mm

    Correct Answer
    D. 50mm
    Explanation
    A 50mm lens gives you the perspective most like what your eye sees. This is because the human eye has a focal length of approximately 50mm, which means that a 50mm lens on a full-frame 35mm based camera system will capture a similar field of view as the human eye.

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  • 8. 

    What are the three most common professional camera formats?

    • A.

      35mm

    • B.

      Medium format

    • C.

      APS

    • D.

      Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon

    • E.

      Large format

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 35mm
    B. Medium format
    E. Large format
    Explanation
    The three most common professional camera formats are 35mm, medium format, and large format. These formats refer to the size of the camera's film or image sensor. 35mm is the most widely used format and is commonly found in DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Medium format cameras have a larger sensor or film size, allowing for higher resolution and better image quality. Large format cameras have the largest format, typically used in professional photography for its exceptional image quality and ability to capture fine details.

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  • 9. 

    If you want to compress the perspective of the subject and background in your photograph you would most likely _____

    • A.

      Use a faster shutter speed

    • B.

      Use a slower shutter speed

    • C.

      Shoot with a 200mm lens

    • D.

      Shoot with a 24mm lens

    • E.

      Decrease your aperture

    Correct Answer
    C. Shoot with a 200mm lens
    Explanation
    Using a longer focal length lens, such as a 200mm lens, allows you to compress the perspective in your photograph. This means that objects in the background will appear closer to the subject, creating a flatter and more compressed look. This can be useful when you want to emphasize the subject and minimize distractions in the background.

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  • 10. 

    __________ is the photographer who is widely known for their B&W portraits against a white background shot in the southwest in the late '70s and early '80s.

    • A.

      Gordon Parks

    • B.

      Henri Cartier-Bresson

    • C.

      Herb Ritts

    • D.

      Richard Avedon

    • E.

      Annie Liebowitz

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Avedon
    Explanation
    Richard Avedon is the correct answer because he is widely known for his black and white portraits against a white background shot in the southwest in the late '70s and early '80s. Avedon's distinctive style and use of stark contrasts created powerful and iconic images that captured the essence of his subjects. His work during this period became highly influential and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest photographers of his time.

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  • 11. 

    What is one of the most foundational rules of composition?

    • A.

      Frame within a frame

    • B.

      Rule of fifths

    • C.

      Rule of thirds

    • D.

      Head in a clean spot

    • E.

      Diagonal lines

    Correct Answer
    C. Rule of thirds
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is one of the most foundational rules of composition in photography and design. It suggests dividing an image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines, and then placing the subject or points of interest along these lines or at their intersections. This creates a more balanced and visually appealing composition, as it avoids placing the subject at the center of the frame. The rule of thirds helps to create a sense of movement, depth, and visual interest in the composition.

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  • 12. 

    F5.6 @ 250th/sec ISO 400 is one stop less of light then f____ @ 250th/sec ISO 100

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      6.3

    • C.

      5.6

    • D.

      8

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the aperture value that is one stop less of light than f5.6 @ 250th/sec ISO 400. In photography, each full stop decrease in aperture value allows half the amount of light to enter the camera. Therefore, to find the aperture value that is one stop less, we need to decrease f5.6 by one stop, which gives us f4. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 13. 

    Fill in the missing blanks (in order) 2 - __ - 4 - __ - 8 - __ - 16 - 22 - __ 

    • A.

      2.5 / 5.6 / 11 / 24

    • B.

      2.2 / 5.6 / 10 / 34

    • C.

      2.8 / 4.5 / 11 / 32

    • D.

      2.8 / 5.6 / 11 / 32

    • E.

      3.5 / 5 / 11 / 28

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.8 / 5.6 / 11 / 32
    Explanation
    The missing numbers in the sequence follow a pattern where each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by a certain factor. In this case, the factor is increasing by 1 each time. Starting with 2, the next number is obtained by multiplying 2 by 1.4 to get 2.8. The next number is obtained by multiplying 2.8 by 2 to get 5.6. The next number is obtained by multiplying 5.6 by 1.4 to get 11. Finally, the last missing number is obtained by multiplying 11 by 2.9 to get 32.

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  • 14. 

    F11 @ 8th ISO 100 = 

    • A.

      F11 @ 15th ISO 50

    • B.

      F2.8 @ 15th ISO 400

    • C.

      F8 @ 15th ISO 100

    • D.

      F22 @ 1 sec ISO 100

    • E.

      F16 @ 4th ISO 100

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. F8 @ 15th ISO 100
    E. F16 @ 4th ISO 100
    Explanation
    The answer f8 @ 15th ISO 100 and f16 @ 4th ISO 100 is correct because both of these settings have the same aperture (f8 and f16) and the same ISO (100). The only difference is the shutter speed, with f8 having a 15th of a second and f16 having a 4th of a second. This means that f8 will allow more light into the camera compared to f16 because the shutter is open for a longer period of time. However, both settings will result in the same exposure because the smaller aperture of f16 compensates for the shorter shutter speed of 4th.

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  • 15. 

    Aperture is also known as

    • A.

      Depth of field

    • B.

      Focus plane

    • C.

      F stop

    • D.

      Sync

    • E.

      Priority

    Correct Answer
    C. F stop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "f stop." Aperture refers to the opening in the lens through which light passes to reach the camera sensor. It is measured in f-stops, which determine the size of the aperture and consequently the amount of light that enters the camera. The smaller the f-stop number, the larger the aperture and the more light that is allowed in. The f-stop also affects the depth of field, or the range of focus in an image.

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  • 16. 

    In aperture priority mode you set the ______ and the camera sets the _______

    • A.

      Aperture / ISO

    • B.

      Aperture / shutter speed

    • C.

      Aperture / focal length

    • D.

      Aperture / f stop

    • E.

      Aperture / white balance

    Correct Answer
    B. Aperture / shutter speed
    Explanation
    In aperture priority mode, the photographer sets the desired aperture value, which determines the depth of field and controls the amount of light entering the camera. The camera then automatically adjusts the shutter speed to achieve the correct exposure. By setting the aperture, the photographer has control over the depth of field, while the camera adjusts the shutter speed to ensure proper exposure.

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  • 17. 

    In theory, a camera that has shooting modes like portrait, landscape, night, sports, and macro, the ____ and ____ modes should result in the exact same camera settings. (in theory)

    • A.

      Portrait / landscape

    • B.

      Sports / portrait

    • C.

      Macro / landscape

    • D.

      Night / macro

    • E.

      Sports / landscape

    Correct Answer
    B. Sports / portrait
    Explanation
    In theory, the sports and portrait modes should result in the exact same camera settings because both modes are designed to capture subjects in specific ways. The sports mode is typically used to capture fast-moving subjects and requires a faster shutter speed to freeze the action. Similarly, the portrait mode is used to capture subjects with a shallow depth of field, which requires a wider aperture. Since both modes have specific requirements for capturing subjects, the camera settings for both modes should be the same in theory.

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  • 18. 

    The color of light is measured in 

    • A.

      Stops

    • B.

      Degrees kelvin

    • C.

      Cc's

    • D.

      Bokeh

    • E.

      Sync

    Correct Answer
    B. Degrees kelvin
    Explanation
    The color of light is measured in degrees kelvin. Degrees Kelvin is a unit of measurement for temperature, specifically for measuring the color temperature of light sources. It is commonly used in photography and cinematography to describe the color characteristics of different light sources. The higher the degrees Kelvin, the cooler or bluer the light appears, while lower degrees Kelvin indicate warmer or more yellowish light.

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  • 19. 

    A ______ is something that can be placed between the sun and the subject to diffuse the light.

    • A.

      Flag

    • B.

      Reflector

    • C.

      Softbox

    • D.

      Scrim

    • E.

      Cutter

    Correct Answer
    D. Scrim
    Explanation
    A scrim is a translucent material that can be placed between the sun and the subject to diffuse the light. It helps to soften the harshness of direct sunlight and create a more even and flattering lighting on the subject. Scrim is commonly used in photography and filmmaking to control and modify the intensity and quality of light.

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  • 20. 

    The three main metering modes available on most modern-day DSLRs are

    • A.

      Spot

    • B.

      Center weighted

    • C.

      70/30

    • D.

      Evaluative

    • E.

      TTL

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Spot
    B. Center weighted
    D. Evaluative
    Explanation
    The three main metering modes available on most modern-day DSLRs are spot, center weighted, and evaluative. Spot metering measures the light in a small area of the frame, usually the center, allowing for precise exposure control. Center-weighted metering gives priority to the center of the frame while also considering the surrounding areas. Evaluative metering analyzes the entire frame and uses complex algorithms to determine the best exposure settings. TTL stands for Through-The-Lens metering, which is a method that measures the light coming through the lens to determine the exposure.

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  • 21. 

    The camera that landed on the moon was made by...

    • A.

      Hasselblad

    • B.

      Nikon

    • C.

      Canon

    • D.

      Mamiya

    • E.

      Leica

    Correct Answer
    A. Hasselblad
    Explanation
    The camera that landed on the moon was made by Hasselblad. Hasselblad was chosen by NASA to provide cameras for the Apollo missions because of their high-quality and reliability. The Hasselblad camera used on the moon was a modified version of their medium format camera, the Hasselblad 500EL. It was equipped with a specially designed Zeiss lens and a new film magazine that could hold up to 200 exposures. The Hasselblad camera played a crucial role in capturing iconic images of the moon landing and the astronauts' activities on the lunar surface.

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