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  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Center of interest

    • C.

      Focal point

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None 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". This is because all three options - subject, center of interest, and focal point - refer to the main element or area of focus in a photograph that captures the viewer's attention.

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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

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Focus
    Explanation
    Focus refers to the sharpness or clarity of the subject in a photograph. It is the ability of the camera lens to accurately capture and render the details of the subject in sharp focus. A well-focused image will have clear and distinct details, while an out-of-focus image will appear blurry or soft. The term "focus" is commonly used in photography to describe the quality of sharpness in an image.

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  • 3. 

    Which term describes the area of photograph that is in focus?

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focus

    • C.

      Depth of field

    • D.

      Exposure

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Depth of field
    Explanation
    The term "depth of field" refers to the area of a photograph that is in focus. It describes the range of distance in an image where objects appear sharp and clear. This term is commonly used in photography to control and manipulate the sharpness and blurriness of different elements within a photo.

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  • 4. 

    Which term describes the brightness of a photograph?

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focus

    • C.

      Depth of field

    • D.

      Exposure

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Exposure
    Explanation
    Exposure refers to the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor or film when taking a photograph. It determines the overall brightness of the image. A well-exposed photograph has the right balance of light and dark areas, resulting in a clear and properly lit image. Adjusting the exposure settings, such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, allows the photographer to control the brightness and achieve the desired effect. Therefore, exposure is the term that describes the brightness of a photograph.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not true about digital cameras?

    • A.

      Uses batteries

    • B.

      Stores photos on a memory card

    • C.

      Uses film

    • D.

      Uses a lens

    • E.

      Has a shutter

    Correct Answer
    C. Uses film
  • 6. 

    What type of digital camera has a detachable lens?

    • A.

      Point and shoot

    • B.

      SLR

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. SLR
    Explanation
    SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex, which is a type of digital camera that has a detachable lens. Unlike point and shoot cameras, SLRs allow users to change lenses based on their specific needs and preferences, providing greater flexibility in capturing different types of shots. Therefore, SLR is the correct answer as it accurately describes the type of digital camera with a detachable lens.

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  • 7. 

    What does SLR stand for?

    • A.

      Short Light Retrace

    • B.

      Standard Lens Reaction

    • C.

      Standard Light Response

    • D.

      Single Lens Reflex

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Single Lens Reflex
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Single Lens Reflex. SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex, which refers to a type of camera that uses a mirror and prism system to allow the photographer to see exactly what will be captured by the camera's sensor. This system provides a more accurate representation of the final image compared to other types of cameras.

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  • 8. 

    Where are photos stored on a digital camera?

    • A.

      Film

    • B.

      Batteries

    • C.

      Memory card

    • D.

      USB drive

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Memory card
    Explanation
    Photos on a digital camera are typically stored on a memory card. Memory cards are small, removable storage devices that can be inserted into the camera. They provide a large amount of storage space to store the photos taken by the camera. Unlike traditional cameras that use film, digital cameras store images electronically on the memory card. This allows for easy transfer of photos to a computer or other devices for viewing, editing, and sharing.

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  • 9. 

    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 allows you to take photos by looking through the viewfinder, but not the LCD display. The viewfinder is a small window located at the top of the camera body that shows you exactly what the lens sees. This is because SLR cameras use a mirror and prism system to reflect the image from the lens to the viewfinder. The LCD display on the back of the camera is used for reviewing and previewing photos, as well as accessing camera settings.

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  • 10. 

    Which camera function allows you to view photos you've already taken?

    • A.

      F-stop

    • B.

      ISO

    • C.

      Aperture

    • D.

      Playback

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Playback
    Explanation
    The camera function that allows you to view photos you've already taken is called "playback". This feature enables you to review and preview the images that you have captured on your camera's screen. It allows you to scroll through the photos, zoom in, and delete or save them as desired. F-stop, ISO, and aperture are not related to viewing photos but rather to the camera's settings for capturing images. Therefore, the correct answer is "playback".

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  • 11. 

    Both AF and MF affect what part of the photo?

    • A.

      The sharpness of the subject

    • B.

      Depth of field

    • C.

      Exposure

    • D.

      Light balance

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The sharpness of the subject
    Explanation
    Both AF (Auto Focus) and MF (Manual Focus) affect the sharpness of the subject in a photo. AF automatically adjusts the focus to ensure that the subject appears sharp, while MF allows the photographer to manually adjust the focus to achieve the desired sharpness. Therefore, both AF and MF play a role in determining the sharpness of the subject in a photo.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Holding the shutter button halfway down allows the camera to focus on the subject before taking the picture. This is known as "half-pressing" the shutter button. By doing so, the camera adjusts the focus and exposure settings based on the subject, resulting in a sharper and more accurate image. Once the focus is locked, the button can be fully pressed to capture the image. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    Which type of zoom uses the camera's lens to magnify the image?

    • A.

      Optical

    • B.

      Digital

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Optical
    Explanation
    Optical zoom uses the camera's lens to physically adjust the focal length, allowing the image to be magnified without any loss in image quality. This is achieved by changing the position of the lens elements, which allows the camera to capture a closer view of the subject. On the other hand, digital zoom simply enlarges the pixels in the image, resulting in a loss of quality and resolution. Therefore, the correct answer is optical as it utilizes the camera's lens to magnify the image without compromising its quality.

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  • 14. 

    Aperture/f-stop affects what part(s) of a photo?

    • A.

      Depth of field

    • B.

      Exposure

    • C.

      Blurred motion

    • D.

      Both A & B

    • E.

      Both A & C

    • F.

      Both B & C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A & B
    Explanation
    The aperture/f-stop affects both the depth of field and the exposure in a photo. Depth of field refers to the range of distance in a photo that appears sharp and in focus, and it is controlled by the aperture. A larger aperture (smaller f-stop number) creates a shallow depth of field, where only a small portion of the photo is in focus, while a smaller aperture (larger f-stop number) creates a larger depth of field, where more of the photo is in focus. Additionally, the aperture also controls the amount of light that enters the camera, affecting the exposure of the photo. A larger aperture allows more light to enter, resulting in a brighter exposure, while a smaller aperture allows less light to enter, resulting in a darker exposure.

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  • 15. 

    Which f-stop lets more light in?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    A. F2
    Explanation
    The f-stop refers to the aperture setting on a camera lens, which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. A lower f-stop number, such as F2, indicates a larger aperture opening, allowing more light to enter the camera. Therefore, F2 lets more light in compared to F8 and F22.

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  • 16. 

    Which f-stop has a longer depth of field?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    C. F22
    Explanation
    The f-stop refers to the aperture setting on a camera lens, which controls the amount of light entering the camera. A smaller f-stop number (e.g., F2) indicates a larger aperture and a shallower depth of field, meaning that only a small portion of the image will be in focus. On the other hand, a larger f-stop number (e.g., F22) indicates a smaller aperture and a longer depth of field, meaning that more of the image will be in focus from the foreground to the background. Therefore, F22 has a longer depth of field compared to F2.

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  • 17. 

    Shutter speed affects what part(s) of a photo?

    • A.

      Depth of field

    • B.

      Exposure

    • C.

      Blurred motion

    • D.

      Both A & B

    • E.

      Both A & C

    • F.

      Both B & C

    Correct Answer
    F. Both B & C
    Explanation
    Shutter speed affects both exposure and blurred motion in a photo. The exposure refers to the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor, and the shutter speed determines how long the camera's shutter remains open, thus controlling the amount of light that enters the camera. A faster shutter speed can freeze motion and create a sharp image, while a slower shutter speed can create motion blur. Therefore, both exposure and blurred motion are influenced by the chosen shutter speed.

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  • 18. 

    Which shutter speed is faster?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/1000
    Explanation
    The shutter speed determines how long the camera's shutter remains open to capture an image. A faster shutter speed means that the shutter is open for a shorter amount of time, resulting in less light entering the camera and a quicker exposure. Therefore, 1/1000 is faster than both 1/60 and 1/400.

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  • 19. 

    Which shutter speed lets in more light?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/60
    Explanation
    A shutter speed of 1/60 lets in more light compared to 1/400 and 1/1000. Shutter speed refers to the amount of time the camera's shutter remains open, determining the duration of light exposure. A slower shutter speed like 1/60 allows the shutter to stay open for a longer time, resulting in more light entering the camera sensor. In contrast, faster shutter speeds like 1/400 and 1/1000 allow less light to enter as the shutter opens and closes more quickly.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/1000
    Explanation
    A shutter speed of 1/1000 is most likely to result in frozen motion because it is a very fast shutter speed. This means that the camera's shutter will be open for a very short amount of time, capturing the image quickly and freezing any motion that may be occurring. In contrast, a slower shutter speed like 1/60 or 1/400 would allow more time for motion to be captured, resulting in a blur or motion blur in the final image.

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  • 21. 

    The light meter controls how much light goes into the camera.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The light meter does not control how much light goes into the camera. It is a device that measures the amount of light in a scene and helps the photographer determine the correct exposure settings for the camera. The camera's aperture and shutter speed controls are responsible for controlling the amount of light that enters the camera.

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  • 22. 

    Place a check mark next to the terms that directly affect exposure. (hint: there's 3)

    • A.

      F-stop

    • B.

      AF/MF

    • C.

      Shutter speed

    • D.

      ISO

    • E.

      Zoom

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. F-stop
    C. Shutter speed
    D. ISO
    Explanation
    The terms f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO directly affect exposure in photography. The f-stop refers to the aperture setting, which controls the amount of light entering the camera. A lower f-stop allows more light, while a higher f-stop reduces the amount of light. Shutter speed determines the length of time the camera's shutter is open, affecting the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor. A slower shutter speed allows more light, while a faster shutter speed reduces the amount of light. ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera sensor to light. A higher ISO setting increases the sensor's sensitivity, allowing for better exposure in low-light conditions.

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  • 23. 

    ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. In the context of photography, ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light. It is a measure of how sensitive the camera's image sensor is to light. A higher ISO setting makes the camera more sensitive to light, allowing for better performance in low-light conditions. Conversely, a lower ISO setting makes the camera less sensitive to light, resulting in better image quality in well-lit situations. Therefore, the statement "ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light" is true.

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  • 24. 

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

    • A.

      Increase the f-stop

    • B.

      Lengthen the shutter speed

    • C.

      Decrease the ISO

    • D.

      Change MF to AF

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Lengthen the shutter speed
    Explanation
    Lengthening the shutter speed will solve the problem of underexposure in a photo. When a photo is underexposed, it means that it is too dark. By lengthening the shutter speed, more light will be allowed into the camera sensor, resulting in a brighter image. This is because a longer shutter speed allows the sensor to be exposed to light for a longer duration, capturing more light and reducing the darkness of the photo. Increasing the f-stop, decreasing the ISO, or changing the focus mode from manual focus (MF) to autofocus (AF) will not directly solve the issue of underexposure.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      Decrease the f-stop

    • B.

      Shorten the shutter speed

    • C.

      Increase the ISO

    • D.

      Add flash

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Decrease the f-stop
    Explanation
    Decreasing the f-stop will accomplish a diffused background in a photo. The f-stop refers to the aperture setting on the camera, which controls the depth of field. By decreasing the f-stop, the aperture opens wider, allowing more light to enter the camera and creating a shallow depth of field. This results in a blurred or diffused background, while keeping the subject in focus. Shortening the shutter speed, increasing the ISO, or adding flash would not directly affect the background diffusion. Therefore, the correct action to accomplish a diffused background is to decrease the f-stop.

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  • 26. 

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

    • A.

      Increase the f-stop

    • B.

      Lengthen the shutter speed

    • C.

      Increase the ISO

    • D.

      Change MF to AF

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Lengthen the shutter speed
    Explanation
    Lengthening the shutter speed will allow more time for the camera's sensor to capture the movement, resulting in a blurred motion effect in the photo. By keeping the shutter open for a longer duration, any moving objects will appear blurred while the stationary objects remain in focus. Increasing the f-stop will actually decrease the size of the aperture, resulting in a larger depth of field and more objects in focus. Increasing the ISO will make the camera more sensitive to light, but it will not affect the motion blur. Changing from manual focus (MF) to autofocus (AF) will not have any impact on the motion blur either.

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  • 27. 

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

    • A.

      Decrease the f-stop

    • B.

      Lengthen the shutter speed

    • C.

      Increase the ISO

    • D.

      Add flash

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    None of the above actions will accomplish taking a photo with the background included. Decreasing the f-stop will result in a shallow depth of field, causing the background to be blurred. Lengthening the shutter speed may result in motion blur in the background. Increasing the ISO will make the image brighter but won't specifically include the background. Adding flash may illuminate the foreground but may not properly expose the background. To include the background, one would need to adjust the composition, framing, or angle of the shot.

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  • 28. 

    A higher ISO will result in what?

    • A.

      Brighter exposure

    • B.

      More noise or pixelization

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    A higher ISO will result in a brighter exposure because it increases the sensitivity of the camera's image sensor to light. However, it also leads to more noise or pixelization in the image, as the higher sensitivity amplifies the electronic signals from the sensor, including any background electrical noise. Therefore, both statements are correct, and the answer is "all of the above."

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  • 29. 

    Which dial controls settings like f-stop and shutter speed?

    • A.

      Main dial

    • B.

      Mode dial

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Main dial
    Explanation
    The main dial controls settings like f-stop and shutter speed. The mode dial is responsible for selecting different shooting modes, while the main dial is specifically designed to adjust the exposure settings on the camera. Therefore, the main dial is the correct answer for controlling settings like f-stop and shutter speed.

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  • 30. 

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

    • A.

      Manual

    • B.

      Auto

    • C.

      Aperture-Priority

    • D.

      Shutter Speed-Priority

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Manual
    Explanation
    If you want complete control of the camera settings, you should shoot in Manual mode. In Manual mode, you have the ability to manually adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings, allowing you to have full control over the exposure of your photo. This mode is ideal for photographers who want to have complete creative control over their images and are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of photography.

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  • 31. 

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

    • A.

      Hue

    • B.

      Contrast

    • C.

      Saturation

    • D.

      Focus

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Contrast
    Explanation
    Contrast refers to the difference in brightness and darkness between the lightest and darkest areas in a photograph. It determines the level of detail and clarity in an image, making certain elements stand out more prominently. A higher contrast creates a greater distinction between light and dark areas, while a lower contrast results in a more muted and blended appearance.

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  • 32. 

    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically?

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Landscape
    Explanation
    Landscape orientation refers to a camera position where the width of the image is greater than its height. This means that the image is longer horizontally and shorter vertically. In contrast, portrait orientation is the opposite, with the height being greater than the width. Therefore, the correct answer is landscape.

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  • 33. 

    Which camera orientation is short horizontally and long vertically?

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Portrait
    Explanation
    Portrait orientation refers to the camera orientation where the image is taller than it is wide. It is commonly used for capturing vertical subjects or when the height of the subject is more significant than the width. In contrast, landscape orientation is when the image is wider than it is tall, ideal for capturing wide scenes or horizontal subjects. Therefore, portrait is the correct answer as it describes a camera orientation that is short horizontally and long vertically.

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  • 34. 

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

    • A.

      Posed

    • B.

      Unplanned

    • C.

      Candid

    • D.

      Freestyle

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Candid
    Explanation
    The term that describes unposed photos when the subject is not aware of being photographed is "candid". Candid photography captures natural and spontaneous moments, often revealing the subject's true emotions and expressions. Unlike posed photography, candid photos are taken without the subject's knowledge or consent, resulting in authentic and genuine images.

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  • 35. 

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

    • A.

      Posed

    • B.

      Candid

    • C.

      Planned

    • D.

      Freestyle

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Posed
    Explanation
    The term "posed" accurately describes photos where the subject is carefully positioned by the photographer. This means that the photographer has deliberately arranged the subject's position and possibly given them specific instructions on how to pose. This is in contrast to "candid" photos where the subject is captured in a natural and unposed manner. "Planned" suggests that the photo has been carefully thought out and organized in advance. "Freestyle" implies a more spontaneous and improvised approach. None of the other options accurately describe the specific characteristic of carefully positioning the subject.

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  • 36. 

    Which term describes a tool or rule of thumb for taking better photos?

    • A.

      Compositional device

    • B.

      Design rule

    • C.

      Compositional law

    • D.

      Camera guide

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Compositional device
    Explanation
    A compositional device refers to a tool or rule of thumb that photographers use to enhance the visual appeal and quality of their photos. It involves various techniques such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, and balance, among others. By applying these compositional devices, photographers can create well-composed and visually pleasing images. "Design rule" and "compositional law" are not commonly used terms in photography, and "camera guide" is a more general term that does not specifically refer to techniques for taking better photos. Therefore, the correct answer is "compositional device."

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  • 37. 

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

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    A. Rule of Thirds
    Explanation
    The Rule of Thirds is a compositional technique that divides an image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines, with the subject placed along these lines or at their intersections. By placing the subject away from the center of the photograph, it creates a more visually interesting and balanced composition.

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  • 38. 

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

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    D. Filling the Frame
    Explanation
    Filling the Frame is the compositional technique that makes the subject take up as much space as possible in the photograph. This technique involves eliminating any unnecessary background or distractions and focusing solely on the subject, resulting in a more impactful and visually engaging image. By filling the frame with the subject, the photographer can create a stronger connection between the viewer and the subject, emphasizing its importance and capturing all the details and nuances.

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  • 39. 

    Which compositional technique uses a blurry background and a sharp subject that's in focus?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    E. Diffused Background
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Diffused Background. This compositional technique involves intentionally creating a blurry background while keeping the subject in sharp focus. This technique helps to draw attention to the subject by separating it from the background and creating a sense of depth in the image. By using a diffused background, the photographer can emphasize the main subject and create a visually pleasing image.

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  • 40. 

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

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    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 movement and depth. These lines can be straight or curved, and they can lead the viewer's gaze into, out of, or around the photograph, creating a visual journey for the viewer to follow. By using leading lines effectively, photographers can create a more dynamic and engaging image.

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  • 41. 

    Which compositional technique uses a long, deep depth of field?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Frozen Motion

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Background Included

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    D. Background Included
    Explanation
    Background Included is the correct answer because using a long, deep depth of field allows for both the subject in the foreground and the background to be in sharp focus. This technique is often used in landscape photography or when the photographer wants to emphasize the context or environment in which the subject is placed. By including the background, the image becomes more visually interesting and provides additional information to the viewer.

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  • 42. 

    The word "photography" comes from Greek and means "to write with light".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "photography" is derived from the Greek words "photos" meaning "light" and "graphos" meaning "to write". Therefore, the statement that the word "photography" means "to write with light" is true.

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  • 43. 

    Ancient civilizations used camera obscuras to form images on walls in darkened rooms.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ancient civilizations did indeed use camera obscuras to form images on walls in darkened rooms. A camera obscura is a simple device that consists of a small hole or opening on one side of a darkened room, allowing light to enter and form an inverted image on the opposite wall. This technique was used by civilizations such as the ancient Greeks and Chinese to observe solar eclipses and create artistic representations of the outside world. The camera obscura was an early precursor to the modern camera and played a significant role in the development of photography.

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  • 44. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the first permanent photograph was actually produced in the 1820s by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. This photograph, known as "View from the Window at Le Gras," was captured using a camera obscura and a bitumen-coated plate. It took several hours of exposure time to create the image, but it marked a significant milestone in the history of photography. The 1900s saw advancements in photography, but it was not the time when the first permanent photograph was produced.

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  • 45. 

    Before digital photography, photographs were taken with chemicals that reacted to light to create a permanent image on something.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Before the advent of digital photography, photographs were indeed taken using chemicals that reacted to light. This process involved capturing light on a light-sensitive material such as film, which would then undergo a series of chemical processes to develop and fix the image. These chemical reactions created a permanent image on the film or photographic paper, allowing the photograph to be preserved and viewed. Therefore, the statement "Before digital photography, photographs were taken with chemicals that reacted to light to create a permanent image on something" is true.

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  • 46. 

    Visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Visible light is indeed part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum is a range of all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, which includes various types of waves such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays. Visible light specifically refers to the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye, with wavelengths ranging from approximately 400 to 700 nanometers.

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  • 47. 

    The Daguerreotypes used a copper plate coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapor before it was exposed to light to create a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Daguerreotypes indeed used a copper plate coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapor before being exposed to light. This process allowed the silver to react with the iodine, forming light-sensitive silver iodide on the surface of the plate. When the plate was exposed to light, the silver iodide reacted further, creating an invisible latent image. The plate was then developed using mercury vapor, which caused the invisible image to become visible. Therefore, the statement "The Daguerreotypes used a copper plate coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapor before it was exposed to light to create a photograph" is true.

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  • 48. 

    The Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Daguerreotype was an early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre in the 1830s. It required a long exposure time of several minutes, making it impossible to take a photo in just 1 minute. Therefore, the statement that the Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute is false.

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  • 49. 

    Digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Digital photography still requires light to capture an image. The image sensor in a digital camera converts light into electrical signals, which are then processed to create a digital photograph. Without light, there would be no information for the sensor to capture, resulting in a black or dark image. Therefore, the statement that digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph is false.

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  • 50. 

    What is dodging in photography?

    • A.

      Making the exposure darker during printing or editing.

    • B.

      Balancing the light meter.

    • C.

      Making the exposure lighter during printing or editing.

    • D.

      Changing the ISO.

    Correct Answer
    C. Making the exposure lighter during printing or editing.
    Explanation
    Dodging in photography refers to the technique of selectively lightening certain areas of an image during the printing or editing process. This is done to bring out details or to create a more balanced exposure. By making the exposure lighter, the photographer can control the brightness and contrast of specific areas, enhancing the overall composition of the photograph.

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