Photography 101 (Practice And Theory)

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Photography 101 (Practice And Theory) - Quiz

This photography test has been designed to assess your current knowledge of photographic practice and associated theory. The questions are based on the information delivered and explored over the last three sessions.
This test will be conducted under formal exam conditions and should be attempted on your own, without help from your tutor or peers. At the end of the test you will received a scored total, 40% is a Pass. However at this stage your result such be viewed as a way for you to self-determine and assess your learning, your engagement and Read morecommitment and finally your progress.
You Have 25 Minutes to complete all the questions.
Good Luck


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is an aperture at f22 bigger than an aperture set to f5.6?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    As the f.stop increases the aperture becomes smaller

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  • 2. 

    Within photography, what is meant by the term Exposure?

    • A.

      The amount of colour saturation in a scene

    • B.

      The amount of skin a person shows within an image

    • C.

      The amount of light that is allowed into the camera

    • D.

      The amount of light that is available at any one time

    Correct Answer
    C. The amount of light that is allowed into the camera
    Explanation
    Exposure in photography refers to the amount of light that is allowed into the camera. It is a crucial aspect of capturing a well-exposed image, as it determines the brightness and darkness of the photograph. By adjusting the exposure settings, such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, photographers control the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor, resulting in properly exposed images.

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  • 3. 

    In considering the five options below, what is the most important element in photography?

    • A.

      Line

    • B.

      Colour

    • C.

      Light

    • D.

      Shape

    • E.

      Texture

    Correct Answer
    C. Light
    Explanation
    Light is the most important element in photography because it affects the overall quality, mood, and visibility of the image. The way light interacts with the subject can create shadows, highlights, and depth, adding dimension to the photograph. It can also determine the color temperature and contrast, influencing the overall tone and atmosphere. Proper lighting techniques can enhance the composition, bring out details, and create a desired visual impact. Without adequate lighting, the image may appear dull, flat, or lack clarity. Therefore, understanding and manipulating light is crucial for capturing compelling and visually appealing photographs.

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  • 4. 

    What does the light meter within a camera read?

    • A.

      The light that falls into the camera

    • B.

      The light output of an attached flashgun

    • C.

      The colour temperature of the light

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The light that falls into the camera
    Explanation
    The light meter within a camera reads the light that falls into the camera. This means that it measures the amount of light that enters the camera through the lens, allowing the photographer to adjust the camera settings accordingly to achieve the desired exposure. The light meter helps in determining the correct combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to capture a properly exposed image.

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  • 5. 

    An image with a shallow depth of field has only a small area in focus

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A shallow depth of field refers to a photographic technique where only a small portion of the image appears sharp and in focus, while the rest of the image appears blurred or out of focus. This effect is achieved by using a wide aperture setting, which results in a narrow plane of focus. Therefore, the given statement is true as it accurately describes the characteristic of an image with a shallow depth of field.

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  • 6. 

    In art and photography composition is...

    • A.

      The way in which words and sentences are put together

    • B.

      The way in which light reflects off the surfaces within an image

    • C.

      The way in which visual elements are arranged

    Correct Answer
    C. The way in which visual elements are arranged
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The way in which visual elements are arranged." In art and photography, composition refers to the arrangement of visual elements such as lines, shapes, colors, and textures within an image. It involves the placement and organization of these elements to create a visually pleasing and balanced composition. Composition plays a crucial role in determining the overall aesthetic appeal and impact of an artwork or photograph.

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  • 7. 

    What is the Rule of Thirds?

    • A.

      A rule that suggests making a photo more interesting by putting three people into the composition

    • B.

      A rule that suggests making a photo more interesting by dividing it into nine equal parts, by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines

    • C.

      A rule that suggests making a photo more interesting by aligning every third element to the centre of the frame

    Correct Answer
    B. A rule that suggests making a photo more interesting by dividing it into nine equal parts, by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines
    Explanation
    The Rule of Thirds is a composition guideline that suggests dividing a photo into nine equal parts using two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. By placing key elements along these lines or at their intersections, the photo becomes more visually appealing and balanced. This rule helps to create a sense of movement and balance in the composition, making the photo more interesting to the viewer.

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  • 8. 

    What does shutter speed control?

    • A.

      Depth of field and power

    • B.

      Light and its focal length

    • C.

      Light and motion

    Correct Answer
    C. Light and motion
    Explanation
    Shutter speed controls the amount of time that the camera's shutter remains open, determining the duration for which light is allowed to enter the camera sensor. A faster shutter speed freezes motion and reduces the amount of light entering the camera, while a slower shutter speed allows for more light and creates motion blur. Therefore, shutter speed directly affects the exposure of the image and can be used creatively to capture moving subjects or create different effects with light.

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  • 9. 

    When using the Rule of Thirds in composition, power points are located

    • A.

      At the points where the eyes of the subject meet the level of the camera lens

    • B.

      At the points where lines that break the photo up horizontally and vertically merge together

    • C.

      At the points where flash power diminishes and is ineffective

    • D.

      At the points where lens resolving power fails to produce a sharp focus of small objects

    Correct Answer
    B. At the points where lines that break the photo up horizontally and vertically merge together
    Explanation
    The Rule of Thirds is a compositional guideline that suggests dividing an image into nine equal parts by using two horizontal and two vertical lines. The power points, also known as the points of interest, are located at the intersections where these lines meet. This technique helps create a balanced and visually appealing composition by placing important elements along these power points. By merging the lines that divide the photo horizontally and vertically, the power points are formed, providing a focal point for the viewer's eyes.

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  • 10. 

    What does aperture (F-Stop) control?

    • A.

      Light and motion

    • B.

      Light only

    • C.

      Depth of field and light

    • D.

      Depth of field only

    • E.

      Motion and depth of field

    Correct Answer
    C. Depth of field and light
    Explanation
    Aperture (F-Stop) controls the amount of light that enters the camera lens, as well as the depth of field in a photograph. By adjusting the aperture, photographers can determine how much of the image is in sharp focus and how much is blurred. A wider aperture (smaller F-Stop number) allows more light to enter the lens and creates a shallow depth of field, with only the subject in focus and the background blurred. A narrower aperture (larger F-Stop number) lets in less light and increases the depth of field, resulting in more of the image being in focus.

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  • 11. 

    In photographic theory, a photo that is overexposed means what?

    • A.

      That there was too much light allowed to enter the camera

    • B.

      That it was viewed by too many people online

    • C.

      That a flash should have been used to correct the exposure

    • D.

      That there was not enough light allowed to enter the camera

    Correct Answer
    A. That there was too much light allowed to enter the camera
    Explanation
    Overexposure in photography refers to the situation where too much light is allowed to enter the camera. This can result in a brighter and washed-out image with loss of detail in the highlights.

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  • 12. 

    Look at the photograph, and determine which compositional rule it best illustrates

    • A.

      Leading lines

    • B.

      High Angle

    • C.

      Rule of Thirds

    • D.

      Frame within a frame

    Correct Answer
    C. Rule of Thirds
    Explanation
    The photograph best illustrates the Rule of Thirds because the main subject is placed off-center, following the guideline of dividing the frame into a grid of nine equal parts. The subject is positioned along one of the imaginary lines or at one of the intersecting points, creating a more visually appealing and balanced composition.

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  • 13. 

    In digital photography what is ISO a measurement of?

    • A.

      Sensor sensitivity

    • B.

      Aperture width

    • C.

      Shutter speed timings

    • D.

      Image resolution

    Correct Answer
    A. Sensor sensitivity
    Explanation
    ISO in digital photography is a measurement of sensor sensitivity. It determines how sensitive the camera's image sensor is to light. A higher ISO value indicates greater sensitivity, allowing for better performance in low-light conditions. On the other hand, a lower ISO value is used in bright lighting situations to avoid overexposure. By adjusting the ISO, photographers can control the amount of light that reaches the sensor, ultimately affecting the overall exposure and image quality.

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  • 14. 

    The Exposure Triangle is made up of what three elements?

    • A.

      Shutter speed

    • B.

      ISO

    • C.

      Focal length

    • D.

      Aperture

    • E.

      Pixel count

    • F.

      Flash intensity

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Shutter speed
    B. ISO
    D. Aperture
    Explanation
    The Exposure Triangle is a concept in photography that represents the relationship between three key elements: shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. Shutter speed refers to the length of time the camera's shutter is open, allowing light to enter and expose the image sensor. ISO determines the sensitivity of the image sensor to light. Aperture refers to the size of the camera's lens opening, which controls the amount of light that reaches the image sensor. By understanding and adjusting these three elements, photographers can achieve the desired exposure for their photographs.

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  • 15. 

    The shown image is a good example of what camera technique?

    • A.

      Motion blur

    • B.

      Depth of field

    • C.

      Panning

    • D.

      Rolling and running

    Correct Answer
    C. Panning
    Explanation
    The shown image is a good example of the camera technique called panning. Panning involves tracking a moving subject with the camera while using a slow shutter speed. This creates a sharp subject against a blurred background, giving a sense of motion and speed. In the image, the subject appears sharp and in focus while the background is blurred, indicating that the camera was moved along with the subject's movement.

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  • 16. 

    Which option technically, best describes what is wrong with this image?  

    • A.

      Not enough fill-flash has been used

    • B.

      It's been over-exposed

    • C.

      Its been printed on poor quality printing paper

    • D.

      It's been under-exposed

    • E.

      It has poor composition

    Correct Answer
    B. It's been over-exposed
    Explanation
    An over-exposed image in photography and editing refers to a photo that is excessively bright, causing a loss of detail in the highlights. This typically happens when too much light reaches the camera's sensor or film during exposure, leading to washed-out areas where information is minimal or absent, particularly in the brightest parts of the image. In editing, attempting to correct an over-exposed image can be challenging due to the lack of detail to recover in these white or near-white areas.

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  • 17. 

    Leaving this page open, open MS Photo Gallery and through it go to you learner drive and open the Session_3_Image_Test Folder, now locate the file Summer Walk and then open it. NOW USING pHOTO GALLERY
    1. Correct the image exposure
    2. Straighten the horizon line
    3. Crop the left side of the image to remove the lamppost
    4. Remove it's colour and make it a sepia tone. 
    Once you have completed these steps, save the image as Summer Walk_Altered_Image in the Session_3_Image_Test Folder on in your learner drive, then check the completed box below.

    • A.

      Completed

    • B.

      Incomplete

    Correct Answer
    A. Completed
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Completed" because the question asks the learner to perform certain tasks using MS Photo Gallery, such as correcting the image exposure, straightening the horizon line, cropping the left side of the image to remove the lamppost, and converting it to a sepia tone. The learner is then instructed to save the altered image with a specific name in a specific folder. If the learner has successfully completed all these steps, they can mark the answer as "Completed".

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