General Knowledge Photography Test! Trivia Quiz

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General Knowledge Photography Test! Trivia Quiz

Questions are for traditional film and digital platforms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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.

  • 2. 
    Before digital photography, photographs were taken with chemicals that reacted to light to create a permanent image on something? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which shutter speed is faster? 
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

    • D. 

      1/30

  • 4. 
    A higher ISO will result in what? 
    • A. 

      Brighter exposure

    • B. 

      More noise or pixelation

    • C. 

      Reduce the need for a flash

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    Digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which shutter speed lets in more light? 
    • A. 

      1/30

    • B. 

      1/60

    • C. 

      1/400

    • D. 

      1/1000

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically? 
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Which mode should you shoot in if you want complete control of the camera settings? 
    • A. 

      Auto

    • B. 

      Manual

    • C. 

      Aperture-Priority

    • D. 

      Shutter-Priority

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Decrease the f-stop

    • B. 

      Lengthen the shutter speed

    • C. 

      Increase the ISO

    • D. 

      Add flash

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which type of zoom uses the camera's lens to magnify the image? 
    • A. 

      Optical

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    Visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which f-stop lets in more light? 
    • A. 

      F2

    • B. 

      F8

    • C. 

      F16

    • D. 

      F22

  • 21. 
    Which term describes the area of a photograph that is in focus? 
    • A. 

      Aperture

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Depth of field

    • D. 

      Exposure

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    Which camera orientation is short horizontally and long vertically? 
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 25. 
    Which f-stop has a longer depth of field? 
    • A. 

      F2

    • B. 

      F8

    • C. 

      F16

    • D. 

      F22