Interesting Composition Using Photography

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Interesting Composition Using Photography

This quiz will test student knowledge of the art of composition using photography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain the rule of Simplicity:
  • 2. 
    Observe Scene A on the projector screen. If you were taking a picture of the student, how should you frame the picture?
    • A. 

      Horizontally (landscape)

    • B. 

      Vertically (portrait)

    • C. 

      Either way is acceptable

  • 3. 
    The subject of the photograph should be located in the upper left, upper right, lower left, or lower right of the frame according to the ___________:
    • A. 

      Rule of Simplicity

    • B. 

      Rule of Leading Motion

    • C. 

      Rule of Thirds

    • D. 

      Rule of Balance

    • E. 

      Rule of Symmetry

  • 4. 
    If you are taking a photo of a football player running to the left, the player should be framed on the right side of your image.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Diagonal lines should be avoided in your photograph as they tend to confuse the picture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    ________ lines in the background make the subject stand out.
    • A. 

      Diagonal

    • B. 

      Repetitive

    • C. 

      S-curve

  • 7. 
    ________ lines can be used to draw the eye directly to the subject.
    • A. 

      Diagonal

    • B. 

      Repetitive

    • C. 

      S-curve

  • 8. 
    If you are taking a picture of a sunset, where should the horizon generally be placed?
    • A. 

      Centered in frame

    • B. 

      Upper frame

    • C. 

      Lower frame

  • 9. 
    ________ is the arrangement of shapes, colors, or areas of light and dark that complement one another.
  • 10. 
    Observe Scene B on the projector screen. This image is an example of what kind of lines?
    • A. 

      Diagonal

    • B. 

      Repetitive

    • C. 

      S-curve

  • 11. 
    The complementary color to purple would be:
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Yellow

    • E. 

      Blue

  • 12. 
    Red and green are complementary colors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Subjects arranged in geometric shapes enhance the balance of a photograph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Why is symmetrical balance sometimes not a good idea in a photograph?
  • 15. 
    The placement of items in the foreground that appear around your subject is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Framing

    • B. 

      Wrapping

    • C. 

      Front-Setting

    • D. 

      Temporary Insanity

  • 16. 
    A tree growing out of the subject's head in a photo is an example of:
    • A. 

      Framing

    • B. 

      Merger

    • C. 

      Not following the Simplify rule

    • D. 

      Ignoring the Rule of Thirds

  • 17. 
    Observe Scene C on the projector screen. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Near merger

    • B. 

      Leading motion

    • C. 

      Border merger

    • D. 

      Rule of Thirds

  • 18. 
    Observe Scene D on the projector screen. Explain all the reasons why this is a good photograph.
  • 19. 
    Which methods did we discuss in class to draw attention to the subject in a photo?
    • A. 

      Focus

    • B. 

      Labeling

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Lighting

    • E. 

      Color

  • 20. 
    If you are taking a picture of a basketball player in action, you should typically use the following settings:
    • A. 

      Fast shutter speed, closed aperture

    • B. 

      Slow shutter speed, open aperture

    • C. 

      Fast shutter speed, open aperture

    • D. 

      Slow shutter speed, closed aperture

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