Photoactive Light & Composition Photography Quiz

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Http://www. Photoactive. Co. UkA photography quiz about Light and Composition as seen on Philip Dunn's instructional DVD Better Photography - Light and Compositionhttp://www. Photoactive. Co. Uk/index. Php/photographydvds/light-compositio n-dvd/This 60min DVD is available online for just £10. 99 including UK postage


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which direction of light helps emphasize the texture of your subject?
    • A. 

      Top light

    • B. 

      Back light

    • C. 

      Side light

    • D. 

      Front light

    • E. 

      Flat light

  • 2. 
    Where is the main light source - in relation to the camera - when you are using backlight?
    • A. 

      Behind the camera

    • B. 

      Below the camera

    • C. 

      In front of the camera

    • D. 

      Above the camera

    • E. 

      At the side of the camera

  • 3. 
    What is likely to be the most noticable effect of backlight if you photograph bare tree in winter?
    • A. 

      You'll get cold, shiver, and produce camera shake

    • B. 

      'flatten' the image

    • C. 

      Emphasize outline shape - possibly a silhouette

    • D. 

      Show more colour in the tree

    • E. 

      Overexpose the photograph

  • 4. 
    Name the simple rule of composition explained on the DVD
    • A. 

      Look both ways

    • B. 

      Rule of Thirds

    • C. 

      Mind the Gap

    • D. 

      Set automatic mode

    • E. 

      Always use top light

  • 5. 
    The temperature (colour) of light is quantified by what?
    • A. 

      Tape measure

    • B. 

      Light meter

    • C. 

      Range finder

    • D. 

      Auto focusing

    • E. 

      Kelvin Scale

  • 6. 
    The best light for landscape photography is often found at what time of day
    • A. 

      After breakfast

    • B. 

      Early morning or late afternoon

    • C. 

      Midnight

    • D. 

      Before dawn

    • E. 

      Midday

  • 7. 
    Why is the answer to Question 6 often the best time to take landscape photographs?
    • A. 

      You like to get up early

    • B. 

      The sun is low in the sky and the quality of light is high

    • C. 

      The sun is high in the sky

    • D. 

      It is dark

    • E. 

      you can't get up early

  • 8. 
    If your image appears too blue, which two White Balance (WB) settings will help correct this? TICK TWO ANSWERS
    • A. 

      Tungsten

    • B. 

      AWB

    • C. 

      Shade

    • D. 

      Cloudy

    • E. 

      Sunny

  • 9. 
    If you are photographing a subject with front light and your own shadow appears in the picture, name one way you can get rid of the shadow without completely losing your original composition
    • A. 

      Use a longer focal length lens, step back and zoom in a little

    • B. 

      Use a wide angle lens and get closer

    • C. 

      Find another subject

    • D. 

      Use a slow shutter speed

    • E. 

      Use a smaller aperture

  • 10. 
    If you are taking a portrait by a window and using side light, where might you best place a white reflector to increase the quality of the window light and fill the shadows a little?
    • A. 

      Between the model and the window

    • B. 

      On the opposite side of the model to the window

    • C. 

      Below the model

    • D. 

      In front of the model

    • E. 

      Above the model