Photographic Basics

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Getting into the world of photography can be a daunting task at first, but once you master the basics you’ll already have a decent knowledge of how to work a camera more like a professional. Let’s learn the basics together!

• 1.

Perfect exposure is a result of the right:

• A.

Shutter speed + apeture + resolution

• B.

Film speed + apeture + exposure

• C.

Exposure + apeture + shutter speed

• D.

Apeture + shutter speed + film speed

D. Apeture + shutter speed + film speed
Explanation
The perfect exposure is achieved by combining the correct aperture, shutter speed, and film speed. Aperture refers to the size of the opening in the lens, which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. Shutter speed determines the length of time the camera's shutter remains open, affecting the amount of light that reaches the film or image sensor. Film speed, also known as ISO, determines the sensitivity of the film or image sensor to light. By adjusting these three factors correctly, photographers can achieve a well-exposed image.

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• 2.

What is the unit of measurement for light in photography:

• A.

Apeture

• B.

Shutter speed

• C.

Candlearbra

• D.

Stop

D. Stop
Explanation
In photography, "stop" is a unit of measurement used to quantify the amount of light that enters the camera. It refers to the doubling or halving of the amount of light reaching the camera's sensor or film. Adjusting the exposure by one stop either increases or decreases the amount of light by a factor of two, resulting in brighter or darker images. This measurement allows photographers to control the exposure and achieve the desired level of brightness in their photographs.

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• 3.

Camera modes can not be used to:

• A.

Take portraits

• B.

Photograph a runner

• C.

Set depth of field

• D.

Take macros

C. Set depth of field
Explanation
Camera modes can be used to control various aspects of the camera settings, such as exposure, shutter speed, and aperture. However, setting the depth of field is not a function that can be directly controlled through camera modes. Depth of field is determined by the aperture size, focal length, and distance to the subject, and it is typically adjusted manually by selecting the appropriate aperture value in manual or aperture priority mode. Therefore, the correct answer is that camera modes cannot be used to set depth of field.

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• 4.

If I want to narrow the depth of field I would need a:

• A.

A large f number and a small shutter speed

• B.

A large f number and a large shutter speed

• C.

A small f number and a small shutter speed

• D.

A small f number and a large shutter speed

A. A large f number and a small shutter speed
Explanation
To narrow the depth of field, you would need a large f number and a small shutter speed. The f number refers to the aperture size, and a large f number means a smaller aperture opening, which reduces the amount of light entering the camera and increases the depth of field. A small shutter speed means a faster shutter, which allows less time for light to enter the camera, further reducing the depth of field. Therefore, combining a large f number and a small shutter speed will result in a narrower depth of field.

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• 5.

If I wanted to take a photograph of a fast car, what camera mode should I use?

• A.

Paning

• B.

Sport

• C.

Macro

• D.

Program

B. Sport
Explanation
To capture a fast-moving car in a photograph, the most suitable camera mode would be "sport." This mode is specifically designed to freeze the motion of fast subjects, ensuring that the car's movement is captured sharply and without blurring. It adjusts the shutter speed and other settings to optimize the chances of capturing a clear and detailed image of the car in motion.

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• 6.

The program mode is :

• A.

Exactly same as auto mode

• B.

Same as auto but allows individual changes

• C.

A manual mode

• D.

Never used by a profesional photographer

B. Same as auto but allows individual changes
Explanation
The correct answer is "same as auto but allows individual changes." This means that the program mode functions similarly to the auto mode, where the camera automatically adjusts settings for optimal exposure. However, in the program mode, the photographer has the flexibility to make individual changes to specific settings if desired. This allows for more control and customization while still benefiting from the camera's automatic adjustments.

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• 7.

The landscape mode will give:

• A.

High f stop settings

• B.

Low f stop settings

• C.

A wide angle of view

• D.

Blurry portrait photos

A. High f stop settings
Explanation
In landscape photography, it is important to have a large depth of field, meaning that both the foreground and background are in focus. To achieve this, a high f stop setting is necessary. A high f stop setting, such as f/16 or f/22, allows for a smaller aperture, which increases the depth of field and ensures that everything in the frame is sharp and in focus. Therefore, the correct answer is high f stop settings.

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• 8.

The portrait mode will give a:

• A.

Narrow depth of field

• B.

Wide depth of field

• C.

Narrow angle of view

• D.

Bl;urry landscape photo

A. Narrow depth of field
Explanation
The portrait mode will give a narrow depth of field. This means that the subject in focus will be sharp and clear, while the background will appear blurred. This effect helps to draw attention to the subject and create a pleasing separation between the foreground and background.

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• 9.

The aperture priority mode would be used when photographing:

• A.

Action

• B.

Waterfall

• C.

Portrait

• D.

Digital darkroom

C. Portrait
Explanation
The aperture priority mode would be used when photographing portraits because it allows the photographer to control the depth of field. In portrait photography, it is often desired to have a shallow depth of field, where the subject is in sharp focus while the background is blurred. By using the aperture priority mode, the photographer can select a wide aperture (small f-number) to achieve this effect.

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• 10.

If you want to set the camera to allow for tungsten lighting you would change the:

• A.

Aperture

• B.

Colour temperature

• C.

White balance

• D.

Resolution

C. White balance
Explanation
To allow for tungsten lighting, you would need to adjust the white balance on the camera. Tungsten lighting has a warm, yellowish tone, so by changing the white balance, you can ensure that the camera accurately captures the colors in the scene. This adjustment helps to remove any unwanted color casts caused by the artificial lighting and produce more natural-looking images. Changing the aperture controls the depth of field, the color temperature adjusts the overall warmth or coolness of the image, and the resolution determines the level of detail captured, but none of these settings directly address the issue of tungsten lighting.

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• 11.

The balancing of light within a photograph is known as the:

• A.

Exposure

• B.

White balance

• C.

Colour temperature

• D.

Apeture + shutter speed

A. Exposure
Explanation
Exposure refers to the balance of light within a photograph. It is the process of controlling the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor, resulting in a well-lit and properly exposed image. By adjusting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, photographers can achieve the desired exposure. White balance, on the other hand, is the adjustment of colors in a photo to make them appear natural, while color temperature refers to the warmth or coolness of the light in a photo. Although aperture and shutter speed are important factors in exposure, the term "exposure" encompasses the overall balancing of light in a photograph.

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• 12.

I tripod should be used for shutter speeds less than:

• A.

1/60

• B.

1/30

• C.

1/100

• D.

1/1000

A. 1/60
Explanation
A tripod should be used for shutter speeds less than 1/60 because at slower shutter speeds, there is a higher chance of camera shake which can result in blurry images. By using a tripod, the camera is stabilized and the risk of movement during the exposure is minimized, resulting in sharper images.

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• 13.

The pupil in an eye is most like what part of the camera?

• A.

Lens

• B.

Shutter

• C.

Aperture

• D.

Film

C. Aperture
Explanation
The pupil in an eye is most like the aperture of a camera. The pupil controls the amount of light entering the eye, just like the aperture controls the amount of light entering the camera. Both the pupil and the aperture can adjust their size to regulate the amount of light, allowing for proper exposure. Therefore, the aperture is the correct answer because it performs a similar function to the pupil in controlling the light entering the camera.

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• 14.

The ASA or ISO number refers to the:

• A.

Film speed

• B.

Aperture

• C.

Resolution

• D.

Camera mode

A. Film speed
Explanation
The ASA or ISO number refers to the film speed. Film speed is a measure of a film's sensitivity to light. A higher ASA or ISO number indicates a faster film speed, meaning it is more sensitive to light and can capture images in low-light conditions. Conversely, a lower ASA or ISO number indicates a slower film speed, which requires more light to properly expose the image. Film speed is an important factor to consider when choosing the appropriate film for specific lighting conditions and desired image quality.

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