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Do you consider yourself a good photographer? Do you have basic photography knowledge? Take this photography quiz and see if you are a beginner or a pro in this field. Also, check how many photography questions you can answer immediately without making them wrong. Try to learn something new every day to make yourself a good photographer. Shall we begin the quiz, then? Go for it, buddy! Do share this quiz with those who want to pursue a career in photography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which term describes the main thing you want your viewer to see in your photograph?

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Center of interest

    • C.

      Focal point

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The term that describes the main thing you want your viewer to see in your photograph is all of the above. The subject, center of interest, and focal point are all different ways of referring to the main focus of the photograph, the element that draws the viewer's attention.

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  • 2. 

    Which term describes the sharpness or clarity of the subject?

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focus

    • C.

      Depth of field

    • D.

      Exposure

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Focus
    Explanation
    Focus is the term that describes the sharpness or clarity of the subject. When a camera is properly focused, the subject appears clear and in sharp detail. The focus can be adjusted manually or automatically, depending on the camera settings. By adjusting the focus, photographers can control what part of the image appears sharp, creating a desired effect or emphasizing a specific subject.

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  • 3. 

    Which term describes the area of photograph that is in focus?

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focus

    • C.

      Depth of field

    • D.

      Exposure

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Depth of field
    Explanation
    Depth of field refers to the area in a photograph that appears sharp and in focus. It is determined by the aperture setting, which controls the size of the lens opening, and the distance between the camera and the subject. A larger aperture (smaller f-number) will result in a shallow depth of field, with only a small portion of the image in focus. On the other hand, a smaller aperture (larger f-number) will result in a larger depth of field, with more of the image appearing in focus from the foreground to the background.

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  • 4. 

    Which term describes the brightness of a photograph?

    • A.

      Aperture

    • B.

      Focus

    • C.

      Depth of field

    • D.

      Exposure

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Exposure
    Explanation
    Exposure refers to the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor when taking a photograph. It determines the overall brightness of the image. By adjusting the exposure, photographers can control how light or dark their photos appear. Therefore, exposure is the term that describes the brightness of a photograph.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not true about digital cameras?

    • A.

      Uses batteries

    • B.

      Stores photos on a memory card

    • C.

      Uses film

    • D.

      Uses a lens

    • E.

      Has a shutter

    Correct Answer
    C. Uses film
    Explanation
    Digital cameras do not use film to capture and store photos. Instead, they use electronic image sensors to convert light into digital signals, which are then stored on a memory card. The other options listed in the question (uses batteries, uses a lens, has a shutter) are all true about digital cameras.

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  • 6. 

    What type of digital camera has a detachable lens?

    • A.

      Point and shoot

    • B.

      SLR

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. SLR
    Explanation
    An SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera is the type of digital camera that has a detachable lens. SLR cameras allow photographers to change lenses according to their specific needs, giving them more flexibility and control over their photography. This feature is not available in point and shoot cameras, which have a fixed lens. Therefore, the correct answer is SLR.

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  • 7. 

    What does SLR stand for?

    • A.

      Short Light Retrace

    • B.

      Standard Lens Reaction

    • C.

      Standard Light Response

    • D.

      Single Lens Reflex

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Single Lens Reflex
    Explanation
    SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. This term is commonly used in photography to describe a type of camera that uses a mirror and prism system to allow the photographer to see through the same lens that is used to take the picture. The mirror reflects the light coming through the lens up into the viewfinder, giving the photographer an accurate preview of the image. When the picture is taken, the mirror flips up, allowing the light to reach the image sensor or film. This technology is widely used in professional and advanced amateur cameras.

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  • 8. 

    Where are photos stored on a digital camera?

    • A.

      Film

    • B.

      Batteries

    • C.

      Memory card

    • D.

      USB drive

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Memory card
    Explanation
    Photos on a digital camera are stored on a memory card. A memory card is a small electronic storage device that is inserted into the camera. It is designed to store digital data, including photos and videos. When a photo is taken, it is saved directly onto the memory card. The memory card can then be removed from the camera and inserted into a computer or other device to access and transfer the photos. Unlike film, which is used in traditional cameras, a memory card allows for easy storage, organization, and transfer of digital photos.

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  • 9. 

    With an SLR camera you can take photos by looking through the viewfinder or the LCD display.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An SLR camera, or Single-Lens Reflex camera, allows you to take photos by looking through the viewfinder. The viewfinder uses a mirror to reflect the image directly from the lens, giving you a clear and accurate representation of what the final photo will look like. However, SLR cameras do not typically have an LCD display for previewing or reviewing photos. Instead, the LCD display is commonly found on digital cameras or mirrorless cameras. Therefore, the statement that you can take photos with an SLR camera by looking through the LCD display is false.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Playback
    Explanation
    The camera function that allows you to view photos you've already taken is called "playback". This feature allows you to review and access the images stored in your camera's memory or storage device. It enables you to scroll through the images, zoom in or out, delete unwanted photos, and sometimes even make basic edits or adjustments to the images.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. The sharpness of the subject
    Explanation
    Both AF (Auto Focus) and MF (Manual Focus) affect the sharpness of the subject in a photo. AF automatically adjusts the focus to ensure that the subject is sharp, while MF allows the photographer to manually adjust the focus to achieve the desired sharpness. Depth of field, exposure, and light balance are not directly affected by AF or MF.

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  • 12. 

    Which camera function will create artificial light to brighten a photograph while it's being taken?

    • A.

      Auto-Focus

    • B.

      F-stop

    • C.

      ISO

    • D.

      Flash

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Flash
    Explanation
    The flash function on a camera creates artificial light to brighten a photograph while it is being taken. This is especially useful in low light situations where natural light is insufficient to properly expose the image. The flash emits a burst of light that illuminates the subject, allowing for a well-lit photograph.

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  • 13. 

    Holding the shutter button halfway down will help focus the image.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Holding the shutter button halfway down allows the camera to focus on the subject before fully pressing the button to capture the image. This technique is commonly used in photography to ensure that the subject is in focus and the resulting image is sharp. By halfway pressing the shutter button, the camera's autofocus system activates and adjusts the focus accordingly, providing a clear and focused image.

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  • 14. 

    Which type of zoom uses the camera's lens to magnify the image?

    • A.

      Optical

    • B.

      Digital

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Optical
    Explanation
    The correct answer is optical. Optical zoom uses the camera's lens to physically adjust the focal length and magnify the image. This results in a higher quality zoom as it does not rely on software manipulation or cropping. Digital zoom, on the other hand, simply enlarges the pixels in the image which can lead to a loss in image quality.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A & B
    Explanation
    Aperture/f-stop affects both the depth of field and exposure in a photo. The depth of field refers to the range of distance in the photo that appears sharp and in focus. A wider aperture (smaller f-stop number) will result in a shallower depth of field, with only a small part of the image in focus. On the other hand, exposure refers to the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor. A wider aperture allows more light to enter the camera, resulting in a brighter exposure. Therefore, both the depth of field and exposure are affected by the aperture/f-stop setting.

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  • 16. 

    Which f-stop lets more light in?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    A. F2
    Explanation
    The f-stop is a measurement of the aperture opening in a camera lens. A lower f-stop number indicates a larger aperture opening, allowing more light to enter the camera. Therefore, F2 lets more light in compared to F8 and F22.

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  • 17. 

    Which f-stop has a longer depth of field?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    C. F22
    Explanation
    The f-stop that has a longer depth of field is F22. A smaller aperture, represented by a higher f-stop number, results in a larger depth of field. F22 allows less light to enter the camera, which increases the area in focus from the foreground to the background. This is ideal for landscape photography or situations where you want to keep everything in the frame sharp and in focus.

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  • 18. 

    Shutter speed 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

    Correct Answer
    F. Both B & C
    Explanation
    Shutter speed affects both exposure and blurred motion in a photo. The exposure refers to the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor, and the shutter speed determines how long the sensor is exposed to light. A faster shutter speed will result in less light reaching the sensor, resulting in a darker image. On the other hand, a slower shutter speed will allow more light to reach the sensor, resulting in a brighter image. Additionally, the shutter speed also determines the amount of motion blur in a photo. A faster shutter speed freezes motion and captures sharp images, while a slower shutter speed allows for the capture of motion blur, creating a sense of movement in the photo.

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  • 19. 

    Which shutter speed is faster?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/1000
    Explanation
    The shutter speed determines how long the camera's shutter remains open to capture an image. A faster shutter speed means the shutter is open for a shorter period of time, resulting in less light entering the camera. In this case, 1/1000 is the fastest shutter speed among the options provided, as it allows the least amount of light to enter the camera compared to 1/60 and 1/400.

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  • 20. 

    Which shutter speed lets in more light?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/60
    Explanation
    A shutter speed of 1/60 lets in more light compared to the other options (1/400 and 1/1000). Shutter speed refers to the length of time that the camera's shutter remains open to allow light to enter the camera sensor. The longer the shutter speed, the more light is allowed in. Therefore, 1/60 allows the shutter to stay open for a longer duration, resulting in more light entering the camera compared to the faster shutter speeds of 1/400 and 1/1000.

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  • 21. 

    Which shutter speed is most likely to result in frozen motion?

    • A.

      1/60

    • B.

      1/400

    • C.

      1/1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/1000
    Explanation
    A shutter speed of 1/1000 is most likely to result in frozen motion because it is a very fast shutter speed. This means that the camera's shutter will open and close very quickly, allowing only a small amount of light to enter the camera sensor. This fast shutter speed is ideal for capturing fast-moving subjects without any motion blur, as it freezes the action in a still image.

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  • 22. 

    The light meter controls how much light goes into the camera.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the light meter in a camera does not control how much light goes into the camera. Instead, it measures the amount of light available in the scene and helps the photographer determine the correct exposure settings for capturing the image. The camera's aperture and shutter speed controls are responsible for regulating the amount of light that enters the camera.

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  • 23. 

    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

    • E.

      Zoom

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. F-stop
    C. Shutter speed
    D. ISO
    Explanation
    The f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO directly affect exposure in photography. The f-stop refers to the aperture setting, which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. The shutter speed determines the length of time that the camera's sensor is exposed to light. ISO is the sensitivity of the camera's sensor to light. Adjusting any of these three settings can impact the exposure of the photograph.

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  • 24. 

    ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light. This means that a higher ISO setting makes the camera more sensitive to light, allowing for better exposure in low-light conditions. Conversely, a lower ISO setting makes the camera less sensitive to light, resulting in a darker image. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 25. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lengthen the shutter speed
    Explanation
    To solve an underexposed photo, lengthening the shutter speed is the correct action to take. Shutter speed refers to the amount of time the camera's shutter remains open, allowing light to enter and expose the image sensor. By lengthening the shutter speed, more light is allowed to enter the camera, resulting in a properly exposed photo. Increasing the f-stop would actually decrease the amount of light entering the camera, further underexposing the photo. Decreasing the ISO would make the camera sensor less sensitive to light, also exacerbating the underexposure. Changing MF to AF refers to switching from manual focus to autofocus, which does not affect the exposure of the photo. Therefore, the correct action is to lengthen the shutter speed.

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  • 26. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Decrease the f-stop
    Explanation
    Decreasing the f-stop refers to widening the aperture of the camera lens, which allows more light to enter the camera. This results in a shallower depth of field, meaning that the background will appear more blurred or diffused. Therefore, decreasing the f-stop is the correct action to accomplish a photo with a diffused background.

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  • 27. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lengthen the shutter speed
    Explanation
    Lengthening the shutter speed will allow more time for the camera sensor to capture the movement, resulting in a blurred motion effect. By keeping the shutter open for a longer duration, any moving objects in the frame will appear blurred while the stationary objects remain sharp. Increasing the f-stop will actually decrease the amount of light entering the camera, resulting in a smaller aperture and a larger depth of field. Increasing the ISO will make the camera sensor more sensitive to light, but it will not directly affect the motion blur. Changing from manual focus (MF) to autofocus (AF) will not have any impact on motion blur.

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  • 28. 

    You want to take a photo with the background included. Which of the following actions will accomplish this?

    • A.

      Decrease the f-stop

    • B.

      Lengthen the shutter speed

    • C.

      Increase the ISO

    • D.

      Add flash

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    None of the above actions will accomplish taking a photo with the background included. Decreasing the f-stop will result in a shallow depth of field, blurring the background. Lengthening the shutter speed may result in motion blur, making the background appear blurry. Increasing the ISO may introduce noise in the image, but it won't directly affect the inclusion of the background. Adding flash may illuminate the foreground but can potentially darken the background. Therefore, none of these actions will directly ensure the inclusion of the background in the photo.

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  • 29. 

    A higher ISO will result in what?

    • A.

      Brighter exposure

    • B.

      More noise or pixelization

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    A higher ISO will result in a brighter exposure because it increases the sensitivity of the camera's image sensor to light. However, it also leads to more noise or pixelization in the image because the increased sensitivity amplifies the electronic signals, including any random signals or interference. Therefore, all of the above options are correct.

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  • 30. 

    Which dial controls settings like f-stop and shutter speed?

    • A.

      Main dial

    • B.

      Mode dial

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Main dial
    Explanation
    The main dial controls settings like f-stop and shutter speed. This dial is typically found on the top or back of a camera and allows the user to adjust these important settings. The mode dial, on the other hand, is used to select different shooting modes such as manual, aperture priority, or shutter priority. Therefore, the main dial is the correct answer as it specifically controls f-stop and shutter speed settings.

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  • 31. 

    Which mode should you shoot in if you want complete control of the camera settings?

    • A.

      Manual

    • B.

      Auto

    • C.

      Aperture-Priority

    • D.

      Shutter Speed-Priority

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Manual
    Explanation
    In Manual mode, the photographer has complete control over the camera settings. They can manually adjust the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other settings according to their preference and the lighting conditions. This mode is ideal for experienced photographers who want full creative control and are knowledgeable about camera settings. Auto mode, on the other hand, automatically sets the camera settings based on the scene, while Aperture-Priority and Shutter Speed-Priority modes allow the photographer to control one specific setting while the camera adjusts the others.

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  • 32. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Contrast
    Explanation
    Contrast refers to the difference in brightness and darkness between different areas in a photograph. It is the term used to describe the variation in tones from the lightest to the darkest areas.

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  • 33. 

    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically?

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Landscape
    Explanation
    Landscape orientation refers to a camera position where the photograph is wider horizontally and shorter vertically. This format is commonly used to capture wide scenes such as landscapes, hence the name. In contrast, portrait orientation is taller vertically and shorter horizontally, making it suitable for capturing vertical subjects such as portraits. Therefore, the correct answer is Landscape.

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  • 34. 

    Which camera orientation is short horizontally and long vertically?

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Portrait
    Explanation
    Portrait orientation refers to a camera orientation where the image is taller than it is wide. This means that the camera is held vertically, resulting in a longer vertical dimension and a shorter horizontal dimension. In contrast, landscape orientation refers to a camera orientation where the image is wider than it is tall. Therefore, portrait is the correct answer as it matches the description of being short horizontally and long vertically.

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  • 35. 

    Which term describes unposed photos when the subject is not aware of being photographed?

    • A.

      Posed

    • B.

      Unplanned

    • C.

      Candid

    • D.

      Freestyle

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Candid
    Explanation
    The term "candid" describes unposed photos when the subject is not aware of being photographed. This means that the subject is captured in a natural and spontaneous way, without any preparation or awareness of the camera.

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  • 36. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Posed
    Explanation
    The term "posed" accurately describes photos where the subject is carefully positioned by the photographer. This means that the photographer has intentionally arranged the subject in a specific way, often giving instructions on how to stand or where to look. This is in contrast to candid photos, which capture natural and unposed moments, or freestyle photos, which imply a more spontaneous and unstructured approach. "Planned" could also be a possible answer, but it is not as specific as "posed" in describing the positioning of the subject.

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  • 37. 

    Which term describes a tool or rule of thumb for taking better photos?

    • A.

      Compositional device

    • B.

      Design rule

    • C.

      Compositional law

    • D.

      Camera guide

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Compositional device
    Explanation
    A compositional device refers to a technique or principle that photographers use to create visually appealing and well-balanced images. It involves arranging the elements within the frame in a way that creates a sense of harmony, balance, and interest. This can include techniques such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, and symmetry. By understanding and applying compositional devices, photographers can improve their ability to capture more compelling and impactful photographs.

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  • 38. 

    Which compositional technique makes the subject take up as much space as possible in the photograph?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    D. Filling the Frame
    Explanation
    Filling the Frame is a compositional technique that involves capturing the subject in such a way that it occupies the majority of the photograph, leaving little to no empty space around it. This technique helps to draw the viewer's attention directly to the subject, creating a strong visual impact. By filling the frame, the photographer eliminates distractions and emphasizes the details and characteristics of the subject, resulting in a more powerful and engaging image.

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  • 39. 

    Which compositional technique uses a blurry background and a sharp subject that's in focus?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    E. Diffused Background
    Explanation
    A diffused background is a compositional technique that uses a blurry background and a sharp subject that's in focus. This technique helps to create separation between the subject and the background, drawing attention to the main subject of the photograph. By blurring the background, the viewer's focus is directed towards the subject, making it stand out and creating a sense of depth in the image.

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  • 40. 

    Which compositional technique uses lines to bring the viewer into, out of, and around the photograph?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    B. Leading Lines
    Explanation
    Leading lines is a compositional technique that uses lines within a photograph to guide the viewer's eye and create a sense of depth and movement. These lines can be actual physical lines, such as roads or fences, or implied lines created by the arrangement of objects or elements within the frame. By using leading lines, the photographer can direct the viewer's attention to a specific subject or area within the photograph, leading them into, out of, and around the image. This technique helps to create a more dynamic and engaging composition.

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  • 41. 

    Which compositional technique uses a long, deep depth of field?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Frozen Motion

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Background Included

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    D. Background Included
    Explanation
    Background Included is the correct answer because this compositional technique involves including the background in the frame and keeping it in focus along with the main subject. By using a long, deep depth of field, both the subject and the background are sharp and detailed, allowing the viewer to take in the entire scene and providing context to the main subject. This technique is often used in landscape photography or when the background is an important element in telling the story or setting the mood of the image.

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  • 42. 

    The word "photography" comes from Greek and means "to write with light".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "photography" is derived from the Greek words "photos" meaning light and "graphos" meaning to write. Therefore, the statement that the word "photography" means "to write with light" is true.

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  • 43. 

    Ancient civilizations used camera obscuras to form images on walls in darkened rooms.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Camera obscuras were indeed used by ancient civilizations to form images on walls in darkened rooms. A camera obscura is a device that consists of a small hole or aperture through which light enters a darkened room or box. The light rays passing through the hole project an inverted image of the outside world onto a surface inside the room, such as a wall. This technique was used by ancient civilizations, such as the Ancient Greeks and Chinese, to study and observe the surrounding environment. It served as an early form of image projection and understanding of optics.

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  • 44. 

    The first permanent photograph wasn't produced until the 1900s.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the first permanent photograph was actually produced much earlier than the 1900s. The first known permanent photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827, using a process called heliography. This early form of photography required a long exposure time, but it marked the beginning of the development of permanent photographic images. Therefore, the statement that the first permanent photograph wasn't produced until the 1900s is incorrect.

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  • 45. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Before the advent of digital photography, photographs were indeed taken using chemicals that reacted to light to create a permanent image on a physical medium, such as film or photographic paper. This process involved exposing the medium to light, which caused a chemical reaction that formed an image. This image would then be developed using various chemicals to make it visible and permanent. Therefore, the statement "Before digital photography, photographs were taken with chemicals that reacted to light to create a permanent image on something" is true.

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  • 46. 

    Visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Visible light is indeed part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum is a range of all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, which includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays. Visible light specifically refers to the range of electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye, with wavelengths between approximately 400 to 700 nanometers. Therefore, it is correct to say that visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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  • 47. 

    The Daguerreotypes used a copper plate coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapor before it was exposed to light to create a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that Daguerreotypes indeed used a copper plate coated with silver. This silver-coated plate was then exposed to iodine vapor, which created a light-sensitive surface. Afterward, the plate was exposed to light, resulting in the formation of a photograph. Therefore, the statement "The Daguerreotypes used a copper plate coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapor before it was exposed to light to create a photograph" is true.

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  • 48. 

    The Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Daguerreotype was an early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre in the 19th century. It required a long exposure time, typically ranging from several minutes to even hours, depending on the lighting conditions. Therefore, the statement that the Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute is false.

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  • 49. 

    Digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Digital photography still requires light to take a photograph. In order for the camera's sensor to capture an image, light needs to pass through the lens and onto the sensor. Without light, there would be no information for the sensor to record, resulting in a completely black image. Therefore, the statement that digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph is false.

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  • 50. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Making the exposure lighter during printing or editing.
    Explanation
    Dodging in photography refers to the technique of selectively lightening certain areas of an image during the printing or editing process. This is typically done to enhance specific details or bring attention to certain elements within the photograph. By making the exposure lighter in these areas, the photographer can create a more balanced and visually appealing image.

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