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40 Questions
Photography Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is on the Camera Terms lessons and notes from class.

Sample Question

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

Subject

Center of interest

Focal point

All of the above

None of the above

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Center of interest

    • C. 

      Focal point

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Aperture

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Depth of field

    • D. 

      Exposure

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Uses batteries

    • B. 

      Stores photos on a memory card

    • C. 

      Uses film

    • D. 

      Uses a lens

    • E. 

      Has a shutter

  • 6. 
    What type of digital camera has a detachable lens?
    • A. 

      Point and shoot

    • B. 

      SLR

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Film

    • B. 

      Batteries

    • C. 

      Memory card

    • D. 

      USB drive

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    With an SLR camera you can take photos by looking through the viewfinder or the LCD display.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Auto-Focus

    • B. 

      F-stop

    • C. 

      ISO

    • D. 

      Flash

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Holding the shutter button halfway down will help focus the image.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which type of zoom uses the camera's lens to magnify the image?
    • A. 

      Optical

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 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

  • 16. 
    Which f-stop lets more light in?
    • A. 

      F2

    • B. 

      F8

    • C. 

      F22

  • 17. 
    Which f-stop has a longer depth of field?
    • A. 

      F2

    • B. 

      F8

    • C. 

      F22

  • 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

  • 19. 
    Which shutter speed is faster?
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

  • 20. 
    Which shutter speed lets in more light?
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

  • 21. 
    Which shutter speed is most likely to result in frozen motion?
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

  • 22. 
    The light meter controls how much light goes into the camera.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 24. 
    ISO refers to the camera's sensitivity to light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 29. 
    A higher ISO will result in what?
    • A. 

      Brighter exposure

    • B. 

      More noise or pixelization

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 30. 
    Which dial controls settings like f-stop and shutter speed?
    • A. 

      Main dial

    • B. 

      Mode dial

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 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

  • 32. 
    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically?
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 34. 
    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

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Rule of Thirds

    • B. 

      Leading Lines

    • C. 

      Framing the Subject

    • D. 

      Filling the Frame

    • E. 

      Diffused Background

  • 36. 
    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

  • 37. 
    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

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Rule of Thirds

    • B. 

      Leading Lines

    • C. 

      Framing the Subject

    • D. 

      Filling the Frame

    • E. 

      Diffused Background

  • 39. 
    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

  • 40. 
    Digital photography needs light to take a photograph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False