Photography Basics: How Well You Know? Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is exposure in photography?

    • A.

      The amount of skin a person shows

    • B.

      The amount of light allowed in the camera

    • C.

      The color of a photo

    Correct Answer
    B. The amount of light allowed in the camera
    Explanation
    Exposure in photography refers to the amount of light that is allowed to enter the camera. It is a crucial element in capturing a well-exposed photograph. The exposure determines how bright or dark the image will be, and it is controlled by adjusting the camera's settings such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. By managing the amount of light, photographers can achieve the desired level of brightness and create a properly exposed image.

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  • 2. 

    In art, the composition is...

    • A.

      The arrangement of visual elements

    • B.

      Putting words together

    • C.

      The shutter button

    Correct Answer
    A. The arrangement of visual elements
    Explanation
    The composition in art refers to the arrangement of visual elements such as lines, shapes, colors, and textures to create a harmonious and balanced artwork. It involves the placement and organization of these elements within the artwork to create a visually pleasing and meaningful composition. By carefully arranging these visual elements, artists can guide the viewer's eye, create a sense of balance, and convey their intended message or emotions effectively.

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  • 3. 

    In a composition, power points are located

    • A.

      Wherever there are eyes

    • B.

      Wherever there are words

    • C.

      Where the lines that break the photo up horizontally and vertically merge together

    Correct Answer
    C. Where the lines that break the photo up horizontally and vertically merge together
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that power points in a composition are located where the lines that break the photo up horizontally and vertically merge together. This means that the power points are strategically placed at the intersections of these lines, creating a visually appealing and balanced composition. By placing the power points at these merging points, it helps to guide the viewer's eyes and create a sense of harmony in the composition.

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  • 4. 

    What is the rule of thirds?

    • A.

      A rule that makes your photo more interesting by centering your subject

    • B.

      A rule that makes your photo more interesting by breaking it into three parts horizontally or vertically and using 1/3 or 2/3 of the outside edges.

    • C.

      A rule that makes a photo more interesting by putting three people into the composition

    Correct Answer
    B. A rule that makes your photo more interesting by breaking it into three parts horizontally or vertically and using 1/3 or 2/3 of the outside edges.
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is a compositional guideline in photography that suggests dividing an image into nine equal parts using two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. The main subject of the photo should be placed along these lines or at their intersections, rather than in the center of the frame. This creates a more visually appealing and balanced composition, as the eye is naturally drawn to these points of interest. By using 1/3 or 2/3 of the outside edges, the rule of thirds helps to create a sense of depth and visual interest in the photograph.

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  • 5. 

    What does shutter speed control?

    • A.

      Depth of field and power

    • B.

      Only light

    • C.

      Light and motion

    Correct Answer
    C. Light and motion
    Explanation
    Shutter speed controls the amount of time that the camera's shutter remains open, determining how much light enters the camera. A faster shutter speed allows less light to enter, while a slower shutter speed allows more light to enter. Additionally, shutter speed also controls the motion blur in a photograph. A faster shutter speed freezes motion, while a slower shutter speed captures motion as a blur. Therefore, the correct answer is that shutter speed controls both light and motion.

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  • 6. 

    What does aperture (F-Stop) control?

    • A.

      Light and Depth of field

    • B.

      Light only

    • C.

      Camera power

    Correct Answer
    A. Light and Depth of field
    Explanation
    Aperture (F-Stop) controls both the amount of light that enters the camera and the depth of field in a photograph. By adjusting the aperture, the photographer can determine how much light reaches the camera sensor, affecting the exposure of the image. Additionally, the aperture setting also determines the depth of field, which refers to the range of sharpness in the image. A wider aperture (lower F-stop number) creates a shallow depth of field, with the subject in focus and the background blurred. On the other hand, a smaller aperture (higher F-stop number) creates a larger depth of field, with more of the image in focus from the foreground to the background.

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  • 7. 

    An image with a shallow depth of field has only a small area in focus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A shallow depth of field refers to a small area within an image that is in focus, while the rest of the image appears blurry or out of focus. This effect is achieved by using a wide aperture setting, which allows more light to enter the camera and creates a narrow plane of focus. Therefore, the statement that an image with a shallow depth of field has only a small area in focus is true.

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  • 8. 

    A photo that is overexposed means what?

    • A.

      That there is too much light

    • B.

      That there is not enough light

    • C.

      That the people in the photo are showing too much skin

    Correct Answer
    A. That there is too much light
    Explanation
    A photo that is overexposed means that there is too much light. This occurs when the camera sensor or film is exposed to more light than it can handle, resulting in the image appearing too bright or washed out. This can happen in situations where there is strong sunlight or when the camera settings are not properly adjusted to the lighting conditions.

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  • 9. 

    What does a light meter read?

    • A.

      The light anywhere in the room

    • B.

      The light that falls in the camera

    • C.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. The light that falls in the camera
    Explanation
    A light meter measures the amount of light that falls onto the camera sensor or film. It is used to determine the correct exposure settings for a photograph, such as the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. By measuring the light that enters the camera, the light meter helps photographers achieve properly exposed images.

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