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  • 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. "Subject," "center of interest," and "focal point" all refer to the main element or area of focus in a photograph that draws the viewer's attention. Therefore, all of these terms can be used interchangeably to describe the main thing you want your viewer to see in your photograph.

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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 describes the sharpness or clarity of the subject. When an image is in focus, the subject appears clear and well-defined. This is achieved by adjusting the focus ring on the camera lens to bring the subject into sharp focus. The other options, such as aperture, depth of field, and exposure, are related to different aspects of photography but do not directly describe the sharpness or clarity of the subject. Therefore, the correct answer is focus.

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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 factors such as aperture size, distance to the subject, and focal length of the lens. A larger depth of field means more of the image is in focus, while a smaller depth of field creates a shallow focus effect with only a small portion of the image in sharp focus. Therefore, depth of field is the correct term to describe the area of a photograph that is in focus.

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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 or film, determining the brightness of a photograph. It is controlled by adjusting the camera settings such as shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. By increasing or decreasing the exposure, the brightness of the image can be adjusted. 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 sensors to convert light into digital data, which is then stored on a memory card. The other options are true about digital cameras - they use batteries for power, have a lens to focus the light, and have a shutter to control the exposure.

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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
    SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. This type of digital camera has a detachable lens, allowing the user to change lenses based on their photography needs. SLR cameras offer more flexibility and control over the image capturing process compared to point and shoot cameras, which have fixed lenses. Therefore, SLR is the correct answer as it accurately describes the type of digital camera with a detachable lens.

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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 exactly what will be captured in the final image. The mirror reflects the light coming through the lens up into the viewfinder, providing a real-time, through-the-lens image. When the picture is taken, the mirror flips up, allowing the light to reach the film or image sensor. This design offers precise framing, accurate focus, and interchangeable lenses, making it a popular choice among professional and serious amateur photographers.

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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 are stored on a digital camera's memory card. A memory card is a small device that is inserted into the camera and serves as the storage medium for the photos taken. It can store a large number of photos depending on its capacity. Unlike film or batteries, which are not used for storing photos in a digital camera, the memory card is specifically designed for this purpose. Similarly, a USB drive is not typically used for storing photos directly on a digital camera, although it can be used to transfer photos from the camera to a computer or other device.

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  • 9. 

    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 memory card, enabling you to see the photos you have captured. It is a convenient way to check the quality, composition, and details of your pictures without having to transfer them to another device.

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  • 10. 

    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
    AF (Auto Focus) and MF (Manual Focus) both 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 for precise sharpness. The other options, such as depth of field, exposure, and light balance, are not directly affected by AF or MF.

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  • 11. 

    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 helps to focus the image because it activates the autofocus system in the camera. When the button is pressed halfway, the camera adjusts the focus based on the subject in the frame, ensuring that it appears sharp and clear in the final image. This technique is commonly used in photography to ensure accurate focus before capturing the shot.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      Optical

    • B.

      Digital

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Optical
    Explanation
    An optical zoom uses the camera's lens to physically adjust the focal length and magnify the image. This results in a higher quality and clearer zoomed-in image compared to a digital zoom which simply enlarges the existing image. Therefore, the correct answer is optical.

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  • 13. 

    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
    The 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 in sharp focus, and a wider aperture (smaller f-stop number) creates a shallower depth of field, while a narrower aperture (larger f-stop number) creates a deeper depth of field. Additionally, the aperture also controls the amount of light that enters the camera, thus affecting the exposure of the photo. A wider aperture allows more light to enter, resulting in a brighter exposure, while a narrower aperture allows less light, resulting in a darker exposure.

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  • 14. 

    Which f-stop lets more light in?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    A. F2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is F2 because the smaller the f-stop number, the larger the aperture opening, allowing more light to enter the camera. F2 is a larger aperture compared to F8 and F22, so it lets in more light.

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  • 15. 

    Which f-stop has a longer depth of field?

    • A.

      F2

    • B.

      F8

    • C.

      F22

    Correct Answer
    C. F22
    Explanation
    A smaller f-stop number indicates a larger aperture, which results in a shallower depth of field. Conversely, a larger f-stop number indicates a smaller aperture, which leads to a longer depth of field. Therefore, F22 has a longer depth of field compared to F2 and F8.

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  • 16. 

    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. 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 a shorter exposure time and a darker image, while a slower shutter speed will result in a longer exposure time and a brighter image. Blurred motion occurs when the subject or the camera is in motion during the exposure. A faster shutter speed freezes the motion and reduces blur, while a slower shutter speed captures the motion and creates a sense of movement in the photo.

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  • 17. 

    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 fast the camera's shutter opens and closes. A faster shutter speed means the shutter opens and closes more quickly, allowing less light to enter the camera. In this case, 1/1000 is faster than both 1/60 and 1/400, as it allows the least amount of light to enter the camera and captures the image in a shorter amount of time.

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  • 18. 

    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 1/400 and 1/1000. Shutter speed refers to the length of time the camera's shutter remains open, allowing light to enter the camera and expose the image sensor. A slower shutter speed like 1/60 means the shutter remains open for a longer duration, allowing more light to enter the camera and resulting in a brighter image. In contrast, faster shutter speeds like 1/400 and 1/1000 allow less time for light to enter, resulting in a darker image.

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  • 19. 

    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 be open for a very short amount of time, allowing only a small fraction of a second for light to enter the camera and capture the image. With such a fast shutter speed, moving subjects will appear frozen in the photo, as there will be no motion blur.

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  • 20. 

    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 measures the amount of light in the scene, but it does not control how much light goes into the camera. The light meter helps the photographer determine the correct exposure settings, such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, to capture a well-exposed image based on the available light. The camera's aperture and shutter speed controls actually regulate the amount of light that enters the camera.

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  • 21. 

    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 terms 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 entering the camera. A lower f-stop allows more light, while a higher f-stop lets in less light. Shutter speed determines the length of time the camera's sensor is exposed to light. A faster shutter speed reduces the amount of light, while a slower shutter speed increases it. ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera's sensor to light. A higher ISO setting makes the sensor more sensitive, resulting in brighter images, while a lower ISO setting makes it less sensitive, resulting in darker images.

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  • 22. 

    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
    Lengthening the shutter speed will solve the problem of underexposed photo. When a photo is underexposed, it means that it is too dark. Lengthening the shutter speed allows more light to reach the camera sensor, resulting in a brighter image. By keeping the shutter open for a longer period of time, more light is captured, which helps in properly exposing the photo. Increasing the f-stop would actually decrease the amount of light entering the camera, decreasing the exposure. Decreasing the ISO would make the photo less sensitive to light, again resulting in a darker image. Changing MF to AF refers to focusing modes and does not directly impact the exposure of the photo. Therefore, lengthening the shutter speed is the correct action to solve the underexposure issue.

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  • 23. 

    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 will accomplish a diffused background in a photo. The f-stop controls the aperture of the camera lens, and decreasing it means a larger aperture opening. This allows more light to enter the camera, resulting in a shallower depth of field. With a shallower depth of field, the subject in focus will be sharp, while the background will appear blurred or diffused. Shortening the shutter speed, increasing the ISO, or adding flash will not directly affect the background's diffusion.

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  • 24. 

    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 result in a blurred motion effect in a photo. When the shutter speed is increased, the camera's sensor is exposed to light for a longer period of time, allowing any moving objects to appear blurred as they move across the frame. This technique is commonly used in photography to capture the sense of motion or create artistic effects. Increasing the f-stop or ISO, as well as changing from manual focus (MF) to auto focus (AF), will not directly affect the motion blur in the photo.

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  • 25. 

    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
    Decreasing the f-stop, lengthening the shutter speed, increasing the ISO, or adding flash will not directly accomplish including the background in the photo. These actions primarily affect the exposure and lighting of the subject, but do not specifically address including the background. To include the background in the photo, one would need to adjust the composition, framing, or positioning of the subject in relation to the background.

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  • 26. 

    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 higher sensitivity amplifies the signal, including any unwanted artifacts or imperfections. Therefore, both outcomes, a brighter exposure and more noise or pixelization, occur when the ISO is increased.

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  • 27. 

    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 correct answer is the main dial.

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  • 28. 

    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
    If you want complete control of the camera settings, you should shoot in Manual mode. In this mode, you have the ability to manually adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings, allowing you to have full control over the exposure and creative aspects of your photographs. Auto mode, Aperture-Priority mode, and Shutter Speed-Priority mode all have automated settings or semi-automatic controls, which do not provide the same level of control as Manual mode. Therefore, Manual mode is the correct choice for complete control over the camera settings.

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  • 29. 

    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 between the lightest and darkest areas of a photograph. It is a measure of the range of tones present in an image. A high contrast image will have very dark shadows and very bright highlights, while a low contrast image will have a more even distribution of tones.

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  • 30. 

    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically?

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Landscape
    Explanation
    Landscape orientation refers to an image or camera position where the width is greater than the height. It is commonly used to capture wide scenes, such as landscapes, buildings, or group photos. In this orientation, the image is wider horizontally and shorter vertically, making it ideal for capturing a broader view. Therefore, "Landscape" is the correct answer as it describes the camera orientation that is long horizontally and short vertically.

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  • 31. 

    Which camera orientation is short horizontally and long vertically?

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Portrait
    Explanation
    The camera orientation that is short horizontally and long vertically is portrait. In portrait mode, the camera is positioned vertically, resulting in a taller image compared to its width. This orientation is commonly used for capturing portraits of people or objects, as it allows for a better focus on the subject's facial features or details. Landscape orientation, on the other hand, is the opposite, with a wider image compared to its height, and is typically used for capturing wide scenes or landscapes.

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  • 32. 

    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. It refers to capturing natural and spontaneous moments without any preparation or posing.

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  • 33. 

    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. In such photos, the photographer takes control of the subject's positioning and arranges them in a specific way to achieve a desired composition or aesthetic. This is in contrast to candid photos, where the subject is captured in a natural and unposed manner. "Planned" and "freestyle" do not specifically refer to the positioning of the subject, making them incorrect options. Therefore, the correct answer is "posed."

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  • 34. 

    Which compositional technique places the subject away from the center of the photograph?

    • A.

      Rule of Thirds

    • B.

      Leading Lines

    • C.

      Framing the Subject

    • D.

      Filling the Frame

    • E.

      Diffused Background

    Correct Answer
    A. Rule of Thirds
    Explanation
    The Rule of Thirds is a compositional technique that suggests dividing an image into nine equal parts using two horizontal and two vertical lines. The subject is then placed along these lines or at their intersections, rather than in the center of the photograph. This technique creates a more visually interesting and balanced composition, as it allows the viewer's eye to move around the image and creates a sense of depth and tension.

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  • 35. 

    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 a way that it occupies most of the space in the photograph. By filling the frame, the subject becomes the main focus and draws the viewer's attention directly to it. This technique eliminates distractions and allows for a more intimate and detailed portrayal of the subject.

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  • 36. 

    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
    Diffused Background is the correct answer because it refers to a compositional technique where the background is intentionally blurred while keeping the subject in sharp focus. This technique helps to isolate the subject and create a sense of depth and visual interest in the image. By blurring the background, the viewer's attention is drawn towards the subject, making it the main focal point of the composition.

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  • 37. 

    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 or implied lines created by the arrangement of objects or elements in the frame. By strategically placing these lines, the photographer can lead the viewer's gaze into, out of, and around the photograph, creating a more dynamic and engaging image.

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  • 38. 

    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 using a long, deep depth of field involves keeping the foreground, subject, and background all in focus. This technique is commonly used in landscape photography or when the photographer wants to show the context or environment of the subject. By including the background in the composition, the photographer can provide more information and create a sense of depth in the image.

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  • 39. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ancient civilizations did indeed use camera obscuras to form images on walls in darkened rooms. The camera obscura is an optical device that projects an image onto a surface, such as a wall, by allowing light to pass through a small hole or aperture. This technique was used by civilizations such as the ancient Greeks and Chinese to observe and study the natural world. It was an early form of image projection and played a significant role in the development of photography.

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  • 40. 

    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 successful permanent photograph, known as the "View from the Window at Le Gras," was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. This photograph was created using a process called heliography, which involved capturing the image on a bitumen-coated pewter plate. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 41. 

    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 light-sensitive chemicals to light, which caused a chemical reaction resulting in the formation of an image. The image created through this chemical reaction was permanent and could be viewed without the need for any electronic devices. With the introduction of digital photography, the process of capturing and storing images has changed significantly, eliminating the need for chemical reactions to create a permanent image.

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  • 42. 

    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 various types of waves such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays. Visible light specifically refers to the range of electromagnetic waves that are 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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  • 43. 

    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 Daguerreotypes indeed used a copper plate coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapor before being exposed to light. This process allowed for the creation of a photograph.

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  • 44. 

    The Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Daguerreotype was an early form of photography invented by Louis Daguerre in the 19th century. It required a long exposure time, typically around 15-30 minutes, to capture an image. Therefore, the statement that the Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute is false.

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  • 45. 

    Digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. This statement is incorrect because digital photography still requires light to take a photograph. Without light, the camera's image sensor cannot capture any information, resulting in a completely dark or black image. Light is essential for illuminating the subject and allowing the camera to record the necessary details and colors.

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  • 46. 

    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. It involves blocking or reducing the amount of light that reaches specific areas of the photographic paper or sensor, resulting in a lighter exposure. This technique is commonly used to enhance details in shadows or highlight specific elements of the composition.

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  • 47. 

    What is burning 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
    A. Making the exposure darker during printing or editing.
    Explanation
    Burning in photography refers to the process of making the exposure darker during printing or editing. This technique is used to enhance certain areas of the image or create a more dramatic effect by selectively darkening specific areas. By adjusting the exposure, photographers can control the tonal range and highlight or emphasize certain elements within the photograph.

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  • 48. 

    What does the word "photography" mean?

    • A.

      Creating images

    • B.

      Writing with light

    • C.

      Keeping memories

    • D.

      Graphing images

    Correct Answer
    B. Writing with light
    Explanation
    The word "photography" is derived from the Greek words "phos" meaning light and "graphos" meaning writing. Therefore, the correct answer "Writing with light" accurately describes the meaning of photography, as it involves capturing and creating images using light.

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  • 49. 

    Which of the following will reduce camera shake?

    • A.

      Decrease shutter speed

    • B.

      Increase f-stop

    • C.

      Use a tripod

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Use a tripod
    Explanation
    Using a tripod will reduce camera shake because it provides a stable support for the camera, preventing any movement or shaking. Decreasing the shutter speed may actually increase camera shake as it allows more time for the camera to capture any unintentional movement. Increasing the f-stop will only affect the depth of field and will not directly reduce camera shake. Therefore, the correct answer is to use a tripod.

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  • 50. 

    What does the word "photography" mean in Greek?

    • A.

      To capture time

    • B.

      To write with light

    • C.

      To modify time

    • D.

      To capture memories

    Correct Answer
    B. To write with light
    Explanation
    The word "photography" is derived from the Greek words "phos" meaning light and "graphē" meaning writing. Therefore, the correct answer "to write with light" accurately reflects the literal meaning of the word in Greek. Photography involves capturing images by using light to create a visual representation, making it an appropriate interpretation of the term.

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