SkillsUSA Regional Photography Quiz

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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

  • 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. 
    Which term describes the brightness of a photograph?
    • A. 

      Aperture

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Depth of field

    • D. 

      Exposure

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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. 
    Where are photos stored on a digital camera?
    • A. 

      Film

    • B. 

      Batteries

    • C. 

      Memory card

    • D. 

      USB drive

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    Holding the shutter button halfway down will help focus the image.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which type of zoom uses the camera's lens to magnify the image?
    • A. 

      Optical

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Which f-stop lets more light in?
    • A. 

      F2

    • B. 

      F8

    • C. 

      F22

  • 15. 
    Which f-stop has a longer depth of field?
    • A. 

      F2

    • B. 

      F8

    • C. 

      F22

  • 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

  • 17. 
    Which shutter speed is faster?
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

  • 18. 
    Which shutter speed lets in more light?
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      1/60

    • B. 

      1/400

    • C. 

      1/1000

  • 20. 
    The light meter controls how much light goes into the camera.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 26. 
    A higher ISO will result in what?
    • A. 

      Brighter exposure

    • B. 

      More noise or pixelization

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Which dial controls settings like f-stop and shutter speed?
    • A. 

      Main dial

    • B. 

      Mode dial

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30. 
    Which camera orientation is long horizontally and short vertically?
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 31. 
    Which camera orientation is short horizontally and long vertically?
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 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

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Posed

    • B. 

      Candid

    • C. 

      Planned

    • D. 

      Freestyle

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 39. 
    Ancient civilizations used camera obscuras to form images on walls in darkened rooms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The first permanent photograph wasn't produced until the 1900s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Before digital photography, photographs were taken with chemicals that reacted to light to create a permanent image on something.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 44. 
    The Daguerreotype could take a photo in 1 minute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Digital photography no longer needs light to take a photograph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 48. 
    What does the word "photography" mean?
    • A. 

      Creating images

    • B. 

      Writing with light

    • C. 

      Keeping memories

    • D. 

      Graphing images

  • 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

  • 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