Understanding Exposure, Chapter 1: Defining Exposure

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Comprehension Quizzes & Trivia

Tests a reader's comprehension of Chapter 1 of the book "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is meant by the word "exposure"?
    • A. 

      One photo that's been taken

    • B. 

      A print

    • C. 

      The amount of light that falls on your film or sensor

    • D. 

      The act of allowing light to hit your film or sensor

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Your light meter looks like this:[-2...-1...0..+1..+2]but what is it for?
    • A. 

      It tells you if your manual settings are right or not

    • B. 

      It tells you how much light there is in your scene

    • C. 

      It should always show "0" or your photos won't come out

    • D. 

      It tells you how light or dark your photo will be if you use the current settings. Positive numbers mean the photo will come out brighter than they would at "0".

    • E. 

      It tells you how light or dark your photo will be if you use the current settings. Positive numbers mean the photo will come out darker than they would at "0".

  • 3. 
    When you set your shutter speed so the camera shows "500", what does that actually mean?
    • A. 

      500 seconds

    • B. 

      .500 seconds

    • C. 

      1/500 seconds

    • D. 

      500 micro-seconds

  • 4. 
    You're trying to take a photo of moving cars so that the headlights and taillights get blurred into streaks of red and white light.  What setting is most important in this situation?
    • A. 

      Aperture

    • B. 

      Shutter speed

    • C. 

      ISO

    • D. 

      Focal length

  • 5. 
    You want to take a photo that will capture both your kids and Niagara Falls in the distance and have them both be in-focus.  Assuming the following combinations would all give you "correct exposure", which settings would give you the "creatively correct exposure"?
    • A. 

      F/4, 1/250, ISO 400

    • B. 

      F/8, 1/250, ISO 1600

    • C. 

      F/4, 1/125, ISO 200

    • D. 

      F/8, 1/500, ISO 800

    • E. 

      F/16, 1/125, ISO 800

  • 6. 
    You're taking a seascape photo at dusk and you want to use f/8 at a minimum shutter speed of 1/60, but taking a photo with those settings give you a photo that's too dark, what can you do?
    • A. 

      Increase your aperture

    • B. 

      Increase your shutter speed

    • C. 

      Increase your ISO

    • D. 

      Use flash

  • 7. 
    You have a field of flowers, how do you single one flower out of the bunch?
    • A. 

      Use a shallow depth of field by choosing an aperture of f/4

    • B. 

      Use a shallow depth of field by choosing an aperture of f/16

    • C. 

      Use a shallow depth of field by choosing a shutter speed that's at least one over the reciprocal of your focal length

    • D. 

      Use a shallow depth of field by choosing an ISO of 100

    • E. 

      Use a shallow depth of field by choosing an ISO of 800

  • 8. 
    What is a "creatively correct exposure"?
    • A. 

      The one combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO that give you correct exposure

    • B. 

      When your light meter gives you "0" and it comes out as light or dark as you intended it

    • C. 

      When your light meter does not give you "0", but it comes out as you intended anyway (due to overly light or dark subjects or backgrounds)

    • D. 

      One of the many possible combinations of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO that gives you both correct exposure and the depth of field and/or motion blur that you intended