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Posted December 25, 2014 by Gavin Hoey in Articles
 
 

Photo Quiz 2014

Test your camera and Photoshop knowledge with 15 questions. At the end of the quiz you’ll be given a score based on how man errors you make
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Photo Quiz 2014

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Question 1
f/8… f/5.6… f/4… f/2.8… What comes next?
A
f/2
B
f/1.8
C
f/1.6
D
f/2.2
Question 1 Explanation: 
The sequence is a list of full stops. f/2 is one full stop less then f/2.8
Question 2
4K video is now available on some cameras. Why is it called 4K?
A
The native white Balance is 4000°K
B
4K replaced the outdated 3K format
C
Videos are about 4000 pixels wide

D
Each 1/50 sec of video uses 4Kb of memory
Question 2 Explanation: 
It’s all about the pixels. 4K resolution is generally 3840 x 2160 at a 16:9, or 4096 x 2160 at a 19:10
Question 3
Which of the following cameras was NOT announced at Photokina 2014
A
Panasonic LX100
B
Fuji X100s

C
Canon 7D Mark2
D
Samusng NX1
Question 3 Explanation: 
Fuji Announced the Fuji X100T at Photokina which replaced the Fuji X100s
Question 4
Which of the following was not an early photographic print process?
A
TinType
B
Reticulation

C
Daguerreotype
D
Bromoil
Question 4 Explanation: 
Reticulation was a problem which crazed film emulsion. The problem became a “style” and then a Photoshop filter effect.
Question 5
Which of the following is a feature only found in Photoshop CC 2014?

 

A
Focus Area (select)

B
Iris Blur
C
Puppet Warp
D
Camera Shake Reduction
Question 5 Explanation: 
Puppet warp arrived in CS5, Iris Blur arrived in CS6 and Camera Shake Reduction was new in CC
Question 6
Areas of bright, over exposed highlights on a digital file are said to be…
A
Blocked out
B
Blown out
C
Blacked out
D
Bleached out
Question 6 Explanation: 
When shooting JPG the common saying is… “blow the highlights and you’ve blown the image”. Bleaching out is a darkroom expression for the general or selective application of bleach to lighten the print.
Question 7
What comes next on this list?

  • Brightness / Contrast…
  • Levels…
  • Curves…
  • Exposure…
A
Hue/Saturation…
B
Vibrance…

C
Pattern…
D
Threshold…
Question 7 Explanation: 
You got to really know your Photoshop (or be lucky) for this one. This is from the adjustment layers list.
Question 8
B mode or Bulb Mode is more likely to be used in which of the following?
A
Shooting star trails

B
Shooting in tungsten light
C
Shooting Christmas lights
D
Shooting with flash
Question 8 Explanation: 
Bulb mode keeps the shutter open for as long as the shutter button is pressed. It has many uses including extreme long exposures needed to capture star trails in a single shot.
Question 9
You’re shooting with off camera flash set to manual full power. Your Manual camera setting reads f/8, 1/200th sec, 100 ISO. To save power you drop your flash to 1/16th power. The exposure would now be correct at
A
f/8, 1/50th sec, 100 ISO
B
Anything you like, the flash will work it out.
C
f/4, 1/200thsec, 100 ISO
D
f/8, 1/200thsec, 1600 ISO
Question 9 Explanation: 
Full power to 1/16th power is 4 stops less light. 100 – 1600 ISO makes the camera four times more sensitive to light… Yes you could alter the aperture but that wasn’t on the list 😉
Question 10
You want to use a 10 stop ND filter for a long exposure shot. Before you add the filter your camera meter reads 1/4sec     f/22      100ISO
Which of the following would be the correct shutter speed with the 10 stop filter in place?
A
30 Sec f/22 100ISO
B
4 Mins f/22 100ISO
C
2 Mins f/22 100ISO
D
1 Mins f/22 100ISO
Question 10 Explanation: 
Doubling the exposure time is equal to one stop of light.
1/2sec, 1 sec, 2 sec, 4 sec, 8 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 4 mins
Question 11
You’re shooting motor sport and you want to freeze action. Should you…
A
Shoot with a fast shutter speed
B
Shoot with a Speedlight
C
Shoot in burst / continuous mode
D
Shoot with high ISO
Question 11 Explanation: 
The faster the shutter speed the sharper the shot.
Question 12
You’re photographing in snow. When using Aperture Priority mode you should
A
Set the white balance to the cloudy preset
B
Keep between 200 – 800 ISO
C
Dial in +1 to +2 stops of exposure compensation
D
Avoid letting your shutter speed dropping below 1/50th sec
Question 12 Explanation: 
Camera meters will usually underexpose white scenes, so one or two stops extra light is required over the cameras meter reading to correct this.
Question 13
Nikon released many DSLR’s in 2014 but which was officially announced first?
A
Nikon D3300

B
Nikon D810
C
Nikon D750
D
Nikon D4S
Question 13 Explanation: 
The Nikon D3300 was officially announced on 7th January 2014
Question 14
You can alter depth of field by adjusting…
A
Aperture, Focal length and Distance
B
Distance to the subject only
C
The aperture only

D
The Lens focal length only
Question 14 Explanation: 
Wide apertures, telephoto lenses and being close to your subject all reduce depth of field.
Question 15
Which Photoshop filter did this?PS-Filter
A
Cutout

B
OilPaint
C
Mezzotint
D
Find Edges
Question 15 Explanation: 
You’ll find the Cutout filter in Filter – Filter Gallery – Artistic
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