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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
You can alter depth of field by adjusting…
A
The Lens focal length only
B
Aperture, Focal length and Distance
C
Distance to the subject only
D
The aperture only

Question 1 Explanation: 
Wide apertures, telephoto lenses and being close to your subject all reduce depth of field.
Question 2
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
1 Mins f/22 100ISO
B
4 Mins f/22 100ISO
C
30 Sec f/22 100ISO
D
2 Mins f/22 100ISO
Question 2 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 3
f/8… f/5.6… f/4… f/2.8… What comes next?
A
f/1.8
B
f/1.6
C
f/2.2
D
f/2
Question 3 Explanation: 
The sequence is a list of full stops. f/2 is one full stop less then f/2.8
Question 4
Which of the following cameras was NOT announced at Photokina 2014
A
Samusng NX1
B
Fuji X100s

C
Canon 7D Mark2
D
Panasonic LX100
Question 4 Explanation: 
Fuji Announced the Fuji X100T at Photokina which replaced the Fuji X100s
Question 5
You’re shooting motor sport and you want to freeze action. Should you…
A
Shoot in burst / continuous mode
B
Shoot with a Speedlight
C
Shoot with high ISO
D
Shoot with a fast shutter speed
Question 5 Explanation: 
The faster the shutter speed the sharper the shot.
Question 6
Which of the following is a feature only found in Photoshop CC 2014?

 

A
Iris Blur
B
Camera Shake Reduction
C
Focus Area (select)

D
Puppet Warp
Question 6 Explanation: 
Puppet warp arrived in CS5, Iris Blur arrived in CS6 and Camera Shake Reduction was new in CC
Question 7
Areas of bright, over exposed highlights on a digital file are said to be…
A
Bleached out
B
Blocked out
C
Blown out
D
Blacked out
Question 7 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 8
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 8 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 9
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 with flash
D
Shooting Christmas lights
Question 9 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 10
4K video is now available on some cameras. Why is it called 4K?
A
Videos are about 4000 pixels wide

B
Each 1/50 sec of video uses 4Kb of memory
C
The native white Balance is 4000°K
D
4K replaced the outdated 3K format
Question 10 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 11
What comes next on this list?

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

D
Pattern…
Question 11 Explanation: 
You got to really know your Photoshop (or be lucky) for this one. This is from the adjustment layers list.
Question 12
Which Photoshop filter did this?PS-Filter
A
Mezzotint
B
Cutout

C
Find Edges
D
OilPaint
Question 12 Explanation: 
You’ll find the Cutout filter in Filter – Filter Gallery – Artistic
Question 13
Which of the following was not an early photographic print process?
A
Daguerreotype
B
TinType
C
Reticulation

D
Bromoil
Question 13 Explanation: 
Reticulation was a problem which crazed film emulsion. The problem became a “style” and then a Photoshop filter effect.
Question 14
Nikon released many DSLR’s in 2014 but which was officially announced first?
A
Nikon D4S
B
Nikon D750
C
Nikon D810
D
Nikon D3300

Question 14 Explanation: 
The Nikon D3300 was officially announced on 7th January 2014
Question 15
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
f/8, 1/200thsec, 1600 ISO
C
Anything you like, the flash will work it out.
D
f/4, 1/200thsec, 100 ISO
Question 15 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 😉
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