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The photography quiz you MUST take

August 27, 2013 12:21 IST

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Are you an amateur photographer? Take this simple and basic quiz to find out how much you know about your trade.

1. For cameras, the quality of an image depends upon:

a. The megapixel count. The higher the number of megapixels, bigger the image size and better crop quality
b. The type of sensor, lens and lighting conditions
c. Both



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2. Which zoom is superior: optical or digital?

a. Optical zoom because it is able to focus on far away details without loss in quality. It is true zoom with optics
b. Digital zoom because it ensures better quality of zooming without loss in detail. It is in-camera image processing. In simple words it enlarges the image digitally
c. There is no difference. Both types of zoom lens are sufficient.


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3. The function of an image processor in a camera is to:

a. Processes the data of video and images into media
b. Increases noise in images
c. Prolong shutter time



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4. Taking pictures at a high ISO range usually results in:

a. Grainier pictures, if the image processor is unable to handle to capture images at very high speeds.
b. Sharper pictures, regardless of the image processor
c. It makes no difference to the quality of pictures




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5. When is a telephoto lens the most useful?

a. When taking wide-range shots and trying to fit everything into the frame
b. When shooting close-up photos, or photos of quickly moving objects and to get closer to the subject or isolate the background/surrounding
c. When generally taking pictures


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6. The aperture of a camera is denoted by number called f-numbers. If the f-number is large then:

a. All objects in an image can be focused on at the same time
b. Reduces distortion of images when focusing
c. Both



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7. Auto focus is usually the best setting for beginners because:

a. It automatically focuses on the subject rather than manually focusing
b. It gives the best quality of images, since the image processor is better at deciding what would make for greater quality
c. Both


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8. A backside illuminated or BSI sensor is best for:

a. General-purpose photography
b. High-speed photography
c. Improving low light performance of camera


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9. What is a digital single lens reflex or DSLR camera?

a. A camera which combines the optics of an SLR with a digital image processor
b. A camera which has a fixed mirror for allowing some light to the sensor while reflecting any remaining light into the auto focus
c. A camera in which the sensor is constantly exposed to light


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10. When is it most appropriate to over-expose or under-expose a photograph using a DSLR?

a. When one wants to create a specific effect. Example: Over-exposure creates washed-out effect for brighter areas and under-exposure removes shadow details form the image
b. It is never appropriate. One must use the correct exposure at all times
c. Exposure cannot be altered on a DSLR camera


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