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What do you know about photography?

These days almost everyone has a camera, even if it’s the one on your telephone. Whether it’s your smartphone or an elaborate camera costing upwards of $10,000, there are some basic things to know. Let’s see how much you know about cameras and photography.

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  • Which one of the following does not factor into exposure?

    • Lens aperture
    • Shutter speed
    • Focal length of the lens
    • ISO
  • George Eastman invented the camera.

    • True
    • False
  • If your camera is a SLR or DSLR, it means what?

    • It cost as much as a typical family car.
    • You preview the scene through the same lens that takes the photo.
    • You can put different lenses on the camera body.
    • It will take both film and digital photos.
  • The larger the number on the aperture setting, the more light the lens lets through.

    • True
    • False
  • Improvements in image stabilization have eliminated the need for tripods.

    • True
    • False
  • Depth of field refers to the portion of the photo that is in focus.

    • True
    • False
  • You can get close-up photos if you put your lens on the camera backwards.

    • True
    • False
  • What does a polarizing filter do?

    • Darkens skys so that clouds stand out better.
    • It reduces reflections from shiny surfaces.
    • It reduces haze.
    • All of the above
  • Light has a temperature and it affects how your photos look.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Almost all photos can benefit from some editing.

    • True
    • False

What do you think?

24 points

Written by Gary J Sibio

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