Can you get the perfect score on this photography quiz?

Jun 14, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Can you get the perfect score on this photography quiz?

Jun 14, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Being a photographer packs a whole lot of knowledge. You need to know your gear, composition, lighting, and a bunch of rules that you should follow (and then break). Not to mention photo editing programs, color theory, and some theory and history. But that’s why we love photography, right – there’s always something to learn and explore.

If you want to check your knowledge, we have a quiz for you. It lets you test yourself and see how much you know your theory, your cameras and lenses, your lighting, and even a little bit of history. So, take a look, test your knowledge, and most importantly: have fun!

BTW, the questions change each time you take the quiz, so you can take it multiple times.

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When was the first digital camera introduced?

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When do you have to calculate hyperfocal distance?

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What is zone focusing?

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If your light was one meter away from your subject and now it’s two meters away:

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If you go above your camera’s sync speed:

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What shot can be enhanced with a polarizer filter (CPL)?

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Who was the person who took the first photo ever?

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By the Sunny 16 Rule, on a clear, sunny day you should:

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The lighting that creates a triangle of light on a subject’s cheek is called…?

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Which temperature yields the “bluest” light?

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What does the lens compression do when you use a telephoto lens?

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What causes a black line in the bottom of your photo when shooting with flash?

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Which letter marks the aperture in cine lenses?

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What settings does the camera’s Program mode figure out for you?

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What happens when you change the aperture from f/16 to f/8

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What are the elements of the exposure triangle?

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What do luminosity masks do in Lightroom and Photoshop?

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37. What is “Crop Factor”?

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Complete the sequence: 5.6, 8, 11, ??

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What does the symbol in the red circle mean?

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Which one is caused by a rolling shutter?

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What tool can you use instead of a Pencil tool in Photoshop?

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What does the trichrome process allow you to do?

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What do we call the phenomenon in the picture?

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When shooting stars, what approximate shutter speed to use to avoid streaks?

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What is the formula of the Inverse Square Law?

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An X16 neutral density (ND) filter…

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What is pentaprism?

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38. What is the crop factor for Canon EF-S bodies?

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Your shot will be shaky if…

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What does this histogram mean?

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On a parfocal lens, you can…

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Which aperture obtains the shallowest depth of field?

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What’s the most prominent feature of anamorphic lenses?

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What does ASA denote in film photography?

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Which keyboard shortcut do you use to change the overlay grid modes in Lightroom?

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What does the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+R do in Photoshop?

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Shooting at 1/500s f/11 yields the same exposure as shooting at

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What is the general rule for the shutter speed when filming video?

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ISO 100 is how many stops different from ISO 640?

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What do we call the distance between the lens and the image sensor?

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Which tool lets you remove unwanted objects in Photoshop?

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An aperture of f/8 is

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What is moiré?

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What does the shortcut X do in Lightroom?

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What tool can you not use in Lightroom to adjust brightness and contrast in your photos?

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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7 responses to “Can you get the perfect score on this photography quiz?”

  1. udi tirosh Avatar
    udi tirosh

    Got a perfect round score :)

  2. Pierre Lagarde Avatar
    Pierre Lagarde

    Pretty useful to look for gaps. Helps me in learning on some points I had misconception about.
    Though, it looks like my first need is some more english lessons :D .
    Thank you.

  3. Mathieu Carbou Avatar
    Mathieu Carbou

    I don’t understand what is considered the right answer for the question “What does this histogram mean?“… The blue triangle in the histogram clearly means that highlights are clipped.

    1. Jurgen Lobert Avatar
      Jurgen Lobert

      And for all practical purposes, it is almost perfectly exposed, especially if it was a night photo…

  4. Trino Pam Avatar
    Trino Pam

    This was fun!???

  5. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    fun

  6. ShishkaBerry Avatar
    ShishkaBerry

    I got 3 questions about lightroom in a row lmao, I use capture one so I’m doomed to fail this from the start ?