Photography is an interesting field. At, as far as other artistic movements go, it isn’t that old. Every single technology with photography happened in the last 200 years.
This photography quiz is designed to stir up curiosity. Some you’ll know, others you wish you did. See how many you can answer!
(The answers are at the bottom.)
21. The First Japanese Camera Was Made in 1935. Which Manufacturers Made the Camera Body and Lens?
20. Can You Name Each Aperture Stop Between f/1.2 and f/22?
19. What Was the Subject of the First Ever Photograph?
18. What Camera Brand Did NASA Use (and Leave Behind) to Photograph the First Steps on the Moon?
17. Name at Least Three Medium-Format Film Sizes.
16. Where Did Kodak Get Their Name From?
15. What Was the Business Name That Polaroid Became Associated With in 2008?
14. Who Invented the Camera?
13. Where Did Leica Get Their Name From?
12. Who Invented the Negative?
11. Name at Least One Original Founding Member of Magnum Photos
10. What Is the Most Expensive Camera in the World?
9. In Which Year Was the First Ever Color Photograph Taken?
8. What Does Photography Mean, and in What Language?
7. What Is the Most Viewed Photograph in History?
6. Where and When Was the First SLR Created?
5. How Big Was the Biggest Photograph Ever Made?
4. During the 1800s, What Were the Most Popular Photography Subjects?
3. In What Year Was Photoshop Developed?
2. The First Aerial Images Were Taken of Which City?
1. Who Holds the Record for Most Expensive Photograph?
21. Camera was made by Canon, Lens was made by Nikon
20. f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2.4, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22 – check our full f/stop article here
19. Rooftops of the photographers estate
17. 6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7, 6×18
16. They just liked the K sound
15. Impossible Project/Polaroid Originals
14. Joseph Nicephore Niepce
13. Leica comes from the first three letters of his surname and the first two of the word camera: lei-ca
12. Fox Talbot
11. Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, William Vandivert, Rita Vandivert and Maria Eisner
10. Leica S Type
9. 1861 – James Maxwell
8. Greek; Painting with Light
7. Bliss by Charles O’Rear (Windows desktop image)
6. Jersey Island, 1861
5. The photograph was a part of the Legacy Project and is referred to as the Great Picture. It is 111 feet wide and 32 feet high!
4. Dead family members
3. 1987 – previously called ImagePro
2. Paris – Gaspar Felix Tournachon
1. Andreas Gursky “Rhein II”
How many of the Expert Photography quiz questions did you get right? Let us know in the comments section below!