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Take This Fun Photography Quiz to Test Your Knowledge

Last updated: March 13, 2024 - 4 min read
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Photography is an excellent opportunity for lifelong learning. There is always something new to learn or a different challenge to accomplish.
We have designed a fun photography quiz for you to test and improve your knowledge. You can find the answers at the end of the quiz!

21. What Are the Elements of the Exposure Triangle?

a) Aperture – White Balance – Shutter Speed
b) Shutter Speed – ISO – Camera Mode
c) Aperture – ISO – Shutter Speed
d) ISO – White Balance – Flash Power

20. What Were the Most Popular Photography Subjects in the 1800s?

a) Horses
b) The deceased
c) Teacups
d) Trees

19. Who Photographed the Famous Picture ‘The Afghan Girl’?

a) Steve McCurry
b) Cindy Sherman
c) David LaChapelle
d) Mario Testino

18. What Does Photography Mean, and in What Language?

a) Capture the Light in German
b) Drawing with Light in Greek
c) Freezing the Light in Italian
d) Stopping the Light in French

A camera on a tripod with a mountain landscape
Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels

17. Which of These Is NOT a Compositional Guideline in Photography?

a) Rule of thirds
b) Golden ratio
c) Leading lines
d) Three seconds rule

16. Where Did Kodak Get Their Name From?

a) They just liked the K sound
b) The founder’s middle name was Kodak
c) It means ‘to capture’ in Polish
d) After a cartoon character

15. When Was the First Color Photograph Taken?

a) 1821
b) 1899
c) 1861
d) 1906
A colorful chameleon

14. How Much Was Paid for the World’s Most Expensive Photograph?

a) $4,338,500
b) $10,000,00
c) $1,311,200
d) $25,312,400

13. The Most Viewed Photograph in History is a Windows Computer Wallpaper

a) True
b) False

12. What Scale is Used When Measuring the Color Temperature of the Light?

a) Fahrenheit
b) Kelvin
c) Celsius
d) Newton

11. What Does HDR Stand For?

a) High Digital Range
b) High Developing Range
c) High Dynamic Range
d) High Disturbance Range

10. What Camera Brand Did NASA Use (and Leave Behind) to Photograph the First Steps on the Moon?

a) Nikon
b) Pentax
c) Hasselblad
d) Canon
A plane performing aerial tricks

9. What Is Often a Side Effect of Using a Higher ISO Setting?

a) Color imbalances
b) Digital noise
c) Battery drain
d) Big green pixels

8. What Is Aperture Measured In?

a) Spots
b) Fractions
c) F-stops
d) Inches

7. Edwin H. Land invented…

a) The off-camera flash
b) The first photo editing software
c) The negative
d) The Polaroid Camera

A person throwing a camera in the air
Photo by Nick Demou from Pexels

6. What Is Bokeh?

a) The aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image
b) The amount of noise in a photo
c) It’s an acronym
d) A certain part of a tripod

5. What Was the Subject of the First Photo Uploaded to Instagram?

a) A girl on the beach
b) Breakfast cereal
c) A dog near a taco stand
d) A camera body

4.  Who Took a Photograph of John Lennon Only a Few Hours Before His Death?

a) Andreas Gursky
b) Annie Leibovitz
c) Terry Richardson
d) Helmut Newton

An album cover in a record store
Photo by Mike from Pexels

3. Why Did People Never Smile in Old Photographs?

a) It was considered rude
b) They had to sit there for hours because of the long exposure
c) People had bad teeth and didn’t want to show them
d)  It was forbidden to smile in public

2. The First Aerial Images Were Taken of Which City?

a) New York
b) Paris
c) London
d) Birmingham

1. When Was Photoshop Invented?

a) 1992
b) 1965
c) 1999
d) 1987

A double exposed image of a girl walking through a forest
Photo by Ash Cork from Pexels

Photography Quiz: Answers

21. c, 20. b, 19. a, 18. b, 17. d, 16. a, 15. c, 14. a, 13. a, 12. b, 11. c, 10. c, 9. b, 8.  c, 7. d, 6. a, 5. c, 4. b, 3. b, 2. b, 1. d,
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