The Ultimate Landscape Photography Quiz

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The Ultimate Landscape Photography Quiz
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About This Quiz

Use nature's beauty as the subject of your photographs. Landscape photography may range from majestic mountains to urban skylines and anywhere in between. Take this quiz to learn more about the challenges of landscape photography.
What is landscape photography?
photographs of nature
Landscape photography is the art of photographing nature -- the great outdoors.
photographs of plants
photographs of animals

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Why may people be present in landscape photographs?
to set up a more interesting photograph
to show scale
Landscape photographs usually do not include people, except to show scale.
to include indigenous people in the scene

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What is scale with regard to photography?
indicates size
Scale indicates the size of an object in comparison to another object.
indicates film speed
indicates size of the lens

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What is a landscape photograph style?
abstract
representational
both answers
Landscape photographs may be taken in a representational, impressionistic, abstract or urban style.

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What landscape photograph style doesn't include nature scenes?
abstract
impressionistic
urban
Urban style photos do not include nature scenes.

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What style may use camera filters to soften the photos?
urban
abstract
impressionistic
Impressionistic style photos may use filters to soften photos and give an illusive effect.

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What is the starting price for a single-lens reflex camera?
200
500
SLR cameras start around $500.
6000

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What does a SLR cameras use to project an image from a lens onto film?
mirror
A SLR camera uses a mirror to project the image.
light
both answers

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What camera accessory may be used to heighten or sharpen color photos?
telephoto lens
filter
A filter may be used to heighten or sharpen color photos.
tripod

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How can filters effect the color of the sky?
more blue
Filters can make a blue sky even more blue.
filter out glare
soften the sun

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Who was a professional photographer?
Maya Angelou
Andy Warhol
Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams was a world famous photographer.

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What is photographic composition?
lighting
framing of the picture
Composition is the framing of the picture.
point of view

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What is the rule of thirds?
divides the photo into three sections horizontally
divides the photo into three sections vertically
both answers
The rule of thirds divides a photo into three sections horizontally and vertically.

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What does placing an object in the foreground of a photo help the viewer do?
where to start looking
By placing an object in the foreground of a photo, the viewer will know where to start looking.
interpret the meaning of the photo
imagine what is not in the photo

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What are the magic hours of photography?
when lighting is the brightest
when lighting is best
Lighting is the key to a great landscape photo, and the magic hours are the times when the lighting is best.
when lightens is the dimmest

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When are the magic hours?
before and after sunrise
before and after sunset
both answers
The magic hours are approximately an hour before and after sunrise and sunset.

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How should you adjust your camera for low light?
allow for less exposure
allow for more exposure
When lighting is low, adjust your camera to allow for more exposure.
use a telephoto lens

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What should you take into account when filming still water?
reflection
Still water can have a reflection, so make the proper adjustments in composition.
movement
wind

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What weight tripod should you purchase?
heavy enough to support your camera and lens
light enough to carry to your desired location
both answers
Purchase a tripod that is heavy enough to support your camera and lens, but light enough for you to carry to your desired location.

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How does a photographer set up a representational scene?
no changes to the scene
To set up for a representational scene, the photographer should not make any changes to the scene.
add a filter to the lens
use shape and proximity

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You Got:
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iStockphoto.com/Dan Bachman

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