The Ultimate Taking Action Photos Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you like to take an occasional walk on the wild side, you may want some action photos to help you remember the thrills. Take great action photos by using the proper camera equipment and settings. Take this quiz to learn more about taking action photos.

What is adventure photography all about?

Adventure photography is all about storytelling.


Which is an adventure photograph?

An adventure photograph is an action picture, such as a surfer catching a wave.


How can you step up your photo equipment?

To step up your adventure photo equipment, invest in a single-lens reflex camera with special lenses.


Which lens can expand your perspective?

Expand your perspective with a wide-angle lens.


What lens can give you longer range?

A midrange telephoto zoom lens can give you longer range.


What shutter speed should you use to freeze action in time?

To freeze action without blurring the photo use a shutter speed of 1/1000.


What aperture setting is the widest?

An aperture of f/4 is wider than f/16.


Why would a photographer intentionally blur a photo?

Blurring an action photo can illustrate speed.


What type of camera is safe for filming around water or snow?

A sealed camera is the safe choice when filming around water or snow.


When filming in very cold locations, where should you store your batteries and camera when they are not in use?

Keep your equipment warm by storing it in a warm place such as in your jacket -- close to your body.


How should you adjust the f/stop for snow pictures on an overcast day?

Overexpose the camera setting by two f/stops to compensate for the weather conditions.


What is the best stance for snow shots?

The best stance is to get low and shoot up so as to highlight the subject of your photo.


How can you give emphasis to snow sprays in photos?

To emphasis dramatic snow sprays, shoot toward the sun.


How does a monopod differ from a tripod?

A monopod has just a single leg to stand on.


What should you do if you drop your camera in salt water?

If you drop your camera in the ocean, immediately soak the camera in fresh water and get it to the repair shop ASAP.


What is a low light situation?

Low lighting is an issue when photographing indoors or on when the sun goes behind the clouds.


What camera setting will let in lots of light?

Use a slow shutter speed or a larger aperture to let in lots of light.


What does a shutter speed of 1/1000 mean?

Shutter speeds are measured in fractions of a second, so 1/1000 means 1/1000th of a second.


What is a borderline shutter speed for a still photograph?

Use 1/30 shutter speed for a still photograph and hold the camera very steady while shooting.


What setting determines the sharpness of your photographs?

The f/stop or aperture determines the sharpness of photos.


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