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11/02/2009 08:54:54 AM · #1
//www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=essential-photography-knowledge

Give it a try, see what you know (and don't know). lol
11/02/2009 09:12:04 AM · #2
I failed baaaaaad. Not surprising at all. The technicals make zero sense to me. I just shoot off of instict. I know for sure where the lights need to be to get me the shot I have in my head, but not why..stuff like that. My husband gets really mad at me because he knows what everything means and does and I have zero idea yet he feels that I can just pull out my camera and instantly take a professional looking shot(for the most part) and he feels he can't. I don't neccessarily agree.

Message edited by author 2009-11-02 09:12:53.
11/02/2009 09:16:28 AM · #3
86%

I messed up one of the f/stop calcs, the moon question, and the sun lighing question.

I guess I am happy with it...
11/02/2009 09:22:31 AM · #4
Thanks for posting that, I barely passed with 85%. I should have taken my time on the equivalent exposures, I tried doing them in my head. 2/3 that I answered wrong were exposure calculations (B.T.W. I have a part time job teaching introductory photography courses, which covers equivalent exposures).
11/02/2009 09:24:01 AM · #5
I failed too. I know very little about the technical aspects of photography. I know what looks right and usually how to get the effect I want but I can't explain it in terms of f-stop and stuff like that.
11/02/2009 09:25:17 AM · #6
I suck

Score Report
Score » 76 out of 100
Total Correct » 16 out of 21 correct
% Score » 76.19 %
Min. Pass % » 85 %
Result » Fail

I got one f-stop/shutter speed calculations, one photographer, the "shooting mode" question, a dof question and an equipment question wrong.

Message edited by author 2009-11-02 09:28:02.
11/02/2009 09:33:38 AM · #7
86% too. I messed up on one of the photographers, an f-stop question, and the one about the automatic modes. I've got those modes on my cameras but have never used them. Ever!
11/02/2009 09:38:51 AM · #8
85% but I am not sure I agree with #17 (or care really, I mean scene modes are for beginners and the test claims it is for pros). I also just read a book on the moon landing, otherwise I'd have had to guess on that one.

Message edited by author 2009-11-02 09:40:18.
11/02/2009 09:40:48 AM · #9
yep, 86% here too.

I thought the moon question was funny (and of course missed it), then a couple about settings (its early, and I'm too used to 'counting up & down while changing settings')

nice little test though - thx cindi :)
11/02/2009 09:52:01 AM · #10
71%. The F-stop calculations are the main thing that messed me up.
11/02/2009 10:11:45 AM · #11
Failed, did'nt know all the photog answers and quotes which are a bit arb and too hasty with the f/stop calcs. Anyway some useless info here:

Here's some more in depth info and a cool site to boot detailing Photographic Missions from Apollo 7 to 17

It wasn't until Apollo 15 that a Nikon was also taken along with the Hasselblad gear.
11/02/2009 11:41:44 AM · #12
wow, I got 71%.

Much better than I expected.
11/02/2009 11:55:36 AM · #13
Score » 76 out of 100
Total Correct » 16 out of 21 correct
% Score » 76.19 %
Min. Pass % » 85 %
Result » Fail

Missed some of the f/stop calculations. Didn't know who made the camera for the moon landing. And didn't know that the thing you put between the sun and the subject was called a scrim.
11/02/2009 12:14:02 PM · #14
Only missed one, and i think it has two correct answers:

*************

Q.14: f11 @ 8th ISO 100 =

A. f11 @ 15th ISO 50
B. f2.8 @ 15th ISO 400
C. f8 @ 15th ISO 100 (they say is correct answer)
D. f22 @ 1 sec ISO 100
E. f16 @ 4th ISO 100 (my answer)

*************

Now, f/8, f/11, f/16 is 3 stops. 1/15, 1/8, 1/4 is 3 stops. So f/8 @ 1/15, f/11 @ 1/8, and f/16 @ 1/4 are all identical exposures...

Therefore, i say *perfect score for me!*

R.

Message edited by author 2009-11-02 12:16:36.
11/02/2009 12:17:36 PM · #15
Yeah, I counted that one as right on my sheet as there as it is not obvious that you were supposed to check all that apply. Only 4% on the people got it right, which means the question is very poor!

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Only missed one, and i think it has two correct answers:

*************

Q.14: f11 @ 8th ISO 100 =

A. f11 @ 15th ISO 50
B. f2.8 @ 15th ISO 400
C. f8 @ 15th ISO 100 (they say is correct answer)
D. f22 @ 1 sec ISO 100
E. f16 @ 4th ISO 100 (my answer)

*************

Now, f/8, f/11, f/16 is 3 stops. 1/15, 1/8, 1/4 is 3 stops. So f/8 @ 1/15, f/11 @ 1/8, and f/16 @ 1/4 are all identical exposures...

Therefore, i say *prefect score for me!*

R.
11/02/2009 12:28:22 PM · #16
86%.
Also had Q14 wrong (like Bear) plus Q17 (never shoot in program mode) and Q21 (thought it was a Leica)
11/02/2009 12:32:12 PM · #17
Originally posted by eyewave:

86%.
Also had Q14 wrong (like Bear) plus Q17 (never shoot in program mode) and Q21 (thought it was a Leica)


Leica was in the Mercury space capsule I think, Hasselblad made it to the moon. You got 14 right, it's a bad question, so up your percentage.

R.
11/02/2009 01:01:56 PM · #18
Probably confused Leica with Laika, the dog in the Sputnik mission :D
11/02/2009 01:30:50 PM · #19
I got 100%...yay me!
11/02/2009 03:38:46 PM · #20
71% - I can see why asking some of those questions makes sense, but photography has changed a lot these days - I dont need to know changing my aperture and ISO will equal an increase in shutterspeed of X amount..

I just check the screen on the back of my camera. If it looks pretty then I got the settings right.

Job done!
11/02/2009 03:41:48 PM · #21
Originally posted by Simms:

71% - I can see why asking some of those questions makes sense, but photography has changed a lot these days - I dont need to know changing my aperture and ISO will equal an increase in shutterspeed of X amount..

I just check the screen on the back of my camera. If it looks pretty then I got the settings right.

Job done!


True, for the most part. But I found that being able to calculate equivalent exposure numbers comes in handy when you are doing night photography and are dealing with shutter times in excess of 30 seconds.
11/02/2009 06:11:09 PM · #22
Originally posted by Jaded_Housewife:

I failed baaaaaad. Not surprising at all. The technicals make zero sense to me. I just shoot off of instict. I know for sure where the lights need to be to get me the shot I have in my head, but not why..stuff like that. My husband gets really mad at me because he knows what everything means and does and I have zero idea yet he feels that I can just pull out my camera and instantly take a professional looking shot(for the most part) and he feels he can't. I don't neccessarily agree.

That doesn't surprise me at all. Knowledge of the technical aspects of photography does not automatically make one a good photographer. There are lots of people that know all about the technical aspects of photography yet can't take a decent photo to save their lives. :)

11/02/2009 06:26:33 PM · #23
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Only missed one, and i think it has two correct answers:

*************

Q.14: f11 @ 8th ISO 100 =

A. f11 @ 15th ISO 50
B. f2.8 @ 15th ISO 400
C. f8 @ 15th ISO 100 (they say is correct answer)
D. f22 @ 1 sec ISO 100
E. f16 @ 4th ISO 100 (my answer)

*************

Now, f/8, f/11, f/16 is 3 stops. 1/15, 1/8, 1/4 is 3 stops. So f/8 @ 1/15, f/11 @ 1/8, and f/16 @ 1/4 are all identical exposures...

Therefore, i say *perfect score for me!*

R.


E. f16 @ 4th ISO 100 (my answer)

was also mine answer.
11/02/2009 08:20:58 PM · #24
I was quite happy with my 67% considering that I'm a hobbyist and have never studied photography formally, LOL.
11/02/2009 08:29:27 PM · #25
failed. 69% That's it! I give up photography! I'm a failure, and I'll never pick up my camera again!!! well... after the next challenge :P
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