Photograph Quiz (Part 3) – The ultimate test – for now!

This is a timed quiz. You will be given 90 seconds per question. Are you ready?


When taking pictures in a snowy scene, the snow can look grey. How can this be corrected?

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The camera's metering system is calibrated for a scene that is 18% grey and so because there is lots of white in the scene, will underexpose by 1 or 2 stops.

What 35mm equivalent focal length will a 200mm full frame lens have when fitted to a crop frame DSLR?

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Full frame lenses e.g. Canon EF or Nikon FX will have a focal length x 1.5 or 1.6 when fitted to a camera with a crop frame sensor.

What factors affect the depth of field?

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The focal length, f-stop and subject distance all affect the depth of field. Use a DoF calculator to get exact data.

In this photo the sky is blown out and the shadows are too dark. How can this be dealt with?

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The dynamic range of the scene is greater than that of the camera in a single exposure. By shooting in RAW exposure of the shadows may be improved during post processing.

What factors contribute to the success of this great shot?

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To get a great shot everything has to be right! Including composition, exposure, subject and quality of light.

The settings for the correct exposure for a shot of a waterfall are ISO100, f/8 and 1/30 second. What settings will give an equivalent exposure when a 10 stop ND filter is added?

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A 10 stop filter will reduce the amount of light hitting the sensor by about 1024 times (2 to the power of 10). Therefore, assuming the ISO and f-stop remain the same, the shutter speed will have to be increased by 1024 times (1/30 x 1024 = approx 34 seconds) to give the same exposure.

For a particular shot, ISO200, shutter speed 1/100 sec and aperture f/8 gives the perfect exposure. What other setting would achieve exactly the same exposure?

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For any shot, the perfect exposure can be achieved by a number of ISO, shutter speed and aperture combinations.

Photograph Quiz (Part 3) - The ultimate test - for now!

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