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The Ultimate Action Photo Equipment Quiz
by Staff
If you want to take action photos like a pro, you'll need the right equipment. With the vast array of cameras available, choosing the right one for you may be confusing. Before you purchase any new equipment, take this quiz to learn about what you'll need to take good action photos.

What photographs had an impact on American culture?

  • Hindenburg going down
  • Lee Harvey Oswald being shot
  • both answers

What is very important for capturing a perfect photograph?

  • perspective
  • subject matter
  • nice weather

What is a photographer's eye?

  • knowing what would make a great shot
  • having the skill to capture the perfect picture
  • both answers

On which camera can the settings be customized?

  • single-lens reflex (SLR)
  • point-and-shoot
  • neither answer

What is an advantage of a point-and-shoot camera over a SLR camera?

  • adjust lighting
  • more affordable
  • adjust for distance

What camera is lightweight and easy to use?

  • SLR
  • point-and-shoot
  • both answers

What camera has a fixed lens?

  • SLR
  • point-and-shoot
  • neither answer

What camera can use a zoom lens?

  • SLR
  • point-and-shoot
  • both answers

Which camera's zoom lens will be powerful enough to focus on a midfield tackle?

  • SLR
  • point-and-shoot
  • neither answer

What is the greatest difference between SLR and point-and-shoot cameras?

  • cost
  • manual mode
  • point of view

Which image does the photographer see through the viewfinder of a point-and-shoot camera?

  • exact image
  • not an exact image
  • enlarged image

Which image does the photographer see through the viewfinder of a SLR camera?

  • exact image
  • not an exact image
  • hazy image

What camera is best for an action shot?

  • SLR
  • DSLR
  • both answers

Which is better for action shots?

  • DSLR camera with larger pixels
  • point-and-shoot camera with more megapixels
  • both answers

What camera will hold its value the most?

  • point-and-shoot
  • SLR
  • DSLR

What camera is most expensive?

  • point-and-shoot
  • SLR
  • DSLR

What type of lens will produce the best action photos?

  • telephoto
  • wide angle
  • both answers

What is the f-stop?

  • indicates the width of the aperture
  • focal length
  • aperture range

What does the International Standards Organization (ISO) number determine about film?

  • speed
  • number of pictures
  • camera suitability

What is used to stabilize your camera for professional looking shots?

  • flash
  • tripod
  • wide angle lens