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Ready for your extreme close-up? Take this macro photography quiz to find out!
by Staff
Do you know how to capture an image of a buzzing bee, a flower's stamen or the tiniest details on electronic devices? Pit your photography knowledge against a quiz all about close-up shooting.

True or false: Close-up shots in films are usually referred to as macro shots.

  • true
  • false

What is the most important piece of equipment for macro photography?

  • macro lens
  • macro filter
  • wide-angle lens

Which of these pieces of camera gear is the cheapest way to get into macro photography?

  • macro lens
  • macro filter
  • extension tube

Which of these macro elements attaches to the front of a wide-angle or telephoto lens?

  • macro filter
  • extension tube
  • macro focuser

True or false: Extension tubes contain glass that magnifies the subject of a photograph to create a macro shot.

  • true
  • false

Some extension tubes contain electrical contacts for what purpose?

  • magnify an image
  • zoom
  • carry a signal from camera to lens

True or false: The greater the distance between a camera's image sensor and the lens' optical element, the greater the magnification.

  • true
  • false

Is depth of field extremely shallow or deep in macro photography?

  • shallow
  • deep

Which of these is a common subject for macro photography?

  • self-portraits
  • flowers
  • clothing

A strict definition of macro photography calls for what degree of image magnification?

  • .25x
  • 1x
  • 5x

This piece of camera gear is a smart buy for up-close macro shooting.

  • flash
  • telephoto lens
  • tripod

Depth of field can sometimes be mere ___ in macro photography.

  • millimeters
  • centimeters
  • meters

What advantages does a 180 mm macro lens offer over a 50 mm macro lens?

  • greater focusing distance
  • lighter weight
  • stronger magnification

As in all photography, this basic element of shooting is integral to capturing an excellent macro shot.

  • wide angle
  • composition
  • flash

When photographing macro subjects like insects that are constantly in motion, this camera setting is extremely important.

  • white balance
  • photo size
  • shutter speed

Aside from nature, this realm of photography often makes use of sharp macro close-ups.

  • product photography
  • portrait photography
  • landscape photography

This composition technique comes in handy in all types of photography, not just macro.

  • rule of thirds
  • harsh framing
  • soft framing

What camera company calls its macro lenses "micro" lenses?

  • Canon
  • Kodak
  • Nikon

Canon sells a macro lens that can magnify up to an amazing 5 times. How much does it cost?

  • more than $500
  • more than $1000
  • more than $1500

This icon sometimes denotes a "macro mode" on point-and-click cameras.

  • the letter M
  • an eye
  • a flower