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The Ultimate Taking Action Photos Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • nature
  • storytelling
  • urban landscapes

Which is an adventure photograph?

  • lying on a beach towel
  • catching a wave
  • standing next to your big catch

How can you step up your photo equipment?

  • point-and-shoot
  • single-lens reflex camera
  • single-lens reflex camera with special lenses

Which lens can expand your perspective?

  • midrange telephoto zoom
  • wide-angle lens
  • both answers

What lens can give you longer range?

  • midrange telephoto zoom lens
  • wide-angle lens
  • telephoto lens

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

  • 1/1000
  • 1/500
  • 1/250

What aperture setting is the widest?

  • f/4
  • f/11
  • f/16

Why would a photographer intentionally blur a photo?

  • to stop the action
  • to illustrate speed
  • to catch the peak action

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

  • regular camera
  • sealed camera
  • neither answer

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

  • backpack
  • in your suitcase
  • in your jacket close to your body

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

  • underexpose by two f/stops
  • overexpose by two f/stops
  • no adjustments

What is the best stance for snow shots?

  • get low
  • shoot up
  • both answers

How can you give emphasis to snow sprays in photos?

  • shoot down
  • shoot horizontally
  • shoot towards the sun

How does a monopod differ from a tripod?

  • single leg
  • two legs
  • three legs

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

  • soak the camera in fresh water
  • get it to the repair shop
  • both answers

What is a low light situation?

  • indoors
  • clear skies
  • neither answer

What camera setting will let in lots of light?

  • slow shutter speed or larger aperture
  • fast shutter speed or larger aperture
  • slow shutter speed or smaller aperture

What does a shutter speed of 1/1000 mean?

  • 1/1000th of a second
  • 1/1000th of a minute
  • 1/1000th of a hour

What is a borderline shutter speed for a still photograph?

  • 1/1000
  • 1/100
  • neither answer

What setting determines the sharpness of your photographs?

  • f/stop
  • aperture
  • both answers