Exposure Quiz!
Choose ALL that apply

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 and vision, not Point-and-Shoot and Luck!

1) What is the device / technique that made it possible for the first time in the history of photography to use the Zone System of  EXPOSURE for distant (scenic) subjects when you are NOT under the same light as your subject:
a) Incident exposure meter
b) Broad angled reflective exposure meter
c) Built-in meter of your camera (matrix and RAW for Digital)
d) Spotmeter

WHY?


2) What is the device (s) that made it possible for the first time in the history of photography to use the Zone System of  EXPOSURE for distant (scenic) subjects when you ARE under the same light as your subject:
a) Incident exposure meter
b) Broad angled reflective meter
c) Built-in meter of your camera (matrix and RAW for Digital)
d) Spotmeter
WHY?


3) What device / technique would you use if you are interested in total control of the subject detail for a small (but important) part of your distant subject with extreme tones:
a) Incident exposure meter
b) Broad angled reflective exposure meter
c) Built-in meter of your camera using Matrix Metering in RAW
d) Spotmeter
WHY?

4) The applications of the Zone System of exposure for distant (scenic) subjects became possible for the first time in the history of photography in the:
a) Early 1930s
b) Early 1940s
c) Early 1950s
d) Early 1960s
e) Early 1970s

WHY?

5) To apply the  techniques of the Zone System of exposure to scenic (distant) subjects with today's Digital and 35mm cameras and films, you need to read books that were/are written:
a) 60 years ago
b) 50 years ago
c) 40 years ago
d) 30 years ago
e) 20 years ago
f) 10 years ago
g) Specifically for today's cameras and films

WHY?

6) When looking at a scene, the human eye captures and sees the equivalent of (approx Subject Brightness Range: SBR): 
a) 5-6 stops
b) 6-7 stops
c) 7-8 stops
d) 8-9 stops
e) 9-10 stops
f) 10-11 stops
g) 30- 40 stops

7) What is the 18% gray tone (medium gray, middle gray) the Middle of? 
a) Black and White
b) 9% dark gray and 36% Light Gray
c) 4.5% Black and 72% White
d) 144% Super White and 2.25% Super Black
e) All the above

8) When a gray card is normally (correctly) exposed and desaturated in PhotoShop, what is the approximate GrayScale density of the image tone: 
a) 028
b) 178
c) 228
d) 128
e) 078

9) In Digital Photography, a One-Stop change in the aperture opening  (or shutter speed) translates into how many GrayScale (in Photoshop) divisions:
a) 00
b) 10
c) 20
d) 30
e) 40
f) 50

10) In Digital Photography, the GrayScale number closest to a correctly-exposed Caucasian skin tone is:
a) 000
b) 100
c) 178
d) 200
e) 255
f) 228

11) How many stops can your digital camera capture? Explain an experiment that proves / shows your answer. 
What is each stop's GrayScale Density (GSD) equivalent?
a)  3 - GSDs?  |   |   |   |   
b)  4 - GSDs?  |   |   |   |   |
c)  5 - GSDs?  |   |   |   |   |   |
d)  6 - GSDs?  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e)  8 - GSDs?  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
f) 10 - GSDs?  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

12) On a sunny day, when using the Sunny-16 Technique with 100ISO film speed:
a)  The subject and the photographer must be both in the sun 
b)  The subject must be sunlit
c)  1/1000sec.@F-5.6 will correctly expose the sunlit subject 
d)  The F-Stop must be set to 16
e)  The meter in the camera MUST show the correct exposure 
f)  When used with an 18% gray card, a photographer can calibrate his
    or her camera's metering

13) Your camera's meter actually best captures:
a) The subject tone
b) The Subject Detail
c) Subject Tone as well as subject Detail
d) All the above

14) With your ISO set to 100, how do you expose the full moon high up in the sky so that the image resembles what our eye sees:
a) 1/125@F-16
b) 1/125@F-11
c) 1/125@f-8
d) 1/125@f-5.6
e) Needs much more light

15) In question #14, would you use the same exposure to photograph a sunlit moon during the day?
a) Yes
b) No
c) Moon always appears at night

16) Compared to the sun's intensity, moon's light is about: 
a)  19 stops dimmer than the sun
b) half-a-million time dimmer than the sun
c) There is no comparison because the moon gets its light from the sun

17) The best light for outdoor portrait photography is (are)
a) Direct sunlight using Sunny-16
b) In the shade using a reflector
c) The early morning light
d) The sunlight just before the sun sets
e) When a patch of cloud just covers the sun
f) In the morning or afternoon direct sun using a diffuser to shade
   the face
g) In the shade with the subdued sunlight (thru leaves or branches)
   hitting the back of the model's hair and a reflector to lighten-up 
   the shadows on the face

18) What kind of reflector (s) would you normally use For flower
    photography
a) Gold
b) Silver
c) White
d) Black
e) Diffuser in the sun


19) The Incident meter should be used when
a) The subject is of average intensity
b) When you are in the same light as your subject
c) I use my histogram and shoot in RAW. There is no need for it
d) When the subject tones are extreme
e) When I want to control subject detail

20) Which one of the following yield approximately the same exposure for a 
    given non-extreme subject in the sun. Check all that apply. 
a) An incident meter
b) A spotmeter reading from a gray card
c) A spot meter reading from a Caucasian palm, then open-up by 1 stop
d) Sunny-16
e) All the above
f) None of the above

If you think you know the correct answer
to most of these questions,
this is NOT the site for you!
However, if you wonder what these questions are all about, 
you have come to the right place!

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