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Photography Quizzes with Answers

Quiz I

  1. Who took the official photographs of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981?
  2. The ISO number is a measure of light sensitivity, what does the abbreviation ISO stand for?

  3. Who invented the Polaroid instant camera in 1948?
  4. In 1945, Joe Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of Marines on Mount Suribachi; what were they trying to do?
  5. What is the name of the first mass marketed cameras introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1900?
  6. Which digital camera file type gives the photographer more control over photo editing and is considered a digital negative?
  7. Name the natural optical phenomenon that occurs when an image of a scene at the other side of a screen is projected through a small hole in that screen as a reversed and inverted image on a surface opposite to the opening?
  8. The world's first surviving photo was taken by a French scientist, Joseph Niepce, in which decade?

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    Question 8 - the world's first photo!

  10. In 1841, which British photography pioneer patented the Calotype process?
  11. In the Swinging Sixties, who was the most famous photographer in Britain?
  12. Who tweeted, "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever."? (It became the most popular tweet of all time!)
  13. Which Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography products has the logo, 'Your Vision, Our Future'?
  14. Which millimeter film gauge is most commonly used for motion pictures and chemical still photography?
  15. Where are there known to be 12 disarded Hasselblad cameras?
  16. What does the abbreviation SLR stand for?
  17. What did Disney ban from its theme parks over safety concerns in 2015?
  18. Which British photographic retailing company was established in Leicester in 1935, however, all 187 of its retail stores ceased trading in 2013?
  19. Why are the all-girl parody pop group, Les Horribles Cernettes, famous?
  20. What letter comes before the word 'number', to expresses a lens’ light-transmitting ability?
  21. An iconic and famous photo of Albert Einstein taken on his 72nd birthday features the famous scientist doing what?


  1. Patrick Lichfield
  2. International Standards Organization (ISO)
  3. Edwin Land
  4. Plant the AMerican flag (on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima)
  5. Brownie
  6. RAW
  7. Camera Obscura
  8. 1820s (1826)
  9. William Henry Fox Talbot
  10. David Bailey
  11. Ellen DeGeneres
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    Question 11 - the most popular tweet ever!

  13. Olympus
  14. 35 mm
  15. On the moon
  16. Single lens reflex
  17. Selfie sticks
  18. Jessops (On 28 March 2013, six stores reopened with more to follow, after an investment by Peter Jones)
  19. They feature in the first ever photograph to be uploaded on the World Wide Web (a comedy band based at the CERN laboratory in Geneva which was comprised of admin assistants and partners of CERN scientists)
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    Question 18 - the first photo on the Web!

  21. F (as in f-Number)
  22. Sticking out his tongue

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