'20 ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT QUIZ
This quiz is based on the "Portrait" chapter -find the chapter link on the Environmental Portrait assignment page
ADV PER 3
1. When your subject feels uncomfortable around the camera, how do you calm them down?
A. Shoot the next day
B. Have a conversation with them
C. Play some music to relax them
2. Why is it often better for the model to see the photographer rather than look at the camera?
A. So the subject knows where to look
B. To help the subject pay attention
C. It’s less unnerving
3. What does watching a subject’s natural body language accomplish?
A. You can suggest poses that will be based on positions they already naturally fall into
B. To spot any distractions with the clothing or background
C. To get a sense of how the subject is feeling
4. What are some of the tricks behind the "Bore" technique, which can result in natural, "honest" looking portraits?
A. Once you put people in a location, just wait and they will get bored, and the resulting pictures will be more "honest" & relaxed
B. Often if you wait long enough, the subject will get tired of posing, letting you shoot natural looking portraits.
C. Sometimes when people think the picture session is over, they let their guard down, that is when the "real" photo session starts
D. All the above
5. Why is light an important element when it comes to taking portraits?
A. It's important to know the meaning and use of "high key" or "low key" portrait lighting
B. It hides the distracting shadows that may appear in the portrait
C. It determines the picture's mood and tells the viewer meaning of the picture
D. To check the position of the lights
6. According to the reading, "Portraits are almost always more interesting when the light comes from any angle OTHER than...."
A. The side
B. Three-quarter angle
7. What does the location and prop that are used in the photo tell the viewers about the subject?
D. All of the above
8. Choose the correct response from the list below: According to the reading, of all the elements in a photo, the ____________ still carries a disproportionate amount of psychological weight.
9. Pick the correct choice to finish this sentence. According to the reading, famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt said, "By now I've learned that the most important thing to do when you photograph somebody in a room or outside, is not to look at the subject, but at the...."
A. The aperture
B. The shutter speed
C. The subject's clothes
D. The background
10. The famous photographer Annie Leibovitz is known for her images of celebrities that capture which of the following:
A. A literal topographic "map" of the face
B. Details of the subject's life or lifestyle
C. A candid moment in the style of photographer Cartier-Bresson
D. The psychological factor(s) that separates the celebrity from others in the field
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