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What's your photography IQ?

Hey, shutterbug 👋 Take this 2-minute quiz to test your photography expertise and discover the secrets for taking clear, emotionally compelling pictures 📸

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    While on a coffee date, you take a candid photo of your BFF — how is it most likely to turn out?
    • A.
      “How do you turn this thing on?!” I grab my shiny new camera, but lose time trying to remember how to take a picture and totally miss the moment.
      (1 points)
    • B.
      Ugh, my camera auto-focussed on a tree in the background instead of my friend’s smile… and it wasn’t even a photogenic tree…
      (2 points)
    • C.
      Someone call the MoMA ‘cause this is a masterpiece — I adjust my camera’s settings so that the finished product reflects my BFF’s glowing personality!
      (3 points)
  • 2.
    What's your go-to photography gear?
    • A.
      My trusty DSLR, UV, ND, and color filters, and a lens for every occasion — talk about heavy lifting 💪
      (3 points)
    • B.
      My smartphone 🤳, an adjustable tripod, and a ring light 'cause Night mode just ain't it...
      (1 points)
    • C.
      My pocket-sized point-and-shoot, lens cleaner, and enough spare batteries to power a small city ⚡️
      (2 points)
  • 3.
    You are snappin' pics at a concert in a dimly lit venue — what camera settings do you use?
    • A.
      Night mode... duh...
      (2 points)
    • B.
      I set my aperture to F/2.8, ISO to 1600, and shutter speed to 1/60.
      (3 points)
    • C.
      Who needs settings when you've got flash, am I right?!
      (1 points)
  • 4.
    Hardest Q... if you had to pick one thing to photograph for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    • A.
      Nature! It doesn't get better than a sweet little deer.
      (0 points)
    • B.
      Places! Architecture  and design make my heart race 💕
      (0 points)
    • C.
      Things! Clothing, jewelry, perfume bottles? I'm in!
      (0 points)
    • D.
      People! Every smile tells a story... now bring it in 🤗
      (0 points)
  • 5.
    What's your big "why" behind photography?
    • A.
      To capture warm moments with my friends and family!
      (0 points)
    • B.
      To show others the incredible beauty of the world!
      (0 points)
    • C.
      To raise awareness and create change on a global scale!
      (0 points)
  • 6.
    What would you most like to learn about photography?
    • A.
      How to start shooting in manual mode and finally take creative control over my photography.
      (0 points)
    • B.
      Composition tips to help me take better pictures no matter what type of camera I'm shooting on.
      (0 points)
    • C.
      How to turn this calling into a full-blown career and start booking all the clients.
      (0 points)
  • 7.
    Let's get a little nerdy — what does "ISO" mean?
    • A.
      The size of the opening in your lens
      (2 points)
    • B.
      Your camera’s sensitivity to light
      (3 points)
    • C.
      The amount of your image that’s in focus
      (1 points)
  • 8.
    And... how do you create a blurry background?
    • A.
      Lower your shutter speed
      (2 points)
    • B.
      Shoot without a tripod
      (1 points)
    • C.
      Use a shallow depth of field
      (3 points)
  • 9.
    Last but not least, what can be an effective guide for good composition?
    • A.
      The rule of thirds
      (3 points)
    • B.
      The Pythagorean Theorem
      (2 points)
    • C.
      The principle of spirals
      (1 points)

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 6 points:
    Your photography IQ is... Low
    Congratulations, friend! By completing this quiz, you’ve shown your commitment to becoming an incredible photographer and capturing the world through your lens 📸 According to your answers, your photography IQ is low, and here’s what that means…While you’re full of excitement and imaginative ideas, you don’t yet have the technical skills to bring your visions to life. But, hey, we all have to start somewhere, and with your can-do attitude it’s only a matter of time before you start snappin’ shots like a seasoned pro!Whether you dream of capturing tender moments with your friends and family or seeing your photography in world-class magazines, like Vanity Fair and Vogue, it’s 100% realizable, and I’m here to make the process as fun and informative as possible 🙌“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” — Scott LorenzoReady to Elevate Your Photography? Keep Reading, Friend...1. Get to Know Your CameraWhether you’re shooting on an iPhone with a cracked screen or a $2,500 DSLR, if you want to take show-stopping photographs, you need to know your camera... Best way to do that? Explore it!Set 15 minutes aside to sift through your camera’s settings and see what it’s capable of and whether or not you can control its aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. 2. Take All the PicturesOnce you have a solid grasp of your camera and its strengths, weaknesses, and settings, it’s time for the fun part: get out there and take pictures… of everything!And don’t put pressure on yourself — give yourself permission to make mistakes, knowing that even the blurriest of shots is helping you become the photographer you were meant to be.3. Let’s Get DigitalNow that you’ve taken your fair share of photographs, you might be wondering what to do with them. This is where image editing softwares, like Lightroom and Photoshop, come in...Using an image editing software, you can easily take your photographs from a 6 to a 10 by fine-tuning their colors, tones, and lighting. It will also help you keep your work organized and select your very best shots.Hold Up — Let Me Introduce MyselfHey there, and welcome — I’m Ada, editorial photographer and photography teacher with over a decade of experience behind the lens! Through my library digital courses, it’s my mission to help aspiring photographers take pictures that they can be truly proud of.Looking for More Guidance? Check Out these Photography Resources...1. Connect with me on Instagram and Facebook! I'll keep you up-to-date with the latest photography techniques, tips, and technology.2. Download my free Start Your Photography Business workbook! This will give you everything you need to turn your calling into a rewarding career.3. Check out my photography courses! No matter your level of experience, I've got something to sharpen your photography skills.P.S. Check your inbox 'cause I just sent you a surprise!
  • 2.
    7 to 12 points:
    Your photography IQ is... Average
    Congratulations, friend! By completing this quiz, you’ve shown your commitment to becoming an incredible photographer and capturing the world through your lens 📸 According to your answers, your photography IQ is average, and here’s what that means…You've dipped your toes in the photography waters and enjoyed the waves! You understand the basics and can take a clear picture, but your technical skills could use a little TLC — once you learn how to control your aperature, ISO, and shutterspeed, you'll be snappin' masterpieces!Whether you dream of capturing tender moments with your friends and family or seeing your photography in world-class magazines, like Vanity Fair and Vogue, it’s 100% realizable, and I’m here to make the process as fun and informative as possible 🙌“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” — Scott LorenzoReady to Elevate Your Photography? Keep Reading, Friend... 1. Get to Know Your CameraWhether you’re shooting on an iPhone with a cracked screen or a $2,500 DSLR, if you want to take show-stopping photographs, you need to know your camera... Best way to do that? Explore it!Set 15 minutes aside to sift through your camera’s settings and see what it’s capable of and whether or not you can control its aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. 2. Take All the PicturesOnce you have a solid grasp of your camera and its strengths, weaknesses, and settings, it’s time for the fun part: get out there and take pictures… of everything!And don’t put pressure on yourself — give yourself permission to make mistakes, knowing that even the blurriest of shots is helping you become the photographer you were meant to be.3. Let’s Get DigitalNow that you’ve taken your fair share of photographs, you might be wondering what to do with them. This is where image editing softwares, like Lightroom and Photoshop, come in...Using an image editing software, you can easily take your photographs from a 6 to a 10 by fine-tuning their colors, tones, and lighting. It will also help you keep your work organized and select your very best shots.Hold Up — Let Me Introduce MyselfHey there, and welcome — I’m Ada, editorial photographer and photography teacher with over a decade of experience behind the lens! Through my library digital courses, it’s my mission to help aspiring photographers take pictures that they can be truly proud of.Looking for More Guidance? Check Out these Photography Resources...1. Connect with me on Instagram and Facebook! I'll keep you up-to-date with the latest photography techniques, tips, and technology.2. Download my free Start Your Photography Business workbook! This will give you everything you need to turn your calling into a rewarding career.3. Check out my photography courses! No matter your level of experience, I've got something to sharpen your photography skills.P.S. Check your inbox 'cause I just sent you a surprise!
  • 3.
    13 to 18 points:
    Your photography IQ is... High
    Congratulations, friend! By completing this quiz, you’ve shown your commitment to becoming an incredible photographer and capturing the world through your lens 📸 According to your answers, your photography IQ is high, and here’s what that means…You're a camera whiz ! From aperature to shutterspeed, you know your settings and how to use them, and it really shows in your photography. That said, you might still struggle to bring your artistic visions to life.Whether you dream of capturing tender moments with your friends and family or seeing your photography in world-class magazines, like Vanity Fair and Vogue, it’s 100% realizable, and I’m here to make the process as fun and informative as possible 🙌“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” — Scott LorenzoReady to Elevate Your Photography? Keep Reading, Friend... 1. Get to Know Your CameraWhether you’re shooting on an iPhone with a cracked screen or a $2,500 DSLR, if you want to take show-stopping photographs, you need to know your camera... Best way to do that? Explore it!Set 15 minutes aside to sift through your camera’s settings and see what it’s capable of and whether or not you can control its aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. 2. Take All the PicturesOnce you have a solid grasp of your camera and its strengths, weaknesses, and settings, it’s time for the fun part: get out there and take pictures… of everything!And don’t put pressure on yourself — give yourself permission to make mistakes, knowing that even the blurriest of shots is helping you become the photographer you were meant to be.3. Let’s Get DigitalNow that you’ve taken your fair share of photographs, you might be wondering what to do with them. This is where image editing softwares, like Lightroom and Photoshop, come in...Using an image editing software, you can easily take your photographs from a 6 to a 10 by fine-tuning their colors, tones, and lighting. It will also help you keep your work organized and select your very best shots.Hold Up — Let Me Introduce MyselfHey there, and welcome — I’m Ada, editorial photographer and photography teacher with over a decade of experience behind the lens! Through my library digital courses, it’s my mission to help aspiring photographers take pictures that they can be truly proud of.Looking for More Guidance? Check Out these Photography Resources...1. Connect with me on Instagram and Facebook! I'll keep you up-to-date with the latest photography techniques, tips, and technology.2. Download my free Start Your Photography Business workbook! This will give you everything you need to turn your calling into a rewarding career.3. Check out my photography courses! No matter your level of experience, I've got something to sharpen your photography skills.P.S. Check your inbox 'cause I just sent you a surprise!