Camera Handling Test Makeup Activity

Instructions: HAND WRITE out each statement out NEATLY and turn in.


1.      The camera strap should be used at all times when you have the camera in your possession.

2.      The camera and film should not be stored in the glove compartment because heat will mess up the film and even the camera and lens

3.      The very first thing to do after loading the camera with film is to set the film speed to the correct ISO. Do not change it unless you change the film.

4.      After making the last exposure immediately rewind the film.

5.      Load and unload film in subdued light?

6.      To ensure proper focus when the subject is off center, center the camera and focus on the main subject…and then recompose the viewfinder to capture the scene that you want

7.      The chief cause of unsharp negatives is camera shake, frequently due to too slow of a shutter.

8.      The shutter mechanism should be released gently to avoid camera movement.

9.      If the needle is indicating below center, the pictures is currently underexposed.  Open the aperture or slow down the shutter…but if you go slower than 1/60th of a sec, you may need to use a tripod. If you go less than 1/30…you definitely will need one.

10.  If using a medium to slow shutter speed, two methods to stop action are: a. Wait for the height of the action, or b. pan with the action

11.  A faster shutter speed is needed to stop action when the object is moving across the cameras  field of view?

12.  The lens opening that gives the least depth of field (the amount which is in focus) is f/2. The most depth of field is f/22.

13.  The shutter speed that stops action the least is 1 (as in 1 sec). All of the other numbers are fractions of a sec…with 1/1000 being the fastest (on the k1000) and stops action the most.

14.  The light meter indicates the correct light level when the needle is in the middle.

15.  You should use your head in addition to the built in exposure meter. Inside this classroom, at 100 ISO, the exposure is about 1/30 @ f/2. Outside, on a sunny day is 1/125 @ f/16 (ISO 100). If your numbers are way off…then something is wrong.

16.  You control perspective with a fixed focal length lens by moving your feet…that is…change your camera to subject distance

17.  Using Kodak 100 film (ISO 100), on a bright, sunny day, proper exposure is 125 @ f/16. This is called the sunny F/16 rule. The shutter speed equals the film speed (or as close as you can get). So, at ISO 100, the aperture is f/16 and the film speed would be 1/125 (close to the film ISO).

18.  The Pentax K1000 indicates a dead battery when need is stuck in the middle so that even when pointing at a bright light…it will still not move.