Test your knowledge in our new Specialist Quiz.

This weeks questions are linked to our Digital Media & Photography offer at our Waterloo Centre! We will test your knowledge and unleash the creativity within you.

Bring your knowledge and see how you score! Then challenge your friends! Answers at the bottom of this page.

1. Photoshop is the worlds most recognised digital editing software programme. When was it first launched?

A – 2000

B – 1983

C – 1990

(Take your very first steps to discovering the endless possibilities of this flexible and powerful image-editing programme. Designed for beginners, this intensive course will teach how to use Photoshop to improve images and create digital artwork. )

2. What does the word ‘Photography’ mean? And in what language?

A – ‘Capture the Light’ in German

B – ‘Drawing with Light’ in Greek

C – ‘Freezing the Light in Italian

(This is an exciting course suitable for those who would like to develop photographic skills and technique. There’s never been a better time to boost your skills in photography.)

3 . How many photographs are uploaded to Instagram every day?

A – 1 Billion

B – 95 Million

C- 30 Million

(There is no longer the need for expensive, cumbersome equipment to shoot good film. Everyone with a Smartphone or Digital SLR Camera already has access to an HD video camera. Discover the possibilities of yours on this course)

4. What, in photography terms, does ‘Depth of Field’ mean?

A – For landscape photography, how often the grass is cut.

B -The distance between the camera and the subject. 

C- The amount of front to back sharpness in a photograph.

(London offers a wealth of photographic opportunities and is one of the birthplaces of street photography. This course is designed to introduce you to techniques and themes to photograph the urban landscape.)

5. Actor David Prowse died recently – he played Darth Vadar in the original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy. What job did he have before that?

A – Voice of Mickey Mouse for Disney

B – Accountant

C – The first ‘Green Cross Code Man’ on British  TV

(This course will introduce you to HD video production through a series of exercises and workshops. You will learn how to organise your ideas, plan and shoot sequences as well as develop your camera, sound and editing skills.)

6. What is the oldest company logo in the world?

A – Ford motor cars

B – Stella Artois Beer

C – Shell Oil

(An introduction to the essential digital software for creating a wide range of graphic design solutions from logo design through to packaging and magazine publishing. Work on professional briefs and learn essential skills on this course)

7. You can buy a lightweight one gigabyte flash drive for approximately £2.50 today, but how much would a gigabyte of storage have cost in 1980?

A – £200

B – £5,000

C – £30,000

(The computer and the digital camera have together revolutionised photography allowing us to achieve spectacular levels of detail, play with time-lapsing, movement and sequencing and give infinite control over exposure. This course will get you to go past being a beginner and work towards mastering your camera and computer)

8. What was the name of the film which has the first ever 3D computer animation?

A – “Eds Left Hand”

B – “Star Wars: A New Hope”

C – Tron

(Blender is a 3D computer modelling and animation software increasingly used professionally in film special effects (Jurassic World), television (Man in the High Castle), games (Ubisoft), animation (Next Gen), product design, media and across the arts to make a wide variety of 3D imagery. Come and try it out with this course starting in Jan)

9. What’s the longest word one can write using the keys on just one row of your computer keyboard?

A – regulated

B – fulminate

C – typewriter

10. Whats the difference between a colour scheme and colour selection?

A – Selections are based on personal favaourite colours

B – Schemes are pairings of colours that work well together

C – Both are Correct

D – Both are False

Answers;

  1. C, Photoshop 1.0 was released on February 19, 1990 for Macintosh exclusively.
  2. B
  3. B
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B, (First used in 1366)
  7. C, The First Gigabyte Drive Cost £30,000. It was released in 1980 and weighed 550 lbs! Not very portable!
  8. A
  9. C
  10. C