Our Coronavirus Pub Quiz

Twenty Questions - A Pub Quiz at Home

Here at Firstcall Photographic, we’ve been thinking of ways to try to bring a little bit of photographic fun to you, and we thought what better way than a pub quiz all photographers can do at home! We’ve got 20 photographic related questions for you with the answers on our website so gather your family or housemates and let the quiz begin!


  1. What photographic process did American Edwin Land invent in February 1947?
  2. What was the year when Digital Cameras topped the Christmas present top-selling item for the first time: 1995, 2000 or 2005?
  3. Which chemical in the film and print processing process is similar to vinegar?
  4. In 2014, the photograph “Phantom” became the world’s most expensive image at $6.5 million. Which Australian photographer produced it?
  5. Which company produced the best-selling, Brownie Camera?
  6. Who was the British inventor of the photographic negative, at Lacock Abbey in 1839?
  7. What is the name of the photographic process that gives its name to a “blueprint”.
  8. Which French photographer, who died in 2004, was the pioneer of candid and street photography using his 35mm Leica camera?
  9. Which Japanese company is credited with inventing digital photography with its Mavica camera in 1981?
  10. Two well-known darkroom techniques for printing are dodging and burning but which one holds back light to lighten an area on the print?
  11. Which weekly UK Photographic Magazine celebrated its 130th Anniversary in 2014?
  12. Film speed, the sensitivity of its emulsion to light, uses a three-letter prefix followed by a number. What are those three letters?
  13. If SLR is an abbreviation for Single Lens Reflex what is TLR short for?
  14. At its peak in 1997, world film sales totalled: 17 million, 27 million or 37 million units?
  15. Darkroom paper sheets are still sold in dual sizes of inches and centimetres. So what size in inches is 50.8 x 61.0 cm?
  16. Which filter type would you use to reduce the light reaching a film so a slow shutter speed can be used to blur a shot purposely?
  17. What is the name of the “rule” used when composing a scenic view composition?
  18. In most European countries it’s known as a dia or diapositive. What do we call it in English?
  19. If you underexpose or “push” you film to increase its speed, do you compensate for this by over or under developing?
  20. The last question is one of self-indulgence. How many years has Firstcall Photographic been trading?


  1. Instant Photography, also known as Polaroid.
  2. 2000 
  3. Stop Bath
  4. Peter Lik
  5. Kodak
  6. Henry Fox Talbot
  7. Cyanotype also known as Sunprints
  8. Henri Cartier-Bresson
  9. Sony
  10. Dodging 
  11. Amateur Photographer
  12. ISO also known as ASA
  13. Twin Lens Reflex
  14. 37 million units
  15. 20 x 24 inches
  16. Neutral Density or ND filter
  17. The Rule of Two Thirds
  18. Slide Film
  19. Over develop it by leaving it longer in the developer
  20. 30 years


Posted by Rodney Bates
23rd April 2020

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