NABTEB Photographic Practice Practical Questions Latest Update

Filed in Education by on February 17, 2022

– NABTEB Photographic Practice Practical Questions –

NABTEB Photographic Practice Practical NABTEB Expo Questions is out now on our website. In this article, I will show you past random repeated questions for free. All you need to do is to stay focused and follow this guide.


The National Business and Technical Examinations Board was founded in 1992 to domesticate craft level examinations previously conducted by City & Guilds, Pittman’s, and the Royal Society of Arts throughout the United Kingdom in conformity with the principles of the National Policy on Education.

Its formation was the culmination of a 15-year evolutionary process in which FOUR Government Panels were established at various periods to assess the place and structure of public examinations in our educational system.


Develop as a Globally Recognized Assessment Body for Craftsmen and Technicians.


NABTEB is a vision-led, mission-driven public institution with the following vision: To be a Globally Recognised Assessment and Certification Body Preparing Candidates for the Workplace and Academic/Professional Excellence.

The management of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) is yet to release the 2022 November/December NBC/NTC and ANBC/ANTC examinations results.

Candidates who intend to take part in the 2022 NABTEB GCE can learn how to check their results online.

NABTEB is one of the examination bodies set up by the Federal Government in 1992 to reduce the burden of conducting examinations, which involves a lot of technical and trade-related practicals.

The board conducts the National Technical Examination (NTC), National Business Certificate (NBC) and their respective advance level examinations (ANBC and ANTC).

NABTEB Photographic Practice Practical Questions and Answers 

Question 1

i. Define photography.

ii. List any seven Nigerian pioneer/contemporary photographers.

iii. State three functions of photography to humanity.


Candidates were expected to provide the following answers to the question:

i. Photography is the art and science of recording permanent images on a light-sensitive material with the aid of a camera.

ii. Nigerian pioneer/contemporary photographers:

– Jonathan Adagogo Green;

– Dotun Okubanjo;

– J.D. Okhai Ojeikere;

– Sunmi Smart Cole;

– Philip Trimmnel;

– Peter Obe;

– George Oshodi;

iii. Functions

a. It assists in scientific processes.

b. Inspirational.

c. Recording events such as wedding, festivities, etc.

d. Visual communication e.g. advertising, journalism, artistic expression, engineering, education, etc.

e. Security and crime prevention.

f. Educational – for teaching and learning, book illustration.

g. Aesthetics – beautification.

h. Entertainment/recreational/hobby.

i. Economic function – creates employment/generates income.

Question 2

(a) List four materials required for the construction of a pin-hole camera.

(b) Mention three parts of the pin-hole camera.

(c) State four contributions of the pin-hole camera to the development of photography.


The candidates were expected to provide the following answers to the question:

a. Materials required for the construction of a pin-hole camera

– Metal can/box;

– Straw board/plywood/cardboard;

– black tape;

– ruler;

– knife;

– pin;

– black paint;

– gum

– aluminium foil.

b. Three parts of the pin-hole camera.

– Pinhole/light opening;

– Light-tight Casing/box;

– Imageboard/back screen.

c. Contributions of the pin-hole camera

– Exposed the concept of image formation;

– For the development of optical lenses;

– Also, development of camera;

– development of sensitive materials, e.g. films, papers and sensors;

– development of photographic chemicals

– establishment of photographic industries, e.g.

– recording historical events

– educational teaching and learning materials.

Question 3

Describe any of the following branches of photography:

i. Advertising;

ii. Photojournalism;

iii. Forensic photography;

iv. Nature photography;

v. Underwater photography;

Vi. Architectural photography.


The candidates were expected to answer the question with the following points:


I. It is taking photographs of products, goods and services.

ii. It combines with texts to produce advertising designs.

iii. It combines with texts to produce advertising designs.

iv. The aim is to influence buyers and consumers towards patronage.

v. It promotes sales of goods and services.

vi. Product shots often show details through close-ups.


I. Telling visual stories.

ii. Reporting news items through photographs.

iii. Documentation in mass media.

iv. Could be used to correct social ills/for surveillance.

v. Combines with text for narrative purposes.

vi. Based on fact.

Forensic photography

I. Aims at solving crime.

ii. Involves taking photographs of crime scenes.

iii. It involves the photographic presentation of physical evidence like fingerprints and body marks.

iv. It is employed mainly by detectives and crime fighters.

v. It is used to investigate occurrences such as theft, fraud, accident and gangsters.

vi. It is important for forensic photographs to appear entirely natural.

vii. Must be detailed, accurate with emphasis on closeness.

viii. Macro lenses are commonly used here.

ix. Aims at solving crimes.

Nature photography

I. It is about taking photographs of the environment.

ii. This includes taking photographs of plants, animals and other non-living things that are in

iii. Could be for aesthetic or economic purposes.

iv. Photographic subjects/objects in nature are found in landscapes, seascapes, atmosphere and mountains.

v. Wide-angle and telephoto lenses are often used here.

Underwater Photography

I. It involves taking photographs in an aquatic environment.

ii. Also known as marine photography.

iii. Special skills such as swimming and diving are required in underwater photography.

iv. Specialized gadgets are required to function effectively (waterproof equipment).

v. It includes photographs of aquatic life and human operations underwater, e.g. oil exploration
and welding.

vi. Could be for research or economic purposes.

Architectural photography

I. It involves taking photographs of buildings, interiors and structures.

ii. Examples are residential buildings, industries, churches, mosques, recreational centres, etc.

iii. It also includes photographs of architectural skeletons, such as steel structures and
architectural frameworks, e.g. stages in building and engineering constructions.

iv. Uses specialised lenses like a tilt-shift lens.

v. Emphasis on aesthetics.

vi. Could be interpretative or straight-shooting/recording.

Question 4

(a) List any five types of cameras.

(b) State five ways of maintaining a camera


Candidates were expected to explain the following points in their answers:

– Single-lens reflex camera (SLR)/35mm;

– Twin-lens reflex camera (TLR);

– Range finder camera;

– Instamatic camera/Box;

– Polaroid Camera/Instant;

– Monorail/technical camera;

– View camera;

– Digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR);

– Compact/Point and shoot.

– Keep the camera away from dirt/dust;

– Also, keep the camera in cases/bags when not in use;

– keep the lens cap on when not in use;

– Protect the camera from moisture/water/chemical;

– Protect the camera from extreme temperatures such as excessive heat, hot sun, inside the closed vehicle and excessive cold;

– turn off the camera before storage;

– keep in a clean, dry place;

– remove the battery from the camera when not in use for up to 3 months;

– use camera lens tissue/fibre/soft cloth and lens cleaning solution to remove grease or water spots from the lens.

DISCLAIMER! These are not real NABTEB Photographic Practice Practical Questions, but likely repeated questions over the years to help candidates understand the nature of their examinations. Ensure to note every question provided on this page.

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