Photo Tip Friday - EXIF Info
In the days before digital cameras, the best a photographer could do to remember all the camera settings for an image was to write them down for each shot.
Very time consuming and confusing and not always practical to do.
Digital photography allows the photographer to have all the camera settings, date, time, and even the lens focal length at their fingertips with a click of the mouse - for every photo they take with their camera.
This is known as the EXIF info or metadata for the image.
It records the shutterspeed, f-stop number, ISO, size, and many other settings including the flash settings too.
I tried to show the EXIF screen for the above image, but I could not get it to come through on this post.
When viewing your images on your computer, right click on the photo, and click "properties" on the drop down box.
From there, click on the "image" tab and scroll down a bit. The header reads: EXIF.
All of the camera settings are listed under that header.
It is a great learning tool for a beginner, and it makes life a lot easier for the more experienced!