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Exposure Information Included With Uploads?  
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2610 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

With all of the digital images showing up on a.net now that digital photography is evolving for the better, wouldn't it be nice to see all the technical information about each picture, since it is so easy to get ahold of it with digital and even analog cameras? What I'm talking about is shutter speed, aperture, exposure value, zoom, depth of field, etc. All that good stuff hidden in the EXIF header. Whenever I see a great shot here on a.net, I'm wondering, "Wow, how fast is that guy's lense?", "must've used a short short shutter speed", "how much zoom is he using?" I'd really like to see this information included along with the general picture information.

Maybe this has been discussed before, pardon me if so.


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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

It's not so easy to capture this info on analog SLR cameras. You'd have to get out your pad and pencil after each shot and memorize numbers. Then what if you shoot a plane landing, and there is one holding short, and then it starts to taxi into position. You need to change up your settings quickly and later you could forget which shutter speed you used for each shot.

I love the way digital gives you this info but I don't think it should be a requirement. not everyone shoots digital. I think it should be left up to the photographer to put in the remarks space if they choose.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1636 times:


Well, some non-digital SLR's do record this data but mainly just the high-end bodies.


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

I put this information in on occasion. Just when I think it might be interesting.

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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

This has been discussed before, and it has been suggested that the comment field can be used for photo info, which some of us do. Frankly, until a significant proportion of photographers demonstrate they want to add this sort of info I don't think it is worth further complicating the upload page to capture specifically this sort of data.

Personally, while I think it is useful to include some types of info - eg. film type/digi cam model and lens info, I think exposure details are normally fairly pointless - and possibly even harmful. From comments I've seen in this forum (and email queries) I can well image that some people would look at a something shot at f8 1/250 and assume that is the correct settings to use next time they go out without bothering to refer to their own light meter.

Clearly there are times when such info is useful, but this I think is the exception rather than the rule.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
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Hi all

It is a nice idea but would be time consuming for standard shots.

I have included details on some shots but these are ones that I 'feel' need the info included.


Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

You say you think it may have been discussed before. Why not simply search the archives and look what has been said before then? It's what the archive is there for.

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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2610 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1565 times:

I don't know exactly what to search for. I doubt that I would find anything under "exposure information", I don't think that is the right term for it anyway.

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