Today begins 31 Days of Photo Tips! (#31phototips on Twitter.) Each day I’ll be sharing a small tip or reminder regarding photography skills or equipment. It won’t be anything too complicated or too in-depth, just some easy things to get you started off right in the new year, especially if you just got a new camera for Christmas. I’ll also be including a daily topic suggestion to get you shooting. Feel free to comment or ask questions here or on the Facebook page. Here we go!
Check the date/time reading on your camera. Is it correct? If not, fix it. Initially, it might not seem like an important detail but down the line, and especially for cataloging and searching, a timestamp can come in handy. Even if you’ve had your camera for awhile, it’s good to double check. Some older cameras can lose the info when the battery is removed.
Also check your manual for information on entering your name or other copyright information to be stored in the EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) information that is recorded in each photo. How it’s done varies by camera – some Nikons have the ability to enter the info through the camera. Canon tends to require that you connect to your computer and use their software. Adding this information doesn’t prevent theft but it can be helpful if your photos get passed around online and someone wants to find the original owner.
Today’s Suggested Topic:
Shoot From Above.
Share a link to your photo in the comments section or upload it to the Glimpses of Soul Facebook Page.
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