Learn From Your EXIF Data

When you review your pictures on your camera or photo editing software on your computer, you can also review the EXIF data.

The EXIF data sticks with your file (your picture) and should also be viewable in whatever photo editing software you are using on your computer.

Your EXIF data tells you your aperture, shutter speed ISO, exposure mode, metering mode, and other information about the creation of the photograph.

This is a great tool when you’re learning photography. Learn to look at your EXIF data when you review your pictures and you’ll learn to be a better photographer because you’ll learn about what actually went into the technical end of the creation of the picture.

Here’s what the EXIF data looks like when viewed  in my Photoshelter account :

EXIF

Subfile Type:
Full-resolution Image
Image Width:
3072
Image Height:
2304
Bits Per Sample:
16 16 16
Compression:
Uncompressed
Photometric Interpretation:
RGB
Make:
SONY
Camera Model Name:
DSC-V3
Strip Offsets:
27366
Samples Per Pixel:
3
Rows Per Strip:
2304
Strip Byte Counts:
42467328
X Resolution:
300
Y Resolution:
300
Planar Configuration:
Chunky
Resolution Unit:
inches
Modify Date:
2012-09-03 20:38:33 GMT
Artist:
Sam D’Amico
Copyright:
(C) Sam D’Amico
Exposure Time:
1/500
F Number:
4.0
Exposure Program:
Manual
ISO:
100
Exif Version:
0221
Date/Time Original:
2007-07-31 16:07:55 GMT
Create Date:
2007-07-31 16:07:55 GMT
Shutter Speed Value:
1/500
Aperture Value:
4.0
Max Aperture Value:
2.8
Metering Mode:
Spot
Light Source:
Daylight
Flash:
Off, Did not fire
Focal Length:
28.0 mm
File Source:
Digital Camera
Scene Type:
Directly photographed
Custom Rendered:
Normal
Exposure Mode:
Manual
White Balance:
Manual
Scene Capture Type:
Standard
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