Monday 3 November 2008

Kent Wedding Photography - EXIF data

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I’ve received lots of requests to include EXIF (exchangeable image file format) data with the example shots from weddings that I feature on my blog, so will endeavour to do so from now on.

All shots are taken in aperture priority (Av) mode with evaluative metering, unless otherwise stated. A typical example:

1/125, f/4.0, ISO 3200, +1/3 EV, -1/3 FEC, 35mm (35mm f/1.4 L)

This tells you the shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting (light sensitivity of digital sensor corresponding to the International Organisation for Standardisation equivalent for film), exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, focal length and lens used. The EXIF data recorded by the camera only states whether the flash fired, or did not fire, so the FEC data is from memory. If it is not present it means that flash was not used to take the shot.

If you’re not familiar with the above terms then please have a read through the technical posts on this blog for further information and also check out the post on metering and exposure.

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