100 People with Phone #057
On stiletto, in silhouette
A friend of mine was asking this question:
“Why don’t you write the camera settings under your photo, like a lot of people do? Is it a secret? Don’t you want to share?”
Well, of course I want to share. If not, I will not upload the photos in the first place.
The main reason I didn’t do it — I bet you can guess already — is because I’m lazy. If it’s a crime, then I’m guilty. If it’s a sin, then I’m sorry :D.
Beside laziness (which is always the culprit for a lot of my negative sides), I also have other reason(s).
This photoblog doesn’t have many readers, and I think I can generalize the readers into three categories:
People who aren’t really into photography
People who are really into photography
People who are starting to get into photography
For the first group, well, they don’t care about camera settings. They only care about the photo and/or the story… so why bother?
For the second group, I’m sure just by looking at the photo, they can roughly guess what the important settings are… so, again, why bother?
For the third group, well, they might want to learn the settings… and for them, I won’t remove the EXIF — you can always check the EXIF using this, or for Firefox users, install that and use the right-click command to see the EXIF. It will give more information than just aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings; but also metering mode, exposure mode, focus distance, etc.
If the information is not enough, they can always ask by posting a question in the comment section. If I know the answer, I will gladly help.
Nevertheless, I still put the camera and lens as photoblog categories.
To be honest, the main reason I do this is actually for my own benefit. I kind of need them because that is how I archive my photos in my computer.
Now, if I may ask, do you think it’s important for me to put the camera settings under the photo?
*Tsukimino Station, Kanagawa, Japan