Aim and Fire Friday

Aim and Fire Friday posts are designed specifically for the amateur photographer who wants to learn to take better photographs but doesn’t have fancy equipment. All of the photos in the Aim and Fire Friday posts are taken with a Nikon Coolpix E995 unless otherwise noted.

 "I love that photo!  What was your ISO?"  someone kindly inquires after seeing a photo you snapped. "Oh, no," you think,  "I have no idea".  Well, you did think that until you found out about this handy dandy little bit of info concerning the marvelous world of technology.

If you've ever taken a picture with a camera (even one that doesn't shoot in manual) and then wondered what the settings on the camera were when you took that photo, here is what you do.  Click on your "My Picture" folder (found inside your "My Documents" folder) locate the folder that contains the picture that you want (we will call it file Z). Open file Z click double click on the picture of your choice so that it is displayed on your full screen and the left click on the photo.  A pop-up screen will appear with a bunch of information under various headings.  Scroll down until you see the heading "Camera".  Bingo, there's all your info! 

I took the following photo on a Nikon Coolpix E995 earlier this year.  At the time I didn't know what the camera settings were.  However, now I can tell you do to that handy bit of info shared above. :)  
ISO-100, f/3.6, 18mm, shutter speed 1/44

So, what good does this do?

1) It enables you to remember what settings you find work well for you.

2) You can share that info with others.

3) It can help you learn what works and what doesn't by comparing different images and their settings.

Well, that's all for today! 

Make the moments last ~ Moriah

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