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Photography Notebook

keith selmes 17 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 10:28PM
I sometimes use one, mainly with film cameras. To record the lens and film used, as much as anything. Also details of exposure and development. And dates. And it gets scrawled with calculations for bellows extension.
5 Jul 2009 11:08PM
1 Write down a list of the best gear going
2 Burn the list, cos you can't ever hope to afford it.
3 Buy the closest you can get and be happy!!

I religiously kept a notebook recording aperture and shutter speed of every shot I took using film while studying for HND, but you don't need that for digital cos it's all in the EXIF data
edit: When using bridge cameras I had a voice memo function which was great. Haven't got that feature in my S3 Pro though.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
6 Jul 2009 2:02PM
remember that all the settings on your camera when you take a shot are written to the file in EXIF data

so your aperutre, ISO, white balance, shutter speed etc. are all there already - no need to write them down.

to access EXIF data, use GOOGLE - I use IRFANVIEW and press "I" then "E"

all the information from JPG is there

for a RAW file, there are other ways which are not too hard to find
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
6 Jul 2009 2:55PM

Quote:to access EXIF data, use GOOGLE

just rephase that to read....

to access EXIF data, use GOOGLE to find a tool which can do it


google doesn;t read exif data for you!
User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 11:14PM
Mike, when I said notebook, I actually still use a slab of slate.
Can't beat it.

DaveG_photo 11 83 1 England
12 Jul 2009 3:59PM
I have a "reporters notebook" (it says so on the front) that i keep in my bag.
When I'm photographing a gig with several bands it helps me if I keep notes of band names and members, any covers they do and how well they played.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
12 Jul 2009 4:11PM

Quote:I have started to keep a notebook as I go along .............. I am guessing this isn't uncommon.

Even on a site like this, I would guess that it is actually very uncommon! Wink

Not a bad idea though, especially if you're starting out.

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