photography

How can I save photos with the date it was taken?

EXIF Metadata

Episode 1742

Rich from West Palm Beach, FL

Rich has been scanning an archive of photos from the family history. He's used scanning services, a DIY with Epson Fast Foto, Flatbed scanners. The works. But in the last six months, he's organized the photos and then imported them into Photos. But he can't search by date. The dates have been linked according to the date it's been scanned. Leo says that Photos is using the File modification date. You can't really rely on that.

Chris Marquardt ... Focal Length

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1740

Chris joins Leo to talk about focal length. Telephoto and wide-angle focal lengths can dramatically alter the way your subject appears to the camera. Focal length can also increase or decrease the "bokeh," or things out of focus in the background. Telephotos can also flatten an image to get things in focus from different planes. Telephoto can also keep lines parallel, while wide-angle causes lines to converge. 

Here are some visual examples: http://tfttf.com/focallength

Chris Marquardt and the Snapshot

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1738

Today, Chris joins Leo to talk about THE SNAPSHOT. A casual shot meant to be a documentary record, rather than an artistic image. It doesn't usually have a lot of intention or planning like a set still image designed to tell a story. But that doesn't mean you can't employ the skills you've learned in photography to make a snapshot all it can be, and to even tell a story.  Chris took images recently with his iPhone, using an app called Argentum, a black and white camera app. It gives your snapshots an Ansel Adams kind of feel.

Here are a few examples:

Chris Marquardt ... Directed

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1732

Today's photo segment is all about direction in Photography. Showing direction from your subject can create some tension in how a photo makes you feel. It can add to a story. And sometimes, one direction can feel better than another. Lesser space in one direction can create tension, like the subject is about to impact the edge, while the space behind it can relax how the viewer feels. 

A photographer can also imply direction by how they have the subject look to the side, even if the eyes are locked onto the camera itself.

Here's a gallery for today's segment.

Chris Marquardt ... getting Light

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1730

Chris joins Leo to talk about the properties of light in photography. Color is a property of light that expresses the mood of the light. Blue is cold, red is hot. Color can strengthen a mood. Sunsets can look warmer, even in colder light, which gets subdued as the sun slips to the horizon. 

Direction. Light direction changes as the sun moves. It can also set the mood through shadow.

Soft vs. Hard. Hard shadows can also review what the size of the light source is. It's called a point light source.