Today’s question is from Liam who asks:
Why do people on the internet list their camera settings when they post a photo? e.g F5.6 ISO 1600 6 minutes exposure
It seems that the settings are only specific to them and it doesn’t take into account post processing. I know this for a fact as I took an astro photography photo in a very similar location and the settings were way off. My version of the photo came out very over exposed.
We discuss the topics –
- It was a way for new photographers to learn.
- Getting out of auto who don’t understand the basics, a Starting point or a shortcutIt doesn’t help to list camera settings. The conditions in the photo is never the same. Everyone exposures their photos differently. Your vision is different from the next persons
- It would be better to learn the basics of photography e.g. shutter speed, aperture, ISO and use that as a starting point.Post processing is not always mentioned, so sometimes settings don’t reflect the end result.
- It can be helpful If: Straight out of the camera settings (SOOC) for comparison E.g new version v old lens review.