Garden Photography: Simple but easy info

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Garden Photography

By frankrichards16
August 23, 2015

Photographs are a great way to document and share gardens and garden history. Here is what I have learned.

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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Aug 23, 2015 5:56 AM CST
Thank you for your tips on metadata. You have given much info in a short simple easy format. Thanks againā™„
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 23, 2015 12:14 PM CST
Thumbs up Thank You!
Yep, thanks. I had never heard of metadata (data that describes other data) before and I am forever 'losing' photos due to failure to properly label.

Oh, and be happy knowing that I am helping to supplement your retirement; I bought a Ford automobile. Thank You!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 23, 2015 12:44 PM CST
@greene thanks for buying a Ford! Nice color, or is it photoshoped?

:)

Your camera adds metadata to the file it generates such as date, time, camera model, lens, etc.

Metadata like caption, title, keywords, etc are things that you can add.

easy to do...
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 23, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Not photo shopped...it's just very GREEN !! Got tired of roaming around parking lots looking for my car; I needed one that I could find easily...yep, I can see this car 1/4 mile away! In the dark. Rolling on the floor laughing

So you say that my camera adds this metadata? How? Where? Confused Let me check...

I selected one image from my laptop and checked the 'File info':
File name:
NOID, possibly Commelina bengalensis, Aug 9 2014 garden.jpeg
Date:
Friday, August 08, 2014,7:47 AM
Size:
206.9 KB
Dimensions:
881 x 541
Shot:
f/3.7 5mm
ISO:
80
File location:
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\all photos, newest attempt\NOID, possibly Commelina Bengalensis, Aug 9 2014 garden.jpg
Source:
This PC

Some of that information was supplied by me; some was supplied by my (old) camera - that part I understand.
How does this stuff translate into the metadata? Who, besides me, can see this data? Sorry for so many questions...guess I need a rainy day to do some research. I'm gonna need some helpful tutoring or some links (lots of links!!) that show 'how to', thanks!
Old dog; new tricks...I ain't gettin' any younger, y'know. Rolling on the floor laughing

Oh, my new camera is a Pentax Q mirror-less SR.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 23, 2015 3:13 PM CST
greene said:

Some of that information was supplied by me; some was supplied by my (old) camera - that part I understand.
How does this stuff translate into the metadata? Who, besides me, can see this data?

Oh, my new camera is a Pentax Q mirror-less SR.

It's all metadata and anyone can see it.
I looked at your car photo and I can tell you used a Pentax Q10 camera, at F/4, 1/250 sec., ISO 200. You used spot metering mode, Auto White Balance, Landscape mode, high saturation, and 5mm focal length and more.
Computer related info like "File location:
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\all photos, newest attempt\NOID, possibly Commelina Bengalensis, Aug 9 2014 garden.jpg
Source:
This PC" and "File name:
NOID, possibly Commelina bengalensis, Aug 9 2014 garden.jpeg" are not visible.
What's visible is the image date that the camera adds and anything you add like author, copyright, keywords etc.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 23, 2015 3:57 PM CST
Ouch, my head hurts. I'll try in the morning after coffee. I do my best research at that time of day... I tip my hat to you.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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