EXIF info getting ommited
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24-04-11, 10:54 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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I deliberately exlude all the EXIF info because its usually useless info anyway.
For example, it cannot explain my decision to photograph a subject or why I decided to record it at a particular time or under specific conditions, nor does it express my thinking when I composed the shot.
It also fails to explain how I processed the image or why I chose a particular look for the photo. I may have converted it to B&W for a look I was after but of course the viewer can already see the outcome of that decision.
I've never looked at any EXIF data from any image and was able to use it for anything useful, especially when it came to deciding what & how to shot an image.
Ultimately, the only thing that matters to me is the visual impact from an image I have taken or from one taken by somebody else. I couldn't care less what f number was used or how long it took to expose the scene.
Of course, some will be totally absorbed by EXIF data as if it will lead one to a higher level of enlightenment. If I want to get excited by numbers, I'll take another peek at my paystub.
Not completly true, as that info can tell you what camera and lens was used, which could make a difference to how you rate the image.
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