Jim would like to scan slides into digital and then add metadata to them. Is there an app that can do that? Leo says that there are plenty of EXIF editors that can do that for him. EXIF Pilot is free. Leo also recommends using Google Photos which can do a lot of what Jim is looking for automatically.
Alexia wants a better camera to shoot pictures in low light. Leo recommends the Canon PowerShot. They're inexpensive, work great in low light, have a higher resolution and it's very compact. Several have 10x zooms and are very compact.
This week's super power is post processing. Once you get your image, you can process it in software to improve it. There's way more headroom in the shot that will allow you to push your image to make it all it can be. Look for the shadows, mid tones and highlights. It works best in RAW, but it can work in JPEG as well.
This week Chris joins us to talk about how you can develop photographic super powers! Since the 4th just happened, the best place to start is how to shoot fireworks! Fireworks require a tripod because you need an exposure of about 10 seconds. You have to set your camera to manual, though. Automatic won't work. You should get a remote release that allows you to trip the shutter without touching the camera. Set the shutter for 10 seconds, aperture at f11, ISO at 100. That's a good place to start. Then check if it works and adjust accordingly.
Chris says it's important to tag your photos and have a system because it makes it much easier to search for what you want. Here's how you can organize your photos:
1. Make an album. Chris does this for every event. It's really easy to organize that way. Leo says that most programs will let you sort by date as well. Then you can drag them into a new album.
2. Use keywords in the meta data. Use the auto tagging features. Most apps offer a CMD+I to get information on the image and then you can add them.
Chris says the best way to scan your prints, is to scan the negatives, rather than the prints.