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January is "Diagnose Shooting Mistakes with METADATA" Month

For those who find reading books and learning from others difficult, how about learning from yourself using your own pictures, good and bad?  If you have an editing program that can display your camera setting information on the same screen with the shot it's describing (such as Lightroom below), then turn your photo collection into a stack of "photography flash cards" and get ready to see your capture and editing skills rise to new levels VERY quickly!

We'll also have our usual potpourri selections of how-to video clips from our California-tanned friends at, plus another suprise or two -- maybe including the answer to "how did he get that black background behind those white letters in the picture above using Lightroom alone?"

Be sure to RSVP if you haven't already, and as always, why not invite a friend who might also enjoy becoming a member of RPEG?

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  • loretta p.

    a good review of information I already knew

    January 11, 2014

  • Rich E.

    To go along with some of the other material presented you may want to check out This allows you to play with shutter speed, aperture and iso and see the immediate effects

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learned more LR hot key tips and better techniques for controlling/using metadata.

    January 10, 2014

  • Wayne

    The Metadata was very informative!!

    January 10, 2014

  • Lou C.

    I would like to see a follow up session that goes into more details on Metadata.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Wayne

    The middle of St. Ann's Bay in Nova Scotia is probably frozen today!!!!

    January 4, 2014

  • Carl C.

    Steve, I hope you can answer the question I have as to why the GPS information in the metadata on my Canon 6D shows I took a shot while standing in the middle of St. Ann's Bay in Nova Scotia!

    December 17, 2013

    • Rich E.

      you may have a time setting that need updating... see­

      December 22, 2013

    • Stephen D.

      Rich is probably right.. My guess would be that there aren't enough people in Nova Scotia to make it profitable to check on the satellites to make sure they're where they belong. "Two miles off? Yeah, that's close enough."

      December 22, 2013

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