How to geo-tag your DSLR photos with an Android or iPhone

Geotagging with the use of GPS and your digital camera is a pretty amazing new way to take travel and location photography to a new level.
Most geotagging GPS units for digital cameras are in the €75-125 range.

But you can invest those money for some other camera accessories, there is a way to use your smartphone instead.

What you need:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Geoencoding Plugin for Lightroom
  • GPS tracking device (your phone Android or iPhone with a GPS tracking app like My Tracks is great for that)
  • ..and your camera of course :)

A nice video that shows how to proceed:

So with this you can save money in your pocket, you don’t need to buy any additional device. Or you can simply test it to decide if you really need a device like that.

Happy geotagging everyone! 😉

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet

Basic but extremely important concepts in photography.
If Exposure, Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO are not stick to your mind yet, well.. it’s worth checking an memorizing them.
The sheet below will be extremely useful for that.

manual photography cheat sheet

manual photography cheat sheet

 

Notes:

Exposure
– The light meter is different from the exposure setting.
– Keeping your light meter at “0” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect setting. Just don’t stray too far from the “0”. Adjust to your liking.
– Positive numbers on your exposure setting will make your photos brighter.
– Negative numbers make your photos darker.

Aperture
– Small numbers (like f/1.4) have larger openings, which let in more light.
– Big numbers (like f/16) have smaller openings, which let in less light.

Shutter Speed
– Seeing 100, 250, 320, etc. on your viewfinder means “1/(number seen)”, like “1/100”.
– Try not to use 1/60 or less when handheld, that’s when you use a tripod or look for something steady.
– Using longer exposure (slow shutter speed) will let in more light.
– Using shorter exposure (fast shutter speed) will let in less light.

ISO
– ISO is the sensitivity of your camera to light
– Lower numbers are less sensitive to light, which give smoother photos.
– Higher numbers are very sensitive to light, which give very grainy and noisy photos.

by Miguel Yatco