You all press the “playback” button to review your photos, of course. But do you also benefit from the extra information you can see?
Additional Info (EXIF data): You can see additional information about your images (such as the image’s date and time; image name and number; the histogram (an exposure graph); detailed exposure and settings data. Like in the picture above.
To see such important data you press:
- Canon and similar: the INFO or DISP button. Press it repeatedly, and you will cycle through the different views.
- Nikon and similar: the UP or DOWN controls. Press them repeatedly, and you will cycle through the different views.
Try it now: press the Playback button, then repeatedly press INFO/DISP or UP/DOWN. What do you see?
Blinkies: some of these review modes can (or can optionally, when enabled) show blinking “highlights”. These blinking areas are the areas that are, or are close to, overexposed. Are blinking areas a problem? Not necessarily, but when half your subject’s face is blinking furiously, then, yes, of course.
These words are from my next e-book, “Mastering Your Camera-The Ultimate No-Jargon Guide to Using Any DSLR”, (ISBN 978-0-9918636-2-4) which will be released within the next couple of weeks.