Photography Statistics

A Camera’s EXIF data

And software to gather & analyze that data

Can reveal interesting information

About a photographer’s shooting habits



In May I spent four hours inside an abandoned factory.

I took 178 photos including about 15Β  outside while waiting to get in.

That’s an average of about 40 an hour

Nearly 150 of the 178 were bracketed exposures (3-5 each)

I was doing the HDR Efex Pro 2 beta test and needed test images

I didn’t need EXIF or fancy software to tell me I made 178 photos

However, now I’m testing another piece of software

Buried deep inside is the ability to analyze EXIF shooting data

That’s not its main (or even tertiary) purpose

I just like to play πŸ˜‰

I asked it – What aperture settings did I use at the factory?

It gave me the above graph

135 of 178 captures were at f/8

That’s as it should be

f/5.6 to f/8 is this lens’ sweet spot

Inside the factory didn’t need a stopped down lens


And a sample of what a bunch of f/8 captures buys you –

Eight f/8 images

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