Day 2 of my Photo-a-Day self-assignment:
The photo is nice enough (and, I finally realized I had a “green screen” in my possession ever since I bought my iPad 2 last year… d’oh!) But, there is something special about it – and it is something that is not in plain sight! If you look at the EXIF data for this image, you will notice several attributes – “GPS Latitude” and “GPS Longitude” – that are not normally present on a photo taken with an E-M5. How did they get there?
I used an app called GPS4CAM for that! Using this was simplicity itself: I took a photo with the camera, and at the same time I shook my iPhone to “record” the GPS data. Once I was finished with the photo session (called a “trip” in GPS4CAM-speak), the app displayed a QR code which I photographed with the camera (there are other export formats available, but this ensures that the time on the camera and the time on the GPS tags are synchronized.) I then copied my images to my Mac, and used the desktop app to “merge” the GPS data with the images, and store them in a new place. Afterwards, I just imported the photos into Aperture as I normally do, and when I uploaded the final image to Flickr, the GPS location data was present.
The app cost me $2.99, which is money well spent IMO.
(Note: This is part of a self-assignment I am trying, challenging myself to take – and post – at least one picture per day, each day, during the month of September. So, check back, and see what else I come up with!)