Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up copyright metadata in-camera, part of Canon 7D Mark II: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- Whenever I'm configuring the settings on a new camera what I'm really focused on, for the most part, not only is getting the camera set up the way I prefer to work but also trying to streamline my workflow as much as possible, and one of the options that's available in the 7D Mark II is the ability to add copyright information, the name of the photographer, and some copyright details. That information will be added to the metadata for your photos, which means when you download the images to your computer you'll see that information. Of course, depending on which software you're using to manage your photos it might be very easy to add that information after the capture, but it sure is nice knowing that the information was automatically added by the camera.
So, let's take a look at the settings that are available. I'll go on to the menu and under copyright information first off, I'll go ahead and display the copyright information. We have an option to show me which information has already been established in the camera. Here, I've entered most of the information already for myself. I have my name listed as the author in this case, the photographer in other words, and also the copyright text, which you could put whatever information you like here. I just put my website address so that if anybody finds one of my photos and wonders who captured the image they can come to my website address and figure out how to find me.
I'll go ahead and go back to the menu proceeding that. You can see that under enter author's name I can switch with the quick button to switch back and forth between the actual text that I've entered, as well as a little entry point where I can choose the letters. So I'm essentially typing by selecting letters on the pad here. I'll go ahead and go back, because I do need to update the copyright details, so I'll choose the enter copyright details option. You can see I already have www.timgray but I left out the dot com, so I'll press the quick button to move to the keyboard here, as it were, and then I'll press a period and go down to the letter C, a lowercase C in this case, and then all the way across to the letter O, and back over to the M.
And just using, in this case, the joystick control on the back of the camera in order to pan around those letters and pressing the set button to actually select a letter, to enter that letter into the field. You can see that I can choose the info option, the info button if I want to cancel or, as is the case here, I'm ready to press menu to accept the change. I have one more confirmation so I'll turn the large dial on the back so that I can choose the OK option and then press the set button and that infomation now has been entered into the camera's memory itself and so that every single image I capture will have my name and my copyright information included in the metadata.
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer