Photography is not always about taking good photos. There are more things you have to do to make some improvement to become a better photographer, day by day. Like taking some lesson from other’s works, for instance.
Google Chrome has a number of extensions which can ease you to discover others’s works and learn new techniques by inspecting EXIF data behind the photos. In the previous post I’ve written about how to replace the default Chrome tab with a random beautiful photos from Unsplash, in which you can take some lesson from each photo by learning the settings the photographers use.
There are more similar extensions available in the Chrome Web Store which you can install to assist you discovering others’s works. Here is the list.
1. Unsplash Instant
We are now living in the are where everything is all about internet. Clearly, as a photographer you also need a space where you can showcase your shots and let everyone around the globe view your best collections. Unsplash is one of that kind of place. Apart from it, you can also take more advantages from this site. Learning others’s works, for instance. If you want to do this, there is a Google Chrome extension to make everything easier. Unsplash provides an extension that can replace Chrome default tab with a random beautiful photos.
Every time you open a new tab in Chrome, the extension will show you a beautiful photo from Unsplash. You can directly download the photo or give a like over it. The extension also lets you to see the man behind the photo.
2. Flickr Tab
Similar to Unsplash Instant, Flickr Tab is an official Chrome extension which provide you a random beautiful photo every time you open a new tab in Chrome. You can also instantly check who is behind the current photo. Clicking on the image will take you to the detail page of the photo in Flickr.
Flickr has been one of the most favorite places in the internet for photographers. If you want to explore other photographers’s works to get new ideas of the next shots, you don’t have to always login to Flickr. Flickr Tab make it easy to explore beautiful shots from talented photographers.
3. 500px Chrome Extension
The only minus about two Chrome extensions mentioned above is that you can’t see what settings used by the photographers. They only enable you to learn new ideas of your upcoming shots. If you want to see the settings applied to each photo you are seeing, you can try installing 500px Chrome Extension. While you can see random beautiful photos from folks at 500px, you can also instantly learn the EXIF data of each photo such as camera model, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and lots more.
There is also pair of arrow button to allow you jump to the next or previous photos. Clicking on the photo will take you to the detail page of the photo you are seeing.
If you are a huge fan of 500px, there is also an official Chrome extension you may will interested in called 500px Photo New Tab. But, the extension has one thing in common to the first two extensions above. It doesn’t allow you to learn EXIF data of each photo.