Which Lens I Used

Guess what.


Click on this picture.

Go on, give it a click. I’ll wait.


Notice anything? Something new perhaps?

You know, down there in all those camera settings?


Maybe like… what lens I used??! :)

That’s right — I’m so happy to report that this weekend I finally figured out how to add which lens I used for each photo posted on Kevin & Amanda. And the great news is that it also works for all the previous photos I’ve uploaded since I started posting the camera settings in January of this year. So if there are any photos you’ve been wondering about, you can now go back and click on that photo for the lens information.

Biscuit Beignets with Praline Sauce

Like this photo.

return of the swamp monsters-19

And this one.

Foley House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Savannah, Georgia

And this one, too.

So be on the lookout! From now on you can click on any photo to see not only which camera and settings I used, but also the lens!

Note: Not a life altering announcement. That is all.

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MacLeod House April 25, 2011 at 3:59 am

That’s great! Now you need to share which plugin you used with the rest of us nerds out here okay? :) Would love to know!!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 25, 2011 at 4:26 am

Amanda, this is SUCH a GIFT to your readers. Thank you soooo much for doing this! I always click your photos and see the settings, now I can click to see the lens. I recently got the Canon 24-70mm lens and am loving it sooo much and can’t wait to be “nosy” on your pics and see which pics you used that lens for and which you didnt b/c I know you have that lens, too!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 25, 2011 at 4:36 am

Amanda, this is SUCH a GIFT to your readers.

Thank you so much for doing this! I always click your photos and see the settings, now I can click to see the lens. I recently got the Canon 24-70mm lens and am loving it so much and can’t wait to be look at your pics now and see which pics you used that lens for and which you didnt b/c I know you have that lens, also.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 25, 2011 at 4:37 am

I keep trying to comment but my comments are disappearing..maybe going into your spam folder? Not even saying anything other than this is awesome!


Carrie April 25, 2011 at 5:01 am

Love this feature Amanda! I have read for a while but never commented (sorry!)
I have a question….In the first picture, what is on the end of everyone’s lens? I am new to the world of DSLR and I have so so much to learn. Your pictures are always amazing!


Amanda April 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Carrie! It’s a lens hood. It’s to help keep sun flare out of the lens when photographing outdoors, but I keep it on my lens for extra protection when I carry in my purse. It keeps the lens from getting scratched and I don’t have to keep taking a lens cap on and off. :)

marcia April 25, 2011 at 5:28 am

what kind of camera do you use?


Southern Gal April 25, 2011 at 5:36 am

This is a great feature! Did you have to go back and add the lens to each picture? That would have been a pain.


Amanda April 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Thankfully, no! :) The settings are grabbed and automatically generated from the EXIF data stored within the image. All photographs taken with a digital camera have this EXIF data stored within in the image file, although sometimes the information gets stripped when editing the image or saving for web.

Here’s a fun tool to view the EXIF data for photographs:


Jan April 25, 2011 at 5:48 am

Maybe not a life altering announcement, but VeRy cool never-the-less! I love it! What a great idea.


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

Perhaps not life altering to you but to the rest of us…awesome!

PS- I hope you got my email and it didn’t go into your spam folder.


Jennifer April 25, 2011 at 6:50 am


You so totally rock.

And please post more videos of the doggies. It is so entertaining for my four year old!!!


Tara @ The Butter Dish April 25, 2011 at 7:01 am

Yay for Amanda! I know you’re a Canon Girl and I’m on the Nikon – but each of them have pretty equivalent lenses.

I’m so glad you were able to pop this in as well. It really does help. I remember asking (pleading) for you to add this and if there’s one thing (although many) that is so cool about you AB – you listen to your readers!

Slowly, ever so slowly I’m learning my new Nikon D7000 and being able to look at your photos is super helpful.

You are a Rock Star A!


Dalai Lina April 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

I just moved off of the “green box” and it has been a blast! I still have quite a ways to go, though…


Emma @ She Got Married April 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

Thank you! You and The Digital Photography School are seriously how I’m learning to become a better photographer. So thank you, thank you, thank you!


Tiffany Sanders April 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

Thank you so much! EXACTLY what I wanted to know! Your awesome!


Susan April 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

as someone who is just learning how to use a camera (used to have a simple point and shoot – -now I have a Canon Rebel T2i) – -I really appreciate any photo help I can get – – so I LOVE that you give these helpful hints – — I do have a question – – what should I use to clean the “screen” (is that the right term) on my camera – – and what is the best way to prevent scratches on it (is there any type of protective cover I can get?


L.S. April 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

Wonderful~ I hope it’s not a tedious task to go back and add info for every picture…?!? By the way, I’m new to your blog and is still figuring my way around, do you ever, like, photoshop your pictures? Or are there posts here, like this one for example, that gives tips on how to take food photography? I simply love looking at your pictures!!!


Amanda April 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Welcome, L.S.! :) Here I have some photography and Photoshop tutorials for browsing. :)

Meg April 25, 2011 at 11:48 am

That’s a great idea! Thank you for that! x


Marla April 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

It may not be life altering, but it’s an accomplishment to brag about. Now … how did you do it? (really, you don’t have to answer that) Lol!


Elizabeth April 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

HI, thank you so much for posting this information. i just bought of my brother his nikon d60, and have no idea how to use it, and i have always wanted to learn how to take shots like the ones you have taken. thank you for the insight.


Elizabeth April 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

how do you switch between settings for photos, i know i try and it takes me for ever that i end up losing the shot.


judy green April 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

You are amazing!


Becky April 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Absolutely love it…hope you’ll teach us how to do this on our blogs!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!


Aimee Loeser April 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

amanda, i originally found your blog through jones design so that i could customize my blog with a new font. i became quickly addicted to your posts! :) but more than that i wanted to thank you for introducing me to many new and very delicious recipes!! i truly look forward to your posts…thank you! aimee

ps. i will be posting a blog about your blog tonight! :) hope that is ok!


Amanda Brandeburg April 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Amanda! I love your site. It has been very helpful with your photo info since I am getting more involved in photography. I have admired your site and just wanted to tell you how fun it has been taking photo classes and using pointers you have posted. Thanks again :-)


Karen Seltrecht April 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Thank you so much Amanda!!


Sara @ Our Best Bites April 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

Quick question…is there ANYTHING you can’t do?? You are sort of a technical-photographic-culinary-crafting-designing-fashionista genius! Lol Seriously, I’m always so impressed at your wide range of talents! This is an awesome, awesome feature. I’m excited to go browse through all of your photos and start clickin’!


Julie April 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

I love it!! I love it…Did I mention I love it? =) You totally have my dream camera!! I want to get it!! Where did you buy it from? Did you buy it online or from a store? And I’ve seen so many different prices anywhere from $100.00 to over $1,000.


Monica Emrick April 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Amanda…you ROCK!!! Kevin…so do you ;) Thanks for EVERYTHING!


Sarah April 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Thanks so much Amanda! I’ve just spent hours taking notes from all your amazing pictures! I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T2i and I have no idea how to do anything but the manual setting, so this is definitely going to help me out! Thanks again!



Star Hughes April 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

These are pretty incredible shots!! I’m so inspired to take better pictures!


Kelsey April 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Oh Amanda thank you! I just got Canon a few months ago and am still learning. I have a lot of learning to do! I’m about to buy a new lens (it came with an 18-55) so this will help me pick the lens that is right for me!


James Haynes April 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

War Eagle! Love the site and food. Found you by Stumble!


Faith (don't want use my real name) May 1, 2011 at 9:57 am

Question: Are you going to add trackback websites to make you more easy for yourself?

And comment: Thanks for adding what is the lens that you did use it… Have a wonderful day!


Nicole B May 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

i just heart you!
that is all


Regina May 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I love seeing how you shot some of your subjects. I love the image of all the photographers taking shots of the same subject. Sometimes it is just as much fun shooting the photogs!


Rebecca clerc May 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Now you just need to switch to a nikon, and all will be well in my world.


Helene May 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

This is so cool! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks!


Ada @ New York June 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm

That is wonderful! I am glad I stumbled upon ur blog … photos r AMAZING + cam specs every more amazing ; )


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