shutterdial is a free website to find stock photos by camera settings like lens size, aperture, shutter speed, etc. So, if you are looking for a search engine that can help you find a photo shot with a specific camera settings, then shutterdial does a pretty good job. You can search for photos in specific category like sports, nature, wildlife, etc. and combine these camera settings together to find the perfect photo that you are looking for. It basically uses the Flickr and 500PX API to fetch photos by specific camera settings. However, if you want to use the photos from its search results, then you have to check its license first. In case you want some good photos for your blog, project etc. you can check out these free websites to download royalty free images.
How to use shutterdial to find photos by specific camera settings:
shutterdial requires no login or signup to find photos. Visit the link provided at the end of this review and then search for a photo by a specific camera setting. First, specify the category like sea, beach, nature, wildlife, etc. and then adjust the camera settings. It lets you find photos shot with a specific lens size, shutter speed, and aperture. Of course, you can combine these camera settings together to get more particular results. You have to adjust the sliders below each of those camera settings to adjust their values, as shown in the main screenshot above. In the end, click on the ‘BUILD CONTACT SHEET” to get photos captured with the desired camera settings.
The search results are shown in the screenshot above. On the top, there are filters which can be updated to find photos with more different camera settings. If you like any picture, then click on it and it will open the original source of the photo i.e. Flickr and 500px. You can then check out the photo license and view more EXIF properties of the photo like ISO, flashlight, etc.
shutterdial is a free website to find photos shot by specific camera settings like aperture, lens size and shutter speed. This is a pretty good website for people who want to quickly find photos shot by specific camera properties. You can also find photos by EXIF metadata on Flickr and other similar photo websites but it lets you apply these filters to quickly get the desired results. However, do check the license of every picture if you want to use them personally or commercially.