Another forum section by request: Camera advice and photography techniques.
Perhaps useful for those trying to decide between taking five kilos or camera gear or a polaroid.
Please no posts from merchants etc.
Thanks in advance ...
In last week’s newsletter I wrote about taking pics. In response, Travelfish member Kate Veitch sent me this excellent and thought–provoking piece she wrote about travel, photography and especially how the latter has changed.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thoughts, as always, appreciated!
by Kate Veitch
First published in Griffith Review
I BOUGHT my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic, in 1973. I was eighteen and about to go travelling in South-East Asia, and the hippie tr ...
Was wondering if anyone can recommend a particular site for photo sharing for my upcoming trip. I have never used one and don't know anyone who uses one so any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks. JP ...
I am not sure what quality of Jpeg to save my Photo''s ?
Baseline Optimzed was thinking of this option or
at a Baseline Optimised setting difference size ( ) I then have a choice of info taken from a random picture
8 High ( 146 K )
9 High ( 171 K )
10 Max ( 203 K )
11 Max ( 247 K )
12 Max ( 317 K )
wanting to display pictures on a 42 inch TV screen as a slideshow and maybe print one or two pictures out size 4 inches by 6 inches
Also I am not sure what is the Max size of USB ...
An excellent spoken word piece by Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. While he's talking about his own work, there are many lessons for any photographer in this especially as he often talks of particular photos shown alongside his talk.
As one of the comments reads:
"When you see this and then you read magazines about photography they are so full of total rubbish about the latest camera that has 2 more megapixels than the previous model and lenses ...
Hello to everyone!
I'm travelling with my husband and my baby daughter 6 months old next week to Phuket, Karon beach, for 14 nights and I'm looking for any advice, especially places to go, and is it safe to visit the islands and go on boat with a baby? And is their local agencies for tours.. you can recommend for us?
Thank you in advance [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img] ...
So i'm off to Se Asia and want to take to some awesome photos/videos of me in the water with elephants and tubing in laos. or say i capsize a canoe around phi phi don island whats the best way to keep my camera safe from water or dropping it etc some kind of bag? also i know this is probably the wrong place but what about my passport if i want to go for a swim don't fancy leaving that and my money laying around do i take it all in the water in a bag ? ...
I travel real light. For years that meant no camera - I get a real giggle these days from all those travellers dragging around the huge expensive digital SLRs with multiple lenses and other junk. Oh baby, they point it into the breeze on speedboats in bumpy conditions - what does that do to the lens? Operating systems? What if they fall head over turkey getting out of the boat as I did last Thailand trip - fortunately with Lady Tezza's ancient pocket cheapy, which was my backup camera (another f ...
So I will be bring my DSLR with me and often shooting in Raw, though not always. I'm looking for online storage that allows me to keep the files just as they are, has a decent amount of space (I'll be gone for a month taking a ton of pictures), and is fairly quick with uploading. I realize I'll be having some spotty wifi along the way.
I'm not interesting in having external drives or anything physical. I'll already be backing it up that way. And I don't want to be mailing stuff back home a ...
Hey, Im going to travel around SEA for 3 months and need to buy a camera when I get there. I tried to get the Sony nex-5n on eBay but had my Â£265 stolen after receiving an empty box
I arrive at Singapore airport on May 31 around 19:30. I fly to Bangkok the next morning at 10:00.
Where is the best (cheapest) place for me to get this type of compact system camera? Is it worth heading into Singapore city at night? Would I have time? Would the shops be open? Or would I find good value at the a ...
Im going travelling in February next year to south east asia and im in desperate need for a new camera.
The main things i will be using the camera for are:
General photos and videos
Can anyone reccomend me a good camera to purchase my budget is around Â£200-300 pounds.
p.s. i heard the olympus tough tg-2 is good....
Anyone want a free place on a yoga retreat in the Sahara in February?
The winner of a photo contest on 'Solitude and Community' will get a free place on the retreat in Morocco (www.roadjunkyretreat.com) plus free flights from anywhere in Europe!
You can enter here:
The images can be from Asia or anywhere else you've travelled. ...
British travel writer David Whitley, fresh off a trip to Laos has just published a piece titled "Is it ever ok to take photos of third world villagers?" that delves into the discussion of should tourists really be tramping around villages taking pics of the locals, and their children, in a "traditional" setting.
David rightly asks, how would you feel if a bunch of complete strangers wandered into your front yard and took photos of your household behaving "traditionally& ...
Hi there friendly folks of TravelFish, I am headed to South East Asia on a solo backpacking holiday and have started up an online video blogging website focussing on short & spicy travel secrets videos. So far, being a total amateur, I have used my trusty Nokia N95 brick of a phone (phone falls to floor, floor breaks - that kind of phone).
Am thinking of investing in a proper (but cheap) HD hand held cam corder and a lapel/collar mike. Most people been talking about photography cameras on t ...
Hi all, I'm noob in camera, so please pardon my ignorance.
I'd like to ask if anyone here using smart phone camera while travelling? I know that a proper camera is definitely better but if budget is an issue, should I buy a good smart phone (with a very good camera), or keep my old phone (Nokia 5800) and invest the money to get a decent cam like Canon S100 or Lumix LX5.
The all important question is: with the recent progress in smart phones, can it replace a mid-range camera mentioned above? ...
I will be flying through Singapore on my way to Vietnam & Cambodia and I was wondering if it was worth it to hold out and buy a camera in my 4 hr stop-over at Changi airport rather than buying at home here in Aust?
I have a Sony Cybershot. It has a battery charger which shows this sign: 100v - 240v.
Could I use it in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand?
The battery charger is not inside the camera, it´s separated. I hope I am clear with the explanation.
Thank you. ...
discussed on lense
and watch the trailer here
I really liked the slow mo with flashes in Luang Prabang and the one swing of the rope in Vang Vien. ...
I am in Vietnam at the moment. In Hanoi I bought a couple of Canon batteries for my Canon EOS 5D and a B+W UV filter 77mm. Batteries were about 14 Euros each and the filter was about 17 Euros. The packets look exactly the same as the original Canon and it even says Canon on the batteries but at that prices it is difficult to believe that they are not an Asian copy (original Canon battery costs 90 Euros, B+W filter also a lot more). How do you know if they are a fake?
I don't mind too much i ...
Just bought a new Nikon. I'll need a few spare batteries and memory cards and was wondering whether its worth buying them in Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok. Can anyone confirm any current prices in Bangkok or KL?
Any info will be greatly appreciated. ...