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Creative Ideas for Printing and Displaying Your Travel Photos

Creative Ideas for Printing and Displaying Your Travel Photos

There’s no doubt that these days, travel photos are the best souvenirs. A physical reminder of your trip, but, unlike the trinkets you buy from a busy tourist area, photos are cheap, last forever, and you can share them as freely as you want to.

Also, you can take thousands of photos every day if you’re so inclined, and they don’t take up any extra space in your luggage. It’s the best case scenario!

But are they actually a physical reminder? They used to be – back in the days before digital photography where you would get home, have them developed, and but them proudly into an album (granted, back then you wouldn’t be taking thousands!).

But these days we often get home, share them on our socials, and then store them away to be forgotten on a harddrive. Which is a shame. Because why would you want your memories of your most epic adventures to fade away?!

The great thing about photos these days is that they’re so versatile, and you can print them for use in so many ways. So, if you want to start displaying your travel photos, consider some of these ideas so you can actually see them everyday!

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The Best Way to Save and Share Your Files While Traveling

The Best Way to Save and Share Your Files While Traveling

Whether you’re snapping pics to post on social media, or shooting new material for your professional portfolio, taking pictures is a part of travel. As the number of stamps in your passport grows, so too does the documented footage of your adventures around the world.

No matter how much you might cherish each one of these photos, there’s no denying that they’re taking up space on your computer and overwhelming your emails attachments.

Sure, USBs can get the job done if you want to share your photos with a family member or travel partner – you know, and not blow up their inbox because of the size limit on email attachments – or are trying to transfer all your photos from your laptop to your desktop.

But what if we told you that there’s an easier, faster way to do it?

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Reasons to Invest in Portable Cameras

Reasons to Invest in Portable Cameras

With travel photography becoming increasingly popular, a good quality camera is now a necessity for most travelers. But the biggest question is, what kind of camera should we use?

Bulky DSLR’s were once the go-to, and it was the mark of a photographer to sport a massive zoom. But technology has evolved tremendously, and now that you can take high quality photos with your cell phone, most travelers today are going the portable route.

Also known as compact, or hand-held, portable cameras are preferred among travelers because they are conveniently sized for travel, allow freedom of movement when you’re out. These are often pocket-sized cameras that don’t need to be mounted.

Given this trend towards smaller bodied cameras, the following are 5 reasons to jump on the bandwagon and join those going the portable route.

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How Custom Printing Helps Your Travel Photos Last a Lifetime

How Custom Printing Helps Your Travel Photos Last a Lifetime

Taking photos on that fantastic trip is something we all do – but what happens when you get home? Far too many people take stunning pictures on their adventures, yet when they return to daily life those photos just sit forgotten.

They sit in a phone or camera, maybe they’re filed away on your harddrive, waiting to be looked at once every six months then ultimately deleted for more memory space.

It really is a shame. Those photos could be put to much better use, custom printed onto a variety of different ways, and proudly displayed. That way, you remember your journeys every day!

Online printing specialists offer affordable printing on a both common and uncommon items, meaning you can make those memories last a lifetime. But what sort of things can you print onto?

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Travel Photographers: How to Advertise Yourself on Instagram

Travel Photographers: How to Advertise Yourself on Instagram

The world of social media and online marketing has drastically evolved over the past couple of years. Social media platforms are upping their game knowing that any minute, new trends will overtake what they are currently promoting.

The role of photographers can’t be underestimated in today’s digital world. Well paying gigs are available, but are usually approved for those who have a good online presence.

These changes have also made a lot of content creators, online ambassadors, and influencers rethink the way they go about advertising and promoting their content online.

One of the biggest social media platforms making waves today is Instagram. Everything about instagram advertising is changing, and you definitely need to learn more about it in order to stay in the game.

But even if you don’t have a big budget for paid advertising on the platform, there are still a number of ways to advertise yourself, and build a successful online presence.

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How to Take Beautiful Travel Photography: 5 Beginner Tips

How to Take Beautiful Travel Photography: 5 Beginner Tips

Once upon a time, a camera was a luxury, and on a family holiday, you generally had to share it. Though these days cameras have become an essential, and every traveler has one.

Travel and photography go hand in hand these days, and with the accessibility of advanced technology, even amateur photographers and beginners can take incredible shots.

One thing most travelers have in common is a desire to take better photography. Which you can easily do with these tips.

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How to Make and Edit Awesome Travel Videos on Your iPhone

How to Make and Edit Awesome Travel Videos on Your iPhone

Whether you’re capturing holiday memories of your trip, or you secretly want to launch a career as a travel videographer, simply tapping the record button on your iPhone isn’t going to guarentee a high quality video.

For budding phone videographers, there are two main factors that are going to dictate how good your videos are. The first is the quality of footage.

The newest technology will always be the best way to guarentee you’re shooting the highest quality footage, but anything that is capable of shooting in 4K, 120fps/240fps high speed or slo-mo videos will work well.

The second is the quality of editing that goes into your video after it’s been shot. With these two points in mind, we’ve put together the following tips for making and editing awesome travel videos on your iPhone.

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7 Cool Gift Ideas For Photographers

7 Cool Gift Ideas For Photographers

Are you looking for an excellent gift to give to your friend who is a photographer? Or perhaps you want to say thank you to the person who captured one of the most important moments in your life?

Photographers make memories, so of course you want to come up with an idea for a memorable gift. But more often than not photographers already have all the gear they need, so you may be wondering what’s left to be gifted!

Well, worry not! We’ve done extensive research to find out what photographers like best, and with the help of some expert camera operators, we came up with this excellent gift list.

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5 Shots You Need to Get When Visiting Malta (Malta Photo Ideas)

5 Shots You Need to Get When Visiting Malta (Malta Photo Ideas)

If you love photography, many notable sites around the world will quench your thirst. From Paris, to Rome, there are many iconic landmarks worth shooting, though adventure photographers may have a desire to explore destinations that are lesser known.

Malta is a unique island in the Mediterranean Sea that boasts many rich cultural and historic sites. And while it’s a small island, it certainly packs a heavy punch, with plenty of opportunity for unique photography.

Keen photographers will be able to shoot prehistoric temples, some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, fossil studded cliffs, and a food scene which mixes Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours with local Maltese ingredients.

Both man-made and natural sites make this island a place worth visiting. The following are five locations in Malta worth shooting.

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The Advantages of Traveling With a Single Camera: Stories Captured With the Fuji X100F

The Advantages of Traveling With a Single Camera: Stories Captured With the Fuji X100F

With travel photography becoming increasingly popular, a good quality camera is now a necessity for most travelers. But the biggest question is, what kind of camera should we use?

Whether you are an already experienced photographer or a beginner looking for ideas on which camera is the best, I see a lot of misguidance when it comes to advice on travel cameras.

A of lot of the time, I see people recommend equipment that would leave any professional photographer envious. And a lot of it. But from my own experience, you don’t need a very complex setup or the most expensive gear.

I traveled with the Fuji X100F through Southeast Asia for a few months and couldn’t be happier with it. For me, this is my ideal travel camera, and I want to share the stories that I was able to capture with that one single camera.

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5 Video Editing Tips That Every Traveler Needs to Know

5 Video Editing Tips That Every Traveler Needs to Know

Video has become the newest trend in the world of travel; photos are still popular of course, but nothing beats a moving visual; something that can truly tell the story of a trip, beyond the 2 dimensional.

Video is a much more creative and engaging way of sharing stories and experiences from your travels, and watching them back is a more effective way of remembering a trip. We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a 1000 words”, but if you’re shooting at 30 frames per second, every second of video is worth 30,000 words!

Shooting video is fairly straight forward, however when it comes to editing, that part isn’t always so easy. The final product needs to be compatible across various devices, you need to export for the best video quality, but aim for a small file size, and make sure that it tells a vivid story.

To that end, we have summarized the 5 most important video editing tips that every traveler needs to know.

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How Wildlife Photographers are Building Their Personal Brand Online

How Wildlife Photographers are Building Their Personal Brand Online

The role of professional photographers can’t be underestimated in today’s digital world. With the digital media industry having exploded, thanks to the rise of startups and brick-and-mortar stores going online, the need for professional photographers is now more than ever.

Even though opportunities are in abundance for fashion photographers, sports photographers, and even wildlife photographers, it’s not easy to gain the confidence of agencies and organizations looking to hire professionals. Thus, well-paying gigs are available but are usually approved for those who have a good online presence, or rather an established personal brand. So, the question is- how do you create yours?

The following are some of the ways wildlife photographers are building their personal brand, and establishing a solid reputation via online presence.

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New to Photography? 5 Tips For Learning How to Use a DSLR

New to Photography? 5 Tips For Learning How to Use a DSLR

A DSLR is an acronym for a digital single-lens reflex camera, which is a relatively new camera on the market that has combined the digital camera and the optics.

When you purchase your first DSLR it can be intimidating to know how to use all its features. So we’ve put together few useful tips to help get you started in using your new camera.

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Top 6 Mirrorless Cameras for Travel Photography

Top 6 Mirrorless Cameras for Travel Photography

With travel photography becoming increasingly popular, a good quality camera is now a necessity for most travelers. But the biggest question is, what kind of camera should we use?

For years, a DSLR camera was everyone’s go-to. But technology evolves, and there’s a growing trend among travelers today to go the mirrorless route.

Keeping up pace with bulkier and older DSLRs, mirrorless cameras use the latest technology to produce high quality images in smaller bodies. It’s called mirrorless because the cameras are designed not to have an optical mirror in front of the sensor, which is common in DSLR cameras. Instead, it uses a digital display system, or an electronic viewfinder.

So if you’re planning to switch your DSLR to a mirrorless camera, or you’re looking for your first camera to start with, here are 6 mirrorless cameras that you can try.

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Fabulous Ways to Actually Use Your Travel Photos

Fabulous Ways to Actually Use Your Travel Photos

It’s not my ideal way to begin a blog post by making reference to my age, but there was once a time where you would head out into the world with your camera, and a roll of film which had 24 exposures. This meant you had the opportunity to take 24 photos total (obviously you could travel with more than one roll of film though).

You would arrive home, have them developed, and add them to a photo album which you would have handy to pull out every now and then. But these days, find me someone who doesn’t return home with hundreds, if not thousands, of photos.

With the ability to take such a vast amount of photos these days, even our great photos end up suffering a pretty sad fate. You might Instagram or Facebook them, but for the most part, they sit quietly forgotten in a digital folder or harddrive. They fade away.

So we’ve come up with some ideas for bringing your photos to life in this modern age, and actually using them in the everyday.

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Tips for Taking Better Travel Photography

Tips for Taking Better Travel Photography

You may not take travel photos as a main source of income, but one thing most travelers had in common in 2017 was a desire to take better photography.

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, but even with a lot of practice, your pictures might be only marginally improving. Should you visit a new travel destination so that you find a new source of inspiration, or are you working with mediocre equipment?

It’s more likely that you just need to re-center your focus. Which you can easily do with these tips.

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Fluid + Form’s Eagle 4K – Best Action Camera Under $100

Fluid + Form’s Eagle 4K – Best Action Camera Under $100

If you’re anything like me, you get a headache when it comes to understanding the specs of today’s cameras. I try my hardest to watch YouTube tutorials in an effort to become wiser, but end up frustrated and feeling as though I am that single kid in the back of the class that just doesn’t get it.

Yes I want a camera that records good images and video, I am after all a travel blogger who needs to share my experiences with the world. My goal, however, is to inspire others to travel, not to enter photo competitions or create the next Academy Award winning masterpiece.

We’ve all become so programmed to think we need to keep up with the crowd by shelling out hundreds if not thousands of dollars on the latest well known name brand camera equipment. But there comes a stage where you wonder if we really need all these new fancy camera features and if so, does it really have to cost us an arm and a leg to get it?

Personally, I’ve gotten to the stage where I would rather spend more on adventure travel and less on action camera’s.

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Do You Really Need a Camera on Vacation? Or Can You Use Your Phone?

Do You Really Need a Camera on Vacation? Or Can You Use Your Phone?

Once upon a time, a camera was a luxury, and on a family holiday, you generally had to share it. I remember my first trip abroad – Japan in 2009. I had to seek my parents permission to take the family digital camera with me.

Though these days cameras have become an essential, and every traveler has one. In fact most people have two; a camera which is actually a camera, and the one built into your phone.

Yes, we’re well and truly living in the camera phone era, and as you travel around the globe you may notice a trend that travelers are leaving their traditional digital camera’s at home. Instead, most people these days are favoring their phone.

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Wall Art Prints: Where to Buy Stunning Travel Prints For Your Walls

Wall Art Prints: Where to Buy Stunning Travel Prints For Your Walls

Mike and I recently quit our life of full time travel to buy a house and our previously sold stuff. And one of the first things we did was shop for travel prints for the walls. We wanted something to brighten the house up. And I hate bare walls!

While there are 79 pages of incredible travel photography you can buy as a canvas from Wall Art Prints, it only took me a second to decide. The travel print I wanted was staring at me right there on the third line.

I ordered a huge 150 x 100 cm of Magical Manarola, Italy; a town which, despite not having been able to take pictures myself, left a lasting impression on my mind.

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How to Choose a Camera for Travel: Our Top 3 Picks

How to Choose a Camera for Travel: Our Top 3 Picks

You’ve probably heard the old adage that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most of us, that means our best camera is our humble mobile phone.

Modern mobile phones do a decent job at taking a pretty picture, but they do have their limitations. If you want to get creative with your photography, or get that envious ‘blurred-background’ look, you’re much better off investing in an inter-changeable lens (ILC) camera, or at least, a good compact camera.

Buying a decent camera doesn’t mean breaking the bank – there are plenty of great cameras available for under $500 and some great dSLR lenses which cost much less than you’d expect.

What I will say though, is that by stretching your budget a little further, you can get a camera that will serve you well for many years to come. But let’s first decide what makes a good travel camera.

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Places in Australia

The 8 Most Instagrammable Places in Australia

Having just driven 20,000km around Australia (that’s the same distance as flying London to Sydney) in an battered, old Landrover, I can definitely attest to this country’s Instagrammability … if this is even a word!

Yes when you’re living out of a tent on a roof, surrounded the beauty of Australia every day, you realise just how perfect this place is if you want to snap some amazing travel shots.

With stunning scenery and vibrant visuals, the Land Down Under is so diverse and has so many unique sights, that it really is the most #instaperfect country in my opinion.

So check out these 8 places I’ve selected as the most instagrammable in Australia and start getting your friends jealous now!

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Editing Your Travel Photos: Use a Free Online Editor Like Fotor

Editing Your Travel Photos: Use a Free Online Editor Like Fotor

Photography is a huge part of the travel experience, though it’s rare to come home with shots which don’t require any editing. Whether it needs cropping, or adjusting brightness to finding the perfect contrast and saturation, sometimes that precious moment was captured in the wrong way.

Even for those who take amazing photos, a lot of the time it’s the editing stage that separates the pros from the amateurs. Professional editing can really go a long way. Sad thing being, I’ve never been very savvy with Lightroom or Photoshop (I swear you need an advanced degree!)

But what if there was a tool that could help you make your photos look just as good as the professionals? An editor that anyone can use to make their photos look great, and do some serious photo editing with virtually no learning curve?

Sometimes you just want a quick, fun way to enhance your photos, add some neat effects, and maybe create a collage or two. Fotor is the answer – a free online photo editor which proves that not everyone has to be skilled at Photoshop to compete.

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Simple Street Photography Tips for Beginners

Simple Street Photography Tips for Beginners

For amateur photographers, street photography can be intimidating. You generally shoot candidly, and in public places, in an uncontrolled setting where anything can happen and the scene is never the same. It’s definitely not the easiest discipline!

But street photography is popular as it captures the texture of a city in a single photo. It’s personal and raw, and captures a city’s true soul. For instance, it is more than just taking a photo of cars passing through traffic. It is about waiting for the right second, as soon as the MPV car passes by with its windows rolled down and you can see the kids inside the car bored from traffic.

And even though this is the most practiced kind of photography, many beginner photographers have a fear of shooting in the street. So if you’re looking to overcome your fear of street photography, or improve your craft, here are some helpful tips to guide you.

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The Best Printing Methods for Your Travel Photographs

The Best Printing Methods for Your Travel Photographs

Sometimes everything comes together at the right moment; the lighting, angle and every other element combine to create a picture that is truly one of a kind. When that perfect picture occurs, it seems like a crime to just leave it on a memory card or let it fade away into the obscurity of old social media posts. Some photographs deserve to be printed.

If you’ve taken that special photo that needs to be brought to life, the old 8 x 10 frame may not be enough to do it justice. In these cases, a little creativity in your printing and mounting methods could take that special photo and turn it into a work of art.

Or maybe you’re just bored with the traditional prints in your home and need something different to spruce things up. Either way, there are some great printing techniques currently available that can help make your favorite travel photos something truly memorable. If you want to bring that perfect moment from your travels into your home, try one of these unique printing methods to memorialize it properly.

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Camera Gear You Should Have With You on Every Trip

Camera Gear You Should Have With You on Every Trip

Travel and photography go hand in hand these days, and with the accessibility of advanced technology, even amateur photographers and beginners can take incredible shots.

Though the success of your photos will depend on the camera gear you travel with. So whether you’re an advanced photographer or just starting out, make sure you have the following with you on every trip.

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