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Advice for journeys, including what equipment to use and how to take photographs of landmarks and other vistas.

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How can I resize more than 2GB of travel photography with no quality compromise?

I have more then two gigabytes of travel photography. Each image takes up than 4 to 5 megabytes. I have to send them to some one. How can I resize all images while retaining high image quality?
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What are alternatives to a tripod when I can't take one along?

Due to weight restrictions I cannot take my tripod on my next foreign trip. What are the alternatives?
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What to look for in a Vacation Camera? [closed]

I'm hoping to get some guidance on what type of camera I should purchase to use only on vacations and occasional family gatherings. I've read plenty of reviews and articles on different types of ...
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Is it possible to take apart a manfrotto monopod for transportation?

I'm about to buy a Manfrotto 562B. It folds down to about 27 inches but I would like to make it even smaller for transportation purposes. Is it possible to take it apart? Do you know how? The idea is ...
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How can I improve this picture of my friend on vacation?

I've taken a few pictures of this girl. I'm not satisfied with the result but I cannot say the reason. Let's say that I want to improve it. What should I do? A strong zoom on her face may help? ...
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Lenses for India trip on a Canon 7D [duplicate]

I plan to take my Canon 7D to India and I currently have a 12-24 Tokina and the Canon 50 1.4. Is this a good kit for India? I will be photographing anything I can really - I do not mind taking ...
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Travel Lens to UK [duplicate]

My family and I are planning to visit UK in October. My agenda is; 1. Visit old architecture of Bath 2. Strafford upon Avon 3. Lake District 4. Pitlochry 5. London I will travel with Nikon D7100 and ...
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Do any cameras with dual SD card slots support copying images from one card to the other?

Luckily, I've never had a memory card fail on me thus far and since making a backup copy of a memory card never was a real option for me when traveling, I never worried too much about backups. Today ...
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What personal safety precautions do I need to take while traveling with a camera in Scandinavia? [closed]

I am hoping to do a bit of travel photography while studying abroad in Europe (I'm a US uni student). I’ve heard some advice about staying safe while studying abroad — this includes not bringing a ...
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What lenses would best comprise a travel photography kit?

On a crop sensor camera, e.g. Canon EOS 7D, what would be the best kit to travel with around Europe for a few weeks? My shooting style will focus on landscape, architecture, and general travel shots ...
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Shooting from a helicopter

I have a Canon T3i with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 55-250mm, both with Image stabilization. I will be in an open doored helicopter in a tropical setting-waterfalls etc-during the mid-late morning ...
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Which laptop features are important to consider for Photoshop processing when traveling?

I will be traveling overseas for about a few months and I would like to purchase a new notebook/laptop to process my RAW pictures using Photoshop Elements 9. Weight and minimum processing speed are ...
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Billing for international travel work days

I'm putting together a proposal for a client to pitch to their boss, and I need to come up with a per diem fee. I can't decide on a method for generating a per diem. At this point, I don't know how ...
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What are the logistical pros and cons of traveling with a full size tripod?

When I say "full size" I mean what I think most people consider a standard tripod: not something like a gorillapod or super-specialized for portability. I want to purchase a serious tripod and I'm ...
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Best camera + 2 lenses to take on around the world backpacking trip? [closed]

A little background: I used to take photographs all of the time and even had my photos appear on the cover of local magazines and inside of local newspapers when I was in high school. I've also ...
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Will the vibrations of a motorcycle be harmful to a DSLR?

I am considering a Canon 70D for motorcycle touring. Considering the vibrations that a motorcycle will put the camera through, is this a good choice? Are the vibrations a legitimate concern?
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What lens should I bring for photographing the Himalayas?

I'm heading off to walk from Lukla to Base Camp in the Himalayas, and looking forward to doing some great photogrpahy along the way. Gear and weight is restricted. I have a Canon EOS 60D. If I ...
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How to get pushed film (of lower sensitivity) hand inspected at airports?

Generally airport security personnel accept hand inspection of ISO 800 film and higher. Sometimes I push a roll of lower sensitivity film and that could very well make it more sensitive than a ...
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What do I need to use a Nikon charger in power outlets when traveling in Europe?

I have a Nikon D3100 which I am using in India. I'll be travelling to Europe (France/Switzerland/Italy, Austria) and wanted to know if the same charger can be used as it is in these countries (for ...
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How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand? [closed]

I am going to visit New Zealand (both islands) and just trying to select lenses to take with me. I have Pentax K-x DSLR and following lenses: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Pentax-DA L 18-55mm ...
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Best lens choice for day time outdor shoot? [closed]

I am fairly new to photography. I planned a trip to hill station this weekend. I have following lenses: 40mm f2.8 (pancake) 18-55mm IS II 55-250mm IS II Should I carry all the lenses or would ...
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What do you do with your camera clock time in relation to time zones?

I live in the UK and spend most of my time here, apart from a short trip abroad once or sometimes twice a year. This Sunday just gone we switched from GMT to BST, so our clocks went forward one ...
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What is the most versatile lens for the Sony NEX-6? [closed]

I received a Sony NEX-6 body (no-lens) over the holidays this year and I am looking to find the right lens to match. I am searching for the most versatile lens available for this camera. In other ...
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Tripod - for travel [duplicate]

Would someone please recommend a good travel tripod that will fit in overhead luggage, be sturdy, handle my Nikon D90 and not cost an arm and a leg? Thank you
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How can I best take portraits in strong sunlight, without a flash or reflector?

When on the road as a tourist, I often do not carry a reflector of flash. Now I am at a location with very strong sunlight and I want to take a photo of a companion in front of a nice scenery or ...
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Gear for carrying and storing a DSLR on a backpacking trip?

I'm planning on going on a short backpacking trip at the end of this month and would like to take along my DSLR. What are some good options for me to carry and store my camera and a tripod if I'm also ...
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What wide-angle, high-quality lens should I buy next for travel photography [Canon]?

I do a fair amount of travel photography, but must travel quite light since I leave for months at a time to remote destinations (and carry all my equipment on my back). I'm a semi-pro but really enjoy ...
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3 lenses for D7000 - Portrait, Landscape and travel [closed]

Yesterday, I asked a question and some people helped me a lot! I still have some doubts though. I have a D7000 and I shoot mostly landscape, portrait and travel. I wanted to get some really good ...
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How do I plan a successful set of travel photographs?

I am interested in making a journey as a very deliberate way of getting some sets of photos. I would like to visit a city, and capture various categories of photos. I would like to shoot intentionally ...
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What do I need to beef up my iPhone for my go-to camera on my travels?

Note: I know very little of photography. I will be doing some extensive traveling in the coming months in Europe. Since I absolutely need to pack light, I've opted not to purchase a point-and-shoot ...
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What should I put in my camera bag for photographing insects (in a jungle)?

I have little to no experience in macro photography and I'm even shakier on wildlife photography. I am planning a trip in a few weeks to a jungle and want to capture high quality photographs of the ...
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What are some options for a low-cost, general purpose, travel lens for Canon?

I'm going to be traveling the world for the next few years, and I'd like to buy a new lens for my (ancient) Canon Digital Rebel XT. I'm currently using the Canon "nifty fifty" prime lens, but the ...
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How to carry a DSLR on a motorcycle?

I do a lot of road trips and I carry my camera (D90+50mm) and an extra lens (18-105mm) in my backpack (Lowpro CompuDaypack). The backpack is great, but it doesn't allow me to draw my cam out quickly ...
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Do super-super-lightweight tripods exist?

Are there are any "ultra-portable" tripods out there? I'd like to find one for backpacking that weighs 500 grams or less, but none seem to exist... there are tabletop tripods that weigh considerably ...
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Think Tank Urban Disguise vs Gura Gear Chobe

I presume it's acceptable to ask questions about photography gear here. I've recently bought a Sony NEX-6 and two lenses (Sony 18-200mm zoom & Sony Zeiss 24mm F1.8). I plan on acquiring one or ...
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What options are there for a camera bag that does not look like one?

I need to carry around some camera equipment (lens, flash, cables, cards, accessories, etc) but don't want a flashy camera bag attracting attention. What suggestion do you have? Please only post one ...
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What are the pros/cons between straps and monopods?

My hands got really tired from using a hand strap (the kind that wrap around your hand, not the wrist kind) after a long day use. The thing with hand strap is that it still requires you to grip the ...
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Best camera backpack with these criteria? [closed]

I've recently bought a $300+ messenger bag for my gear from onabags.com and although I absolutely love the bag, it basically destroyed my shoulder. I don't think it's the bag's fault. It's just I ...
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How does a tripod attach to the (front of the) Lowepro Pro Roller x200?

I just bought a Lowepro Pro Roller x200. (Love it so far!) This one: Lowepro Pro Roller x200 It has a strap that attaches to the top left side, and a little holster like thingy that attaches to ...
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What “all rounder” travel lenses can help me decide between Sony, Nikon, or Panasonic Micro Four Thirds?

I want to upgrade from compact (Sony 24x superzoom) to more enthusiast-style camera. After extensive search and comparison (dpreview.com and elsewhere) I have selected Sony SLT A55, Lumix GH2 and ...
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How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?

This question seems similar to this one, but my needs are different : I shoot in RAW exclusively I'm looking for a 100% offline solution: while traveling, Internet won't be accessible the "laptop" ...
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Camera and lens to take travelling by bicycle that will produce pro-quality images?

I am going travelling by bicycle, and I want to take a camera that allows me to take photos that are very high quality- e.g. raw format and with a good lense, and yet is not heavy, and is quite ...
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Is f/4 sufficient for a telephoto lens for outdoor daytime travel photography?

I am new to photography, and currently own a Nikon D3100 with the kit 18-55mm lens. I also own a Nikon 35mm f/1,8G AF-S DX, that I generally use for portraits and in low light conditions. Right now, ...
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Will the 18-55 and 55-250mm kit zoom lenses cover my requirements in Europe?

I have just received for Xmas a Canon 650d kit with an 18 - 55 mm IS II and a 55-250 mm IS II lens. Always had an interest so I feel very blessed and luckily my fiance also included a one day DSLR ...
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What kind of camera bag should I pick for traveling around the Alps?

I will be traveling around Austria (and Alps) next spring and will be carrying my photography gear with me. I have a Canon Rebel T2i, a prime and a telephoto lens, an external speedlite, CPL filters, ...
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Precautions and Preparation for the Salar De Uyuni during Rainy Season

For those who don't know, the Salar De Uyuni is the world's biggest salt desert and covers 10,000 square-kilometers. During the rainy season it reflects the sky like a huge mirror, giving some pretty ...
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Where are good photography spots in Malaysia?

I am from Sweden and I've been in Kuala Lumpur for some time now and I wonder where I can find some good spots for shooting pictures. I've already been to Zoo Negara, but are there any other kind of ...
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Help me choose: Olympus OM-D EM-5, Fujy X-Pro1, Sony Nex 7, or?

I'm a owner of a Sony A700 with some good lenses and a Sony NEX5 with the kit lens but I'm not happy. The A700 is too big and heavy, and the lenses too, and I can't stand the lack of an OVF/EVF on ...
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How can I backup my photos while travelling?

I'm going travelling around the world for a year in September and am already panicking about how best to send my photos home while in various countries. Requirements: I only need to backup JPEG ...
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Trip to India - choosing which lens to carry

I will be traveling to Jaipur India, and wanted to know which lens to take along with my Nikon d5100. I currently have a 35mm f1.8, 55-200mm, 70-300mm and a 18-70mm. I want to take pictures of the ...