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Izuno Travel “Explore”

May 30th, 2008 by Jordan

Flickr travel map

If you haven’t used yet, this might entice you. They have an ‘explore‘ section of their website where users geotagged their photos, mostly pop travel destinations. It’s a very useful tool when you are showing friends where you’ve been, or finding out where to go next based on pictures. Flickr’s map looks great, the pictures are easy to navigate, good interface, overall very well done.


Nat Geo Photography Tips

April 24th, 2008 by Jordan

nation geographic photography tree

Checking out National Geographic Traveler is something I do once every other month or so. I don’t particularly read the specifics, but I do love their photography. They have a photography tips section that is good for amateur photographers like myself. It’s worth a looksie. I can’t believe I just said “looksie.”

January 13th, 2008 by Jordan

Trek Earth

Two photography posts in a row. I need to research past blogs more often. is a great website for anybody who ever lost a roll of film while traveling. With over 630,000 photos of places around the globe, it’s easy to search for a spot you’ve been and remember specifically that you were there. There is a lot of techy photo nerds discussing aperture and ISO, but it doesn’t take away from the huge assortment of pictures.

Sony GPS Unit Kit For Digital Photography

January 2nd, 2008 by Jordan

sony gps unit photography

If you are a photoholic while travelling, then you might consider this new GPS Unit from Sony. I I have to admit…it is very cool, and since I’m not into geo-caching, it’s the best use for gps that I have found. Basically, you carry it with you while you are travelling and taking pictures. It communicates with your digital camera and records the exact time and place you took each picture. You then download the information to your computer, and it can display your pictures and places on google maps. Very sweet…It’s nice to see Sony and Google working together. The downfall…like any gps device, it’s not cheap, but it’s not overpriced either. For a serious backpacker who enjoys photography, it’s an easy sale. For budget travelers….not so much.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

September 26th, 2007 by Jordan

Annu Photography

I personally have not seen a lot of artwork out of India. So when I ran accross this artist, I was immediately intrigued. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s art is about the transformation of change Indians have gone through, and what they are still struggling with. Her virtual immigrant pieces display that message as loud and clearly as possible.

Zink Inkless Camera

August 31st, 2007 by Jordan

Zink Inkless Camera

Zink is a launching a new print on the spot inkless camera. Their handheld camera prints borderless 2×3″ photos. The products have not yet reached the shelves tho. All you buy is the paper which they claim is affordable and shoot and snap. It’s a retake on the polaroid, except this is a high megapixel digital camera and you only print the photos you want.

Travel Takes: For travel, this is more fun than practical. I imagine it would be great to print off pictures immediately, but then you’d have to carry the paper around with you everywhere you went. And you’d be force by good instincts to share a photo with whoever you are showing off to. But still maybe for a local day trip it would come in handy.


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