If you have a GPS why not log your location in a track file. Then when you get back to your computer, you can pull the coordinate into your image from your track and the location description (metadata) from those coordinates. Once you have a coordinate in the "GPS Latitude" and "GPS Longitude" EXIF metadata fields you can make use of the free “Microsoft Pro Photo Tools” (PPT) which will use the coordinate to extract Location, City, State/Region and Country. These fields are populated through a web service that makes use of Windows Live Local. If the GPS coordinate is not quite right, for example the photo is plotting in the middle of a lake you can drag you image marker to the edge where...
I try to do this with most my photos, I find it very handy on the road if I pull over and don't really know the location.
I bought a gps logger that I keep in my camera bag and use the locr software to add the gps location to the metafile. It does crash now and then for me during manual geotagging though. But it is good in the respect that it creates backups of the photo before adding the data so you will not get any corrupt files. I haven't had any corruption yet.
Congrats! When I first joined DT, my sales were so low after 6 months, , I nearly gave up (of course, I still do not have as many uploads as you do), so I quit uploading for well over a year, I believe, and then one day, I decided to check on it just for the heck of it and my sales had quadrupled, so I decided I would hang in a little longer. Since that has inspired me to continue on a while longer, I may get inspired to take and upload more pics now. If I figure out how to equate my statistics, I will let you know! Maybe, you could do a blog on that too! Thanks for sharing!
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I took the opportunity while in Brasilia on business to photograph some of the goings-on of the Independence Day celebrations. Here are the few keepers that made it and others that I have taken.
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If I had my time again I would have planned the locations I shot from better and known about some of the earlier events but as an amateur here on business I have to be pretty happy with the opportunity!...
If there is one thing worse than not having your camera when needed, it is only having a poor quality camera. You end up with an impression of what could have been so much more.... oh the pain and torment!
I look back to images from my first digital and wish that I was not such an early adopter. Having said that, my little S10 did go places that I would not take my current beast. Now with a digital SLR and not having the quality restriction I do have the bulk/weight anchor! I really do not mind the inconvenience of the extra DSLR appendage, however a high quality compact would be a breath of fresh of air for those "no real chance of a quality photo" outings - on balance a reasonable...
I have a Canon G11, one of the problems I find is that it has no thumb hold, and the nearest button where your thumb would be is the delete button! Have only had it about a year, so have learnt to cope with it, but very frustrating at times. :)
I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my travel I have had the privilege of seeing and progressively becoming a more dedicated photographer, trying to represent the world as I see it.
My passion in photography is diverse, but the area I enjoy most is the wonder of what is revealed within macro photographs. I enjoy abstract and realistic portrayals of natural subjects and ordinary things. Bright contrasting colours, dense texture, rhythmic and seemingly random patterns at all scales captivate me. The detail revealed through high resolution photographs demonstrates to me how much we miss while “living” life and suggests that any amount of time spent observing will never be too much.
I particularly enjoy being stirred by a photograph which displays the awe delivered by a landscape, a raw/seized/held/bound/ captured emotion, rich morning light or a captured sense of movement. I am inspired by viewing photographs from the greats through to amateurs. They challenge me to continue to learn how to see.
I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my trav... [Read more]
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