Monday, June 20, 2011
iPad, Writing, Travelling, Photography
Interesting article from The Travel Writer's Life
I struggled with this when we were going to Russia last month. I only wanted to take my iPad but worried about running out of storage space for my photos. I do have the connector required to connect the camera. In the end I did bring along a laptop as well to unload my camera. We use the iPad as a reader as well so it wasn't a real burden to bring it along with a laptop. This article does mention some interesting apps and has some good ideas.
From stock photographer, Shelly Perry…
*** CameraBag for iPad is more of a fun app. You can use filters to make your photos look like retro-styled shots, borders and all. It may not be fit for photos you want to sell, but it’s a lot of fun. And great for photos you want to post on Facebook or Flickr for family and friends.
** EasyRelease is a nice $9.99 investment but ensures you always have a model release handy in 13 different languages. You can customize your releases with your contact details. And the model signs directly
on your iPad with her finger. You can also have the release instantly e-mailed to you, so you never have to fear losing it. I think this might be one of the best and most important apps for travelers, especially those who shoot stock.
** Penultimate is great for writers and/or photographers who like to take notes and make journals. You can take notes, draw pictures, change colors, and have multiple notebooks. A really great app when you need to take notes on the fly.
From fine art photographer, Rich Wagner…
** Focalware helps photographers calculate the position of the sun and shadows any time of day, any day of the year. Just stand where you’d like to be standing at a future time and date, point your phone in the
direction you’d like to point your camera, dial in the day, dial in the time, and see where the shadows come from! If you’re photographing a wedding, you’ll be able to tell when shadows will fall on the bride. And, if you’re in a location you’d like to revisit at sunrise or sunset, you can move around until you find the perfect spot and return later knowing exactly where to stand and at what time the sun will be where you want it in the sky.
** Viewfinder let’s you see through your phone or iPad what you might see if you were looking through your camera’s viewfinder with different lenses (there is Viewfinder and Viewfinder Pro, you don’t need the Pro.)
** And f/8 is a depth of field calculator. Just enter your camera and details about your lens collection and see how your depth of field changes at different settings.
The iPad can’t do everything your desktop or portable computer can do, but it’s moving closer all the time.