Tags archives: camera

How to buy a used camera online

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'New is always better' - or, at least, so they say. Let me in on a little secret - they are wrong. Sometimes used or second-hand is just as good (or even better). For example, when you compare a brand-new dress from a retail chain, which somehow every other girl on the street is sporting too, to a unique vintage dress from the 1970s; or that veteran road tri[...]

How to Take Good Night Shots

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Who doesn't love those slighty surreal photos with vibrant colors and beaming lights, when cars and trains are turned into streaks of light and the sky suddenly glows in hues you didn't even notice before. While it certainly requires a bit more than a regular skill set to approach night photography, already considering a few basic steps will make a huge diff[...]

Keeping your gadgets safe and stylish

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When traveling, we usually carry some form of technology that requires a bit of care. We carry all sorts of gadgets to help us stay in contact with family at home and friends scattered around the globe. Not to mention we have to carry our beautiful cameras to capture all the worldly scenes we encounter. The thought of hearing that dreaded *CRUNCH* when thump[...]

Top Technology To Travel With

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Knowing what technology to take on an overseas trip can sometimes be a bit of a confusing and intimidating affair. You may be someone who wants to take a break from the hum of the digital world on your trip so aren't concerned about keeping in touch with emails and Instagram, but if you're keen on staying plugged in whilst tripping around the world, sometime[...]

DIY Sunday - Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

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Last year my GoPro camera went on a little tour to go on an discover the depths of the Atlantic ocean and was never again to be seen. In other words: I lost it. It happened during a minor surf accident when my camera fell in the water and disappeared within seconds. It wasn't even a week old. To expand the lifetime of my new GoPro camera, I decided to build [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Traveling with a DSLR

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Just like any other passionate photographer and part-time traveler I have asked myself this question several times: which camera to bring on my next trip? Should I go for the handy point-and-shoot camera that fits in my pocket or stick with my bulky and heavy DSLR which takes way better pictures. The ideal situation would we that you had both, but depending [...]

Surfing Europe - Impressions from the GoPro

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"You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” - Jon Kabat-Zinn When I first started surfing about three years ago I knew that this new hobby was here to stay. In the years that followed I began choosing travel destinations mainly base don wave power and water temperature and grew to know some of the best surf spots around the world. During my rec[...]

Meet Knäppa, the eco-friendly digital camera

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Photo via inspirefirst.com We here at Travelettes love both photography and being green, and Ikea must be a kindred spirit because they’ve combined the two and created an eco-friendly digital camera. This clever device, which has been dubbed Knäppa, is made almost entirely of cardboard and after 40 photos it can be thrown away with all your normal recycling[...]

Beginner's guide to travel photography

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Okay, so I’m the first to admit that I’m not the best photographer amongst the Travelettes team (and I’m very proud to work alongside such a talented bunch of ladies) but here I am sharing with you a little guide to photography & equipment you might want to take on your travels. Having bought my first digital SLR just over 8 months ago, I’m still navi[...]

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