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Flower Shot Macro

It’s been a week of work and getting back into the groove of Singapore after a great business trip to Geneva. There was also time to post some fun facts . But its time to kick back and smell the flowers and share a whole heap of inspirational content for a travel photographer.

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Roundup on Sidpicky for the week ending May 12, 2012


Not letting things fall through the cracks

It’s been an extremely busy time at Sidpicky HQ. We have decided to leave beautiful Sydney and move to Singapore. Moving your life from one country to the other is a super complicated affair and we are trying to not let anything slip through the cracks. This week, I posted a photoset on the famous Sydney Fish market, featured the ‘Road Less Travelled’ blog and posted a picture of the majestic Sydney Opera house basking in the autumn sun. In case you missed them here are the links to the posts.

Sydney Fish Market Photoset : http://blog.sidpicky.com/2012/05/sydney-fish-market-photoset/

Traveller Blogger Spotlight – Road Less Travelled Blog: http://blog.sidpicky.com/2012/05/travel-blogger-spotlight-road-less-travelled-blog/

Sydney Opera House hiding behind some leaves : http://blog.sidpicky.com/2012/05/sydney-opera-house-hiding-behind-some-leaves/

Resources I discovered last week:

Lowepro Protrekker Camera Bag :  With my first African Safari less than a month away, I am in the market for a sturdy and flexible camera bag that can fit in telephoto lenses and be light enough to fit under the strict baggage restrictions imposed by African airlines. The ProTrekker AW Series seems to tick most of the boxes.

Nikon D800 review: While I am a Canon guy through and through, I do like to keep a friendly eye on the competition and enjoyed reading the excellent review of the Nikon D800 by the folks at dpreview.com. It does appear to be class leading in a lot of the specs and builds on the amazing success of the D700. If you are a professional using Nikon gear, you will enjoy reading this post.

Smugmug and SEO: As you can tell my blog is hosted on Smugmug and it is really important to have your account geared up for Search traffic from Google. Here is an excellent post to ensure you are showing up consistently high in search rankings.

Places I yearn to go:

New Zealand’s South Islands: Having lived in Sydney for so many years, I am kicking myself that I haven’t gone down to the South Islands yet. This post from Heels and Wheels fills me with profound regret on what I am missing.

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Have a great weekend! See you next week.

Roundup on Sidpicky for the week ending May 5, 2012

Fallen leaves in Autumn

It’s autumn here in Sydney and it is my favourite season of the year. It’s been a productive week at blog hq. After getting back from a business trip to USA, I posted a photo set on the famed Golden Gate Bridge, five tips to capture great photos on a business trip and featured one of my favourite travel bloggers. In case you missed them, here are the links to the posts.

 Resources I discovered last week: 

  • Adobe Lightroom 4 tutorial: The guys at SLRLounge (@Slrlounge) have put together a mega-comprehensive video on Lightroom 4. Lightroom 4 is the tool I use the most for my photographs. I thought the investment in this video was worth the cost. A detailed review of the video will follow shortly.
  • Shutter Speed Chart for Photographers:  We’ve all shot at various shutter speeds, but ever wondered what the best shutter speed is for certain situations. This handy chart prepared by the folks at @freedpt gives you an easy to use cheat sheet.
  • Springpad: Springpad is a great tool for travel photographers to research the locations they plan to shoot at. I took a photo walk to the famous Sydney Fish Markets and used Springpad for collecting history, facts and flickr photos from other photographers onto Springpad. Here is the link if you want to check it out, sprng.me/e3pr3

Places I yearn to go: 

If  you like what you see you can follow Sidpicky:

on Twitter : @sidpicky

on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/sidpicky

on Instagram: sidpicky

on Stumbleupon : sidpicky-su

Have a fantastic weekend! See you next week.