Friday, June 26, 2015

Getting GPS Coordinates

Have you ever taken a photograph and then later been annoyed by not knowing where you took it. If you have an Android or iPhone there is an easy solution to this. Take a second photograph with your phone and embedded within that file are the GPS coordinates. GPS is not dependent on the Location setting so this can be used even while traveling without being charged for data. Some cameras are GPS enabled, but this is not always reliable. One of my cameras is a Nikon AW110 which takes good photographs, but the GPS doesn’t always work. With my iPhone I never have this problem. I rely on it for all of my photographs.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shopping for a camera

No one reviews cameras with the depth and clarity of independent camera tester Gordon Laing. His reviews can be seen at

Smartphone Camera Survey

In many users' pockets consumer-level digital compact cameras have been replaced by smartphones. The cameras of the latter don't usually have zoom lenses or xenon flashes but image sensor technology has been rapidly improving and clever software processing helps rival, and in some cases even surpass, image quality of dedicated cameras. Add large high-resolution screens for image framing and viewing along with the ability to add special features and new shooting modes by installing apps to the mix, and it's no surprise that for many the smartphone camera has become an important piece of photographic equipment.