What Happens In Vegas … Should Be Shared With Your Friends

There’s a saying that really doesn’t apply to most of us. It goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Of course, we all get a big laugh out of that if something slightly unusual happens while we’re on vacation. But let’s face it, the majority of us aren’t so daring as to do something so embarrassing that we wouldn’t share it with family and friends. (Well, at least most of the things we do, we’d be willing to share!)

That said, I’m betting that you may have a few photos from your last vacation that you haven’t shared yet. Maybe they’re still on your camera, and you’re just waiting for the memory to fill up (or, for the most part, you’ve forgotten they’re there).

Keep your photos moving!

Or perhaps you’ve been diligent and moved your photos over to your computer’s hard drive. Congratulations! That’s a big step. But as you know, hard drive memory is limited, and your photos are at risk of a computer crash that could easily obliterate everything.

If you’re really on the ball and have moved your photos onto an easy photo sharing site on the Internet, you can feel safe knowing your photos are secure. However, unless you’re paying an annual or monthly fee for your photo sharing, did you know that many sites will delete your pictures after years of inactivity? It’s true, and while that may not be a problem right this moment, we all know how time slips away. If you don’t keep your account active, you may lose all your photos even though they’re online.

So regardless of where your photos are located right now, why don’t you take a moment to take a look at them. Review them on the back of your camera, if that’s where they’re at. Delete the ones you don’t want to keep. Then take a moment while you’re reading this article to move them over to your computer.

Then, once your photos are on your computer, take just a moment more to upload them to an easy photo sharing website. Just search “easy photo sharing” and see what comes up. If you’re already a member of one of these services – great.

Once your photos are loaded to an easy photo sharing site, get ready to have some fun. Of course, you can share them digitally, via email or by invitations to visit your photo sharing site.

Now get ready to really share some warm memories!

Or, you could try this. Pick a few of the people you went on vacation with, and use your easy photo sharing site to send them a special photo print. The best sites will allow you to easily select photos, and then have them delivered directly to your friend. What a surprise it will be getting a vacation photo from last year in their mailbox! What a warm reminder of your friendship or family ties since so many people opt for just emailing photos these days.

The best photo sharing sites will also allow you to create photo albums, story books, calendars (you can start and start the calendar in any month you want), greeting cards and more. All of these gifts would be a wonderful way to relive the great memories you have from your last vacation.

Matt Smolsky develops marketing programs and has written articles for a variety of clients, including Hoorray, a new website for easy photo sharing and easy photo printing.

Listen to the missus
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Image by Lenny K Photography
There’s a story behind this one. I spent about 1 hr trying to get that perfect photo of these 3 buildings (the 2 temples plus the spinning wheel in the background). I took about 20 photos from another perspective wasting about 30 seconds for each photo (15 seconds for the exposure + 15 seconds for the in camera noise reduction). I just wasn’t happy with the photos I had from that perspective. Disgruntled I sat down and thought what am I doing wrong. Whilst sitting down, it was not until the missus pointed out to me "why don’t you just take a photo from here?". I listened to her thinking nothing of it and it turned out to be gold :).

So the lesson I’ve learnt from this one is to consider another perspective, consider the opinion of another even if you don’t agree with it. And the advice may lead to you creating something magical.

Photo was processed using basic Lightroom controls and cleaned up in Photoshop. In general, warmth was added via an adjustment to the white balance, the vertical perspective was tweaked and the image was slightly sharpened. Intentionally left the distortion in there

Photo shared for your use / remixing as per its CC licence.
Till next time!

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5 Tips For Making Online Photo Sharing More Meaningful For Family And Friends

It seems like everybody is sharing photos online. But it also seems as if it’s less about sharing memories, and more about sharing a funny photo they found on the Internet, or just putting a bunch of photos from a vacation into a file folder for people to view.

That’s a little like dropping an envelope of prints on someone’s desk and expecting them to understand what’s going on in the pictures. If the person wasn’t with you when the photos were taken, they’ll have no idea what they’re looking at.

When you share your photos, be sure to include a story about them. Some sites allow for easy storytelling, some don’t. Search “easy photo sharing” on the Internet, and you’ll find sites that let you tell stories quickly and easily.

Below are some tips you can use to make your photo sharing a little more meaningful for family and friends. These are ideas you can use to bring the photos you share to life for the people you send them to.

Share memories from your life. This is especially important as parents age and kids grow up. Both are important times filled with milestones you’ll want to remember. Without a doubt, there will be people in your circle of friends who will want to see pictures of your mom, dad, or relatives whom you have a significant relationship with. People love stories about people, especially when they have deep meaning.

Share your passions. If you’ve got a hobby, child, husband or something else you’re particularly proud of, be sure to catch a special moment with a photo and then share it.

For example, if you’re husband’s a woodworker, be sure to capture shots of him working on a project, then get a picture of him with his finished project and show it off! You can document the project start to finish in photos, and then add just a little bit of text to each one.

Share a wonderful moment. With digital photography, it’s so easy to snap a quick picture and send it off in an email. So if your dog does something cute, or if you child does something even cuter, capture the moment and send it off to grandma, a favorite aunt, a friend … whoever you think would love to share the moment with you. This is a really fun thing to do. It engages your friends and family in your every day life, and is a great way to stay connected.

Share a day, a month or even a whole year. Easy photo sharing sites make it easy for you to organize your photos so that you can share magical memories from a day, or the events and milestones from an entire year. That’s the beauty of online photo sharing – you can catch people up with your life in an instant!

Plus, you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to do so. People love to hear about what’s going on in your life, so don’t be shy. If you have a particular milestone or event you want to share, or a series of events you want to catch people up on, go ahead and share!

Share memories across the years. This is perhaps the greatest untapped part of online photo sharing. Just think of all those old photos you have sitting in a box or in photo albums. Why not break them out, scan them into your computer and start sharing them with the people in your life in a new and exciting way.

That’s right, in this modern digital age, you can connect with the past faster and in ways you never dreamed possible. Imagine reaching out to an aunt you haven’t seen in decades with pictures from the summer days you spent with her.

Think of the joy your loved one will feel when they receive photos from days gone by. And you can share this joy with a simple email or you can lovingly create a Photo Album or other printed Keepsake and send it directly to the person you’re reaching out to.

There are a lot of different ways you can share photos, but the key is to add enough information so the recipient of the photo will know the story behind the photo – and everybody love’s a good story!

Matt Smolsky develops marketing programs and has written articles for a variety of clients, including Hoorray, a new website for easy photo sharing and easy photo printing.

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SCOUT EXPLORE: May 30, 2009 #36

Info photo: Stazione Ferrovie Nord Milano (Como)

Retouching and paint: Retouching SKY
Postprocessing RAW: HDR

La stazione di Como Lago è la stazione ferroviaria della città di Como che funge da punto terminale della linea da Saronno.
Come la linea ferroviaria, è gestita da FerrovieNord.

È dotata di tre binari per il ricovero dei convogli LeNord. Nel 2005 sono transitati per questa stazione 2.647.259 viaggiatori.[1]

La stazione si trova presso la riva del Lago di Como, e permette un comodo interscambio con i traghetti locali.

Please don’t use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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