Cameras I have used to take the photographs on the website:
In my journeys around the world, I have nearly always taken a camera to record memories of the places I have visited. I have used everything from a Professional 35mm SLR to a disposable camera. I found that using a good Point and Shoot film camera, like the Minolta I used, was the best for me. Later I switched to Digital Point and Shoot camera as their price dropped to a more reasonable range. In general I have been happy with the results of both types of cameras, but will used digital cameras from now on due the advantages that I found in using them.
For my earlier trips I used 35mm film cameras and used various ways of digitizing some of the pictures so that I could use them on my website. I started by sending my pictures to be put on a Kodak Photo CD but soon switched scanning the pictures using a flatbed scanner that I bought. After digitizing the pictures, I used Adobe PhotoShop Elements to correct the pictures (fixing colors and blemishes that inevitable show up due to the scanning process) and to crop the pictures.
On my trip to Sweden, Finland, and Estonia in 2002 (See Trip to Sweden, Trip to Finland, and Trip to Estonia), I used a digital camera (A Toshiba PDR-M81 4 Megapixel camera. Along with the camera, I used 4 128MB SmartMedia media cards - enough space to take store about 340 pictures taken on the camera's highest resolution) for the first time and was quite pleased with the results. As the photos were already digital, I no longer had to have the rolls of film developed and then digitize the best of photos for my website. Instead after I return from the trip, all I have to do is copy the images from the memory card to my hard drive. I still use PhotoShop Elements to improve the pictures, but much less work is needed as no errors are added in the development or scanning stages.
Starting with my trip to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria in 2004 (See Trip to the Czech Republic, Trip to Slovakia, and Trip to Austria), I have used a Olympus C-750UZ 4 Megapixel camera with a 10X Zoom lens. The large zoom lens is important to me as I like to take pictures that show close up detail and the 3X zoom lens was not enough for me. Along with the camera I took 4 256MB xD media cards (enough space to take store around 368 pictures at the camera's highest resolution).
Digital Camera Observations
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