This post is not about buying or selling a house but locations are important for photographers as well. So how to find good photo spots? Obviously talking to other photographers is always nice but when you moved to a new town or you are about to travel somewhere this is not really feasible.
Something that I like to do is to browse the flickr map to find interesting photos or search for place names on flickr. This works pretty good but there are many other things you can try. G+ added geo tagging to their photo upload not too long ago, there still is picasa and panoramio but at least the last one (used to have?) has a horrible UI and I don’t really want to upload my photos additionally somewhere else.
There are other services available that try to tackle this problem, however, many of them are actually using flickr as a basis. Just a quick overview (which probably is incomplete but you can comment if you think something important is missing):
Some of you may know that I like to to HDR photos from time to time. It is a controversial topic, some photographers hate it, some love it. Personally I think it is one of many tools for creatively retouching an image. It certainly is more arty than realistic though. However, it is a popular technique so I created HDRs from the same source images with different tools for you to compare. The tools where: HDR Efex Pro 2 from the NIK Collection, Photomatix Pro, Luminance HDR 2.3 and the Canon HDR Tool which is part of the Digital Photo Professional Tool.
Finally, as promised, I got me the Sony DSC-QX10!
As I might have mentioned before I am a little excited about the new wireless camera by Sony and I just wanted to quickly give you some first impressions. As you can see below there is actually not much hardware to talk about. It has no built-in screen or optical view finder. But that is the idea…