Sunday, October 27, 2019

4 Tips For Photo Field Trip

In this post I share with you 4 things to do before your next photography field trip.

On my last field trip, I made a visit to Mt. Healthy Tortola, British Virgin Islands, I took my Canon EOS M100 camera with me but left my cell phone at home.  During my session, I ran out of storage space on the memory card on my camera.  I had to delete some of the videos to make space.  Luckily I had already downloaded these videos to my computer.

On another trip to The Pottery Garden Josiahs Bay Tortola British Virgin Islands, this time I took my cell phone and not my Canon EOS M100 camera.  And again, I did not have enough space on my cell phone to get much footage but enough to make a video that I was kind of satisfied with.

So after these two mishaps, I decided to share with you some things to do before going on your next photo field trip.
  1. Carry a back up equipment to take photos
  2. Make sure that both pieces of equipment has adequate  storage space to record  your videos and photos.  Maybe  for your camera, you can take an extra memory card with you and extra battery for the camera if you have one.
  3. Make sure that these pieces of equipment are fully charged
  4. Pack your camera bag with all your gear the night before so the next day, all you have to do is to grab your camera bag and head on out!!!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Google Maps Local Guide Level 7

I started using Google maps on a regular basis when I traveled to my home country Trinidad and Tobago from Tortola British Virgin Islands, after hurricane Irma in 2017.

Not knowing the location of many of the business places, I used Google maps to find the places I wanted to go to and to find out if a particular business was in a certain area.

On one occasion I decided to uploaded a photo of a business place just for the fun of it.  After some time I noticed that the photo got alot of views and this excited me and encouraged me to upload more photos and I even started doing reviews.  I make an extra effort to do a detail review - Google rewards me for it.

As a YouTuber I am always up and about getting content for my channel and I take the opportunity to get photos to upload to Google maps wherever  necessary.

Google maps give local guides the opportunity to make adjustments to the names of businesses, phone numbers, opening hours etc.  Of course they do their verification checks before publishing your suggested adjustments.  And of course we get points for suggesting the adjustments.

I like to go into town frequently and have breakfast, check out new and different places and share my reviews.

As of October 25 2019 I am at level 7.  Its taking me a while to get to level 8 but the journey is fun.  Just today I uploaded two photos and suggested some edits to a company's name and location of business.

Each year Google Maps host a summit where selected local guides are invited.  It is my goal to attend 2020 summit!!

Family Support Network, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Vegetable Omelet from Watering Hole, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands