Home TIPS
Samsonite
Get Better Smartphone Photos, Videos And Selfies PDF Print E-mail


One of the pleasures of travel is to record your journeys so that you, friends and family can enjoy the visual memories later. However, if they look amateurish, blurry, dark and otherwise distorted, your lack of skills will ruin it all.

Photo basics have been around since photographer Matthew Brady followed Union troops into the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. His work is classic, despite the fact he had to lug around a huge box camera, easel, glass plates, processing chemicals and other heavy equipment. All you need is your Smartphone to get sharp images and video, and you can do it in color.

Select your composition, whether you pose subjects or the scene happens just right. Have the sun or other source of light behind you, unless you want a sunset or silhouette. Before you take your trip, read up on Smartphone photo skills. You’ll enjoy results you’ll review with pride.

 
Landmark Fotos Not Illegal, But Making Money On Them Is PDF Print E-mail


Now that everyone can take photos and video with their little smartphone boxes, tourists are constantly snapping pix, videos and selfies. Of course, they enjoy posing in front of France’s Eiffel Tower, Italy’s Colosseum, Denmark’s Little Mermaid and other famous world sites.

It’s ok if they use the results as souvenirs to send home to the family or keep them for personal memories to view later. However, it may be illegal to use your results commercially. Examples could be to publish them in a book, magazine article, video travel ad or movie. For detailed comment on the subject, go to www.politico.eu/article/banned-taking-pictures-of-the-eiffel-tower-at-night-copyright-law-eu

 
Beware Of Phone Call Scams That Offer Free Cruises PDF Print E-mail


When you pick up the phone, it always begins with, “How are you today?” That should be the cue to hang up without responding. With today’s ever-advancing technology, online crooks can record your voice for future scams.

If you do stay on the line, the pitch begins with an offer of a free cruise, or you’ve won a free cruise. It sounds great, but the best response is to slam down your phone. Don’t fall for the phony promises. If you want to sail the seven seas, go online to get the latest info from a legitimate cruise line website, or contact a trusted hometown travel agent.

 
When Your Pet Flies, Obey All The Rules PDF Print E-mail


A recent airline tragedy where a dog placed in the overhead above the seat suffocated during the flight should be a reminder. Another in current headlines concerns a dog that was supposed to fly home to Kansas but was mistakenly shipped to Japan. When your pet travels by air, whether on your flight or alone, make sure all the paperwork is correct. Also be certain that Fido or Fluffy is properly prepared and will arrive at the correct destination in good health.

 
Dealing With Bothersome Seatmates On Loooong Flight PDF Print E-mail


It could be a screaming baby, a yakker next to you, aisle noises and/or loud engine sounds. If it’s grossly overwhelming, you can ask the attendant to move you to another seat. Or you can solve the problem by blocking out the pain in the ears. Before your next flight, check for the latest in portable noise-reducing earphones and electronic video and sound devices.

 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 8 of 191
 
Stay in-the-know about the latest Sports, Life, Money, Tech, and Travel stories. You'll get your first 2 months of USA TODAY for $25 (charged monthly). All print subscribers receive the e-Newspaper included with their subscription.