So you’re going on a trip and you’ve cleaned and charged your digital camera for the journey. You are going to snap shots of the sights of a new world. A digital camera’s storage card can only hold so many photos, so where are you going to store all those new shots? Luckily in this wonderful tech age we live in there is solutions to your photo storage problem.
• First and probably the most obvious is a laptop computer.
There are is an abundance of good, small, portable laptops out in the market right now, such as apple’s new macbook or the dell xps 1210. There are pros and cons of having a laptop while traveling though. Pros it is a portable work station that you can use to communicate, blog, edit your photos, and keep up on whats happening in the world. Cons it is something that will make even non criminals turn to theft, laptops are highly sought after by everyone so you have to take extra security measures. If that laptop gets stolen, your precious photos go with it, unless you back them up on CD or DVD R’s.
• The next option is online photo hosting solutions such as Flickr. With these online storage services you can upload your images right to the site, you can even send your link to family, friends and blog readers so they can view your photos. This is an awesome, amazing, fantastic photo storing solution, IF you have high speed internet access. If on the other hand you are in a place with a 14.4 dial up modem, you might end up snapping and smashing the computer you are on and end up in a third world jail. No one wants you to end up in a jail cell so keep this as a back up option!
• Some countries have capitalized on the amount of travelers with digital cameras and opened up shops that allow you to upload and burn your travel photo’s to a CD or DVD for a few bucks. This is an excellent option and I highly recommend it as long as you aren’t the type that loses CD’s or DVD’s!
• And finally, one other option I have read about but have not yet had the opportunity to try is the digital camera to ipod connecter.
Ahh the ipod, is there anything this little electronic super hero can’t do? Basically from my understanding you hook up your camera cable to the adaptor that plugs in your ipod and hit a few buttons and badda bing your ipod now is holding your photos. For users with a large capacity ipod this would be my ultimate recommendation!
Happy snapping and saving your photos! If you have any travel photo’s I would love to see them so feel more than welcome to send your travel photo links to me so I can check them out!