Panorama of the Week: Berlin, Where German Wine Meets Contemporary Art

german wine

When you hear "German wine," what comes to mind?For many it means “Riesling, white wines, sweet.” With the help of VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and their 100th anniversary celebration, we aimed to better understand what German wines are all about.The roster: 200 of Germany's best wineries. The backdrop: 70 of Berlin's trendiest art galleries. … [Read more...]

Guerilla Food Photography: 10 Tips for Taking Great Food Photos

How do you get food to look like that? What kind of camera do you use? Do you use any special lenses?Go to a big food website and the food glistens, the light is perfect and everything is in its place. But let's say you are a traveler carrying a pocket or DSLR camera and you have a fascinating, colorful spread before you that you'd like to share with others … [Read more...]

Capturing Humanity: 10 Tips for Great Street and Market Photos

Do you pay for your photographs? Do you ask permission? Have you had any problems taking photographs of people on the street?We field these sorts of questions often. Several readers also recently requested that we write a post about how we get our photos, especially of people in street and market settings.In response, we share ten tips for taking engaging … [Read more...]

Beijing Photos – Before the Olympics

Horsing Around

Beijing, China: a place where yesterday’s icons - dragons, Mao, pagodas, drum towers and the Great Wall - meet today’s urge to modernize and build to the sky.Last winter, we captured a few images that defined our glimpse of Beijing in full-tilt transformation. … [Read more...]

Geotagging Your Photos, Part 3: Uploading and Displaying

Importing Images

You have a virtual stack of geotagged photos. So now what?Share them with the world, and share where in the world you've been.This third (and final...save the tears) segment of our geotagging case study is intended to help you upload your geotagged photos and share them with the world by integrating them with websites that support Google Maps or Yahoo Maps. … [Read more...]

Geotagging Your Photos, Part 2: Importing and Embedding GPS Data

GPS Device Showing Up on a PC

The title sounds like a daunting little geekfest, doesn't it? Not at all - even Audrey has managed to figure it out.Once you begin logging location data with your Sony GPS-CS1 (Sony GPS-CS1KA) GPS device, you'll need to import data from the device, convert it into something usable, and finally embed it into the EXIF data of the photograph. Although this may sound … [Read more...]