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If you are like many travelers your go-to device for taking many of your shots is your mobile phone. The capability of products like the Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S6 are outstanding options for your travel snapshots. They are not great for low light and can't match a DSLR for features but portability often rules when traveling. In this article we explore the challenge of aspect ratios when shooting with your phone.

There are many articles on SomedayTrips and throughout the web on what you should consider in a travel camera.  In the not so distant past you would travel with a handy compact point and shoot camera like a powershot S500 or many of us would bring our DSLR camera and decide on which lenses to take. Some of us would bring both. The world has changed and with that our camera options.  Today, the majority of travellers have a mobile phone with a camera that take good photographs. As a DSLR shooter I am always suprised at how good my iphone can take pictures.  So is the best travel camera the mobile phone in your pocket or purse?  Do you need another option?

Mobile phones have been a key contributor to the explosion of digital photography that we see today on Instagram, Flickr, Facebook and other social media platforms.  

 

 

Take a peek at what you can find above, around and walking among the famous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park.  In this video of the park, Alex has provided an excellent overview of this beautiful landscape that you will encounter as part of your travel to the park. Take a coffee break and enjoy three minutes of wonderful.

Very interesting and informative video describing how the Washington DC National Mall was designed. The National Mall is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and is the center of most tourism in DC.  It's a lovely tree-lined open space from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the middle, and also includes the Memorial Parks and areas that are officially part of West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens. Ten of the Smithsonian Institution museums are situated along the Mall.

A look at some of the beautiful beaches of St. Martin.

Marie-Ange Ostre's video shows you a few of the gorgeous beaches of St. Martin.  The clear turquoise blue water and soft white sand is simply amazing.

Learn more about St. Martin beaches:  Beaches of St. Martin

 

20 February 2015

Pinel Island Tour

Pinel Island just off the tip of St. Martin provides a beautiful oasis of nature with great beaches in a natural setting. This perfect little island with nature trails and beautiful beaches is on our list of the best five beaches of St. Martin. Although this is actually an island just off shore from the French Cul de Sac area of St. Martin, it has some of the most pristine beaches on St. Martin, with water as calm as a swimming pool. This video provides information on how to get there and a visual tour around the island. If you are on a Caribbean cruise looking at tours for St. Maarten, take a free look in this video of what a tour excursion to Pinel Island will let you see and explore. There is lots of great snorkeling in shallow waters and pleasant and easy hiking trails around the island.

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