Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Aug 19 2014

PHOTO TIP: Copyright, privacy and the photographer

Introduction The digital age has drastically changed the way we take and share photographs. Today, anyone, anywhere, can use digital cameras take and store hundreds of photos in minutes. Even phones today double as cameras.  Internet services such as social networks provides the perfect platform to easily enjoy photography as a hobby or social tool. …

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Aug 18 2014

TRAVELON: In search of Swedish meatballs

Whenever I travel to foreign destinations I try to involve myself in the specialties of the country I visit. I had the pleasure of going to Sweden and decided that Swedish meatballs would be at their best if eaten in Sweden. The question was, where would the best meatballs be? Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm …

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Aug 16 2014

TRAVEL SAFETY: Beware of Credit Card Scams

You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room). You go to your room and settle in. All is good. The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room …

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Aug 16 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Natural Arches in Bermuda was guessed correctly by Dale Anderson and Roland Marsh. Congratulations. Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the east coast of the United States. Its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,239 kilometres (770 mi) south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, …

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Aug 15 2014

PHOTO TIP: Why use camera filters?

Different camera filters, especially circular polarizers and Neutral Density filters, can dramatically reduce the amount of light that enters the lens, and this will have a profound effect on the exposure setting. The good news is that your digital camera’s internal light metering system – which measures light ‘through the lens’ – will automatically correct for …

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