By: Giorgio Nardini
Simple ways to keep from losing your travel photos!
Coliseum. Sunset. The golden hour light and a few orange clouds. Hashtag goals. Nope, hashtag "your phone is out of storage".
Avoid those awful moments and hard decisions that make you question whether to delete the photos of the weekend in Rome or the breathtaking sunsets on the Amalfi Coast.
1. CLOUD STORAGE
You've probably heard this before. If you have an iPhone, iCloud and Photo Stream will take care of the photos you took on that restaurant facing the canal in Venice, but you might want to use some other backups. For example, with Dropbox you get 2gb for free and 500gb for each friend you invite to sign up.
There are also some other tweaks to get more space, like enabling the camera upload feature that will backup your smartphone photos to the cloud automatically (3gb here!). You have a Gmail account, don’t ya? If not, sign up and get 15gb for free on Google Drive. Those “clouds” will keep your memories safe and accessible from everywhere. Plus, if you want to free up your laptop storage, you can create a new folder linked to a Google Drive or Dropbox account and your ﬁles/photos/old videos of the Harlem Shake, will be automatically uploaded up, up and away in the sky.
2. WIFI MEMORY CARD
Have you ever heard about these little magical memory cards? They will let you transfer your photos from your camera to your phone or any other wiﬁ device like a laptop. If you don't have a camera with a built-in wireless function, this is the perfect option also to share your dslr-perfect photos on social networks in just a few clicks. I suggest you to check out eyeﬁ and FlashAir (these ones are a little bit less expensive starting from $ 23 for a 16gb memory card) on Amazo.com.
3. GET A CAMERA WITH WIFI
This option here is a little bit pricey but trust me, it’s worth the money. I’ve recently made a transition from a Canon 600D to a Sony a6000. This one has a built-in wireless and I can send my photos directly on my phone. This way, your smartphone won’t blow up because who wants to take decently good photos with an iPhone 6 when you have a real dslr camera?
4. VSCO OR INSTAGRAM
You’re probably thinking those are both just social media sites, how can that be used to keep from losing photos? Well, you’re right they are social media sites, but they’re also easy apps to download to upload your photos too. But, keep in mind this is not something that is useful in storing all of your photos and shouldn’t be your first method of saving your photos. Instead these apps are great for uploading just your most treasured photos too. Did you just take 3 epic photos of a sunset in Sicily? Upload them to VSCO or Instagram. If you already have an account with one of these apps, you can use that same account or you can create a different account just for your travel photos. With Instagram having just rolled out an option to be logged into multiple accounts, the latter may be best (and easiest) for many, rather than clogging up a personal account. Once the best and most loved travel photos are uploaded you’ll not only have a way to store them, but also a cool way to share your photos with others. Hey, maybe you’ll even become one of those super awesome travel photo bloggers that has thousands of followers!
Try out these photo tips yourself during one of Travel Italian Style's authentic and scenic tours of Italy!
Our tour to the Amalfi Coast is sure to produce breathtaking photos of these coastal town's gorgeous beaches while our Puglia tour will offer opportunities to capture photos mouthwatering local cuisine!
Do you have any tips on how to avoid losing your photos while traveling? If so, share them below!
Giorgio Velardita Nardini was born and raised outside Rome! He is joining the TIS team as International Public Relations and Branding Advisor. As a passionate amateur photographer, traveling is the thing he loves the most can’t live a day without thinking about his next destination. When not researching for TIS, Giorgio shares his photos and advice on his very own blog wanderlustdaily.com/en which is written in both in Italian and in English. His goal is to inspire people to travel more. While he loves Italy his dream is to live somewhere in the USA (every since his first visit in 2009 when he was 18 & fell in love with the American culture (and burgers). Oh yes: he is also a foodie. Say “pasta” and “pizza” and Giorgio is your friend.