Still waiting for news! I know, I know… it’s only 10:30am Monday morning!
So, how to keep myself busy apart from applying new found editing skills to my old photos…?!
When I travel up country and away from the big cities I always end up lugging my laptop around. Great but cumbersome and there’s always a important risk of theft or (more likely) damage. I bring my laptop to work on, watch movies, but most importantly make sure I can get my photos off my camera and then work on them. I’m a bit slow but it dawned on me that there is an elegant solution to this problem of carrying a heavy laptop around for at least short trips and it starts with an iPad. I didn’t use my iPad that much until recently. Certainly not for anything terribly productive! Then with a combination of hardware and software I now have something that’s totally useful!
iPad + bluetooth keyboard + camera USB adapter / 30pin connector + snapseed (software)
Work problem solved – I hate typing on my iPad and so it meant limited use for work. Solution = Kensington bluetooth keyboard (with it’s protective case for the iPad. Perfect. It sits the iPad up like a computer screen and provides a keyboard with great battery life. Only problem is that the keyboard only charges off a USB port.
Photo editing problem solved – I was always frustrated by not being able to do much with my photos once I’d taken them and then after chatting to my brother-in-law (a pro photographer) I was pointed to Snapseed. An amazing (paid but cheap) app for the iPad. Great editing options and reads RAW files. I remembered that there’s a camera adaptor for the iPad and then hey presto. A very portable editing station when I’ve time off on my travels. I now have a link between my camera and the rest of the world through my iPad. Another reason to leave the laptop behind when I travel for short trips.
I clearly have too much time on my hands… I should do something a little more… well, a little more.