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Travel Photo Thursday: Sharing Your Vacation Pictures

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So, summer’s over and it’s time to sort through the photos you shot while on vacation and decide which ones to share with friends and family. If you used the camera in your cellphone, you probably posted a few photos on Twitter and Facebook. But what’s the best way to share the ones taken with […]

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It’s YouTube Travel Movie Weekend!

YouTube Travel Movie Weekend
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You can be virtually transported to anywhere in the world by watching travel videos broadcast on YouTube Channels. But finding time during your busy work week to tune in for even a couple of minutes at a shot can be difficult, if not impossible! Now it’s “YouTube Travel Movie Weekend” on Tales Told From The […]

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Avoiding YouTube “Vertical Video Syndrome”

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Whether you watch a movie on your TV, computer, smartphone, or go to a theater to see it, the film is always displayed in horizontal or landscape orientation with the width greater than the height. But if you shoot our own video clips, either using a smartphone or a still camera, in “portrait” or vertical orientation […]

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Around The World Travel: “Life in A Day”

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National Geographic Expeditions can take you “Around the World by Private Jet.” The trip will last 24 days and you’ll touch down on 5 continents. But since it’ll set you back more than $60,000 (per person, double occupancy) and would require more time away from home and work than most us could spare, few are […]

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It’s YouTube Travel Movie Weekend!

YouTube Travel Movie Weekend
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You can be virtually transported to anywhere in the world by watching travel videos broadcast on YouTube Channels. But finding time during your busy work week to tune in for even a couple of minutes at a shot can be difficult, if not impossible! Now it’s “YouTube Travel Movie Weekend” on Tales Told From The […]

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Shooting “Academy Award Winning” Travel Videos

Travel Tech

Next Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will announce the nominees for the 2012 Oscars. I hate to say it, but you know those videos you shot during your travels in 2011?  Well, they haven’t got a prayer of landing you one of these nifty little golden statuettes to place on the […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: “Photoshopping” History

Travel Photo Thursday

“I’ll bet that’s been photoshopped.” You’ve probably said that to yourself when you’ve seen a photo that looks other-worldly or in which something seems out of place.  That’s because Adobe’s top-selling photo editing program has not only become a verb, but one that is part of today’s mainstream lexicon. Sometimes the “photoshopping” of an image […]

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Jingling Through Christmas

Christmas Holiday Videos

Sheep.  You’ll find them living around the world. But unlike Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, these ovine carolers, dressed in their finest wool coats and apparel, came together in one locale to record this traditional holiday tune: Tales Told From The Road wishes you a Happy Holiday Season wherever you may be.  Be sure to watch […]

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Found in My Own Backyard: A Virtual Choir

Destination Updates

Grace Cathedral sits atop Nob Hill, high above downtown San Francisco.  It is the site of year-round concerts, but I like to attend ones during the Christmas holiday season when the nearby luxury hotels, The Fairmont and Mark Hopkins, and the trees surrounding Huntington Park across the street from the cathedral, are festooned with lights. […]

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Getting All You Want for Christmas

Christmas Holiday Videos

Here’s a group that didn’t want much for Christmas: Tales Told From The Road wishes all of its readers a happy holiday season no matter which side of the Seven Seas they live on.  Be sure to watch our other Christmas Holiday Videos.

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Hunting For Lions and Food in San Francisco

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Hunting For Lions in San Francisco How many lions could you possibly find prowling around the City of San Francisco? To answer this question, travel writers and filmmakers Jules and Effin Older went “on safari” in The City By The Bay and shot this 49-sec0nd video clip which has made the “final cut” in the […]

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Yellowstone Summer

YouTube Videos

( In the summer of 2004, Dick Jordan spent ten days in Yellowstone National Park. The following YouTube video includes some of the many of the photos he shot during that trip.  You can watch more videos on the Tales Told From The Road YouTube Channel.)

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Tales Told From The Road Launches YouTube Channel

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Tales Told From The Road now has its own YouTube Channel. The first three videos posted to the site, “Panhandling in Alaska“, “European Potpourri“, and “Yellowstone Summer” were created entirely from photos taken by Dick Jordan. These videos use the so-called “Ken Burns effect” (named for the famous producer of documentary films aired on PBS […]

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European Potpourri

Amsterdam

( Dick Jordan spent the entire month of September of 2009 traveling by train, plane and car across Europe. The following YouTube video includes some of the many of the photos he shot during vists to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, London, Munich, and Prague.  You can watch more videos on the Tales Told From The Road […]

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