Food Soul Festival

Food Soul Festival

Food Festivals are quite the trend nowadays. I only discovered them last year thinking it was a summer thing only. Boy was I wrong!! But are the indoor versions as good as the outdoor versions?
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When You’re a tourist in Amsterdam

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You know that moment when you are  asked by your buddy’s from abroad: ” Hey we are coming to town for a few days, what are fun things to do?” And your mind just goes blank ———- because when you’re a local you don’t do all the things tourists do.
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I Heart Westerpark

In the upper west side of our city we have the beautiful industrial area called Westerpark, better known as Westergasfabriek. In English that would be “Western Gas Factory”. In early 1900 it was Amsterdam’s supplier of gas mostly used for street lighting. When the factory closed, a few buildings were destroyed and other remained for storage. In 1989 the remaining buildings were recognized as monuments. Nowadays it has become a great cultural park that has a lot to offer from relaxing in the grass to partying until the late wee hours.

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Photo Studio on-the-go

When you love taking pictures, like me, nothing beats a good old DSLR camera. Yes, I know that it is bigger than your smartphone and it has all these different lenses and settings, but that’s just what I love about it. Because once you have found that right combination of lenses and settings, nothing beats the beauty of a perfect picture. But there is something I have always missed while using my DSLR …

Despite the fact that I love taking pictures with my DSLR, I sometimes prefer using my iPhone. Not only because of the fact that I always carry my iPhone around and it’s so much lighter than an average DSLR, but there is more. Over time, I have collected a lot of photo editing and enhancing Apps on my iPhone. This means that whenever I have taken a picture, I can immediately start editing it and see what it will look like.

Another great feature of a modern smartphone is that you are able to directly share an image you have taken. I, for one, love Instagram as a platform where people share their most beautiful and creative photos. When on a field trip, you don’t always want to wait until you get home to start sharing your pretty pictures and with your smartphone you don’t have to.

Now, how to get all these features with the quality pictures from my DSLR camera?

Just recently a friend of mine, showed me thé solution I was looking for: the Eyefi Card. Basically it’s an SD card but with a WiFi transmitter in it so you can instantly stream a picture you took with your DSLR camera to your iPhone. It comes with an App to make the whole streaming thing pretty easy to setup. So now I have DSLR camera quality pictures with all the abilities I am used to on my iPhone.

So what does it look like?

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As you can see it’s a double system, you click the little card into the larger one which looks exactly like your compact flash card. The package is also provided with a USB holder for uploading purposes.

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On your iPhone you must connect to the Wifi of the card in order to import the images from your camera. Doesn’t this just look on point?

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So now I have my photo studio on-the-go which automatically makes me blogger on-the-go now that I don’t have to wait to get home to process the images first but just be posting while having lunch at one of Amsterdam’s hotspots.

Wanna know where I had lunch? Then stay tuned for my next post 😉

xoxo -Tani