Indecent Exposure 58: Indigo extremes (podcast)

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Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Expertise Photography, PCs and laptops, gaming and gaming accessories
Lori Grunin
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Slices of life at 1/30 second, listeners get the blues, and Lori can't keep a good rant down (or any, for that matter). Plus, news and stuff.

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Episode 58

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Today's questions
Geotagging DIY

Just thought I would share something with you all this week. I recently upgraded to a new iMac and it came with the new version of iPhoto. One of the great new features is locations.
But, as I don't have a GPS logger...or so I thought, I had to manually add the locations into the photo's. Then last week I realised that my mobile phone (Nokia E71) has built in GPS. So after a little research I came with the following solution to add GPS location data to my photo's. I use two free software program's. The first is called Nokia Sports Tracker which logs the GPS data while I am out shooting. What makes the software great is the ability to export the data as a .GPX file, a standard format for GPS data. On the mac I use GPSPhotoLinker to add longitude and latitude data to the exif data on photo's (either RAW or JPEG). It does this by matching the time stamps of the GPS data to those on the photo's.
This new addition to my photography is significant for me as I take a lot of wildlife photo's and having the location embedded in the exif makes remembering where photo's were taken a thing of the past.
Hope this is useful (and makes sense!)

Lenses for travel

Hi Lori and Matt,
I have a Canon 40d and will be traveling internationally. What would be the best all around lens to take? What is the best all around lens to just leave on your camera most of the time?
I've heard the 17-55, f2.8 is great. I was looking at the 24-105, f4, but I've read full frame lenses aren't good on these size DSLRs. I'd love to know what you think.