National Geographic Photographer Explains Her Workflow With The Apple iPad 2 For Travel Photography


Mary Ann Potts a National Geographic Photographer has written a great article on how the iPad 2 is the perfect travel accessory for her workflow. Mary explains which apps she finds most useful for travelling, these include as you might expect the National Geographic National Parks Maps HD App as well as iMovie and GarageBand and a host of others.

Cherry Blossom Run – iMovie for iPad test run from Mary Anne Potts on Vimeo.


Mary explained her use and experience with iMovie.

"I tested the process on a morning run to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., last week.  In my case the early morning light on an overcast and rainy day didn’t really show off the scenery as much as I’d hoped. I used my iPhone 4, then synced the images to my computer, and then to my iPad. You can also use the USB adapter to sync directly to your iPad. Because the photos and videos are geo-referenced, I easily tagged locations in the video. This would be particularly handy if, post trip, you couldn’t remember where you snapped the shot.


If I had more time, I would have attempted to compose my own cherry blossoms run soundtrack in the new GarageBand ($4.99), now optimized for iPad. In the same way that iMovie makes you feel like a capable filmmaker, GarageBand makes you feel like a diamond-in-the-rough musician. And they are both so fun to use. Apple’s creativity-developing apps encourage us to document, record, and present our lives in a personal way. The resulting videos or even music compositions may not win an Oscar or Grammy, but they contribute to focusing on some of life’s best moments—our vacations with family and friends". said Mary.

It is a fascinating article, if you would like to read it in full, go here to the National Geographic site.

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