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We didn’t have a digital camera on our first trip there but now I have one and plan to take a ton of pictures when I go next year (fingers crossed). So…How many pictures are you taking?What do you do with them?

I take a ton of pictures…the camera goes where I go and I take down 3 memory cards. I swap the cards, regularly, just in case something happens to the camera, at least I have some pictures of the holiday on the other cards. After we get home, I enjoy "editing" the photos on my computer and I save the photos to cd’s. I print off, at Walmart, photos I want to put into albums. We bought an underwater camera case so there is no stopping me!!

Pretty close to steffiejTwo cameras and 3 memory cards. Last vacation one of the digitals went wonky for a couple of days (water bottle leaked in the beach bag).I would suggest taking a couple of large ziplock bags and store your cameras in those when near the beach to guard against water and SAND!
I take 2 cameras with me, my Canon S2 for regular use and my older Canon A85 as a back-up. Both take 4 AA batteries and I have 2 sets of NiMH rechargables.Earlier this year I took a ballpark 600 photos in Varadero and Havana. Of course there were lots of duds, but I had spare cards with memory to burn.When we got home I picked 200 of the best shots and put them into a vacation photo album. The local Loblaws has a one hour service for digital pictures that are higher quality than what the kiosk pumps out, and they’re only 20ยข per print. Everything gets backed up to CD. And my wife likes to print some doubles for scrapbooking… she saves a variety of memorabilia from every trip for scrapbook purposes.Needless to say, the cameras get packed in my carry-on luggage. I’d rather lose all my checked luggage on the way to Cuba than my ability to perserve memories in photographs.
We bought an underwater camera case so there is no stopping me!! I’ve resisted the temptation to do this or to buy an "underwater digital" camera. I make do with a cheap disposable film camera on the theory that if I drop it in 50 feet of water, I won’t cry too much over the $12 I just lost. I snorkel only, so if I dropped a digital in deep water, I’d have to just wave "bye bye". On the question of how many, I would guess between 100 and 200. I love taking pictures, but at some point you have to relax and enjoy the view not through the view finder! (and I only take my pocket sized digital, not my DSLR!)
About 500 per week is my norm, after I get home I go through them and get ride of the bad ones… and besure there are always some bad ones… save the rest to CD or DVD, print a few that I like and enlarge ( usually just to 8 by 10) a couple that I really like…from our trip to Austria I also made a slide show DVD for my MIL who went with us.I have made 12 by 18 prints of my wife’s fav 2 pictures from the trip and are getting them matted and framed for her to put on her wall in her office.
I also made a slide show DVD Forgot to mention this….I love doing slide show DVD’s with music. I have one for most of the areas I’ve been to (still working on the Los Galeones one) and it’s a super way to use pictures that are evocative in some way while not being "technically perfect". They go by quickly enough on the screen that most people don’t notice (or at least don’t mention!) imperfections, and the slide show can give you a real "feel" for the location. As far as storing….back up to CD or DVD (or both) and only print outstanding pictures……which, funny enough, aren’t always the ones taken with professional equipment. I have a 20 x 30 print on my wall that my husband took on the beach at Cayo Santa Maria with a cheap APS camera…..for some reason, it came out very soft focused and looking like a painting instead of a photo. Enlarged, you’d swear someone had painted it….very nice!

Last year was the first time, we didn’t take our 8mm Video camera, but our new 8 MP digital camera had movie mode at a high resolution, so we took two gigs of pictures and one gig of video….. ;D

hehe…….we just bought our two girls new digital camera’s for Xmas….shhhhhhhhh. with higher mega pix than what my own digital camera is, so guess who’s camera I’m taking with us in January. ;D I usually end up taking 200 or so pictures for the week we are away.

Nice Pic eeeefarm…. was that a digital camera?
Nope, that’s the picture I mentioned that my husband took with his Advanced Photo System camera. I love the shot, and took a print of it to the Nautical staff, who also loved it!

Ahhhh, I though you were refering to an Automatic Point and Shoot camera and wondered how you got a 20 by 30 print , forgot about the AP system….but understand now…

On the question of how many, I would guess between 100 and 200. I love taking pictures, but at some point you have to relax and enjoy the view not through the view finder! (and I only take my pocket sized digital, not my DSLR!) Don’t get me wrong, I take lots of time to relax and enjoy the view! You’d be surprised at how easy it is to burn through 500+ digital photos in a week. And it’s even easier for those of us that make a hobby of photography. But I’ll admit that I felt my numbers were a little excessive. I’m glad to know there are more of us out there!

Regarding your DSLR, why not bring it? I can’t think of a better place to make use of a really good camera.

canuck130 Guest I take maybe 200-500 photos when I go on holidays and quite a few videos. I take some short one minute videos on my A70 point-and-shoot Canon digital camera. I love that digital camera. I’ve taken a lot of pictures with it over the last three to four years and mostly with great success. Not like when I had my film camera and didn’t get good results because I probably didn’t pay enough attention to light conditions etc. etc.. I have invested in a new Sony Digital and it also does full-size videos. I love it as well. The only thing I wish was that we could get standard memory and rechargeable batteries that would fit any or all makes of the digital cameras. Too much to ask I guess LOL.

Canuck130.

We bought an underwater camera case so there is no stopping me!! I’ve resisted the temptation to do this or to buy an "underwater digital" camera. I make do with a cheap disposable film camera on the theory that if I drop it in 50 feet of water, I won’t cry too much over the $12 I just lost. I snorkel only, so if I dropped a digital in deep water, I’d have to just wave "bye bye".

No worries there ;D The case comes with a strap that tightens to your wrist….you’d have to go down with the camera The case, also, protects the camera from sand on the beach. We use it both snorkeling and diving and, for us, it was a worthwhile investment.

Regarding your DSLR, why not bring it? I can’t think of a better place to make use of a really good camera. Oh, I can! I use it at home to do pet portraits, and sometimes people even pay me for that. It’s too awkward to cart around, especially with an "all purpose" 18 – 200 mm lens on it. My "little" digital is a Sony DSC-V1 with 5 megapixels and a fair degree of manual control. I’ve been pretty happy with the shots I’m able to take with it. Realistically, I wouldn’t chance the DSLR on some of the hikes I take, even if it was convenient to tote it (which it isn’t). The little camera goes easily in a pocket or fanny pack, so you actually take it with you! No worries there ;D The case comes with a strap that tightens to your wrist….you’d have to go down with the camera The case, also, protects the camera from sand on the beach. We use it both snorkeling and diving and, for us, it was a worthwhile investment. I have great respect for my ability to drop things….and I don’t believe in "fail safe"! If and when I decide to take something "expensive" snorkelling with me, I’ll need to be a lot richer or the camera will need to be a lot older. That said, prices are certainly coming down……so maybe…..
photopilot Guest OMG…. don’t ask. Some days I’ve gone through over 500 images for the day. For my upcoming trip I’m planning to take 3 CD cards which should give me somewhere around 1000 images per day max. But I also have my laptop and an external drive to download the chips each night so that’s not a problem.Biggest problem is that I’ve almost run out of wall space at home. And I mean every single available space is almost covered….. even up the walls of the staircase!Largest single print on the wall….. 4 feet wide by 9 feet tall. But it’s not a Cuba image, but there are lots of those as well of varying sizes up to about 30" x 40". Also, when I had more than I could display, one way to achieve a nice effect is to put them together into a mosaic such as shown here. The whole thing framed is about 27" x 39" and contains 24 images. Looks nice with track lighting.But I’ll never stop shooting….. can’t wait to get back. ;D

Wow Steve! It sounds like you need some gallery space…

Got any dusting secrets to share?! ;D

Steve, where can we get prints of your pics?

Underwater digital cameras – just be aware that most are only good to about 5 ft. My videographer friend got carried away while snorkeling and dove down with his camera which ended up cracking and taking in water. Camera is done. And he had only taken a handful of pics and a couple of short videos. I’ll ask him to send me those pics and post one or two. They are great, but don’t take them too deep.

Underwater digital cameras – just be aware that most are only good to about 5 ft.

What brand of camera was it?

I have special underwater housings for both my Canon A70 and CanonA710IS and have gone well under 50 feet with both cameras. No problem! The manufacturer rates the housings to be useable up to 40 metre depth but I haven’t had the nerve to test those specs.

Hubbie takes his DSLR, I have my two digital cameras and we take an underwater video camera on vacation. Actual number of photos we take per trip depends on how great the snorkeling is

I purchased some underwater digital cameras at the Home Hardware Store for $22 each. I thought they were disposible but they are not….and they hold 200 pictures. I thought it was a better deal than the disposible waterproof cameras I usually take with us.

I bought T a digital camera, with 2 2gig sticks, and with the lap top, there is no end to pics. I also got a little portable canon photo printer, prints 4 x 6 great for giving pics to friends. 50 bucks you get 2 print cartriges and 140 papers. usually go through 2 of those in a week. but then T takes pics of her friends kids and gives em the photo. I pic the ones i like and put them on my USB stick to bring them home. myself I probably have 2000 pics of Cuba on my external drive at home. OCL

Underwater digital cameras – just be aware that most are only good to about 5 ft.

I have special underwater housings for both my Canon A70 and CanonA710IS and have gone well under 50 feet with both cameras. No problem! The manufacturer rates the housings to be useable up to 40 metre depth but I haven’t had the nerve to test those specs.

The waterproof underwater housing case we purchased for our Canon Powershot A95 is good to depths down to 40 m (130′). I’m guessing it is similar to yours, YVRck since we are both using Canons. Ours is "WP-DC50". They don’t come cheap so you need to get a lot of use out of them to make them worthwhile. We use ours year round as we put the camera in the casing when we go out on our boat. It removes concerns about exposing the camera to salt air or splashes from salt water. The casing has no impact on the quality of the photos you take.For those who aren’t familiar with the underwater cases, here’s a photo of ours:

Sometimes I remember to buy a disposable camera before I travel. And sometimes kind people with digital cameras will email me pics after my trip. But my husband insists on taking "candid" shots, i.e. not composed, not focused, not good. Or in the dark (because the flash will illuminate stuff 10 years away, of course). But I truly enjoy the shots you folks post, so thank you!

Still have my 3.2 mp Canon PowerShot A75 from 3 years ago – like a "box brownie" in digital dog years! – But it shorted out with the humidity and MamaBelgium lent me her swankier Canon with the flip screen, etc. I took 3 full 1 GB cards. MB’s hub is a pro photog so can’t even imagine how many he took. Here’s the thing about Cuba: everything is a photograph! Everything is art!

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