I was one of the bloggers invited to participate in the Kodak Big Apple Bus Tour. The bus tour was held on Thursday, Aug. 5, the day before BlogHer ‘10 officially began. In order to make the most out of the tour, Kodak sent it’s participating bloggers a Kodak EasyShare M580 Digital Camera. This was to allow us time to load the EasyShare software onto our computers.
Downloading the software was easy. You don’t have to mess with any discs. All you do is connect your camera and computer with the cord that is provided. As long as you have internet, the software will automatically be pulled up and you just follow the directions.
The new Kodak EasyShare M580 digital camera allows you to easily tag your pictures to be uploaded to your favorite social networks, like face book, at the same time that you put your pictures on your computer. You don’t have to do anything special. As long as you have your social networks programmed in, and the pictures tagged that you want to share, your camera will do it automatically.
The bus tour around NYC was great. It was about a 3 hour tour, and it took us everywhere. The people from Kodak provided us with water and snacks during the bus tour. They also provided us with lunch prior to it, at Caroline’s Comedy Club. My favorite part of the tour was seeing the tile memorial. I love the pictures that I took of it. The clarity is remarkable. I had to reduce the size of the pictures in order to display them here. The originals I have allow me to actually read what is on the tiles.(I can’t remember what this statue is. Can anyone help me with this?)
Driving home from BlogHer (a 10 hour drive), I discovered a feature that I wish I had played around with during the bus tour. It’s the Panorama feature, and I love it. I am still trying to perfect it, but here is one I did on the drive home. Considering the truck was going when I took the pictures, I am impressed with how this turned out. You take three pictures, and the camera “stitches” them together for one picture. I’m looking forward to using this feature at my mom’s house. Her yard is full of flower beds that I would love to get panorama pictures of.
I would like to thank the great people over at Kodak for inviting me to join them on the Kodak Big Apple Bus Tour. They were all so friendly and helpful. The bus tour was the best part of my experience in New York City.