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To say that we had a full July is an understatement. It started on a liveaboard dive trip in the Cayman Islands, then continued back to the RV driving from Michigan to Wyoming for the FMCA rally in Gillette, then we did some sightseeing in Devils Tower, Yellowstone, and Tetons. On the last day of July, we were at our favorite hot springs, the Fountain of Youth RV park in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Our photo album for July is impressive, if I do say so myself!
Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.
We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do?We recorded two new episodes in July:
Episode 147: Video Editing and Making Movies with Free Quik
Episode 148: Geeks on Tour Seminars, how to learn on our website (a short, pre-recorded episode with photos from Wyoming)
By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach. You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.) It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning.
Watch our next Button show!
We are currently in the Denver area and staying at Elks Lodge #2227 in Westminster. The last time we were here was 4 years ago when we webcastEpisode #1 of What Does This Button Do? How exciting, we will do Episode #149tomorrow from this same spot! Sunday, August 5, at 2pm Mountain time, (that’s 1pm Pacific, 3 Central and 4 Eastern time.) Episode 149 will be about things we’ve learned about being in the wilds of Wyoming. How we coped with little or no Internet, and often no electricity either.
If you are a member, ask a question! Go to GeeksOnTour.com then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.
Do you think you can’t get a good picture of that bald eagle with your smartphone? Take it anyway! You may be surprised at how good you can make it look with just a couple of tweaks from Google Photos editing tools.
Most every photo can be improved with a simple crop. It can cut out extraneous items in the photo and get closer to your subject. It can also change the aspect ratio of the photo.
We just spent the last week in some beautiful national parks – Yellowstone and Grand Tetons – there was very little cell service in those parks! We could live with that, we wanted to spend most of our time out doors taking pictures. The distressing thing was how fast my phone’s battery ran down. Guess what?!
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Smartphone and Technology Teacher, Writer, and Video Producer. Chris loves to learn and loves to teach. She also loves to travel and to scuba dive. From 2003-2017 she traveled the country in an RV with her husband, Jim offering technology seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and senior centers. Now they travel the world and continue teaching on their website, GeeksOnTour.com, over Zoom, and on their YouTube channel. Specializing in the use of Google Photos, Chris teaches people how to get control of the thousands of photos and videos taken with both phones and cameras these days. She is designated by Google as a Diamond leve Product Expert for Google Photos.