The photographs were taken on walks through the villages, towns and cities of Italy. They are not intended to win any photographic competitions but are rather like the holiday snaps that millions of people take when on vacation. By looking at the slideshows we hope that you will get a better feel for a destination, rather than just reading about it in the travel guides.
The place names that are on each photo, is where the Photo was Taken. In many cases, by using the street view in Google maps, it should be possible to see approximately where the photo was taken.
On many of the photos, a compromise was taken, to create an image 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels, to fill the complete frame in the video of each slideshow. We do not like slide shows with photos that only fit half of the frame.
Taking photos of the outside of many of the churches and cathedrals in Italy, is extremely challenging due to their position in quite narrow lanes and piazzas. Another problem is the white van that always seem to be parked right in front where you are trying to take the photo.
The camera used for the photos taken in 2018 was a Cannon G16 set on auto focus. For the shots taken in 2019 we used a Cannon EOS M5 again set on auto focus and for the Desenzano del Garda & Padenghe Sul Garda pages a Samsung Galaxy J4 phone.
The photos were cropped in Photoshop Elements to 1920 x 1080 and the Brightness and Contrast adjusted, then optimised in Riot.
VSDC Free Video Editor was used to create the video slideshows, and HandBrake to optimize each video.
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