Video Quickie: Using OneNote for Photography Trip Planning
I use Microsoft OneNote for my information gathering tool. With the available web clip applet that runs in most browsers, OneNote is my go to note taking application.
As I have a Microsoft Surface 3 with a stylus, as well as a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which also comes with a stylus, I am able to mark up web captures on a note page as well as write notes using the stylus of either portable device.
Now some may ask about Evernote. Evernote is a great tool, however I waited forever for them to add ink support, and in the meantime began using OneNote, which is much more feature rich. And as I have all my OneNote notebooks out on OneDrive, then everything is accessible from any device, which was the big benefit of using Evernote.
Another benefit of having my OneNote notebooks out on OneDrive is that all my note pages can be accessed via a web browser as each note page has it’s own URL. This makes it easy to incorporate OneNote note pages in other applications, such as my information management application called the Brain (this application will be discussed in another video which will be published in a few weeks).
What I like about OneNote is the ability to have multiple Notebooks. So in this video, I show a notebook I have called Photography Trip Planning. In that notebook, I have a number of section groups for large locations, such as Cambodia, or Korea, or Arizona. In each section group, I then have specific locations as section heads. And my note pages then are grouped by section head which of course represents a location.
OneNote section group I labeled Cambodia, and then Siem Reap as a section and Koh Rong Sanloem as a section, with note pages in each section.
I explain all of this in my video quickie on using Microsoft OneNote for photography trip planning.
If you have any comments or would like to share how you use OneNote for planning your photography trips, please share those ideas in the comment section below.
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Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens. Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but waiting to see if Sony comes out with a 'A9' before I upgrade) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times! Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!