I love taking pictures. My husband always jokes with me about how I can take 100 pictures of a butterfly just to get the shot I want. A simple walk in the park with my camera can result in hundreds of photos. I usually weed through them when I upload them to my computer and only keep the best shots.
I’m not a great photographer by any means, but I do think I capture some great photos from time to time. My animal photos tend to come out the best.
One of the things on my “Bucket List” is to see one of my photos in a magazine. I’d never made it into National Geographic, but many another publication. I have had a few photos end up in brochures and in the newspaper, but my dream is to see a photo in a magazine or even a book.
Here are a few of my personal favorites (below as well as the first photo above).
When I know I took a great photo I want nothing more than to share it right away on Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets. The only problem is I have to wait until I get home. Then I have to whip out my camera’s plug, power up my computer and wait for the photos to transfer over. Then I can scroll through the photos to find the ones I want to share.
Most recently I was at an anniversary party for my aunt and uncle. I took a lot of photos on my camera. My cousins asked me to share the photos with them. I had to wait until I got home to upload them on to my computer.
Thee only way I can think of to share photos instantly is to take photos with your cellphone. Not all cellphones take great pictures. When I know I am going to be taking special photos I want to make sure I am using my best camera (my Nikon).
There is another way and it’s as simple as popping in a memory card into your camera.
Eye-Fi Mobi wireless memory cards make sharing photos easier than ever. Simply download the FREE app and enter in the verification code found on the back of your Eye-Fi memory card case. Then pop the Eye-Fi memory card into your camera, sync it up to your mobile device (cellphone, iPad…) and you’re ready to do.
When you want to transfer photos to your mobile device from your camera go into your mobile device’s setting, select the Eye-Fi option and watch as your photos transfer from your camera to your device. It’s take easy!
With the Eye-Fi memory card you can take pictures with your best camera and share them with friends and family almost instantly. This is especially great if you are on vacation and want to share vacation photos instantly and not have to wait until you get home.
Being able to instantly transfer photos from your camera to your mobile device also gives you the option to crop, rotate and “tweak” your photos before you send them. For example, Instagram gives you a lot of editing options for your photos.
Here are some other “perks” of using the Eye-Fi memory card.
Photos not where you need them? Mobi will automatically transfer pictures wirelessly from your digital camera to your smartphone, tablet, or computer – so you never have to put off (and ultimately forget) storing, printing or sharing your photos.
Not enough space? Your Mobi card lives in your camera, and offloads files as they come in. That means no more tangled cords to keep straight, and no teensy memory cards to juggle in and out of your camera. Essentially, Eye-Fi Mobi is the last memory card you will ever have to buy.
Computer hard drive crashed? Pictures are safely stored in Eye-Fi’s cloud. If your computer crashes or you lose your camera in the clutter, you can still access your photo library anytime, anywhere.
The Eye-Fi memory cards range in price from $50 (8 gig) to $100 (32 gig). Each one can hold a massive amount of pictures.
- 8 gig – 4,000 photos / 3 hours of video
- 16 gig – 8,000 photos / 6 hours of video
- 32 gig – 16,000 photos / 12 hour of video
The price might be more than other memory cards, but with the Eye-Fi you get that instant satisfaction of being able to share your photos right away. You don’t have to wait until you get home to upload them on your computer.
You can switch the Eye-Fi card between cameras too (as long as they use the same kind of memory card). I have used this in two different cameras.
If you would like more information, or make a purchase, visit www.EyeFi.com.
What do you think about the Eye-Fi memory card? Does it look like a product you need to have? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.