See Your City In a New Light With Foursquare and Windows Live Photo Gallery

Liveside reports on a collaboration between the Windows Live Photo Gallery team and location-based social network Foursquare to guide you to some of the world’s great photo locations.

Piloting in Seattle, San Francisco and New York, when you check-in at selected locations you’ll receive tips from professional photographers on where to shoot the coolest photos and how to go about taking them.

For example, check-in at Fort Point, San Francisco and you’ll receive the following tip, “From the right side of the parking lot there is a great vantage of the Golden Gate Bridge. Get low and try to capture one of the rusty chains in the chains in the foreground with the bridge in the background”

Over on the Windows Experience Blog, Harrison Hoffman tells the story of how the tips were generated. He travelled across each of the cities with leading local photographers scouting a wide variety of spots in each of the three cities, including famous tourist landmarks as well as other locations off the beaten track.

Sounds like a very cool way to explore some of America’s great cities – even if you’re a local, the tips may well help you see your environs in a brand new light. Fingers crossed more cities are included over time.

 

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