Sylwia Majtczak – How to Enjoy Photography Without Getting too Technical

Sometimes it can be quite intimidating when you hear photographers speak about how to capture great pictures using the latest equipment and advanced techniques. If you have just taken up photography as a hobby, don’t let yourself get stressed about the technicalities of photography. Photography is meant to be enjoyed, learn to enjoy it first, and then learn the technical stuff. Sylwia Majtczak is an avid photographer and has a collection of beautiful pictures.

Sylwia MajtczakCamera Quality

Do not let your camera quality worry you. If you start worrying about whether your camera is professional enough to take good pictures, you will not enjoy your hobby. It is easy to get distracted about digital camera quality and lose the fun of taking pictures. The success of a photo depends more on what you choose to include in the frame and what you choose to exclude, and how you choose to arrange it in the frame.

Choose the Right Shooting Mode

The camera’s digital scene mode is perfect for snapshots, but if you are looking to take some creative photos, then you will need to move to semi-automatic shooting modes. If you want to control the depth of field you will need to use Aperture Priority. This is a semi-automatic mode and allows you to set the aperture which causes the camera to set a corresponding shutter speed for the correct exposure. There are several settings you can work with, take the time to explore the various settings and learn how to use them.

Manual or Automatic Setting

Do not feel pressurized to use the manual settings of the camera, as the automatic settings provide good results. For example, the Auto White Balance (AWB) setting on the camera is quite capable of doing a good job in most situations. So playing around with the settings could make you take more time and eventually not make any difference with the manual settings.

Sylwia Majtczak makes it a point to use her camera to capture pictures of places she travels to.


Sylwia Majtczak – Essential Apps for Your Business Trip

Business travel can be interesting, but it can also be exhausting. Most people traveling on business trips spend quite a considerable amount of travel time working. Many use the time to work on reports, send last minute emails from the airport or even while flying, as many airlines no offer Wi-Fi services to passengers. There are several apps that can help make your business travel a pleasure. Sylwia Majtczak has been in the travel industry since 1997 and has worked at several top travel companies.

Sylwia MajtczakTripIt

TripIt is a must-have app is you are a business, traveler. It is a great app that keeps all your travel itinerary in one place. All the information you need regarding you flight timing, hotel booking, and meeting information can be stored in one place with this app. The app integrates with a calendar and can sync your confirmation emails with your TripIt account. The paid version of the app is the best choice because of its features.


If you are traveling to another country where they speak a different language, you might want to get the iTranslate app. It will help you overcome any language barrier and carry on your business meeting without any trouble.


If you are going to be driving around in another country or city for your business trip, you might want to get the Maps.Me app. This is a great app that allows you to get directions to any place in the world without a data connection. All you need to do is, download the app on your phone prior to your departure and download the city map where you are traveling to. Once the map downloads, you can use the app to find directions.

Sylwia Majtczak is a full-time working mother of one child and is the Senior Travel Agent at Altour.

Sylwia Majtczak – Three Tips You Can Use For Your Next Business Trip

Business travel can be quite grueling, especially if you have to travel for several days each month. Moving from one city to another, and from one hotel to another is not an easy task and it soon starts to wear out on you. Sylwia Majtczak has been a corporate travel consultant for several years and knows just how difficult business travel can get at times. Here are some travel tips you can use for your next business trip.

Sylwia Majtczak
Sylwia Majtczak

Carry an Energy Bar

If you are traveling by airplane, you know that unexpected delays or flight cancelation can throw things out of sync and sometimes leave you sitting at the airport. If you are caught in a blizzard at the airport, food at the cafes and restaurants can run out very quickly. A simple tip you can use to remedy this situation is to carry a couple of energy bars in your carry-on bag. This will keep you going for a couple of hours until the situation changes and your flight takes off.

Room Numbers

If you have been staying at several hotels on your business trip, you might want to write down the room number and save yourself a lot of trouble. If you have been traveling for several weeks across different cities or countries, and staying at different hotels, writing down the room number or parking lot number where you parked will help you remember where you need to go.

Get a Good Meal

While it might seem obvious that you need to eat while you are on a business trip, it is important to know where you can get a good meal. It can be quite frustrating to go to a new place and not know where to eat. Look up online before you travel and find a place that serves good food, somewhere close to where you would be staying and head over there and enjoy a good meal. You will feel refreshed and revived for your business meeting.

Sylwia Majtczak has planned and coordinated several business trips for corporate clients.