OC Photographer Develops iPhone App

For the past two years, Ralph Velasco (pictured) has been voted “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC). He is also an author, entrepreneur, and teacher at various Southern California extension programs.

Velasco has now extended his reach to the iPhone and iPod Touch via “My Shot Lists for Travel,” a $0.99 cent app designed to help users manage the task of travel photography. The widget was released last month and based on the early reviews, appears to have filled a clear app gap:

T8kspics: Nice application. Haven’t seen anything like this one. Presented in a well organized fashion with great photos to emphasize each “tip”.

John Hackney: I’ve been waiting for this! I found myself taking the same types of photos over and over again whenever I traveled and this app really challenges me to take my photography to the next level.

Velasco knows his app subject matter well. Over the past 30 years, he has traveled to 40 countries on six continents. Via his PhotoWalkingTours.com, he also guides travel excursions to places like Cuba, Egypt and Eastern Europe.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.