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Welcome to Viewfindr!  You might be wondering what it's all about.  If you are, this is the page for you!

How Viewfindr Works

To put it simply, Viewfindr helps you find, photograph and share the best places on Earth.  

Find it. Shoot it. Map it.

Discover hidden gems just around the corner from you.  Find that exact spot on vacation to take the perfect picture.  Go to the places that only the locals know about.

So how do you go about finding these places?

It's easy.  Try clicking Find Sights along the bar at the top.  Here you'll find a map and a load of filters, so you can find Sights according to everything from location and description to ratings and tags (such as architecture, street art and birds).

Or try clicking Be Inspired to browse all the Sights by photograph.  Once again you can filter down to show only what you want to see, or you can just browse and see where it takes you.

You've found one that looks interesting.  Now what?

For each of these Sights you'll find all the information you'll need to take the photographs you've always dreamt about taking:  Camera access rules, photo permit costs, when the best time to shoot is, and weather!  Even how busy it is thanks to our unique Crowd Gauge!

You'll see other photographers' images of that Sight, and if you click Photo Info, you can see where they were standing when they took the photo (if the image is geotagged), along with what camera and lens they were using and even what their shutter speed and aperture were!

You've been there before and want to add what you know?

So you see a Sight that you've been to.  Why not let other photographers know what you thought of it?

Really beautiful?  Rate it 5 stars!  Wasted journey?  1 star.  

How busy was it when you were there?  Use the unique Crowd Gauge to tell us!

Want to discuss the Sight?  Let people know what you think in the Sight Journal.

Like a picture?  Let the photographer know in the Comments.

See something missing or out of date?  Click Edit Sight Info and fix it!

Best of all - have you got some great photos of that Sight that you want to share?  Just click Add Sight Photos/Videos and away you go.  

And remember - these are your photos, and we respect that.  We're never going to try selling them on or plastering them over travel brochures without even asking you!  And when your photo appears on a Sight, your username is right underneath - and with one click everyone can see links to any of your portfolio sites that you choose to show ( or not - Viewfindr is as private or public as you want it to be)!

The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it!

You know about somewhere that others don't?

Then why not share it?

Just click Add Sight on the My Viewfindr menu and you're off!  You can create a new Sight in seconds, then add extra information later.  Or others can help you out.

Remember, something that might be boring and everyday to you could be exciting and exotic to someone else.  

That tumbledown building at the end of your street?  Add the derelict tag to it - it could be the Sight that others have only dreamt of finding!

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Anyway, that's enough from us!  There's loads more for you to find - but we'll leave that up to you!  Any questions, just ask!

Have fun!