What is any major American city if not an industrial gallery bustling with people and machines? Sometimes the images are bleak, as with the photo essays that often circulate of Detroit’s beautiful ruin; sometimes they are defiantly hopeful, as with those of the rising of New Orleans; and sometimes they are almost unfathomably monumental, as with the images here of New York City, circa the 20th century—or a great good bit of it, anyway.
Continue reading An Online Gallery of Over 900,000 Breathtaking Photos of Historic New York City.
Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server. To do this, you need to install PHP, PHP-GD, and Git packages on your system. On Debian and Ubuntu, this can be done by running the apt-get install php5-cli php5-gd git command as root. Once you’ve done that, reboot the machine.
Clone then the Mejiro GitHub repository using the git clone https://github.com/dmpop/mejiro.git command. In the terminal, switch to the mejiro directory and start the server by running the php -S 0.0.0.0:8080 command. Point the browser to http://127.0.0.1:8080 to access Mejiro (replace 127.0.0.1 with the actual IP address or domain name of the machine running Mejiro).
Running Mejiro using the built-in server is not recommended for production use, but this option can be useful if you need to test Mejiro or instantly publish a handful of photos on a local network.
A freshly-baked release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. The new version features the Export and Share Photos with digiKam recipe which offers a comprehensive overview of digiKam’s sharing and exporting capabilities. The new Extract and Examine Metadata from digiKam’s Database recipe explains how to pull and analyze photographic metadata stored in the digikam4.db database. Finally, the Rescale Photos with the Liquid Rescale Tool recipe explains how to use the Liquid Rescale tool for intelligent rescaling. As always, the new release includes minor updates, fixes and tweaks.
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Well known photographer and blogger Scott Kelby recently pointed to the 18-55mm kit lens as a reason why beginners find it difficult to take good shots — it is neither wide nor long enough to create visual impact, he wrote. I’d like to respectfully disagree.
Continue reading Cheap Kit Lenses Are Not Weak Kids’ Lenses.
This tutorial uses the light painting technique. Rather than the typical light painting technique where the light is used as the subject to draw out words or simple pictures; this technique uses light painting to light, highlight, and backlight the your subject. This will give you studio quality professional product photos worthy of any usage.
Continue reading Lighting a Product Photo by Light Painting with Your Phone in a Long Exposure Shot.
From particles in a mouse’s lung to a cross section of a cat’s tongue to the nervous system of a fruit fly larva, the winning images of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards showcase things you didn’t think it was possible to see, let alone make into works of art.
Continue reading The 20 Best Science Images of 2015.