Monthly Archives: August 2011

Arduino for Photographers: Building a Universal Intervalometer

Practicing the art of time-lapse photography without an intervalometer is doable, but not particularly efficient. And while any decent photo equipment store will be happy to sell you one, you can go the DIY way and build your own intervalometer based on the

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Lightweight Budget Macro Combo

Macro lenses are expensive. This probably explains the popularity of low-cost alternatives like extension tubes and macro filters. I’ve been using Kenko extension tubes for quite a while. And while it’s a cheap way to get into the world of

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Use the Focal Length Analyzer Script with digiKam

The Focal Length Analyzer is a nifty little Bash script that pulls focal length data from digiKam’s database back end and generates nice graphs based on the extracted data. To perform its magic, the script relies on the sqlite, gnuplot, and

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Quick Tip: Disable Certain File Types in digiKam

digiKam supports an impressive range of file formats, so you can use the application to handle RAW files, movies and everything in between. But what if you want to explicitly exclude a specific type of files? digiKam offers a simple

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