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These 1913 Autochrome Portraits Are From the Early Days of Color Photography

Mervyn O’Gorman was an English engineer whose artistic interests turned him into one of the early pioneers of color photography. Using the Autochrome Lumière process that was launched in 1907, O’Gorman shot images that are now regularly featured in exhibitions

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Use Geofix to Geotag Photos in digiKam

Geofix is a simple Python script that lets you use an Android device to record the geographical coordinates of your current position. The clever part is that the script stores the obtained latitude and longitude values in the digiKam-compatible format, so you

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Exploded Views – Minolta SRT 201

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
We’re back with another ridiculous explosion of camera parts, and this time we’ve completely disassembled an old, broken down Minolta SRT-201. This all-mechanical marvel of Japanese ingenuity comes from one of the best line-ups of SLRs…

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Photographs of Old Japan’s Glorious Art of Soba Delivery

Nowadays when we order takeout we open an app, push a few buttons and 30 minutes later someone shows up on a motorcycle with your food. But in the olden days in Japan it was obviously a bit different. Demae,

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5 Best Point and Shoot Film Cameras

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
So you want to shoot film but you’re not so interested in manual focusing, exposure modes, aperture, ISO, and all that technical nonsense? Tired of heavy SLRs and cumbersome controls? The warm weather’s here and you just want to…

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Linux Brought to Canon DSLRs by Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern is announcing that it has passed a new milestone in hacking DSLRs: making Linux run on Canon DSLR cameras. Continue reading Linux Brought to Canon DSLRs by Magic Lantern

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After the 1960s Harlem Exodus, the People Who Stayed

Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine, spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, in the summer of 1970. His images were the cover story for Match in October that year. Continue reading After the 1960s Harlem exodus,

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