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Run Mejiro without a Server

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,

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Exploded Views – Canon AE-1

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
Casual Photophile was born from an appreciation of the fact that cameras are amazing, tiny machines. What better way to illustrate the intricacy and wonder of these little devices than to tear them apart and splay their innards…

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digiKam Recipes 4.5.1 Released

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

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Cheap Kit Lenses Are Not Weak Kids’ Lenses

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.

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Lighting a Product Photo by Light Painting with Your Phone in a Long Exposure Shot

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

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The 20 Best Science Images of 2015

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

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Control Camera via Web with gPhoto2 Bottle

While tethered shooting applications like Entangle allow you to control the camera connected to your Linux machine, they do have their limitations. You need a screen and a keyboard attached to the computer to operate the application, and in many situations

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