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This Homemade Instant Camera Uses Raspberry Pi and a Thermal Printer

Photographer Arvid Larsson recently made himself a portable instant camera that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi computer camera and thermal receipt printer. Continue reading This Homemade Instant Camera Uses Raspberry Pi and a Thermal Printer.

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This is How Press Photos Were Transmitted Back in the 1970s

In our world of digital photography and high speed Internet, photojournalists can quickly and easily send large numbers of high-res photos to the other side of the globe. Things weren’t always so convenient. Continue reading This is How Press Photos

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11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. However, not all lenses are created equal. While most lenses just aim to please, others aim to impress.

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Weekend Project: Shooting with Tamron Adaptall 2 SP 500mm f/8 Mirror Model 55BB

A few months ago, I bought a Tamron Adaptall 2 SP 500mm f/8 55BB mirror lens. Not that I needed it, but the price was so low that it would have been silly not to buy it. The lens came with a Nikon

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Brief Notes on My digiKam Workflow

Every now and then, I get questions about an optimal digiKam-based workflow. It’s rather difficult to give general advice, as a lot depends on specifics. So I thought I’d share my photographic workflow for managing and processing photos in the hope

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Mejiro Update: Now with a Stream View

Time for another Mejiro update. By default, Mejiro displays all published photos as a thumbnail grid, but the latest version also features a stream view that displays the photos as a continuous stream. To switch to the stream view, click the

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How a Nikon F3 Still SLR Was Modified to Film Indiana Jones in 1983

Did you know that a Nikon F3 still photography film SLR was used to shoot the 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? The mine cart chase scene in the film would have been too expensive if the

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