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Simple Photo Hack: Use a Vintage Optical Viewfinder with a Mirrorless Camera

Despite its age and budget status, my trusty SONY NEX-3N still serves me well. But the lack of an optical viewfinder (OVF) hasn’t become any less annoying with time. Although the camera has a decent display, it becomes pretty much unusable on

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Monkey Stole My Camera

Although I prefer to use a regular camera whenever possible, I do occasionally shoot with whatever Android device I happen to have on me. And since my digiKam library already has quite a few snapshots that I like, I thought I’d

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Install an ICC Display Profile on Kubuntu with KDE Plasma 5

ColorHUG, an inexpensive open source colorimeter, is a great little tool for calibrating a display and generating an ICC profile for it. But if you migrated to the latest version of Kubuntu featuring KDE Plasma 5, you might wonder how to install the

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Digital Asset Management with digiKam

Although digiKam is first and foremost a photo management application, you can put it to other practical uses. For example, digiKam offers all the features you need to manage your digital assets (like photos, scanned images, audio files, and videos),

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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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What’s the point of film?

Photography used to be so simple. If I felt like taking pictures, I’d load up my Contax 139 with slide film and off I’d go. No bag, just one prime, a polarising filter and maybe a spare roll of film.

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