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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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An Online Gallery of Over 900,000 Breathtaking Photos of Historic New York City

What is any major American city if not an industrial gallery bustling with people and machines? Sometimes the images are bleak, as with the photo essays that often circulate of Detroit’s beautiful ruin; sometimes they are defiantly hopeful, as with

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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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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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