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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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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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Why Everyone Should Shoot Manual … Sometimes

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:
Much has been written about the technical benefits of shooting in Manual mode, and while these articles do well to explain why shooting this way can improve your photographs they don’t always address an additional…

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Pebble Geekery and Broken Clouds

To check the current weather, just stick your head out of the window. Alternatively, you can try the following approach: Cobble together a PHP script that pulls weather data from the Open Weather Map service and outputs the parsed values

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Keep Tabs on Your Stuff with the What’s in My Bag Web App

To learn the basics of the Python Bottle framework, I cobbled together a simple web app for tracking items in a bag. Aptly (and somewhat unimaginatively) named What’s in My Bag (or wimb), the app can be used to maintain a list

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Raspberry Pi-Based Cable Shutter Release — Now with DIY Optocouplers

While a transistor-based cable shutter release does the job, it has one drawback. Grounding the camera to Raspberry Pi can cause the machine or the camera to have a negative ground. This might lead to a higher total voltage difference and could damage either of

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