Digital Photography Revolution

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At Bell Labs in 1969, two scientists were told they had to make progress on a key research project or they would lose their funding. After just an hour of work, they had a breakthrough.

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Easy Photo Publishing: Using the Link Box in Mejiro

If you happen to use popular services like WordPress and Flickr, you’ll be pleased to learn that Mejiro provides a handy link box, where you can specify any number of links to practically any service or resource.


By default, Mejiro links to popular services such as Flickr, WordPress, GitHub, etc. But the app is designed to make it easy for you to replace and edit the existing links as well as add new ones. To do this, open the index.php script for editing in a text editor and locate the following code block:

$links = array (
array('','fa fa-flickr fa-lg'),
array('','fa fa-wordpress fa-lg'),
array('','fa fa-github fa-lg'),
array('','fa fa-google-plus fa-lg'),
array('','fa fa-twitter fa-lg')

As you can see, each link here is defined as a separate array containing two values: a URL and a Font Awesome icon. So if you want to add a new link, simply add a new array and specify the desired URL and icon (you can pick the icon you like from a complete list of Font Awesome icons). For example, if you want to add a link to your Instagram profile, the array should look something like this:

array('','fa fa-instagram fa-lg')

There is one important thing you need to keep in mind: all arrays must be separated by commas, except the last one.

By the way, if you don’t want to display the link box at all, you can disable it by changing $link_box = true; to $link_box = false;

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35 Historical Mug Shots Reveal Astonishing Criminal Stories

35 historical mug shots reveal astonishing criminal stories

In the mid 1860s, police forces began to photograph the suspects they arrested. These photographs became known as “mug shots,” after the British slang word “mug,” meaning face.

Generally, officials took full face and profile photographs. If convicted, men had another set of images taken after their hair and beards were shaved off to limit the spread of lice. Women’s hair was not shaved.

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Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are decaying remnants of prototypes from the Soviet space shuttle program.

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Geofix Update

A quick update on the current status of Geofix. I’ve done some work on the web app to improve its usability, performance, and appearance.


The app now provides the ability to resize uploaded snapshots and display thumbnails next to each entry in the main view. Clicking on a thumbnail opens the related snapshot in the full view. It’s now also possible to delete records. To do this, click on the ID of the record you want to remove, then press the Delete button to confirm the deletion. To resize snapshots for better performance, press the Rocket button at the bottom of the main page.

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Photographer Captures the Beauty and Diversity of Australian Fungi

Photographer Steve Axford lives in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, where he has spent a considerable amount of time exploring the rainforest with his camera in hand. Among his favorite subjects are Australian fungi, which come in countless shapes, sizes, colors, and textures — diversity that Axford captures in his photos.

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5 Best Japanese 35mm Film SLR Cameras

Originally posted on Casual Photophile:

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The last time we compiled a “Top Five” list we were focused on the simple joy of point-and-shoot cameras. The automated nature of the five cameras we chose was perfect for those photo geeks interested in making beautiful photos with ease. But today we’re going to talk about something a bit different.

Today’s top five is all about vintage SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Back in their heyday, these machines were the diametric counterpoint to point-and-shoot cameras, and for more than half a century their robust construction and fully adjustable nature made them the choice of working photographers all over the world.

We know that experienced photophiles are already rolling their eyes, wondering how we could possibly distill the thousands of amazing SLR cameras into a list of only five. We understand, and we agree that there are too many fantastic SLRs to call this an all-encompassing list.

Instead, we’re here to present five of the very best…

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