Photographs That Reveal the Intricate Innards of Old Mechanical Calculators

Photographer Kevin Twomey has a fascination with capturing complex objects in the most simple of compositions, and his series Low Tech is the epitome of this. The series features photos of old, mechanical calculators stripped bare, exposing the exquisitely complicated creations that they were from the inside out.

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Smartphones versus DSLRs versus film: A look at how far we’ve come

With a deluge of three new cameras released every week, I’d completely lost perspective. Just how far have we come since film? Where would a modern smartphone camera fit into the evolution of digital SLRs? Would it be like DSLRs of five years ago? Ten? Or not on the same page at all? I wanted to get a feel for the pace of progress, to look back and see how far we’ve come, to get a handle on where we’re going.

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Little Mejiro Book Released

In my spare time, I tinker with Mejiro — a simple PHP-based script for instant photo publishing. I use Mejiro to publish photos processed in digiKam, and you can see the script in action at dmpop.dhcp.io/mejiro.

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While Mejiro is supremely easy to install and master, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of this application. So I wrote an ebook that covers useful Mejiro tricks and techniques. So if you are interested in using Mejiro to publish and share photos, then this book is for you.

Learn more about Little Mejiro Book, and buy it via PayPal.

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20 Ultimate Ways To Use A Disposable Camera

A top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to hack, whack, and make the most of a disposable camera.

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Buy digiKam Recipes, Get Subtle Curve Set

In skillful hands, digiKam’s Curves Adjustment tool can do magic. But mastering this powerful tool requires a lot of patience and experimenting. In fact, designing high-quality curves can be considered an artistic craft in its own right. You don’t have to create your own curves from scratch, though. The Subtle curves set gives you ten carefully crafted curves for use with digiKam. As the name suggests, the curves in the set don’t emulate garish Instagram-like effects: instead the curves can be used to improve photos and give them a stylish look in a more subtle manner.

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Original (left) and the Soft Light curve (right)

For a limited time, when you buy the digiKam Recipes ebook, you’ll receive the Subtle curve set free of charge.

If you already purchased the book, you will find the Subtle curve set in the download location. In case you buy digiKam Recipes through Amazon Kindle Store or Gumroad, please send your order confirmation as proof of purchase to dmpop@linux.com to receive the download instructions.

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Looking Up In Hong Kong: The Overwhelming Symmetry Of This Metropolis’ Highrises

Peter Stewart, a travel photographer based in Australia, has found a great way to make Hong Kong’s masses of repetitive high-rise apartment buildings interesting again. His “Stacked – Hong Kong” architectural photography series seeks out some of the most repetitive sights in Hong Kong and turns them into hypnotizing compositions.

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digiKam Recipes 4.1.1 Released

Another month, another digiKam Recipes update. This version features the updated and expanded Edit Photos with the Levels and Curves Adjustment Tools recipe which now covers the powerful curves tool. As an experiment, the EPUB version of digiKam Recipes now comes with the embedded Open Sans font family. As usual, there are also minor tweaks and fixes.

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Readers who already purchased the book will receive the new version free of charge. If you haven’t received your copy, please send your order confirmation as proof of purchase to dmpop@linux.com, and I’ll email you the latest version of the book.

Learn more about digiKam Recipes, and buy it via PayPal, Amazon Kindle Store, and Gumroad.

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