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Experimenting with the Particle Photon Board

As an amateur photographer with a proclivity for electronics, I like to experiment with hooking my trusty SONY NEX-3N to electronic DIY contraptions. Usually, my projects are based around Arduino and Raspberry Pi, but I never pass up the chance

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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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Build a Raspberry Pi-Based Cable Shutter Release for Sony Cameras

Replacing a simple and inexpensive remote cable release for your camera with Raspberry Pi may seem like a classic case of over-engineering, but using the tiny machine to control the camera opens up a whole new world of photographic opportunities. Using

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Restoring Letter Paint on Vintage Cameras

Brassing is one thing, chipped paint is another. The former gives your camera a classy vintage look, the latter makes the camera look ugly. Case in point, my recently acquired Nikkormat FTn. Most lettering and markings on the camera look

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Tamron 80-210mm f/3.8-4 Adaptall 2 (103A)

According to adaptall-2.org, this particular model was Tamron’s best selling lens throughout the early to mid 1980s due to its performance, price, and ergonomics. Because of its popularity, the lens is relatively cheap. I bought mine in mint condition (including the

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Publish Photos with Pygmyfoto on Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi-based server is perfectly capable of sharing photos on the Web. But instead of deploying Gallery, Piwigo, or any other heavyweight photo publishing application, you might want to opt for something nimble like Pygmyfoto that offers a straightforward

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Pygmyfoto on Raspberry Pi with BlinkStick

Besides this blog and Google+, I publish my photos on a Pygmyfoto instance running on Raspberry Pi at my home. Instead of integrating Pygmyfoto with a third-party web stats application like Piwik, I opted for a less complex, but more colorful solution

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Recipes for automated and streamlined photographic workflow on Linux

Practical advice for Tokyo night photography

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