Category Archives: Photography

Lapse-Pi Touch – A Touchscreen Timelapse Controller

SZ0A4263So here’s my latest Raspberry Pi project. It uses the PiTFT Mini Kit, which is a 320×240 2.8″ TFT display and Touchscreen from Adafruit Industries that fits neatly onto my Raspberry Pi, to control a user interface to drive the back-end time-lapse script I showed you in a previous blog article.

 

 

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Lighting Foregrounds in Night-Time Time-Lapses

Here’s a quick hack to make your night-time time-lapse sequences a bit more interesting. As a general rule of thumb, it’s always good to have a decent foreground in your landscape images. I believe that this also stands true for time-lapse photography, as well as night time time lapse photography. The problem is that it’s dark. Very dark. So, how about we artificially light the foreground during the shoot? But we’d have to have it lit for 2 or 3 hours?

Normally for shooting star fields, to get an interesting foreground we’d “light paint” the foreground with a torch, and through trial an error, we’d get an exposure that looked right. This doesn’t work for time-lapse, as it would be impossible to get consistent exposures for each frame. So, use a stable light source that will last the several hours that you need for the full time-lapse. Continue reading »

Lapse Pi – Motorised Time-lapse Rail with Raspberry Pi

Here’s another article in the series of photography related DIY projects using the Raspberry Pi single board computer. This time it’s a Time Lapse rail.

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Macro Pi – Focus Stacking using Raspberry Pi

Here’s another in the series of articles of photographic uses for the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer). This time, it’s re-purposing an old flatbed scanner as a macro rail for focus stacking images in macro photography.

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Drop Pi – Water Droplet Photography with Raspberry Pi

Here’s how to build a Water Drop kit using a Raspberry Pi as a controller for a solenoid valve and camera trigger.

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Tethering CameraPi to Adobe Lightroom via FTP

This article shows howto send images to Adobe Lightroom from a wireless connected device.

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Camera Pi – DSLR Camera with Embedded Computer

I’ve had the idea of embedding a computer  DSLR camera for a couple of years now, but for whatever reason I never got around to implementing it, mostly due to the cost of small single board computers. Until now, that is. With the release of the Raspberry Pi, embedded computing has all of a sudden become much more affordable. At €35 for the computer, it’s far cheaper than any of it’s rivals.

So what I’ve done is take an old (broken) battery grip that I had lying around (for my Canon 5D Mark II), and made a few modifications to it so I could fit the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer) into it.

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Before and After – Pink

Another in the before-after series. This shot was taken for a challenge competition, where the theme was “Pink”.

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Before and After – Fading Contrails

This is the first in a series of before-after shots, where I show the shots that came out of the camera, and the final image, describing how I got from one to the other.

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Salon Gold Medal at Trierenberg 2012

Just under three months ago I started entering FIAP salons. These salons are basically photo competitions in which a certain percentage of the entered images are ‘accepted’, and a smaller percentage again are awarded medals. So it’s an very satisfying to have an image accepted.

  • From Wikipedia: FIAP is the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique,  (Eng. The International Federation of Photographic Art), and is an international organization of national associations of photography. More than 85 national associations are members, comprising nearly one million individual photographers.

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