Archive for category: Photography

Word Foto

September 15, 2011 | Photography, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of a new $1.99 app called Word Foto, I give you:

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A Prototype Picavet Kite Rig

August 4, 2010 | Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

I got home today, and decided to tack together a prototype picavet, mostly because I couldn’t visualize how it works. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEIbac-dULs In case you don’t know what a Picavet is, and it wasn’t clear from my somewhat rambling “demonstration” above, you can surf back to my posting about the Kite Aerial Photography Electronic Resources page, […]

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Basics-Picavet – Kite Aerial Photography Electronic Resources

July 29, 2010 | Amateur Science, Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

I might have an opportunity in a couple of weeks to go do some kite flying at an upcoming picnic, and I thought that I might give a quick try at quick and dirty kite photography. After all, I’ve been musing about lofting a camera up high using a weather balloon, so why not start […]

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Images of Objects in Orbit

May 2, 2010 | Amateur Satellite, Astronomy, Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

Ralf Vandebergh has a really interesting web page, where he shows pictures of the ISS and Shuttle missions taken with a 10″ Newtonian telescope. The detail is really amazing. Images of ISS, Space Shuttle and other spaceflight objects by Ralf Vandebergh George Tarsoudis has similar equipment, and produces similarly impressive results: Images of Satellites by […]

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Magic Lantern Firmware for the Canon 5D

June 24, 2009 | Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m a huge fan of gadgets which have the possibility of open source third party updates. I have a couple of Linksys routers that I’ve reflashed with DDWRT and/or Tomato and/or OpenWRT. I’ve played with the NSLU2. I have a Canon SD1100 which I run CHDK. Today, I discovered another interesting one: Magic Lantern Firmware […]

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Fast Shutter with Canon SD1100 + CHDK

May 23, 2009 | Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have a little Canon SD1100 that I picked up a while ago. One of its cool features is its ability to run the alternative CHDK firmware. It includes many interesting features, such as scripting, improved time lapse photography and such, but it also includes the ability to do really fast shutter speeds. I was […]

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Nick’s pinhole photography

June 2, 2008 | Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

My morning browsing eventually sent me to Nick’s pinhole photography, which has many excellent scans of 19th and early 20th century articles on the subject of pinhole photography. Very neat stuff.

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Birdhouse Webcam

April 17, 2006 | Link of the Day, Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

Check out the cool video of a pair of tufted titmouses who are building a nest in a birdhouse that has been equipped with a webcam.  Courtesy of the Make blog. Technorati Tags: Birdhouse, Webcam, Science Project

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Homebrew Photolab

March 1, 2006 | General, Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

By way of the ReadyMade Blog, check out how to use common kitchen ingredients like coffee as photographic developers.  I’ve had an interest (mostly academic and appreciative) in alternate photographic processes for some time, and while this relies on standard emulsions, the use of ordinary kitchen stuff for developers and fixes is really quite intriguing. […]

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It’s a Small World After All…

January 27, 2006 | General, Photography | By: Mark VandeWettering

Check out these cool landscape photos by Olivo Barbieri. He takes photos of landscapes, and then modifies them to make them look as if they were pictures of tiny models. They give a very curious case of perspective. Addendum: Juan read more carefully than I, and explains that these are shot with a tilt-shift lens. […]

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Check out this short film, shot with a still camera…

January 15, 2006 | Photography, Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

Got this from digg, this entire short film was created by using the burst mode of the Canon 20D. The shots look really nice, with lots of great depth of field and exposure. Previously, I blogged about how The Corpse Bride was filmed using digital still photography, but this is the first time I think […]

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