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Portraits of Rajasthan: Photographing Villagers in India

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Driving through the cities and villages of Rajasthan provides for an intimate view of rural India. The sun-drenched countryside is dotted with a resilient vegetation common to drier, desert, climates. Villagers, mixed in with cows, herds of goats and the odd camel, walk the long stretches of roads between villages, ...

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This Motion-Detecting Wildlife Camera Was Made with Raspberry Pi

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Want a remote motion-activated wildlife camera without shelling out big bucks? You can build one yourself using Raspberry Pi. PiBat recently built a pint-sized one, and it works quite well. The build makes use of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a cheap and compact single-board computer that has built-in Wi-Fi ...

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How Students Restored Photos Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

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After Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas, there was a group of high school students who partnered with volunteer organizations to help rescure family photos damaged in the disaster. Here’s a 4-minute film by Adobe Students about the project. Many photos that had been exposed to water had ink bleeding across the paper ...

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Tips for Photographing Your First Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Ah, you’ve just received your first camera over the holiday season and you’re itching to use it. Or, perhaps you’re just looking for something new to photograph for this year. Well, might I suggest the following: You should photograph a hot air balloon festival! Why hot air balloons? I personally ...

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This Test Reveals the Exposure Limits of Kodak Portra 400 Film

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Kodak’s Portra 400 film is praised for its versatility, but exactly how well does it handle underexposure and overexposure? How far can you push things before your photos become unusable? Canadian photographer Kyle McDougall decided to find out by doing his own test. In the 6.5-minute video above, McDougall shoots ...

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How to Capture Heat on Camera Without Expensive Optics

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Standard schlieren imaging techniques use a large mirror to be able to visualize heat or pressure differences in air. The problem with these techniques is that they require large precision telescope mirrors that are very expensive. My lab is fortunate to have a 13-inch diameter telescope mirror; but what happens ...

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