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Concise photography advice for friends and family

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Do you have any advice on how to take good photos? Because I don't make a secret of my interest in photography, it's not uncommon for people around me to assume that I'm the right person to answer this seemingly innocuous question. It doesn't really help when I try to explain embarrassingly that I'm just an amateur and most likely the last person to dispense photography-related morsels of wisdom.…

Useful things to have in a photo bag

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Besides a camera, lenses, and other photographic paraphernalia, there are a few things worth having in your photo bag. Cloth tape usually doesn't leave any sticky residue, so it can be put to a variety of practical uses: from improvised weather sealing to fixing broken stuff. A foldable backpack or shoulder bag. Something like an AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Day Pack fits in the palm of your…

Little Backup Box: Now with a card-making shell script and Samba

Little Backup Box comes with a dedicated shell script that greatly simplifies the process of installing and configuring the required packages and scripts. But before you get that far, there is one hurdle you have to clear: creating and setting up a bootable microSD card with the Raspbian system. It's not a particularly complex process, but it does require you to go through several steps. To…