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Pine cone: the perfect storage card holder

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Every year, a pine tree close to our house produces the most perfect cones, and I often pick up a handful of them on my way home. The cones are undeniably beautiful, but not of much practical use. Or so I thought, until one day it hit me that a cone would make a rather nifty SD card holder. Besides the SD cards designated for regular use with my camera that are stored in a proper holder, I also…

How to geotag photos on Linux with Otto

If you want to transfer, rename, geotag, and organize photos and RAW files in one fell swoop, Otto is your friend. This shell script can transfer photos and RAW files from a storage card, neatly organize them, and even add a copyright notice to each photo. If the photos are geotagged, the script also writes useful information, such as camera model, lens, and weather conditions into the Comment…

Simple trick for absent-minded photographers

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Being an absent-minded photographer, I often end up taking photos using settings from a previous shoot. This is not a big deal when the previous and current scenes and lighting conditions are roughly the same. But when you try to take a landscape photo on a bright day at ISO 3200 and the aperture set to f/1.8, your end result will most likely disappoint. Since there is no remedy for…