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Entries from March 2010

Lightroom 3.0 beta 2 arrives

March 24th, 2010 · 13 Comments

And it has… “Native tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras”… So that may make my script obsolete, at least for those with Lightroom.

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Tags: Blog · Not mine · Software

Interest in Photobooth functions?

March 11th, 2010 · 37 Comments

I noted that several people have used the Camera control script as the software to drive a photobooth as events, such as wedding, where guests can come up and take their own picture.

The script can be used like that, but is hardly ideal. However I can imagine making a “photobooth mode” specifically for this purpose which would take away some of the problems.

E.g. you could have a simplified control – basically only one button to press.

Let me know if that sounds interesting and if you have any ideas to add and see if I should spend some more thought on it.

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Maybe it is all in the cable…

March 10th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Seems strange but if you are having trouble with Camera Control being unreliable or failing to perform, try making sure that your USB cable connection is good:

  • Use a short cable
  • Use the best quality cable you have
  • Plug the cable directly into the PC, not via a hub

Strange as it may seem this has fixed some of my own problems. Apparently it is possible to have an unreliable USB connection which is good enough for some purposes (including downloading images in batches), but not good enough for tethering.

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DIYPhotobits.Com Camera Control 5.2 – The Hand Foot and Mouth Release

March 5th, 2010 · 71 Comments

Download it from the … Download page

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Tags: Blog · Download · Software

My old work isn’t that bad, but what about my new work

March 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I have a fever of 103 f and am supposed to be resting – that may or may not relate to this post.

Read this:

http://missanielablog.com/your-old-work

Makes me think because often recently I find that nothing I have been shooting has really come out very interesting, whereas I actually had more worthwhile pieces years ago.

Maybe part of that is just being busy this past year, with the new baby and work there isn’t much time for anything else.

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A rose by any other name is about d06880

March 5th, 2010 · No Comments

At least according to http://colornames.ch/

Well worth taking a look to see how your colour names match the rest of the world!

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Tags: Blog