I don’t usually pay a lot of attention to new features when an OS updates nowadays. But the other day I discovered the “photo shuffle” Lock Screen feature on my phone. Now every time I unlock my phone I see another random image. I picked nature as the subject. I am not sure what algorithm is picking the photos but the results are delightful.
several other AI-based enhancement processes to shield your images from reverse image searches without compromising the look of your photo
the quoted tweets in the linked article deleted, but we are in a mess.
Stickers by Maique
A growing collection of sticker art, collected all over, but based in Lisbon.
sticker spotter is a side project, lovingly made by maique.
a fun project.
A ‘video’ of the flickr photos I’ve posted over the summer holidays. generated mostly with this script.
he Apple Script lets you select a group of photos in Photos. If one (and only one) photo got location data the location data is shared with the other photos in the selection.
Used to be a copy paste job with iPhoto.
My Year in Flickrs
All the photos I’ve posted to flickr this year, stitched together. I’ve updated the script a bit from this one, need to get the gist up to date too after some tidying.
Music: Myst on the Moor by Kevin MacLeod
License: Standard license
store them in shoeboxes
Memex 1.1 | John Naughton’s online diary is a great read, also a newsletter: Memex 1.1
Went on a trip to Bass Rock with Dorothy & my New Camera, Cannon SX540, the swell made taking photos hit or miss. A beautiful day, spectacular island & gannets are wonderful birds.
Camera advice sought
I am looking for a bit of advice on getting a new camera.
I take quite a lot of photos. I’ve owned three digital cameras over the years. Since I’ve had an iPhone I am mostly happy with that. I do like to have a camera with a good zoom as well. I mostly take photos outdoors, plant, birds and animals, and a zoom helps.
I don’t really put much effort into the craft of taking photos and don’t have any real technical knowledge. I can’t see me learning any at this stage. I’ve occasionally started or some kind soul has tried to teach me but it doesn’t really stick.
I do really enjoy having a visual notebook of things I’ve seen, walks I’ve gone on and interesting flora and fauna.
For a while I had a PowerShot SX10 IS which I really liked, it stopped being reliable, failed to take photos often and slowly faded away. I then go a Panasonic DMC-TZ80. I liked the zoom on this, but the photos didn’t seem much clearer than my iPhone 6. It also didn’t take being stuffed in a rucksack or pocked very well, the wee dial on the back fell off and later it just stopped working altogether.
This year I’ve just had my iPhone. I do really like it but I’ve taken a few photos of distant dots where I can’t get close enough, typically of birds. I’d like a new camera with a zoom.
The problem is camera reviews don’t seem to help much. The TZ80 had good reviews but the pictures weren’t all that good and it was not robust enough. I bought it mainly because it has a view finder. I was going to replace the canon with anther canon, but at my price range they don’t have one.
Here is what I think I need:
- A ~50x zoom
- A view finder
- < £300 preferably nearer 200
- Not too flimsy
I don’t need the latest, there seems a lot of previous models on amazon that look ok. I probably want things that help automatic, stabilisation perhaps. Easy time lapse and long exposure would be nice.
I don’t really want to have to learn much, I’ll use auto 99% of the time, dip into to random settings and go back to auto. I don’t care about “creative” modes, filters etc.
There seems to be plenty of choice, I just don’t know what to pick.
The Panasonic DMC-FZ72 is the sort of thing I’ve been looking at, but the last one I had was a Panasonic and did not last. I’ve also though about giving up the viewfinder and getting the older Canon SX530
Any thoughts or opinions gratefully received.