ShinyPhoto: New Website

The old ShinyPhoto website was getting a bit long in the tooth. It saw several versions of Python come and go and increasingly suffered from bitrot. (Notably, a mutual incompatibility in the CGI module between python versions; it ran for so long the backend storage engine I used became deprecated with no easy way out […]

Boarhills Church, East Neuk, Fife - 3D model rendered in Blender

Going 3D: First Steps with Blender

Finally! It’s been only a dream for about 10 years but I have a new photo workflow – and one involving photogrammetry not just photography, too: Fly a drone around an object – typically using point-of-interest mode whilst shooting video. Run some structure-from-motion analysis using Open Drone Map Import the resultant textured dense mesh into […]

Above Kinnoull Hill

I’ve discovered DJI GS (“groundstation”) Pro, which allows me to plot-out routes in advance with waypoints and control what happens at them, long before arriving at a location. Well, currently we’re at the stage of wondering why the camera’s pointing back the way we came when it should be looking exactly the opposite direction. Still, […]

How Many Megapixels?

There are several cliches in the field of megapixel-count and resolution required for acceptable photographic prints. In no particular order: 300dpi is “fine art” you don’t need as many dpi for larger prints because typically they’re viewed further away my printer claims to do 360dpi or 1440dpi or … 24 megapixels is more than enough […]

Photo-Walk 2017

For several years, on and off, I’ve attended an annual Photo-Walk based in Inverary, Argyll. This year was no exception – always good to catch up with friends I’ve met on the walk previously. As always, Argyll is a favoured place and Autumn a favoured season; the combination of light and landscape makes for enjoyable […]

The Return of Serif

It feels funny to think that back in the early 1990s Serif was known for PagePlus, in the days when such things were known as desktop publishing or DTP applications. Recently, however, they’ve produced Affinity Photo for Mac, Windows and iPad. After one or two folks recommended it, I thought it was time to add […]