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Build Your Own Wearable Timelapse Camera with a Raspberry Pi

Wearable so-called "lifelogging" cameras are a neat way to catalog your day-to-day, but did you know that you can built your own? If you don't want to spend a bunch of money and don't need all the bells and whistles, this DIY Raspberry Pi-powered wearable cam will do the trick.

Build a DIY Flickr Auto-Uploader with Raspberry Pi

Flickr generated a lot of bad feelings back in March 2016 by making its Auto-Uploadr app a Pro-only feature. If you're not Pro but would still like the convenience of automatically uploading new photos, you can build a custom gadget that does it for you.

The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero is Now Camera Compatible

We've shared a number of do-it-yourself camera projects involving Raspberry Pi in the past. If you're interested in trying your hand at one, it's now even cheaper: the ultra affordable $5 Raspberry Pi Zero now has a camera connector.

Raspberry Pi Camera Gets Its First Upgrade, 8MP and Better in Low Light

The 5MP Omnivision camera module was the Raspberry Pi's very first add-on, but in the three years since it was release it hasn't gotten a single update... that is, until today. The Rasberri Pi Foundation has officially announced the arrival of a new and improved Sony module (actually two), and it won't cost you a penny more than the last one.

Shooting the Moon with a Raspberry Pi Camera and Canon EF Lens

Shooting the moon has been a little obsession of mine for a very long time (ever since I started photography). I guess it is my love of impossible images, science fiction, and science fact that drove me to want to take photographs of the moon.

Using a Mobile Phone Camera Sensor with a Nikon F DSLR Lens

I always tell people that the problem with phone cameras is the lenses. This isn't a thesis that is easy to test because you can't swap the lens on a phone without destroying it. But now the Raspberry Pi has a camera module that's basically a phone camera sensor. It's also easy to get an Raspberry Pi camera module with a C mount so you can easily change lenses.

I also own a Nikon DSLR camera for which I have a few lenses, so I bought a C mount to F mount (Nikon) lens adapter so I can use the big DSLR lenses with the Raspberry Pi camera

Make a DIY Compact Camera Using Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi project platform PiJuice is currently raising funds for its portable module on Kickstarter. As a demo of its capabilities, the team has created a step-by-step tutorial showing how the product can be used to build a DIY Raspberry Pi compact digital camera.

Kickstarter Brings Interchangeable Lenses to the Raspberry Pi Camera with Fun DIY Kit

The Raspberry Pi Camera module is a favorite of photography tinkerers. We've seen it used to create everything from GIF cameras to a balloon-powered, aerial picture-taking replica of the house from the Pixar movie UP. But through all this, one limitation has stayed true for the Pi camera module: you can't swap out lenses.

Well, no more. A new Kickstarter campaign is bringing interchangeable lenses and much more to the Raspberry Pi computer board/camera module in the form of a fun DIY camera kits.

UPstagram: A Camera-Equipped Version of the House from ‘Up’ Takes Flight Over Paris

The weekend is coming up, and while many of us will spend it watching football, napping and otherwise lazing about, some people seem to make much more productive use of their free time. Take the hacker group Hackerloop, for example.

They recently equipped a miniature version of the house from the Pixar movie "Up" with a camera, hacked Instagram so it could automatically upload shots, and then sent it flying over Paris attached to 90 helium balloons... now that is a weekend well spent.

Sprite’s Raspberry Pi Camera: Marketing Stunt Meets DIY Photography

There's nothing like a gimmicky camera to make you tilt your head to the side and raise an eyebrow out of curiosity. The most recent gimmick to cross our desks is a camera that is equal parts advertising and DIY creation: an over-branded Sprite camera with a Raspberry Pi at its core.

$25 Space Camera: Raspberry Pi Camera Snaps Photos of Earth on a Balloon

Raspberry Pi's new Camera Module is starting to hit store shelves, and we're starting to see some interesting photo experiments being done with the simple programmable camera kit.

High altitude ballooning enthusiast Dave Akerman recently decided to send his $25 module up to the edges of space to snap photographs of Earth and beam images back during its flight.

Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer Gets Camera to Match, Issues Photo Challenge

The Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized single board computer developed in the UK, just added a visual component to its arsenal. A 5MP CMOS camera, the tiny cam will attach to the mini-computer and allow programmers to use it any way they see fit. And in order to celebrate this new addition to the family, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is sponsoring a little contest for photography-minded programmers as well.

Focus Stacking Macro Photographs with a Hacked Flatbed Scanner

Focus stacking is when you combine multiple photographs of different focus distances in order to obtain a single photo with a much greater depth of field than any of the individual shots. This can be done by turning the zoom ring on your lens, but this can be difficult to control (especially for highly magnified photos). It can also be done using special rigs designed for the purpose, but those are generally quite pricey.

Photographer and software engineer David Hunt recently came up with the brilliant idea of turning an old flatbed scanner into a macro rail for shooting focus-stacking photos.