Category: Photography

Keeping track of battery status

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I constantly come up with new ways I think I will use to keep track of the charge status of my camera batteries, but I tend to forget between each time I am on a shoot, so it is kinda silly.   The other day I came up with this:

I used a marker, and added a plus sign to the battery covers, on one side. When the battery is fresh, the cover is put on so that the plus faces the contacts. When it is flat, the other way around. Now it is easy to see of I have just charged, or used up whatever battery I fish out of my bag.
I also added a piece of gaffers tape on the “negative” side, in case the plus gets rubbed off.

Picasa face detection to Lightroom

I have written a Perl script to move data gathered from Picasa’s face detection function, into the XMP metadata of my NEF files, to be used in Lightroom.

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