Banaras: Walks through India’s Sacred City

Hello fellow readers; a quick note to share some exciting news! During my time in India, I met Nandini Majumdar while doing volunteer work at Nirman: a local non-profit helping educate children. At the time, she was working on a travel book centered around walking tours of Banaras; she mentioned she was in need of photography for the book, so I had the honor of...

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Arduino Stepper Code – Time Lapse Control Unit

Our code has become more and more functional, but we’re not quite there yet. In this part, I’m really going to bring the heat and tie all sorts of functionality into our code so that we have a fully operational time lapse control system – we’ll look at setting keyframes and adding a display to our setup. As a quick overview, in case you missed...

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Arduino Stepper Code – Time Lapse

I think we’re finally at a point where, with our foundation of stepper controling code, we can start writing something up that has some interesting functions. Besides, I bet you came here wanting to know how to use stepper motors to create some cool time lapse footage like this: As a quick overview, in case you missed anything, here is an overview of each...

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Arduino Stepper Code – Joystick

We’ve come quite a long way since our first humble, little sketch. Now we can control multiple stepper motors, in any direction, with the use of both joysticks and buttons. However, I imagine you aren’t quite happy yet with our current functionality; I’m not either! It’s about time we start making things really interesting… In part 2, we...

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Arduino Stepper Code – Library

So far, we’ve covered the basics of putting together code that moves a stepper motor; we even added some push buttons which allows us to move in either direction of rotation. But what if we want to control several motors at the same time? What if we want to keep track of the position for each one of those and what if we want to control the stepper motors with a...

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Arduino Stepper Code – Basics

I’ve spent nearly the last two years on an Arduino stepper-motor based camera motion-control project named Motus (read about its evolution on DIYphotography.net); I’ve learned a lot on the way, and I’d like to give back some of the knowledge I’ve acquired through this project. What better way to do that than by putting together an Arduino stepper...

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Inspiration for a Monday

A little inspiration to start your Monday off right!

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Faces of India

After my trip through Nicaragua, I put together a collection of the portraits of the people I met; in that same spirit, I offer a blog post of the faces of India. Thanks to my companion Derek, I had both the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people as well as the opportunity to capture a little piece of their lives. I guess, in the end, I was just as fascinated by...

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Style your images with that film look

It seems like, along with a semi-new wave of fascination with instagram looks, that the ‘film look’ is turning up more and more on photography blogs. So, in hopes of catching some web traffic, I’m writing a quick little tutorial on how to get that film look. Now, I find the fact that I’m writing this post a bit ironic since, I’ve never...

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United Church of Christ

Several months ago I completed a photojournalism project for the United Church of Christ which was doing a spotlight article on one of their churches located in North St Louis.

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Motus v1.3 – DIY Time-lapse and Video Motion Control

Motus is a DIY time-lapse and video motion control linear slider system built on the open source architecture of Arduino as well as my previously self-built slider.

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CKD

Recent reports have described an apparent epidemic of CKD along the Pacific coast of Central America, such that CKD is a leading cause of death among working-age men in lower-altitude agricultural communities in this region. Given the limited availability of kidney replacement therapies in this region, CKD often is a terminal diagnosis, lending greater urgency to the identification of a modifiable cause. This article discusses the epidemiology of CKD in this region, reviews the clinical features of this CKD outbreak...

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Box people of India

As I continue to go through my images from India, I put together little collections like this one here. India, is cramped for space; people end up putting little stands at every nook and cranny, selling all sorts of things from chips, to coconuts, to flowers and prayer necklaces. I found it amazing to see how many things they could fit in there; all of these images were taken while in Varanasi

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Kaushambi School Children

I spent a day visiting the schools in the city of Kaushambi, India. Of course, with my presence, all the school children would begin stirring like a busy hive of bees full of excitement about their new, foreign visitor. Especially in the dimly lit schools, I had a lot of trouble getting the school children to sit still long enough for my longer shutter speeds. Eventually, I just towered over them and took their portraits as they starred straight up into my camera. Enjoy.

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Alley Lights in Varanasi

It was an eery sensation, to know that you were surrounded by so many people, that you could hear them all around you, but that you couldn't see a single one; your only companion in that moment being the fluorescent bulbs casting a cool glow on the surrounding walls. It was in that moment that I tried to find that same moment again, and so I set out the rest of the evening capturing the following.

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DIY computer network – PC & Mac file sharing

This blog post is the first in a two part series detailing how to set up a computer network that allows for PC & Mac file sharing, as well as an off-site backup strategy.

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India Travel Guide

I spent two months in Northern India; this post is meant as a sort of travel guide for India based on my experiences. I write, sort of, because I'm not going to tell you where to travel, which hotels to stay in or which restaurant has the best curry; rather, Ill be offering some pointers that might make your time in India a little easier regarding your health and how to get prepared. Clearly, this is no end all be all, and I hope to generalize/stereotype the least as possible.

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Ritu: learning how to read

Text by guest author Derek Treatman; images by Constantino Schillebeeckx. “Everyone wants an education. You think I didn’t? I wanted to go to school, but what happened was someone got sick. ‘Go take care of them,’ I’m told. This person, then another, then another. No one says to themselves, ‘I don’t want an...

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New Portfolio & New Website

It's been almost two months since my last blog post; for those that have been following closely, you know that I spent March & April traveling through India and Nepal.

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Nyatapola Guest House Bhaktapur Nepal

The Nyatapola Guest House has a home stay feel with its six well-furnished rooms an upstairs kitchen where you can find the family cooking and eating and a rooftop terrace where you can catch local families living out their lives and see snow-caped mountains on a clear day. Two room sizes are available: single - which offers room for three people in a double and single bed, and double - a larger sized room fit for two couples in two double beds.

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