Category Archives: Photography

HowTo: Automatically generating image galleries based on

As you might have noticed all image galleries of this blog are meanwhile based on the framework. is great because it is Free/Libre Software (MIT-licensed), simply does what it is supposed to do, and requires not yet another plugin for WordPress nor a database backend. It also supports mobile devices and its typical touch gestures. Furthermore it enables self-hosted galleries and does not require to rely on any cloud services where you might loose control on your data.

The only thing that I was missing was a straight forward way to automatically generate a gallery. Creating it by hand – as for example described in’s “Beginners Guide” – is time-consuming, cumbersome, and error-prone. So the overall idea was to create a ready-to-run gallery based on a given folder that contains just the image files by using a shell script.

In detail I wanted to have the following functionality:
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Past and present aligned in photographs

Are you also one of those who is mournfully pretending that everything in the past has been better than nowadays or who cannot wait until time travel is finally more than fiction? Maybe these two photographic compilations that are approaching this subject in slightly different ways could be worth a click …

Irina Werning: Back to the future - MARITA & COTY IN 1977 & 2010, Bueno

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Eine etwas andere Art des Computerspiels: Inside the Haiti Earthquake

Im Oktober/November 2010 hat die kanadische Produktionsfirma PTV Productions unter dem Namen “Inside the Haiti Earthquake” eine etwas andere Art der First-Person Simulation veröffentlicht.

Serious Game: Inside the Haiti Earthquake (PTV Productions)

Mit “Inside the Haiti Earthquake” kann der Spieler interaktiv in der Rolle eines Journalisten, eines Helfers oder eines Überlebenden die Ausmaße und Eindrücke der Erdbebenkatastrophe in Haiti hautnah erleben (mehr Informationen). Das Spiel kann kostenlos im Internet gespielt werden, auf die Vergabe von Spielpunkten oder gar die Kür eine Gewinners wurde entsprechend verzichtet. [via]

Die Produktion war für die Canadian New Media Awards 2010 in den Kategorien “Best Cross-Platform Project” und “Best Web-Based Game” nominiert.

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HowTo: Linking within the Flash Web Gallery of Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

As image processing and management software I am using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (meanwhile in version 2.4, still looking for an adequate Open Source alternative).

One thing I like about Lightroom is the easy, fast and integrated way to create web galleries out of your photo collections. What I was missing so far was a way to link back from a certain flash web gallery to my gallery overview and to the main page of my blog.

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Tilt-Shift Photography

This is one of my first experiments in the field of tilt-shift photography. The expert eye will have recognized immediately that this seems to be a photo of a miniature model of Ålesund … actually it is not, it was just faked to look like one 😉

Better examples of this technique can be found at You can create your own tiltshift photographies at

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