Camera Gear

A few years ago I used to travel everywhere with a camera. I’ve had digital SLRs, and smaller compact cameras. It always used to add a ton of weight and bulk to my travelling though. For the last year or so, I’ve just been using my phone as my camera. It’s a bit of technology you always have with you, and adds no extra weight. The phone camera technology is getting to be as good as the cheaper digital cameras too.

Last night I watched episode 7 of Abstract, the Netflix Series about Design. It was all about Platon, the photographer. It inspired me to break out my Canon Mirrorless camera. I’m off to Lisbon tomorrow, so I’ll take it along. I’ve put a very small 22mm lens on it, and taken off the camera strap, so it is fairly compact now.

Removing Tourists from Travel Photos

You can remove tourists and other detritus from your travel photos using either ImageMagick or the Gimp. Put your camera/phone on a tripod and then take a number of photos waiting between each photo so that any people in the way have moved. You will need enough shots for every part of the scene to be unobstructed.

To use ImageMagick, put all the photos into a directory and run the command line:

convert *.jpg -evaluate-sequence median output.jpg