A while back I posted about the Raspberry Pi, and in the post was a link to a Photographer who was embeding a Raspberry Pi into a Canon 5D MKII battery grip. Well, its been a while, and i have been thinking about the Pi and Cameras, so I went looking around… Here is what i found.
- HDR Photography with a Raspberry Pi and GPhoto2: It was linked at the end of David’s post, and i missed it completely. David mentions he was using GPhoto2 to take photos from the Pi, so its a good place to start.
- GPhoto2 and the Raspberry Pi: starters guide on getting the Pi to talk to your Camera.
- Not specifically Pi+Camera released, but the Stackoverflow Raspberry Pi Page is a handy resource for asking questions…
The one thing i have not been able to figure out is how to tell the Pi to take the photos out of the camera wihtout having a monitor plugged in. I was thinking either tell it, on boot, to start monitoring the camera and download everything. This way, if you have it plugged into a external power source, it will be monitoring and downloading to somewhere… USB HDD, USB Key, etc. If there is a Wifi spot around, try uploading them to a location, posibily manageable via web interface of some sort… Lots of interesting ideas can be done… its just a matter of doing them… 🙂