Introduction Learning from the master Ansel Adams himself, keeping a notebook to record your metadata is a good way to improve your photography.
Ansel Adams notebook sheet Shooting 4x5 Large Format is a completely different process compared to shooting 35mm and even Medium Format. Bellowmovements and the slow shutter speeds due to the narrow apeture give you so much more to work with and around.
I enjoyed my workflow with ncftp, uploading all files with a one-liner. Sadly ncftp can’t (or I couldn’t figure out how to) skip existing files and upload only new and/or modified files. lftp on the other hand has the option to only upload new/modified files with the --only-newer flag.
With lftp I can upload all the necessary files by running lftp sftp://server --user username --password password -e "set ftp:ss-allow no; mirror -R local-path remote-path --only-newer; quit"
ZSH After switching from Bash to ZSH, I discovered oh-my-zsh.
oh-my-zsh oh-my-zsh is a great customizable framework adding a lot of functionality to ZSH. While I heard and on older hardware definitely noticed the overhead from oh-my-zsh throttling the performance of the terminal, I have no problem with the small setup I am using at the moment, especially on a new device like the T480s.
plugins The cool part about oh-my-zsh is the easy plugin management.
Installing Clion Since Clion is available from the AUR you can simply install it with your favourite AUR package manager.
I switched from pacaur to yay but made an alias so I can still use the pacaur command (don’t ask me why). In my case I would write pacaur -S clion in the terminal, which downloads the package and runs the makepkg script.
And that’s how you install clion on Archlinux.
Since switching to the T480s I had some scaling problems running Budgie. As it turns out, a lot of these problmes come from using X instead of wayland. I had never used wayland before but figured out, if Fedora and Ubuntu use it as their main display server, I could give it a try.
Apparently GNOME automatically installs with option to start the desktop environment with wayland instead of X but due to some bugs in LightDM I couldn’t select GNOME with Wayland as my DE.
Developing the film Recently I started to develop my own negatives. I became an avid analog shooter last year but never dared to develop the negatives at home. After watching a lot of different YouTube channels like Matt Day and the Art of Photography talk about developing film, I got more interested and started researching. As it turns out, some shops sell beginners kits with everything you need f.e. the Paterson Tank, a changing bag and all the chemicals necessary.