Research Tips with a Camera

6 thoughts on “Research Tips with a Camera”

  1. 🙂

    I use Evernote for just what you’ve outlined here.

    I’m also one who likes to take hand written notes at conferences and workshops. There’s just something about pen and paper that helps me remember better than typing it out on the laptop. Once I take my notes, however, I snap a pic with the Evernote app and throw the paper away!

  2. Evernote is a good product for that. I haven’t sprung for subscription version, yet.

    I’m just the opposite when it comes to taking notes, though. I can type very quickly, so I find that I can pay closer attention to a speaker, or to a meeting in progress and type away without looking at my fingers. I’ve always got my little netbook with me.

  3. What does “OCR” stand for? (I’m guessing the C is for “capture.”

    And what’s a ‘drop box?’ Is it a Google feature?

    I’ve been trying to take photos of old engravings out of books and have had a lot of trouble with my “wide angle lens” (the only lens on the camera but it’s fairly wide). If I get as close as I want to (for resolution) I get distortion from the lens. I’m hoping to be able to take photos good enough to frame this way but I need to keep playing around.

    1. OCR = Optical Character Recognition

      Dropbox is a service that let’s you share files over multiple computers.

      That fancy new camera of yours may have a copy setting that might work for those plates.

  4. @Dwight
    This comment is a little late, but if your camera has lens interchangeablity, you possibly can get a reversing ring to attach like a filter and then mount the lens backwards on the camera. This gives a good flat field focus, and is used in some macro photography setups, especially with greater than 1:1 magnifications.

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