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Computers and eclipses. Tips on photographing a solar eclipse. Includes a description of the problem of changing shutter speeds during various intervals of the eclipse, and a possible solution by letting a home computer control a 35mm camera equipped with a motor drive.
BYTE Jul 1979 (v.4#7) pg. 8

Hunting the computerized eclipse. Interfacing a Nikon camera equipped with the MD-2 motor drive to an Apple II computer.
BYTE Mar 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 6

Computer controlled viewing of the 1980 eclipse of the sun. Includes the final version of the PASCAL program used in the Apple II computer to control the motorized Nikon camera.
BYTE May 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 6

Keeping your distance. Accessories for remote control photography. What is available in camera shutter remote-control systems and tips on their use.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jul 1992 (v.14#7) pg. 13

Low-cost, hardwired, control system for activating remote cameras from several hundred feet away. Est. cost: $25.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jul 1992 (v.14#7) pg. 18

A guide to selecting and using cable releases.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Dec 1993 (v.15#12) pg. 18

A photographic essay on New York's subway resulted in devices to trip a 35mm camera remotely and the installation of a 16mm camera in a large picnic basket with remote cable release. Includes tips on photographing people without their noticing.
CAMERA 35 Jun 1975 (v.19#4) pg. 36, 40

Optoelectronic detection circuit that will trigger a camera or an electronic strobe when an object enters the space between an infrared emitting diode and a phototransistor.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Apr 1983 (v.21#4) pg. 106

Using infrared photoelectric tripping devices to trigger cameras. Background information and a systematic approach to making unique photographs.

Alarm-triggered photos. Adapt a Polaroid "One-Step" camera for remote control. Use as part of an alarm system or to include yourself in photos.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 101

Remote camera-triggering devices can help you capture elusive images. What is available and tips on their use.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1987 (v.36#11) pg. 28

How to take your own picture using a remote control air release, or an auxiliary self-timer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #589 Jun 1977 (v.73) pg. 62

How to attach a remote control rig to your camera.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #617 Oct 1979 (v.75) pg. 53

VIC-20 computer controls a camera taking time exposures in order to capture meteor trails.
MICROCOMPUTING #73 Jan 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 50
Correction MICROCOMPUTING #76 Apr 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 28

Electronic circuit with a variable time delay will operate an electrical shutter release (solenoid). Use as a self-timer for camera.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1978 (v.1#1) pg. 16

Tip on how to reinforce a cable release at the point where metal meets fabric cover by covering with heat shrinkable tubing.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1973 (v.37#8) pg. 50

Tip: Alternative design for a shutter release when a Mamiya C220 TLR camera is mounted on an accessory hand grip.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1977 (v.41#5) pg. 113

Make a push-button remote cable release, a remote battery pack, and a remote shutter release for a camera equipped with an auto winder. Made from readily available electronic parts.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1979 (v.43#7) pg. 96

Make your own remote release for your motor-drive or auto-winder.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1980 (v.44#3) pg. 106

Build a pneumatic remote-control release for a camera auto winder that cannot be adapted for electronic operation.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.44#9) pg. 112

Tip: Use Velcro strips to keep camera cords and cable releases from tangling, flopping about when on camera, and similar uses.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.44#9) pg. 113

Tip: How to use a continuous loop of cord to secure a cable release to your tripod so it is readily available, but can not get lost.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.48#10) pg. 83

Tip: Use heat shrink tubing to repair a flexible cable release.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1985 (v.49#6) pg. 69

Home-made dual cable release.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1986 (v.50#2) pg. 48

Tip: Attach a microswitch to an elastic band and wear it around your knee. This can serve as a "third hand" to trigger a camera, flash, etc.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 30

How to adapt model radio-control units to make remote adjustments to a still or movie camera. Use them to control shutter, aperture, and other actions from a remote locations.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1978 (v.7#1) pg. 89

Convert an ordinary electric clock into a switch box for time-lapse photography. A magnet glued to the sweep second hand or to the minute hand will close a magnetic reed switch glued onto the face of the clock.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1978 (v.7#3) pg. 106

Tip: Plastic film canister is modified to serve as a mouth-operated cable release.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1979 (v.7#9) pg. 92

Tip: How to trip your camera shutter remotely by using your tongue.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1981 (v.9#11) pg. 95

How to build a radio control for your camera and flash from the remains of an inexpensive radio-controlled toy car. Est. cost: $10.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1985 (v.13#11) pg. 58

Build an audio trigger to operate a motorized camera whenever a loud noise is detected. Included in an article on photographing a space-shuttle launch. Est. cost: $35.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1990 (v.19#3) pg. 34

Electronic time delay mechanism can be built for older Graflex 4"x5" cameras to enable you to get exposures in the 1/2 to 1 second range. This timed solenoid mechanism can be used for other photo exposure and timing applications.
PHOTOMETHODS Sep 1977 (v.20#9) pg. 40

Convert the radio receiver from an automatic garage door opener to activate a motorized camera whenever the transmitter is keyed. Works at distances up to 240 feet. Est. cost: $90.
PHOTOMETHODS Aug 1978 (v.21#8) pg. 39

Long exposure photography by automatic remote control. Uses an air release on the camera, attached to an air supply controlled by a timer. This allows timed exposures longer than 1-second without any operator.
PHOTOMETHODS Jun 1979 (v.22#6) pg. 46

Wireless remote camera releases. A look at what is available in infrared, radio and pulse code devices and tips on their use.
PHOTOMETHODS Nov 1981 (v.24#11) pg. 74

Electronic shutter control for taking night time nature photos. The "target" takes its picture when it breaks a beam of light. The battery is disconnected after the picture to save on power.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1969 (v.30#4) pg. 75

Remote camera shutter release triggered hundreds of feet away by a signal sent over a wire.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1970 (v.33#1) pg. 65

Camera timer for time-lapse photography. Adjustable timer turns on a floodlight to provide illumination and then activates a solenoid to trip camera shutter.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1981 (v.19#11) pg. 65

Circuit that will trigger your camera shutter when an animal or person steps on a switch or breaks an invisible beam of light.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 28

Homemade self-timer uses a can full of water and a can full of rocks. When the water runs out, the rocks trip the shutter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 49

Homemade remote shutter release is made from wood and rubber bands.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1977 (v.80#6) pg. 152

What you should know about cable releases.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1979 (v.84#4) pg. 67

How to take photos from the "ultimate" angle by using remote control. Some ideas.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1982 (v.89#10) pg. 76

Use a mechanical cable release on a new electronic shutter with this simple accessory.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1989 (v.96#4) pg. 39

Tip on modifying a Radio Shack Invisible (infrared) Beam Sensor for use as a camera trigger.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1993 (v.57#1) pg. 81

Photo-Trap, a simple case containing camera, flash, batteries, and a trigger cord is used to photograph wild animals.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1966 (v.189#5) pg. 136

A long-time self timer. Simple electronic circuit provides a continuously adjustable delay of up to 2 minutes before releasing the shutter. Est. cost: $18 plus camera cable.
SHUTTERBUG #259 Apr 1992 (v.21#6) pg. 86

Two timer circuits for controlling long exposures with the Bulb shutter setting on a newer (electronic) camera. One uses a spring-wound mechanical timer and the other uses an enlarger timer to set the length of exposure.
SHUTTERBUG #318 Mar 1997 (v.26#5) pg. 182

Build an electric cable release. Use a solenoid triggered by a switch to actuate a standard mechanical cable release.
SHUTTERBUG #333 Jun 1998 (v.27#8) pg. 310

Microprocessor control of an eclipse camera. Homebuilt single-board computer controls an automatic camera telling it when and how long to expose a series of eclipse photos. Est. cost: $40.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1981 (v.61#5) pg. 448