Looking for ways to make work the following setup:
- camera on a tripod, not reachable by cables, but within WiFi range
- POSIX-compliant computer
in order to perform the following:
- producing relatively high resolution photographs (making pictures) of still nature for their potential aesthetic merits automatically at some intervals that I should be able to control using the above computer.
What I own already:
- POSIX-compiant computer
- WiFi infrastructure
- programming skills.
This will be the last edit of this question. If the question still doesn't qualify or I am unable to make myself clear however hard I try, please feel free to remove or block it and accept my apologies for taking your time, as I will be looking for help elsewhere.
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Looking for a set of hardware and software meeting these requirements:
- WiFi enabled
- remotely controlled with some open source software, i.e. I must be able to make a program to shoot automatically on Linux or Mac
- good for landscape photos (if this make sense)
Please don't be too technical on me, I know nothing about photography.
Specific problem I am trying to solve: I need to put a camera on a tripod and have it shoot automatically at certain predefined times according to a non-trivial algorithm.
By "technical" I mean photo technicalities, not computer ones. Open-source is prefered just because I am not sure that vendors provide their software for Linux, which I am using.
What concerns the reasons given for suspension ("product or service recommendations become obsolete quickly"), I would like to note that
gphoto software which some comments mention has been in development since 2003, that is, for eleven years, which doesn't lead me to agree that any answer mentioning this product (with virtually no alternative) will become obsolete or irrelevant soon, or, at least, certainly not "quickly".
Original question rephrased. My ultimate goal is to "produce photographs", if any doubts thereof may have been a reason to suspend this question.
Please also note that this is not a product or service solicitation. This is a question "I have a need for the functionality above, what should I do?" Answers involving sticks, ropes, broken mirror, unnamed microcontroller board are perfectly fine.