Posts Tagged ‘build’

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

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Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build yourself for around $40.
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How to Build a Camera Dolly Out of LEGO Pieces

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Photographer Pascal Kulcsar of Mainz, Germany wanted to add some movements to his time-lapse videos, so he built himself a fancy dolly using LEGO pieces. The tiny vehicle has 6 wheels and is powered by a motor that can run for 8 hours of constant movement with regular AA batteries.
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Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can create a DIY extension tube using some plastic piping to capture macro photos using your regular lens.
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Building a DIY Sideways Room for ‘Anti-Gravity’ Family Portraits

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One of photographer Jeff Paradiso‘s big projects this past year was to create a sideways room for “anti-gravity” photos. These are images in which the viewer is disoriented in regards to which way is up.
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How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig

Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee cup spy camera. The camera sees out of the cup’s base and has a shutter that’s triggered whenever you lift the cup and pretend to drink from it.
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Lomography Gives Its DIY Konstructor Camera a Flash-y Accessory Package, New Bundle

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Lomography has released a new accessory package for it’s DIY 35mm camera, the Konstruktor. In it is a number of components that allow you to attach a flash directly to your Konstruktor via a mount and cables.

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Introducing Otto: The Hackable, Raspberry Pi-Powered GIF Camera

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Everybody, meet Otto. Otto, this is everyone.

Okay, now that we have that awkward ice-breaker out of the way, let’s get down to business. What is Otto? Why, Otto is a hybrid between a still and video camera… a GIF camera. Yes, that GIF. Read more…

Lomography Introduces New Konstruktor Super Kit with Macro and Close-Up Lenses

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Back at it again, the team over at Lomography has created a new “Super Kit” edition for one of their best-selling creations: the original DIY Konstruktor Camera. Read more…

Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera

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“Do-it-yourself” can mean a lot of things, but for camera dweebs, it’s usually entailed some degree of scavenging and recycling parts from factory-made cameras. Grad student and specialty camera builder Kevin Kadooka understands the ease and accessibility of the practice but doesn’t think it’s sustainable — eventually we’ll run out of old cameras to cannibalize.

So for his latest project, the hardcore tinkerer decided to go 100% homebrew, producing a camera that uses nothing from an existing camera. Instead, his handsome medium-format Lux camera relies on off-the-shelf electronics and mechanical parts and a body constructed of plastic panels produced by a 3D printer. Read more…

Last Camera: A DIY 35mm Camera You Put Together, Lenses and Light Leaks Included

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If you’re shopping for a young person who’d benefit from learning a little more about the principles of photography, you may want to consider the LAST Camera: a build-it-yourself 35mm film camera that could well outfreak Lomography for quirky build and artfully distressed images. Read more…