Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Video: Build Your Own Diffusion Panel for Only $30

One of the most versatile tools any photographer can have in their arsenal is a diffusion panel. It can be used in both natural and artificial light and for artificial light it works equally as well in both continuous and strobe lighting. However, if you’re going online to look for a diffusion panel, they’re often a bit expensive for what is essentially a white sheet spread over a frame.

So, to help you cut costs without cutting quality, Tony Roslund has put together a convenient little DIY tutorial that details how to make a rather large diffusion panel for only $30.

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Video: Get Creative with Fishnet Stocking for Filters and Camping Lamps for Lighting

DIY methods are usually done for two main reasons: necessity or experimentation. In the above video, Film Riot uses the latter of the two to see just what they can do to spice up their imagery using items you have laying around the house or cheap objects you can purchase at almost any store.

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Kickstarter Brings Interchangeable Lenses to the Raspberry Pi Camera with Fun DIY Kit

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The Raspberry Pi Camera module is a favorite of photography tinkerers. We’ve seen it used to create everything from GIF cameras to a balloon-powered, aerial picture-taking replica of the house from the Pixar movie UP. But through all this, one limitation has stayed true for the Pi camera module: you can’t swap out lenses.

Well, no more. A new Kickstarter campaign is bringing interchangeable lenses and much more to the Raspberry Pi computer board/camera module in the form of a fun DIY camera kits. Read more…

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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A Gorgeous Wooden DIY Pinhole Camera that Carpenters and Photographers Alike Can be Proud Of

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We’ve shown off a number of impressive DIY pinhole cameras before, but this one, designed by Scott Yu-Jan, might just take the cake. Made almost entirely out of wood, his creation is about as robust and beautifully wrought as pinhole cameras get. Read more…

DIY: How to Fix the Cracked Glass That Protects Your DSLR’s LCD Screen

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It’s never a good day when you crack the glass screen that’s protecting the LCD screen on your DSLR. Even if you’re careful with your gear and travel with a bag between locations, accidents happen.

That’s what happen to Instructables user coolscience.com, but instead of sending his camera in for repair, he decided to take the DIY approach and fix it himself. Fortunately for you, the steps he came up with ended up being both simple and cheap!

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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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DIY: Create a Dead Simple Product Shot Setup Using One Light and Tin Foil

If you’re looking for a dead-simple product shot setup that will yield impressive results, this two minute tutorial is just what you’re needing.

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DIY: How to Make a GoPro Float with a Bottle Cap and Sugru

While GoPros are made to shoot underwater (within the confines of their housing – that is – they aren’t exactly made to float, if by some chance you happen to drop your camera while filming underwater.

Of course, there are third party solutions out there to prevent this from happening, but they’re often a bit pricy. Thus, here to ensure that your camera doesn’t sink into the abyss on the cheap is a little DIY bottle mount from Youtube Channel Wandering Designers.

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BTS: See How This Scary Short Film was Lit Entirely Using a Creative IKEA Trashcan Rig

You wouldn’t know it if you just watched the video, but filmmaker David F. Sandberg‘s scary short film Not So Fast is a testament to DIY creativity. Because while it might seem like it was shot in a dark hallway with a weak light source, it was actually shot in his living room… with a lot of help from IKEA. Read more…

Viddy: The ‘World’s Cutest’ Medium Format and 35mm DIY Pinhole Camera

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DIY paper pinhole cameras aren’t a new idea, but a new creation called Viddy thinks it can stand head and shoulders above the crowd by sheer ‘cuteness.’ Seriously, the camera has dubbed itself the ‘world’s cutest’ medium format and 35mm pinhole camera, and it’s so easy to put together, it might even entice some newbies to give pinhole photography a shot. Read more…