Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Nikon Hacker Unlocks Manual Control in LiveView for D5100 Users

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Canon owners certainly boast the most advanced custom firmware with Magic Lantern, but Nikon Hacker is making some progress. Case in point: with the release of a new hack, Nikon D5100 owners can now use manual controls while shooting in LiveView. Read more…

Shitty Rigs: A Site Dedicated to the Crappy Rigs Filmmakers MacGyver Together

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You might have found yourself in this situation before: you’re in the middle of a photo shoot and you find that you badly need to set up a shot or lighting that is, in fact, impossible to do ‘professionally’ given the gear you have on hand.

So what do you do? You go all MacGyver of course! You put together an off-the-top-of-your-head DIY fix that gets the job done (even if it doesn’t look all that good doing it). The Tumblr blog Shitty Rigs is dedicated to showing off those brilliant, if a bit silly, creations. Read more…

Photog Drills Through His iPhone’s Camera to Make Lanyard in Cringeworthy Fake DIY

I’m a self-described Apple fanboy, and even I found this funny, but if you’re adverse to seeing beautifully engineered tech destroyed before your very eyes you might want to skip this one. On the other hand, if you’re an Android fanboy (or girl) who harbors a deep hate for Apple, this could be therapeutic.

In the fake DIY video above, Newtography’s Andrew Newlun sets out to show you how to turn a brand new iPhone into a handy-dandy keychain lanyard by drilling a hole right through the iPhone’s camera. Read more…

Soundcloud Partners Up with Instagram to Turn Filtered Photos Into Album Covers

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If you’re Maroon 5 or the like, you get to commission photo shoots for your album covers and boost Terry Richardson’s bankroll.

Smaller-scale musicians need to DIY it, however, and now music-sharing service SoundCloud has made it easy by partnering with Instagram.
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Did You Know: Your Xbox Headset Can Work as a Camera Remote

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From the Dept. of “I Wonder What Will Happen If I Shove This Into There” Research comes news of handy substitute for a dedicated remote camera trigger.
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Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope and Macro Photography Stand for Only $10

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If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a little while, you’ll already know that a laser pointer’s focus lens can be put to good DIY use helping you take macro photos with your smartphone.

And even though you can simply find a way to secure the lens against your phone, a new Instructable shows you how to build a microscope stand/macro photography rig that will eliminate that particular problem altogether… and for only $10! Read more…

Raspberry Pi Introduces the NoIR Infrared Camera Module for Low Light Photography

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DIY camera geeks have a new low-light option with the debut of the Raspberry Pi NoIR, a version of the popular camera module add-on for the single-board-computer that ditches the infrared filter on the image sensor. Read more…

How to Quickly & Easily Set Up a Webcam to Take Perfect Midair Shots Every Time

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Getting shots of people in midair can be a source of fun and fascination, but making them requires either a fair investment in remote triggers or a surplus of time and luck.

With a little bit of ingenuity, however, mechanical engineer Andrew Maxwell-Parish (aka Electric Slim) has made the process easy, cheap and reliable using a laptop, webcam and open-source software. Read more…

DIY: Fun Photo Fridge Magnets You Can Make in Minutes

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That’s right, it’s the weekend, and that means we can’t let you start your week off without first taking on a little DIY project. No worries if you’re not very tech savvy though, this one won’t require that you know how to solder anything. Today, we’ll show you how to make some fun little photo magnets for your refrigerator. Read more…

DIY: How to Turn an Old Nikon D80 Into a Permanent IR Camera in Four Easy Steps

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Here’s a DIY project for infrared photography enthusiasts who have a few hundred dollars and some time to spend this weekend. Instead of taking the typical routes when it comes to taking IR photos — i.e. using an IR lens filter or making the magic happen in post — why not DIY a dedicated IR camera of your own? Read more…