If you’re looking for a creative way to display your photos (and decorate your home), papernstitch has a tutorial on how you can make circular picture frames using embroidery hoops. The photographs are printed onto PhotoFabric and then held taut between the hoop rings.
DIY Embroidery Hoop Picture Frames (via Craftzine)
Flickr user Twin-Reverb made this nifty DIY flash diffuser using a cardboard paper towel tube, a paper towel, and some aluminum foil.
Having sunlight hit your computer screen can be a problem if you’re trying to see colors and details accurately while editing photographs. You can always buy a monitor hood to kill the glare, but if you don’t want to spend money on one, photographer Roger Sacul has come up with good DIY monitor hood you can make yourself using some cardboard (or any other ridged sheet material.
Avoid Sun On Your Screen By Building A DIY Monitor Hood (via Make)
Photographer Tyler Card‘s uber-creative Nikon DSLR costume was the talk of the photo world this past Halloween. If you’ve been wondering how he managed to make a fully functional giant DSLR, you’re in luck: Card has written up an extensive tutorial explaining how it was done:
[...] it really takes pictures, and comes complete with LCD display, pop-up flash, and shutter release button. I built this entire costume in one week, for only $35 dollars (excluding the cost of the camera equipment and laptop), with materials located at any local hardware store.
Fully Functional Camera Costume [Instructables]
Photographer Peter Wirén came up with a super cheap and easy way to record sliding shots using his DSLR. Instead of buying an expensive slider or dolly system, he simply cut the fingers off an old glove and used them as “socks” on his GorillaPod.
Dutch artist Purr Anders transforms old photographs into beautiful jewelry. After printing the images onto fabric, Anders crafts them into leaf and flower-shaped brooches. You can visit her Etsy store to order a custom one for $37.
If you want to try making your own, check out this YouTube video on how to transfer photos onto fabric.
Puur Anders Handmade Jewelry (via Craftzine)
Editor’s note: Since we featured in back in August, Justin Jensen’s Cineskates project has raised nearly half a million dollars. Here’s a DIY tutorial by Ed Lewis on how to make your own.
Want to get a nice dolly shot without spending a lot of money? With less than $20 and a GorillaPod you can have an adjustable tripod dolly. You can adjust the angle, the direction, and the radius for circular dolly shots. It’s also ridiculously easy to make. With all the supplies and tools, the build time here is less than 10 minutes.
Photographer Chris Keeny came up with a nifty design for a pinhole camera made using an Altoids mint tin. It’s pretty fancy too, utilizing a re-loadable film take-up spool that uses a metallic turn key to advance the film.
Want to create a photography-related costume this halloween? Here are some fun costume ideas to give you some ideas. The above is a standard Canon point-and-shoot that has a tiny camera in the lens.
DIYPhotography has a neat tutorial on how you can build a DIY Lensbaby lens with cheap parts. The ingredients list consists of a macro extension tube, some electric tape, a macro filter set, and a pipe clamp.
Build a Lynny – A DIY Lensbaby [DIYPhotography]