Do It Yourself

 

DIY Hack: Add a 3-Stop ND Filter to Super Curved Fisheye Lenses

The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 lens is one of the best options for photographers wanting to get in on the super-wide-angle action with as little of an investment as possible.

One problem with this lens, however — and it’s the same with most fisheye lenses — is the curved front element. With such a dramatic curve, the use of filters on such a lens is almost impossible… almost. Read more…

external How-To: Flower Photo Backdrop —Etsy

flowerEtsy Blog posts an easy tutorial that will be sure to liven up any summer celebration.

 
May 30, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Repurposing A KFC Fried Chicken Dinner As A DIY Ring Flash —DIY Photography

ringflash

 
May 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Cheap, Simple DIY Magnetic GoPro Mount

FYK5Q8FHUBWU0LJ.MEDIUM

There is anything but a shortage of options when it comes to mounting your GoPro. Whether it’s from the company itself, a third party, or one of the dozens of DIY rigs, if there’s somewhere you’re considering mounting a GoPro, there’s probably a way to do it.

On that note, today we stumbled across an awesome (and cheap!) DIY magnet mount put together by Instructables user nlinventor. Read more…

DIY: Create An Epoxy Resin Coffee Table to Creatively Show Off Your Photos in Style

If you’re looking for a neat, photography-related DIY project to do this weekend, Canon has you covered. Shared on the Canon USA YouTube channel, the above video shows you how to make a custom epoxy resin coffee table in which you can show off your photography. Read more…

external DIY: Photo Clip Garland —Photojojo

clipgarland“Laundry is a bore – why not get crafty with those clothespins instead? Transform them into a charming Photo Clip Garland!

With a little knowhow, you can whip up a photo clip garland quicker than your washing machine can complete a spin cycle.”

 
May 16, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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.

Read more…

DIY: Use a Little Plastic and an Old Filter to Create Cinematic Lens Flares

FY314Q1HV0KZ620.MEDIUM

As 3D printing becomes more easily accessible and cheaper to work with, more and more people are experimenting to see just how the technology can be used to improve and tweak their photography. One such tweak has been created and shared by Instructables user Jan_Henrik.

By putting together an unused filter casing and a 3D printed piece of plastic, he’s able to get some extra ‘pop’ in his photos and videos in the form of cinematic JJ Abrams-like lens flares. Read more…

external Downloadable 3D Printer Files to Add to Your Photography Gear —Make

 
May 13, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Quick DIY: How to Make a Pinhole Camera from a Pringles Can

This adorable young photographer’s name is Fresley, and for a recent science experiment she decided to show YouTube how to turn a Pringles can into a pinhole camera in just over 8 minutes. Read more…

Spice Up Your Photography Experiments with Homemade Holograms

If you’re looking for an interesting way to spice up your experimental photography a bit, Shanks FX has a little video you might find interesting. Showing off various methods of how to create holograms — or at least give the illusion of a hologram — Shanks uses glass, mirrors, fog, mist, steam and a projector to bring 2D images to life in a 3D world.

Many of the results shown in the video are very impressive, and could definitely be used to add a unique element to your photo work. Give the six minute video a watch, and if you end up creating a series of photos using these ideas, be sure to share it in the comments down below!