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Lubitel 2 TLR Lens Retrofitted with a Canon EOS Mount

Lubitel 2 To Canon EOS Retrofit

If you want a lens that most or all photographers don’t have, one way is to retro fit a vintage lens with a new mount. That’s what Washington DC freelance photographer J. David Buerk did with a lens he found on an old Lubitel 2 twin-lens reflex camera, and the results are quite nice.
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10 Photo Projects and Products Sure to Make Your Mom Smile This Mother’s Day

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s probably a good time to share some inspiration for gift ideas. So, we’ve put together a little collection of items, both DIY and available for purchase to make your life a bit easier come May 11th.

We’ll start from least expensive and work our way towards the more expensive gear. Along with each project or product will be a short summary of what it is and an accompanying link to find out how to make it or where to purchase it.

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External Battery Hack Lets You Power Your DSLR Continuously for 12+ Hours

Just the other day we shared an awesome ‘hack’ of sorts to get up to nine times as much battery life out of your camera using an external battery. And today we have another hack, albeit one that’s a bit more involved and uses extra batteries you might actually have laying around the house.

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external How to Make a DIY Camera Brooch —Photojojo

camerabroochIf you’re in need of a photography-related craft or gift idea, check out this tutorial on how you can make your own camera brooch by hand.

It involves drawing the camera onto white shrink plastic, baking it to shrink it, and then attaching a brooch pin onto the back.

 
May 07, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Create a Photo Map to Remember Your Travels Around the World

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Want a crafty way to show off your travel photos? Try creating a personalized photo map, with states, provinces, or countries in the map replaced with pictures showing you in those locations.
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Clever Hack Gives Your DSLR Nine Times the Battery Life

When it comes to days where there are long periods of shooting — particularly video – it’s always nice to know you have enough battery power to make it through the day. And while Canon’s LP-E6 and LP-E8s are great, they tend to only last about an hour a piece when shooting HD video.

To make sure you have enough battery life to shoot a fair amount and then some, Chris Winter shares a neat little semi-hack he’s come up with to make an external battery capable of lasting up to 9 times as long as a standard Canon battery. Read more…

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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Simple Trick Allows You to Transfer Images Onto Wood Using Only an Inkjet Printer

In what is one of the coolest photography hacks I’ve seen in a while, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows you how to easily create a print-transfer to wood using nothing more than your standard inkjet printer. Read more…

DIY: Impressive 3D-Printed 3-Axis Modular Time-Lapse Motion Control System

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Looking to lighten up his current load while out photographing time-lapses, photographer Doug Urquhart 3D printed and pieced (read: hacked) together a brilliant 3-axis modular time-lapse motion control rig that is 50% lighter than his previous setup. Read more…

17 of the Greatest Camera Hacks of All Time

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We recently took a look at some of the best camera hacks that will save you tons of money. Today we’ve decided to turn things up a notch and progress to the next level! If you’re the kind of person who loves to take things apart to find out how they work, you’ll love the ingenious camera hacks below. Read more…

external “Slide Digitizing – Super Low Tech” —Instructables

instructableHave some old slides that you’d like to convert to digital images? Here’s a nifty way to do it with a light box, some tin foil and a roll of toilet paper.

This isn’t the way to go if you’re going for extremely high quality scans, but it can do a basic job in a jiffy without hurting your wallet (assuming you already have a light box).

 
Apr 11, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »