Predicting aurora activity is exceptionally challenging.
Predicting aurora activity is exceptionally challenging.
Musician, director, and video-game enthusiast Chris Graue of the 8-bit ska punk band Lo(u)ser filmed an amazing music video in late 2021 using a Nintendo Game Boy Camera. He has now created a tool that would've made the project much more convenient -- a tripod mount.
Erik de Poorter from Concept Crafted Creations on YouTube created a brilliant, motorized ceiling-mounted camera system that may be perfect for content creators.
A clever engineer has turned a computer mouse into a working camera. The fun DIY project may not deliver impeccable image quality, but it's a great way to repurpose an old mouse.
Finnish photographer Petri Damstén crafted a digital clock within a flash unit using a Raspberry Pi Pico, and it looks like a delightful accessory that many photographers would pay good money for.
Photographer Mathieu Stern is known for his fun projects like turning a Parisian apartment into a giant camera and shooting travel photos with a full-spectrum converted Sony camera, often shoots with vintage lenses. Stern significantly improved one by putting the world's blackest material inside it.
British electrical engineer Jenny List, known for their extensive work at Hackaday, released a 3D-printable cartridge to fit Fujifilm Single-8 home movie cameras.
Romanian visual artist and photographer Vlad Moldovean has created a step-by-step guide for photographers and videographers to recreate the look of anamorphic bokeh using a traditional spherical lens.
It's no secret that most photography equipment is expensive and typically highly specialized. But that doesn't always need to be the case. In the above video from Adorama, photographer Gavin Hoey walks viewers through how to create studio portraits using a simple sheet of cardboard and some studio lights.
Creator Boaz crafted a custom camera module with a 3D-printed case using Raspberry Pi.
Photographer Nicholas Sherlock designed a 3D-printed macro lens that allows photographers to join two cameras and capture stereoscopic 3D photos of super-tiny critters.
Recently I was rummaging around in a box of old cameras, and I stumbled across a cute little Zeiss lens that I didn’t even know I had.
The Raspberry Pi has been used for many do-it-yourself photography projects over the years, including the recent Leica MPi camera and Photon light meter. Now, the open-source treatment has arrived for cinema.
I was interested in seeing how well a pinhole would work on a small sensor (APS-C) DSLR so I decided to give it a try. All I needed to do was to drill a hole in the spare body cap, darken a piece of aluminum foil with a permanent marker, punch a small hole in it, and then tape it to the front of the body cap.
A decade ago, I stumbled upon a page where someone detailed their process for crafting their own instant film, something similar to Polaroid Type55 or the New55. At that time, the instructions seemed too complex for me to tackle, and I never ventured into the world of instant film creation.
Videographers use a variety of camera movement techniques to capture dynamic motion. Underpinning many of the most visually interesting camera movements are dollies and sliders.
French photographer Mathieu Stern is no stranger to taking photos with unusual cameras. However, his latest camera is perhaps his oddest as he turned Paris apartment into a giant camera obscura and captured a beautiful photo of one of the world's most famous sights, the Eiffel Tower.
Max van Leeuwen built a Polaroid instant camera that can remotely "develop" its photos on a picture frame, no matter where in the world the camera and frame are.
It's no surprise that smartphones have become the new everyday camera that we all use and love and they absolutely are legitimate creative picture-taking tools. So why even consider getting a more traditional camera with its bulkier size and expensive lenses?
The Nintendo Game Boy Camera holds a special place in the hearts of many photographers and gamers. It is an iconic part of photography history and was the first digital camera that many people owned when it hit store shelves in 1998 for about $50. Among the Game Boy Camera's numerous limitations is that it requires a Nintendo Game Boy, although builder Raphael Boichot has something to say about that with his Dashboy Camera project.
Photographer Markus Hofstaetter's wet-plate work often features big, ultra-fast lenses. However, Hofstaetter recently acquired a very tiny lens that has caused him some massive problems.
Pinhole lenses and cameras are fun, easy do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for photographers of all skill levels and ages. Pinhole lenses rarely require many materials, and as Fotodiox shows, photographers can make a pinhole lens with just a soda can.
Using a massive Fresnel element and relying upon the physics of light, photographer Christopher Getschmann built a "hypercentric camera" that makes objects that are further away from the camera appear larger than what's closer.
Traditional photo booths at weddings are old news. Sebastian Staacks, who describes himself as someone who loves to "create stuff," built a bullet time video booth for his cousin's wedding.
The recording of the patterns made by static electricity date back to the invention of the technique in 1777 by Georg Lichtenberg. Since he was the first to observe the patterns they are referred to as Lichtenberg figures.
Photographer Michael Suguitan decided to take the "gear acquisition syndrome" bull by the horns and build a customized camera using a Leica M2 analog rangefinder and a 12-megapixel Raspberry Pi camera module.
A couple of years ago I have been occasionally shooting 35mm films with point-and-shoot still cameras while also having the desire to shoot motion picture films.
Italian builder Giovanni Aggiustatutto built a mechanized pan-tilt system to capture smooth, stable video without requiring hand movements. The build uses 3D-printed parts, wood, aluminum, and an Arduino Uno.
Photographer Malcolm Wilson recently converted a Yashica Electro 35mm film camera into a digital camera using a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W and Raspberry Pi HQ camera module. It's a fun twist on analog to digital conversions, and Wilson says his converted camera is one of his favorite cameras to use.
One of the greatest things about film photography is its friendliness toward do-it-yourself approaches. Want to hack together a working camera out of discount hardware store supplies? All the power to you! Want to shoot on art paper coated in a home-concocted emulsion, contact-printed using authentic techniques from the 1800s? Why not?