If you’re a GoPro user, you probably have a whole pile of used GoPro adhesive mounts accumulating in your gear closet.
Well, if you want to re-use them, there is a really easy and cost effective way to get your sticky back.
The weekend is here, which means you’ll likely have some free time on your hands. If you’re wondering how to spend that free time, look no further than this clever little DIY project. [Read more…]
As somebody who owns what some would describe as a ludicrous amount of speedlights (although, nowhere near as bad as Joe McNally), and regularly grids some of them to provide a selective rim light or to throw a little splash of light in a dark corner of an environment, Chris Cameron’s project intrigued me.
3D printers are becoming more and more affordable, with technology advancing so quickly, getting faster and more accurate with each rapidly released generation, that I would bet most of us know at least one or two people who own one of some form or another.
The humble popup flash. Let’s face it, we hate it.
You might be able to use it for a little fill now and again, but as a main light source it gives hard shadows, often harsh specular highlights, and is generally the last type of lighting you would ever consider using, but for those times when you have nothing else to hand and just can’t avoid it, what can you do in a pinch to make it look a little better?
I love my Nikon 14-24mm lens but it has one drawback; you can’t put filters on it. Not that one needs to use a huge selection of filters on ultra-wides but if you’re doing certain kinds of photography being able to use an ultra-wide combined with ND filters makes the composition or time lapse more interesting. Lee filters, the company that makes really cool kind of pricey large resin filters, has developed a holder for the 14-24mm lens and it’s equivalent in the Canon world. The downside of this is, the basic holder is $200 which needs a lens adapter, for another $100, to which you add the actual filter, around $150. So what you have is a filter and a holder that costs about a third as much as the lens to begin with, $450.
When it comes to ridiculously cheap but very useful lenses, you’d be hard pushed to beat 40+ year old Russian technology, and this suggestion from Mathieu Stern is no exception.
If you’re anything like me, you likely have a dozen or more empty film canisters scattered about your drawers. While there’s no shortage of DIY projects you can make using them, here’s one you might not have come across before. [Read more…]
Most of the DIY projects we share here at DIY Photography are based specifically around photography gear. That isn’t the case this time around, but that doesn’t mean this clever little DIY hack can’t make your life a heck of a lot easier. [Read more…]
Speedlights often go hand in hand with shooting portraits on the street, especially at night, but small flashes have one big issue. Due to their size, they often give very hard, harsh and unflattering light, especially if you’re forced to use one on the hotshoe.
After being asked to photograph a night time outdoor music event, and wanting the minimise the risk to expensive equipment, photographer Tom Simone came up with a DIY solution to help make that light a little bigger and provide a more pleasing look with help from a Chinese paper lantern lampshade.
Previously we have featured friend of DIYP Paul Adshead (@PaulAdshead) when he had the clever idea to hack an $6 IKEA storage box into a laptop hood. Now he’s back again with another cool modification which turns a Peli case into a tether station with a $2 bicycle quick release bolt.
This is what Paul had to say:
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.