We said it before, macro tubes are nothing more that air wrapped in plastic. This is why we were happy to see another adaptation on the Pringles can that makes macro easy on the budget by Sameer Garde
On closer inspection, though, I understood that is was not a Pringles can, but a baking powder can. That definitely takes points off for edibility. Jump for more macro. [Read more…]
I would imagine that after yesterday’s killer tutorial you’d want something simple.
Well, here it is: A super easy macro lighting modifier.
If you are a macro shooter, this will probably solve both your lighting issues and your snack issues with one swish. [Read more…]
Here is a nifty idea. Use a couple of cheapo IR LEDs and a nimijack from your neighborhood RadioLove store and you can make your iPhone into a Camera Super remote.
DSLRbot ($4.99)is a simple playback application that plays WAV files. Interestingly, the WAV files it plays correspond to commands used on DSLRs infrared remotes. In turn, those can be used to make time lapse sequences, HDR bracketing and all kinds of similar tricks. Compare that to your over $100 Nikon or Canon Intervalometer. [Read more…]
Interesting subjects make for great photographs, so are interesting backgrounds. Photographer Karl Zemlin has a great DIY for projecting strobe light to create interesting backgrounds. (He also has a nifty DIY section on his site)
What makes this design really rock is the little tripod socket at the bottom, so you can simply place this behind your subject on a light stand and have a symmetrical background. [Read more…]
It is the Credit Card iPhone Holder. TADA! A while back I saw this great hack from Flickr user TheCase. It was about abusing a credit card and converting it into a mini tripod thingy. Think Glif, only flatter. [Read more…]
A while back we featured a nifty way to slide your camera while taking time lapse movies. At the core of that system there was a BBQ rotisserie motor. It is a very common item, but hell to carry on location.
This one’s is just a fun little trick, that you may find useful when you don’t have your camera around but still want to play photographer, or better yet, director.
It’s a DIY 35mm Cropper. that you can use to frame or to wear around tour neck to prove yourself as a true photo geek.
You could buy a fancy version over at ETSY, which is all nice and dandy and copper made, but you can make one your own using an old slide frame.
First, get some old positive slide. Those are getting more and more scarce, so you better hurry. [Read more…]
When it comes to Shaped Bokeh, it is all about the shape of the hole where the light goes through. Heart shaped hole creates heart shaped bokeh, stars shaped hole creates stars shaped bokeh and so on….
If you want your bokeh to be a little more elaborate you have to be pretty darn good with an exacto knife. So crude shapes are fine, but what if you wanted to do something more delicate, like writing a word. I mean, even Dr. Shepherd can only get that precise with an exacto knife. (lady readers in the audience?).
Videographers Jimmy Wong and Laurasaurus Rex (Lore), came up with a prety clever way to create delicate bokeh shapes. They used Transparencies (and kinda replicated my bokeh masters kit in the process – all for a good cause). [Read more…]