What we never did before is to convert some headlight to macro tilt-shift lens. Till we got a mail from David Koch, that is. A mail with a precise prescription.
You must be kidding me. It would take at least a 10 seconds exposure. Even at f/16 the sun is too strong to do long exposures. Can anyone pull that off? As a good friend of mine said, YES.WE.CAN! [Read more…]
Wouldn’t be nice if you could setup a small studio on every table? Around every plate?
The next invention by martin is kinda like the diffusion panel that we featured way, way back on the early days of DIYP, only it is way more portable, and has a build in flash mount.
It’s all Martin after the jump.
Well, first, my wife was not at home, LOL… and second, with the remote trigger in one hand, and an extinguisher in the other… just in case!! ;O))
This is what Filipe Batista had to say when I wondered how he took that shot. The extinguisher bit is enough to hint that no Photoshop was used to create the fire and as they say it the magic industry. Don’t worry, that fire is harmless. Unless you touch it.
Filipe was kind enough to share the secretes behind this fire spectacle with DIYP readers:
In this post you will find a collection of really (and I mean really) cheap alternatives to pro lighting.
Will you get the same crisp results that you get with pro gear? Probably just an approximation. On the other hand none of those mods cost more than a nickel and a dime, so it is well worth the try.
So you hacked yourself a gadget infinity flash radio slave and you are happy. You are shooting off camera flash and things work splendid. Actually, you really wanted a pair of pocketwizards, but it was 26 big ones Vs. 360, so it’s GI. Actually they work quite well. They worked quite well for a long while now. Then a crisis. Flash wont fire.
Camera clicks, but flash won’t fire. Darn! It was working just a second ago. What could have gone wrong? (Or in the words that the guys from the internet service hear 1000 times a day – I did not touch it.)
Here are three things to check before giving up on your cactus remotes.
It is very common for a product shot to be built from two symmetrical halves, the product on top and a reflection on the bottom.
I tried taking shoe images like this using a mirror and some glass, but with both I got two reflection – one from the upper surface of the glass and one from the lower surface on the glass. I then tried using durable nylon to get the same effect which was nice, however the reflection image was not sharp.
Then. Came. Plexi.
This is a quick photo-travel tip by DIYP reader Don Simpson. Actually it may be really obvious, but I learned that it is better to show the obvious than to assume that everyone already knows it. Actually, it is also a more general travel tip that applies to more than carrying photography gear.
Don’t you hate it how your cables fly about in your bag, and when you are trying to pull out the batteries charger cable you also fish the USB cable, the pc-sync cable, the super long TTL cord, the power cord, the strip, and a bunch of other cable you did not even know you have?
Look at the picture on the top from Gilad Ben Ari. Click on it to really see it larger.
Something just does not add up. There’s a noticeable blur on the red in the bottom half of the image. I asked. It is not photoshopped. I’ll say it again. NOT PHOTOSHOPPED.
Take it as an exercise; try to think what makes the blur before reading on.
I love it when a bunch of DIYed hacks make into a compete lighting solution. We’ve had our share of Walmart hacks, PVC pipes, Clamplights and fluorescents all came into use one way or another. Nick Koch brings it all together in a home made video.
Also don’t be alarmed if you see cloth hangers, car shades and (a personal fav) some Velcro. Movie right after the jump. (Volume is a bit bouncy, but definitely worth the watch, even on mute).