If I had to divide the world into two equal parts, it would not be men vs. women. It would also not be Canon vs. Nikon. The most accurate division would probably be between the people that say that Velcro rules and those who say that Gaff tape rules. (we have featured them both plenty on the blog).
This thing is always dangling without a proper place to put it, so Simon placed a stretch of Velcro on the intervalometer and another stretch on the tripod. Now it has a good place to stay till the shooting is done.
I guess Simon is a Velcro person.
If you’re somebody who likes to take film photographs, you know the satisfaction you get from a film photo that you just don’t feel when you use digital. Just imagine seeing the first photo you get out of a camera you designed and built yourself!
The process of designing and building a camera may seem daunting, but with a little patience and the help of this guide and some further reading, you’ll be able to do it. You can use this information to figure out what you want to build, gather some simple materials and tools, and build it!
I want it to be clear that building a pinhole camera relies on your abilities, available materials, and your desired outcome. As a result, this guide is less of a step-by-step and more of a lesson on how pinhole cameras work, the physics and math involved, and some practical knowledge I gained while researching and building my own cameras. [Read more…]
Even if you are not a big fan of IKEA furniture, you have to admit they are a heaven for hacktographers.
Here is the latest IKEA idea from DIYP’s Flickr community member Michele M. F.. Using the BOHOLMEN, a “Washing-up bowl and rinsing basket, white“, as IKEA defines it, as an impromptu light tent, after “helping” it a bit with a dremel. [Read more…]
Boon told us that, The product is one of many led light fixtures that are manufactured in China. As far as I know they are sold wholesale in large quantities to resellers here in America that would want to outfit offices with these power saving lights [Read more…]
Photographer Mark Laita was shooting snakes for his book, Serpentine. And marvelous photographs indeed. They are shot against black background and really bring out the shape, color and texture of those awe inspiring royal creatures.
We don’t usually start a post with a video, but to fully understand the theme below, please take three minutes to watch the video right after the jump below. Watch it through till the end, it is very rewarding. [Awesome photography by Gilad Benari after the jump] ZHT9QU9GPPKW
It’s been a long time since we had a good green screen tutorial here on DIYP, and Lars Lindstrom over at The Slanted Lens just came up with a pretty sweet tutorial on how to build a DIY green screen (also known as Chroma Key).
Aside the awesome car defying video, they also shared a few tips with the blog about lighting and shooting against a chroma key – DIY or not. More after the jump. [Read more…]
Both Van Elder and myself were asked lots of questions so he came up with two follow up posts that explain some of the pitfalls and keys to make such a photo-shoot a success. [Read more…]
Some things are not made for digital (yet). This beautiful wooden anamorphic pinhole camera by instructables user Matt Bechberger is probably one of them. If not for the curved film plane than for the lacquer finished wood.
This wonderful device takes 120 film and then spins it around a cylinder. It is housing a mechanism that keep tension on the film so it stays at a circular form around the lens pinhole. This lead to the creation of an anamorphic image. [Read more…]