Twit Twit – I’m Jumping In

look ma, I'm twittinI am starting to Tweet. I simply could not resist all the goodness that’s being spread out there and not be part of the fun. Besides, it is really easier to use short URLs.

If you’re wondering what’s gonna be on my twitter, Here is my twiterfesto:

I will not be wasting your time.

I will tweet about great posts out there, mostly photo hacking, but also other hacks which I feel are nice, but not fully fitted in DIYP blog

I will tweet with heads up and content promo before stuff hits the main blog.

I will tweet with various promotions that I’m being offered to extend to DIYP readers when they are not 100% blog material.

I will be opening another channel to communicate with DIYP readers, and be open to feedback, suggestions and general "lets hang out"s.

I will also make small updates on general things, I do promise not to tweet about the balloon kid even once.

I will share the occasional photo via twitpic. Where you can follow my shots in addition to my Flickr stream.

So if you wanna hear a lame pan hear my twits, follow me @diyphotography

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BMK – A Mystery Project (I Can Tell You, But Then I’ll Have To Kill You)

Mystery Project Tease (by udijw)Over the past year I’ve been involved with a great project – it is about to launch soon. If you are a regular reader here, you may recognize the effect.

We’re gonna launch in about two weeks, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, here are some sample shot that may (or may not) be related to this awesomeness.

Sorry for exposing those. I had no choice. They have my kids.

Hit the jump for some images. Stay tuned. More to come…

Visit this set for more bokeh secret images. Tag a Paw to send your love.

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Playing With Matches – A Burning Tutorial (A Photography Project)

Burn Match! Burn! (by udijw)It might be just me, but I love fire. I did a little survey and 5 out of 5 photogs I checked with are little pyros too. Maybe it is part of the requirements of the trade. And maybe we’re all still small kids who get a buzz from a little fire.

This is why I decided to create a small startup guide for shooting matches – feel free to add/comment and improve. The more ideas we throw into this, the better this guide will be.

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3 Cool Photography Halloween Hacks

pumpkinface (by minipixel)Yea I know, Halloween is almost a month away, but if you’re gonna do something fancy, you’d better start preparing.

Here are three completely safe Halloween photography Hacks.

Between making your own pumpkin, cutting a hole in your body and bringing a full Paparazzi band to the party there is no way you’ll get tricked. But, you have to start preparing.

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Walmart Approach To Lighting

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).

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46% Of DIYP Readers Love Strobes, Another 30% Go Natural

Photography Studio @ HomeAs part of the ongoing Studio @ Home series, I asked DIYP readers, what is your favorite photographic light

By that question I meant what is the light source you love most when you are taking pictures. Strobists you can cheer, but it was a close match. Again, thanks for all who voted and commented, it helps us learn about the trends, and makes a great community feeling.

Results and some thought after the jump.

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The Toilet Gridspot

While I’ve done some considerable efforts to disconnect the Gordian knot between bodily functions and lighting, my efforts are futile once and again.

Visit Tony‘s excellent picture tutorial for the quickest toilet gridspot ever.

diySnoot (by Coach_Bo)
Click image for larger version on flickr

Of course, you can always make your snoot in a more conventional way – with a cooling grid or coroplast (or heavens forbid, buy one).

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