How To Unsmash Your Nose When Taking Pictures

How To Unsmash Your Nose When Taking Pictures

If you feel nose pain after shooting for a while, it is not a random thing. The LCD and eyepiece on most DSLRs are perfectly aligned to maximize nose-smashing.

Redditor lilgreenrosetta explains how to push the eye-piece just a little bit backwards so it sits comfortably against your eye.

The process involved the Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece and the DK-19 Rubber Eyecup and costs about $45.

Here are some pictures showing how he assembled the pieces together. [Read more...]

How To Build A Sweet DIY Backdrop

Laya Gerlock was in need of a backdrop for a Senior portrait shoot. As it just so happened to be it was his girlfriend that he was shooting so it was all the more important.

Instead if going with a store bought backdrop or even with the heavy DIY muslin backdrop, he opted for a thinner, smaller fabric which fit the smaller scale of the shoot. The total cost: $3.

Day 275 | DIY Muslin Cloth

Here is Laya’s pointers on making one for yourself: [Read more...]

Looking At 120 Playboy Centerfold Photographs At Once [NSFW]

Some when along 2003 photographer Jason Salavon created a rather interesting piece of art. He stacked all the centerfold images from each decade of playboy and created a super centerfold. While those super centerfolds lack any real nude, or even a clear human image, they are kinda hypnotizing as you can see from Salavon’s work below.

Looking At 120 Playboy Centerfold Photographs At Once

Photographer Pat David set out to recreate those images using ImageMagick a free image handling software. By stretching, rotating and layering the images David not only recreates the process made by Jason Salavon, but tries to add a few tricks of his own. The results are just as hypnotizing. Do you find it interesting, artsy? [Read more...]

Focal Length Matters When Shooting Faces

How often did you hear that Zooming with your legs is not like zooming with your lens? They were right!

Focal Length Matters When Shooting Faces

This video demonstrates how different focal lengths control the distortion of the human face, assuming of course that the face take the same amount of space in the frame.

It is quite an interesting and experiment, and really easy to replicate at home, if you don’t believe the stuff you see on the internet. [Read more...]

Create Futuristic Photographs With Black Light And Office Markers

Benjamin Von Wong over at the VonWongBlog shared a creative tool that we immediately loved! Using Black Lights and a mystery fluid he was able to capture a futuristic-Tron-like self portrait.

Create Futuristic Photographs With Black Light And Office Markers

OK, it was not a mystery fluid, just office markers, and while painting office markers on your body may seem kinda dull, magic happens once you turn off the every-day-boring-florescent-lights and kick in the super-cool-magic-black-lights. Watch the video with Ben’s explanation after the jump. [Read more...]

We’re Giving Away The Coolest Straps And Plates Ever (EVER!)

We're Giving Away The Coolest Straps And Plates Ever (EVER!)

Update: the giveaway is now over, thanks for playing. And a huge thanks for custom SLR for providing the prize. Scroll to the bottom to see if you won.

The good folks over at CustomSLR are giving away a complete set of their super cool lineup: A Split Strap+Cloop Combo, A Cloop + Glide Strap and an M-Plate (value $210.8).

Here is the nice thing about this combo. You can use the glide strap (or split strap) while on the go, and instantly mount your camera on a Manfrotto/ArcaSwiss tripod without removing the strap. As of the release of the M-plate, a few weeks back, the Glide Strap/M-Plate/C-loop combo did not leave my camera and is the combo I use in my shoots. Super Comfy!

To enter the giveaway all you need to do is answer one simple question: [Read more...]

Random Camera Kindness – Taxi Driver Returns $13,238 Of Lost Photography Gear

Have you ever lost a lens cap? Were you upset about it? How would you feel if you forgot your entire production gear bag in a cab? $13,238.86 worth of gear including a Mark III, A Canon XA10, a 24-70 lens, recorders, mics, mem cards and a bunch of Gaff tape.

While this is not strictly DIY, it is a good story worth sharing that adds some good Karma to the world.

Randon Camera Kindness - Taxi Driver Returns $13,238 Of Lost Photography Gear

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