You CAN Build Everything With Lego, Even A Pinhole Camera

Photographer Giacomo Citti built an interesting camera made entirely of Lego bricks. (yes, we are on a pinhole roll here)

The only exceptions are a little bit of black electrical tape and black painted foil for prevent light leak.

panoramic pinhole lego

Giacomo uses Ilford PanF film, 50 iso which he exposes for about 1 – 5 seconds depending the lighting conditions. The reason for this specific Ilford PanF film is that it compensate very well for minor exposure errors. The size of the exposed film is about 24X80 mm. kinda usual, but gives wonderful panoramic results.

Giacomo says that the camera was inspired by Found Photography’s Lego cameras archive. Having looked at it, this archive is an incredible resource if you are looking to make a Lego pinhole for yourself. More images and results after the jump. [Read more…]

DIY Remote Controlled Table Dolly

maker Jacques Productions is a master of building things that a remote controlled. In this video he shares his remote controlled table dolly. The basic ingredients are a receiver unit, a servo, a LiPo battery and a roller-skate.

The thing that surprised me was how smooth the camera movement is. Jacques is actually using the trim function on the remote to get very subtle movement.

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Kite Aerial Photography 101

In this post I will show you how to build a quick and easy rig to get your camera flying (without any magic wands and jumping from nukem driven airplanes).

Kite Aerial Photography 101

Yes, welcome to another boring tutorial… wait I say boring loud? Is not, it is fun, relaxing and sometimes adrenalin twisted outdoor exercise – welcome to Kite Aerial Photography 101.

Lets get started [Read more…]

DIY Photography Wall Art from Baby Crib Springs

DIY Photography Wall Art from Baby Crib Springs

Are you looking for creative ways to decorate your walls and display numerous photos without making it look like your crazy great-aunt’s hallway? Now you can with this ingenious DIY project!

While I would love to take credit for this idea, it is really my wife’s brainchild. Apparently a desire to decorate the walls, the concept of saving money while using up junk in one’s basement to make the house look pretty, combined with time spent surfing the web will generate exceptionally creative ideas like this. (Yes, there are others who have done similar. However, that was only discovered after the original brainchild was birthed.) So, let’s get started, shall we? [Read more…]

No Flicker Fluorescent Studio Lights – CHEAP

Fluorescent Studio Lights

Who said that hi-end lighting equipment has to be expensive?

And who says the only way to shoot with fluorescent light is to use the flicker-free kino-flo lights that can cost you thousands of dollars?

I began using this fluorescent lighting technique nearly 10 years ago, long before kino-flo’s and Peter Hurley became popular. I have been asked to describe it so many times that I decided it was time to put together a few tutorials to show how to build it and how to use it.

In this article, I am going to deal with the “how-to use” the fluorescent studio lights. Jump to the end and you will find a video and parts list that will help you build your own set-up for less than four hundred dollars. [Read more…]

AimishBoy In Wonder Land (Interview)

In the following post, Tomer Jacobson interviews AimishBoy (aka Nadav Bagim).

Every once in a while a photographer comes along and makes you drop your jaw. You stare flabbergasted at the screen and for long minutes try to understand how the hell did they accomplish this shot. How he had you stop and marvel a new thing after you think you’ve seen it all.

AimishBoy In Wonder Land (Interivew)

This is exactly what happened to me (Tomer Jacobson) when I saw the amazing pictures of AimishBoy for the first time. [Read more…]

How To Build A DIY Frugal Crane 2.0

After posting that last DIY Jib Video we had some complains about the fact that there are better, more functional and easier builds to make.

While we shared some easier/cheaper jibs in the past, we thought that this was more of a full blown job and was worth a share.

How To Build A DIY Frugal Crane 2.0

Reader Rick pointed out that The Frugal Filmmaker has one of the best DIY crane/jib tutorials out there called the Frugal Crane 2.0. Unlike most DIY jibs it only uses 1 rod. So leveling and control is achieved with a garage door pulley and vinyl coated line. [Read more…]