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! Click to continue ›
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.
This self portrait on the left by Reuben Krabbe was taken (believe it or not) by Reuben Krabbe. Now, I know that you know that time/space fabric will tear if a person is present at two different places in the same time.
So, once we remove the impossible option we remain with the possible option - Pocket Wizards.
UPDATE: Pat Joyce jest released a complete set of instructions for this mod.
It happened to all of us. At one point or another our beloved glass falls on the floor and dies. (Yes, by glass I mean lens - we're trying some hard photo talk here on DIYP).
If you had a UV or Haze filter on the lens glass, you may have protected it from any minor damage. If you tried some camera tossing and missed, you'd better collect your insurance money. Or waitaminute. As Miracle Max would say the lens may only be mostly dead.
I'll admit, Super Macro Your Cell Phone Camera With A DVD Lens is one weird title.
However, if you just moved to a blu ray DVD player and you're looking for some good use for your old DVD, cnflikt (who also took the shots for this tutorial) came up with a hack to enable you to take super macro shots with your cellphone. Of course you'll need a camera phone for that. cnflikt uses the notorious, yet old-skooled K800i, but any camera phone will work here.
This project from Brian Carey - whom you may remember from the camera stock project - is not a typical cable, but more of an extension cord. The nice thing about it is that it lays out the basics for almost any cable work.
When shooting nature there nothing better than a getting just a little bit more stabilization. The stabilized you are the slower you can shoot.
Brian Carey has an awesome way of holding the camera while shooting nature. It's a stock that allows you to use your shoulder for more stabilization, just like you would have done with a rifle. It's gonna be all Brian in just a sec, before that make sure you take a peek at his fine art photography site and Flickr stream.
While this is not the first shutter release cable project that was featured here (we had a vanilla shutter release cable and a mouse one before) it is definitely the first to feature a walkie-talkie, and the first to beat the 3 meters range.
As a kid I was fascinated by walkie-talkies. Mind you this was way before the days of twitting-via-your-iPhone-while-getting-your-kids-picture-in-mail-and-SMSing-your-boss-that-you-are-going-to-miss-the-meeting-cause-your-stuck-in-traffic days.
The mere concept that I can talk to a friend hundreds of meters away... And do it with a Spiderman looking device...
Now, would it be nice if the same distant magic could apply to triggering your camera? Sure, you can do this with a pair of pocket wizards, but not for that distance and not for this price. Marco Jetti pulled this off. Read on for the full story.
Next runner up on the not-so-fun light stands falls is a knocked-down speedlite. While the cost of speedlites is considerably less than the cost of a Profoto, if this is all you have it can still be pretty annoying. Especially if you're on the beach where it's sandy.
Keep reading for a cheap and ingenious solution.