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Lighting Setup: Hanging Bulbs Portrait

Feb 1, 2024
Jake Hicks

I’ve been shooting for a long time now, but there are always some lighting setups that I’ve never gotten around to shooting. I’m sure we…

Learn 9 DIY portrait lighting hacks in 90 seconds

Aug 29, 2023
JT Armstrong

If your portraits are feeling a little bland or uninteresting lately, maybe it’s time to spice them up with some new portrait lighting hacks! The…

How to motorise a cheap camera slider without a 3D printer

Aug 25, 2023
John Aldred

This is a video that was posted to YouTube a while ago but doesn’t seem to have seen much traffic. It was posted by the…

Quick Tip: How to make a DIY “Cinesaddle” with a sandbag and polystyrene beads

Aug 24, 2023
John Aldred

I hadn’t heard of the brand Cinesaddle (buy here) until watching this video. After looking it up, though, I realised I’ve used this type of…

Powering video lights with power banks – a tutorial

Jul 9, 2023
Udi Tirosh

It is now possible to run a complete set of video lights using nothing but power banks to save cost and space.

Lighting setup: Simple long exposure LED portraits

Apr 28, 2023
Jake Hicks

Long-exposure photography has been around as long as photography itself, but it’s had a tentative relationship with its audience over the years. 20+ years ago…

Level up your photography and video with these three $10 DIY camera rigs

Mar 7, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Getting your camera low or in a small space unlocks new shooting opportunities, but it can be challenging. Jay P. Morgan has some great…

Lighting Setup: How to build and use a DIY Scrim in the Studio

Mar 1, 2023
Jake Hicks

There are quite literally thousands of lighting modifiers on the market today, but which ones are good, which ones should you avoid and… can you…

Use these four tricks for cinematic dolly shots on the cheap

Feb 9, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Dolly shots are among the basics when it comes to cinematic camera movement. But if you’re just starting out, buying a proper camera dolly…

Watch these 7 filmmaking hacks to get pro results for as little money as possible

Feb 8, 2023
John Aldred

Who doesn’t love saving money? We sure do, and these seven filmmaking hacks from the team at are going to help you do…