A camper, a shed, a bedroom, or even an entire skyscraper floor – you name it, Brendan Barry can turn it into a camera. For his latest project, he visited Custom House in Exeter, UK, and turned this amazing attraction into a working camera obscura. Brendan shared his process in this fun video, and if you plan to embark on a similar adventure, it will be very valuable as a guide. [Read More…]
Getting started with Arduino Nano and Python is easy thanks to extensive online documentation and an increasing DIY culture.
Waiting whilst flatbed scanners scan a colour negative film is nothing to be excited about. This process and the subsequent colour precorrection can take anywhere from an hour to two. Tools available today, such as Negative Lab Pro, make it easy to achieve great colour negative conversions. So fastening the scanning process using a camera makes more sense than ever before. However, the software to automate this process so far did not exist. Until today!
I’m having a go at converting my DJI Mavic 2 remote controller from two thumbsticks to a more Aircraft style controller where a whole hand joystick controls Pitch, Roll and Yaw and the left stick only controls Throttle / Altitude.
The first step is opening up a second-hand remote I bought to see if this is possible.
While the name Eric Paré might be very familiar on here for those who do light painting, many readers of this site might not know about his other activities with Xangle, often involving many cameras for shooting full 360° bullet-time sequences and capturing light paintings from every angle all at once. He’s even developed his own software for it, which you can buy.
Eric likes to experiment with his kit, and as he had a stack of Raspberry Pi 3B+ with cameras lying around, he decided to see how far he could push them to shoot bullet time, and the results are pretty awesome.
We all know that some YouTubers are a little bit… “extra”. And Alexandre Chappel is no exception. I’ve been following Alexandre for a while now. He’s a maker, and often incorporates 3D printing into his creations. He also films all his videos in a permanent studio space within his workshop. This time, he’s turned his hand to something to help him shoot his videos.
Frustrated with his shooting workflow using standard video tripods, he wanted something a bit more versatile that would allow him more shooting options. What he really wanted was a Foba ASABA. But they cost almost $10,000 So, he had a go at building his own.
Although Breakthrough Photography announced their filters for the Canon EF to RF drop-in filter adapter first, they weren’t the first to bring them to market. The filters themselves should start shipping this month if they haven’t already, but they’ve also expanded their offering with an EF to RF drop-in filter adapter of their own.
They claim it’s just as capable as the Canon original, with full electronic contacts for autofocus and image stabilisation, as well as transferring the EXIF data. It’s compatible with both the original Canon drop-in filters as well as Breakthrough’s own (and presumably Kolari’s). Except, it’s $100 cheaper than the Canon one.
We don’t write about batteries often; I mean, they are batteries, they deliver power, that’s the end of it, right? The V200MICRO from Bebob showed me that there is still room for innovation in the v-mount space. And that you can innovate even without adding an App-enabled battery to your line.
It’s the age-old question. If I’m shooting outdoors in bright conditions and I want a shallow depth of field with flash, should I go high speed sync or just stick an ND filter over my lens?
This time, it’s Gavin Hoey’s turn to try to answer the question. In this video, Gavin shoots a series of identical images using both 3 & 5-stop ND filters as well as the Godox AD400Pro strobe to see how the methods compare and what the advantages and disadvantage of each are.