This DIY clock was built into the case of an old on-camera flash

Jan 25, 2024
Petri Damstén

The absolute requirement for this clock was that the time is automatically set. You just plug it into the power source, and it shows the…

How to give vintage lens a new life with the world’s blackest black

Jan 24, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the world’s “blackest black” by now. It started with Vantablack, and some darker substances have been invented since. Mathieu Stern has already experimented with one, using it as a backdrop. But this new project is even better, as Mathieu improved an old vintage cinema projector lens with the blackest material. It made the image quality so much better, and Mathieu shares the process in his latest video.

DJI Mic 2 adds 32-bit float, Bluetooth and comes in black or white

Jan 17, 2024
John Aldred

DJI has officially announced the new DJI Mic 2 (buy here). The successor to DJI’s popular initial offering adds 32-bit float internal recording. This ensures…

How to create perfectly sized “Anamorfake” masks for your lenses

Jan 5, 2024
Vlad Moldovean

This article strives to be the ultimate design guide on modifying your spherical lens to produce the type of anamorphic bokeh you can see in…

OpenAutoLab is a complete DIY film developing solution

Jan 4, 2024
John Aldred

Many of us who shoot film have either developed our own film or have wanted to try it at some point. And for basic black-and-white…

Use cardboard to make the $0 2-in-1 backdrop and gobo

Dec 29, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Are you in search of festive, sparkly backdrops? And you have some cardboard lying around from a bunch of Christmas gifts you bought or packages you ordered? Well, here’s an idea. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey shows how to create stunning photographic lighting effects with a humble piece of cardboard and a dash of creativity. He transforms this everyday material into a DIY gobo (or cookie) and a backdrop with a sparkly, festive glow.

The Filmolino SlideScanner is a film scanner you can build yourself

Dec 28, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

You can get a good slide scanner from Kodak for about $179. It works well, but what if you don’t want to pay that much…

Build this interchangeable lens DIY Raspberry Pi Zero camera

Dec 22, 2023
John Aldred

Ever since Raspberry Pi released the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Module (buy here), we’ve seen a flurry of 3D-printed cameras based on it. It’s…

Build your own modular DIY DMX-controlled 8ft tube lights for $50

Dec 19, 2023
John Aldred

A lot of DIY lighting projects are fairly basic. They’re often too small or too low-powered. Not all of them, of course. We’ve seen some…

Build your own DIY night vision camera with a Raspberry Pi

Dec 8, 2023
John Aldred

One of the great things about a lot of small sensor cameras is that they’re available in multiple flavours. Most webcams, for example, see both…