DIY

3D print your own modular 30W LED spot for use on small sets

Apr 3, 2023
John Aldred

There are a wide range of continuous LED lights on the market these days, from small to large and cheap to expensive. Many of them…

This unique camera gives a clay pigeon’s view of the world – until it’s blasted out of the sky

Mar 17, 2023
John Aldred

This definitely ranks highly amongst the oddest camera mounting jobs I’ve ever seen. This one-time-use camera rig from Thomas Renck mounts to the top of…

How I improved a faux panoramic film camera with 3D printing

Mar 17, 2023
Nicholas Morganti

Panoramas: a great format for (in my opinion) most photography. Dramatic landscape? Make it panoramic. Artsy architectural photo? Panoramic. Wanna make that softball game look…

Personalise your camera with spray paint and sandpaper

Mar 13, 2023
John Aldred

A few years ago, I remember there was a craze of people buying brand-new guitars and immediately attacking them with sandpaper to make them look…

This weird camera uses AI to recreate the scene before it

Mar 10, 2023
John Aldred

This is one of the oddest and most curious cameras I’ve ever seen. It has a lens and a sensor and can actually record the…

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 DIY…

Build your own DIY Loupedeck for Lightroom

Mar 3, 2023
John Aldred

There have been a number of DIY console projects and custom keyboards out there for people to build already, but I quite liked the look…

The “Paperoid” is a DIY instant camera uses an e-paper display instead of film

Feb 13, 2023
John Aldred

Polaroid cameras and photographs played a significant role in the development of photography. When they were first released, they were an instant hit because of…

How I created the ultimate camera mount for my DIY live streams

Feb 13, 2023
Neil Creek

As a model maker, I’ve recently started live-streaming my work to connect with my audience and share my creative process. However, capturing the right angle…

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 could…