With the year coming to an end I wanted to share the top 5 most viewed camera hacks here on DIYP. Surprisingly two of them belong to the “make your own lens” category.[Read More…]
There is no better way to wish your camera a new year than to give it a new camera bag. This is why we teamed up with the awesome folks from ONA to give away a Brixton waxed canvas camera messenger bag and a Lima Waxed canvas & leather camera strap (valued $328).
All you have to do to enter this giveaway is answer a simple question:
What do you wish yourself for the new year?[Read More…]
Looking to put together a sexy camera bag? Already have a messenger bag you want to carry your camera in? Love the look and feel of waxed canvas bags but don’t want to fork over the money to buy one new? THIS TUTORIAL IS FOR YOU![Read More…]
So, new year is just around the corner and I am in a debt for announcing our How I Took It contest winners. A debt that I am about to clear today.
Whichever way I look at it, it was an awesome ride, starting with a killer team of sponsors which contributed over $6300 in prizes through the on going buzz, and most importantly the submissions made to the contest by you.
I got a few questions about how the judging process went, so I thought I will clarify about that before listing the winners. basically it all came down to a huge excel sheet containing over 100 submissions. Each submission was rated by the amount of likes, retweets and G+ mentions that it got and fed into a formula Score=(3xTweets)+(2xLikes)+(6xG+). The highest scores won the contest. [Read More…]
When I was a kid I used to practice Ninja moves I saw in the movies. Needless to say that it did not make me a ninja (or made my sister happy). However, learning a technique by seeing how it’s done by a pro and understanding how it works can work very well for light painting.
Usually we see a finished light painting photograph and stand amazed at the creative use of different lights. If only we could see how the photograph was created so we can understand the underlying mechanisms. Photographer and light artists Vincent Bruno takes a 15 seconds time lapse BTS of every light painting that he does so you can learn and light paint like a true ninja. Here are a few samples.[Read More…]
Photographer Colin Mika was hired to shoot a sequence of time lapses for McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Instead of going the usual route of shooting different locations, he used a snow globe to encapsulate the timelapse while using the narrow depth of field to “play” shaped bokeh around the snow globe.
In this post, Colin is breaking down the process of making the movie. (Which you can see right after the jump)[Read More…]
It is probably no big wizardry to show up on scene with $20,000 worth of light and create a stunning lighting setup for an interview. Actually, even if you do own that much gear, you would still have to know what you’re doing, but this is another story.
It is more impressive to show up on scene with $26 worth of light and come up with a decent interview light. Of course, this is not something I would do if I had a paying client, but it is a great way to play and learn about interview lighting if you are a starving student. [Read More…]
This post details Ming Thein‘s thoughts on aspect ratios and composition.
Aspect ratio: image width/ image height, with the long dimension first.
There are six common aspect ratios for cameras today (and as many as you like if you use the crop tool, but that’s another subject for another day :)[Read More…]
How about YOU get to decide!!
We have had over 100 submission to our How I Took It Contest and I could not be happier with the results. A few of the more awesome tutorials on the contest are here for your judgment where the finer of the all will win the Readers Favorite banner along with the eternal bragging rights and a prize pack worth over $700. Take your vote on the poll below. Results and grand winner on Thursday.
Sean Goebel shot Epochs, a spectacular time lapse piece over 11 months and 4 states. Interestingly enough, a lot of the tracking gear he used was home made and lots of the “pro” gear borrowed. Just goes to show that talent and dedication trumps budget anytime. Sean was king enough to share the complete super-detailed making of Epochs, including gear lists, locations, challanges and a lost-in-a-desert with a dying flash light story. So sit back, go to full screen crank up the volume and enjoy.[Read More…]