OK, it was not a mystery fluid, just office markers, and while painting office markers on your body may seem kinda dull, magic happens once you turn off the every-day-boring-florescent-lights and kick in the super-cool-magic-black-lights. Watch the video with Ben’s explanation after the jump.[Read More…]
Update: the giveaway is now over, thanks for playing. And a huge thanks for custom SLR for providing the prize. Scroll to the bottom to see if you won.
Here is the nice thing about this combo. You can use the glide strap (or split strap) while on the go, and instantly mount your camera on a Manfrotto/ArcaSwiss tripod without removing the strap. As of the release of the M-plate, a few weeks back, the Glide Strap/M-Plate/C-loop combo did not leave my camera and is the combo I use in my shoots. Super Comfy!
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Ok, so how to add a little something to a pic by fiddling with the white balance a bit? First, I took a standard pic of my daughters sneakers. What do you mean that’s not something you usually do? Just go with the flow and stop arguing with me ok!
Standard pic of daughters sneakers:
Have you ever lost a lens cap? Were you upset about it? How would you feel if you forgot your entire production gear bag in a cab? $13,238.86 worth of gear including a Mark III, A Canon XA10, a 24-70 lens, recorders, mics, mem cards and a bunch of Gaff tape.
While this is not strictly DIY, it is a good story worth sharing that adds some good Karma to the world.
The only exceptions are a little bit of black electrical tape and black painted foil for prevent light leak.
Giacomo uses Ilford PanF film, 50 iso which he exposes for about 1 – 5 seconds depending the lighting conditions. The reason for this specific Ilford PanF film is that it compensate very well for minor exposure errors. The size of the exposed film is about 24X80 mm. kinda usual, but gives wonderful panoramic results.
Giacomo says that the camera was inspired by Found Photography’s Lego cameras archive. Having looked at it, this archive is an incredible resource if you are looking to make a Lego pinhole for yourself. More images and results after the jump.[Read More…]
maker Jacques Productions is a master of building things that a remote controlled. In this video he shares his remote controlled table dolly. The basic ingredients are a receiver unit, a servo, a LiPo battery and a roller-skate.
The thing that surprised me was how smooth the camera movement is. Jacques is actually using the trim function on the remote to get very subtle movement.
In this post I will show you how to build a quick and easy rig to get your camera flying (without any magic wands and jumping from nukem driven airplanes).
Yes, welcome to another boring tutorial… wait I say boring loud? Is not, it is fun, relaxing and sometimes adrenalin twisted outdoor exercise – welcome to Kite Aerial Photography 101.
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Are you looking for creative ways to decorate your walls and display numerous photos without making it look like your crazy great-aunt’s hallway? Now you can with this ingenious DIY project!
While I would love to take credit for this idea, it is really my wife’s brainchild. Apparently a desire to decorate the walls, the concept of saving money while using up junk in one’s basement to make the house look pretty, combined with time spent surfing the web will generate exceptionally creative ideas like this. (Yes, there are others who have done similar. However, that was only discovered after the original brainchild was birthed.) So, let’s get started, shall we?[Read More…]
Over the years we posted quite a collection of pin hole how-to’s, making pinholes from cardboard, calendars, LEGO, heck even toilet paper tube. But we never actually took the obvious path of making a pinhole camera from a box of film. I mean anybody who builds a pinhole has a box of film, right? Lomography‘s enthusiast sidsel shares his film box into pinhole camera recycling tutorial.