I love my iPhone, but I always felt that the 3.5 inch screen was a bit to small. Luckily, Instructabes user iamaledgend came up with a clever way to project the iPhone screen onto a wall.
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Having dealt with all kinds of spaces to shoot in, I can say that having to deal with a small space to shoot portraits is one of my worst fears. (This is why I conquered the basement in our new house).
A few weeks back we shared a tutorial on how to convert your old film camera into a background projector (AKA Cookie Projector). Seems like this project grabbed a lot of attention, with one comment that kept coming back over and over: “Why Kill The Poor Camera?“
Even a reference from Strobist seems to hint that if one goes through the agonizing process of un-hinging the back of a camera, they should “use it for good“.
Of course the initial intent was to use a camera that is unserviceable (as RC Hill did with the project we featured), yet, there had to be another way, a way that does not involve un-hinging or pliering the back of a camera. And indeed there is. (or actually Are, as there are two solutions found).*
(* no cameras were heart while making this post)[Read More…]
UPDATE: as promised, here comes the tutorial.
This is pretty much in line with today’s concept of reusing old film cameras as light sources :)
Kirtsy is going to post a tutorial on how to make on of those in the following week, so stay tuned. (Or if you can’t wait you can try soliciting her to selling you one. I hear she loves coffee)[Read More…]
If you are one of those PVC dudes (no shame in it. I am a PVC dude), you’re bound to appreciate this little PVC trick that makes binding pipes a snap. (pun completely intended).
It would be very pretentious of me to declare that looking at the photographs and diagrams below will teach you how to light. That said, looking at the photographs and setups and trying to understand the motivation behind the lighting will give you a good start when dealing with similar lighting dilemmas.
You can always come back to this post to see how a particular image was lit to make a similar setup or to use it as a stepping stone for your own.[Read More…]
Lying in bed one night reading a Photography eMag on my iPad I was drawn to a photography competition for a Picture in Picture. Instantly and idea shot into my head to use the iPad for a Picture in Picture photo where it appears as if the iPad screen is transparent. I decided that a shot of an apple on the kitchen table would keep the scene easy but also add a bit of reason.
The photo turned out well and after sharing it on Facebook one of my friends presented me with another challenge, to also include an iPhone in the photo giving it a third level. The iPad iPhone Picture in Picture was born.
I decided to make a self-portrait using the iPhone to display my eyes and the iPad to display the majority of my face (or as much of my big head as would fit).[Read More…]
As you may already be aware, light painting is the process of moving light sources around during a single exposure to create an overall shot. A more specific way to include light forms into a photo is with `light stencils’.
The light stencil itself is made up of two main components – the stencil image, and something to contain the light while you shoot that image. A shoebox works really well (with the stencil picture cut into the lid, and the box used to contain the light); or alternatively, a portable soft box could be used (with the stencil attached to the front of the soft box).
Two days a ago e made a little challenge here on DIYP, to try and reverse engineer the lighting on this portrait. A wonderful strobist muscles stretch. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for everyone who took a stub at the setup.
I did mention that all the lighting on the set was DIY and made by yours truly.
Before I go ahead and do the lighting breakdown (I don’t actually have to reverse engineer it, I was there and took pictures :)), I am placing the portrait on the big again below. Look at it (or super size it) and then skip to the actual break down (which is also a sneak peek into my living room)[Read More…]
A long while back I read a semi-theoretical post about using a room corner and a brolli as a full-fledged setup.
As a preparation for an on location job I decided to test that premise, and took a few head shots at my basement studio.This will add up to the butterfly one light setup I reviewed earlier.
Mind you that this little setup can be brought up in any place that features a corner, that is just about anywhere.[Read More…]