Before photography became my hobby of choice and eventually a career, I spent a lot of time building remote control boats, planes and cars. It turns out that the skills you learn as a kid to build a nitro powered model boat out of beer cans and styrofoam are very transferable to building homemade photography gear.
Disclaimer: the following article doesn’t have much to do with photography. If that is a problem for you, please don’t read it and then leave a disgruntled comment about how you wasted your time reading it.
This photo was shot using some pretty cool DIY photography gear – but that’s another story.