As the saying goes, “one isn’t rich enough to buy cheap things.” But is a dirt-cheap piece of gear worth buying after all? Adam Harig wanted to find out, and he found the cheapest tripod money could buy. I’m taking $8.50 cheap, folks; we spend more on takeout. So, is an $8.50 tripod indeed such a bad choice? Let’s see it in Adam’s “cheap tripod review.”
Level up your photography and video with these three $10 DIY camera rigs
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 camera rigs that will raise your photo and video game to a new level.
In this video, Jay P. shows you how to build these three simple and cheap rigs from scratch. You don’t need fancy tools, lots of bits and pieces, or too much time. Plus, you only need around $10 to make each of them, if not less – since you may already have some of these items at home.
TTArtisan announces 25mm f/2.0 APS-C lens and it’s only $55
Chinese lens manufacturer TTArtisan has just announced a 25mm f/2 lens. It’s designed for APS-C cameras, but you can use it with your full-frame camera in crop mode as well. And the best thing is: it only costs $55. So, if you’ve been thinking about getting a 25mm lens, this could be a perfect choice to see whether it’s for you at all. But let’s check out what it has to offer first.
Here are 15 filmmaking items you can buy for under $100
Once you get hooked to them, photography and filmmaking can become pretty expensive hobbies. But it’s good to know that there are many items that offer a fantastic price-quality ratio. In fact, there’s a bunch of gear you can buy for under $100, whether you’re a photographer or a filmmaker.
In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter gives you 15 affordable items that will kickstart your filmmaking career or just be a great, yet cheap addition to the gear you own.
Landscape photographers, here are six cheap items to always carry in your camera bag
More often than not, it’s the little things that can save the day when we’re out shooting. This is why it’s handy to have some items other than photo gear in your camera bag. In this video, Michael Shainblum recommends six items that you should always carry with you. They won’t take much space, they all cost under $50, and they can be incredibly useful when you’re in the field.
How to shoot professional-looking product photos with just one light
There are plenty of cheap, DIY product photography tricks (the one with a garbage can will probably forever be my favorite). If you’re on a tight budget, you can always use one of these and get professional-looking shot without using tons of expensive gear. In this video, Ed Verosky shows you how to take great product photos at home using just one light.
Here are six awesome filmmaking gadgets under $50
Photo and video gear is expensive, we all know that. Still, there are so many items you can buy for less than $50, yet they’re incredibly useful for shooting. In this video, Peter McKinnon will show you six awesome, but cheap gadgets you can use for filmmaking, but also for photography.
How to shoot cinematic footage on the cheap even with an entry-level camera
When you want to shoot a professional-looking video, gear isn’t essential, but we can’t deny that pro gear sure can come in handy. However, if you only have an entry-level DSLR or mirrorless camera, don’t let it discourage you from creating. In this video from Mark Bone, you’ll learn a few tricks on how to turn even a cheap camera into a tool for creating cinematic videos.
These five clever tricks will help you save thousands on camera gear
As we all know, photo gear is pretty expensive. And if you suffer from the so-called Gear Acquisition Syndrome, you’ve probably spent tons of money on gear so far. But, there are some clever ways to buy the gear you want but at significantly lower prices. In this video, Miguel Quiles gives you five clever tricks that will help you save thousands of dollars both on new and used gear.
Make a DIY smartphone slider with a toy car and some household items
If you want to take slider shots with your smartphone, there are a few DIY options you can make. But in this video, COOPH teaches you how to make an interesting automated DIY slider on a super-low budget. You’ll need a wooden toy car, a kitchen timer, a few household items and only a little bit of time.
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