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How to Convert Lenses to Tilt Shift Macro Lenses With 3D Printing

How to Convert Lenses to Tilt Shift Macro Lenses With 3D Printing | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
At about $1500 real tilt-shift lenses are not cheap. (Long time readers will appreciate the correct spelling :). Instructable user Cpt.Insano created a 3D printed adapter that converts practically and Nikon lens into a tilt shift lens.
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James Johnston's curator insight, July 28, 2014 1:55 PM

Cool #DIY project. Might have to try this on an old lens from ebay. 

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DIY 'blimp' case makes Nikon D800 silent and waterproof for $80

DIY 'blimp' case makes Nikon D800 silent and waterproof for $80 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

So-called 'blimp' cases are designed to greatly reduce the sound of a camera's shutter, making it safe to take record shots during filming for TV and movies. Typically, commercial blimp cases cost upwards of $1000, but pro photographer Dan Tabár made his own using a Pelican case, some ABS pipe fittings, a wireless shutter release, and other simple parts sourced at a hardware store, for around $80. 

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Karl Delandsheere's curator insight, July 11, 2013 4:28 AM

Good ideas in there, especially when you know that a waterproof case for a DSLR is kinda the same price as the body itself...

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How To Build A $30 DIY Steadicam

How To Build A $30 DIY Steadicam | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The steadicams building tutorials are among the more popular builds on the blog. No wonder, as using a Steadicam produces significantly smoother video than just holding a camera by hand.
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Ainhoa Martín Rosas's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:37 AM
Hazte tú mismo una steady cam por 30 pavos...
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How To Capture Motion Trails While Freezing Subjects Using Shutter Drag

How To Capture Motion Trails While Freezing Subjects Using Shutter Drag | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I love how Benjamin Von Wong approaches each of his projects with a loads of creativity and enthusiasm. You just know that he's always trying something new and in his latest project - The Red Mistress, he proves it yet again!
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Anamorphic DIY Adapter Used For Capturing Widescreen On 35 Mm DSLRs

Anamorphic DIY Adapter Used For Capturing Widescreen On 35 Mm DSLRs | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"The thing is that our DSLRs take images with 2:3 ratio and if we crop them we lose quality. This is where anamorphic lenses come into play, anamorphic lenses stretch the image to capture widescreen images/footage on 2:3 sensors. Just like an anamorphic pinhole captures wide screen images on a 35mm film.

Here is the problem, anamorphic lenses are kinda rare and expensive. Used anamorphic projection lenses on the other hand are bearable..."

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How To Casually Build A Motorized Slider Dolly

How To Casually Build A Motorized Slider Dolly | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Vimeo member Stavros Koulis shares a great video and a set of instruction on how to make a cool little motorized skater dolly.
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Slow Light (Light Painting As An Additive Tool)

Slow Light (Light Painting As An Additive Tool) | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"A while back I was too cheap (lazy?) to get around to purchasing some speedlights and in typical DIY fashion for me, I figured I could replicate most results using nothing more than a flashlight. So one evening with my friend Sean and his wife, we decided to try out some long exposure light painting ideas.

To be clear, the term "light painting" is often used to describe painting light onto an image where the bulb is visible, and used to create something visual in the final result. This is NOT what I am referring to here. I've seen plenty that are nice, but I don't personally have much interest in doing this..."

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Using a Backpacked Octadome When Shooting Solo | DIYPhotography.net

Using a Backpacked Octadome When Shooting Solo | DIYPhotography.net | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"New York based photographer Ian Spanier had Muscular Development ask him to shoot pro bodybuilder and four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler.

For budgetary reasons, Ian was sent solo with no assistant. Not wanting to shoot available light on one hand and not wanting to have setup time interfere with the flow of the day, Ian came up with an original solution.

Ian rigged a Photoflex OctoDome nxt to a Lowepro Scope Porter 200 AW Backpack to get a nice diffused light coming from over head (or slightly sided if he bent his neck the right way)."

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Scanning Film Negatives With A DSLR - A Maker's Guide

Scanning Film Negatives With A DSLR - A Maker's Guide | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Well, lets just say I've gotten better at this over the last couple of years..."

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Over The Top Orb With A Telescope Mount & A Drill

Over The Top Orb With A Telescope Mount & A Drill | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"If you've done any light painting, you must know the Orb. Usually you create an orb by rotating a string with a light at the end while doing a little spin. Round? yes! Perfect? No! What if you wanted perfect?"

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Crossing Over To The Dark (Field) Has Never Been Easier | DIYPhotography.net

Crossing Over To The Dark (Field) Has Never Been Easier | DIYPhotography.net | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Glass is one of the hardest thing to photograph. It is transparent, hard to define, and punish for every spec of dust. In this post, we will explore two cheap, easy ways to ease the pain of shooting glass. And get stuffed with Pringles while doing so...

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Revisiting the alternative Wi-Fi solution for Nikon D4

Revisiting the alternative Wi-Fi solution for Nikon D4 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The $30 Wi-Fi solution for Nikon D4 described in this post had one limitation - the Wi-Fi bridge did not act as an access point and needed an established Wi-Fi network in order to operate...

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Build A CFL Based Continuous Light Source

Build A CFL Based Continuous Light Source | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"I love using continuous light sources. At first it was all about the fact that unlike strobes, I could see the light at all time and not only on shutter press. As the time went by, this became even more relevant as continuous lights can be used for video as well."

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When NASA Engineers Are Bored, They Build Single Cam Bullet Time Rigs

When NASA Engineers Are Bored, They Build Single Cam Bullet Time Rigs | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Mark Rober is no stranger to bullet time rigs, in fact he is the smarts behind this clever rotating bullet time rig that we featured a while back. But this time he is taking it to the next step - onto 20,000 frames per second.
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planetMitch's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:47 AM

Awesome slowmo in near 'bullet time' 360 degree magic - with only one camera. 

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I Took Headshots Of 80 People In One Day. It Hurt

I Took Headshots Of 80 People In One Day. It Hurt | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
You know that moment when you agree to do a favor for a friend and it turns into something a bit... well, more? This weekend I ended up taking headshots of 80 people during six non-stop hours of shooting.
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Using A Game Controller To Cull & Sort Files In Lightroom

Using A Game Controller To Cull & Sort Files In Lightroom | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

So, you can spend hours and hours on Halo, but wrist gets tired after 20 minutes of culling photos? It could be related to fun vs. work, but it could also be related to wrist fatigue.


Hitting the forward/backward arrows and assigning numbers/colors hundreds of time can be hard on your wrist. Compared to say hitting hundreds of buttons while playing Call of Duty. There is a reason for this. The gaming industry wants you at your game controller so they heavily invest in ergonomics R&D. That investment pays off in terms of being able to play for prolonged period of time (yes, I would definitely not play prolonged periods of time if it wasn't for the comfy controller. HA!).

This concept of ergonomic controller cane be taken to the editing process. Here are three ways to use a game controller with Lightroom.

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Gorgeous Soft Light With One Speedlite

Gorgeous Soft Light With One Speedlite | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
In this tutorial Andrea Cosentino shares his technique for getting a very distinct soft light look using a wall and one strobe.
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The Frankenlens Is A Polaroid/GH2 Hybrid

The Frankenlens Is A Polaroid/GH2 Hybrid | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
We have seen our share of old lenses / new cameras before. But nothing as frenkensteinish as this GH2/Polaroid hybrid from Gabriel Verdugo.
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DIY: modifying the Yongnuo RF603N wireless remote flash trigger

DIY: modifying the Yongnuo RF603N wireless remote flash trigger | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Next guest post by Otto Peter is on how to modify the Yongnuo RF603N wireless remote flash trigger (available on eBay) to fit non-Nikon flash trigger sources, like light meters, or any camera with a PC socket..."

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How to Convert A Shoulder Pod For Digital Cameras

How to Convert A Shoulder Pod For Digital Cameras | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Here’s another weekend project that really helps keep camera steady when using large Tele Lenses Handheld. This specific project is for Canon 350d & 400d, but a simple change of the end plug will make it work with any camera that can be operated via a trigger jack."

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How To Make a Kickin' POV Helmet Cam

How To Make a Kickin' POV Helmet Cam | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
If you wanna shoot first person footage, one of the easiest ways to do so is using a helmet cam. Well, you can always go with a GoPro, but if you want the quality that is coming from a Canon 7D, you may wanna build your own rig.
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Build A 1 Dollar Camera

Build A 1 Dollar Camera | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

If you are upset with the money it takes to buy new gear, the next 3 parts tutorial shows how to make a 1 Dollar camera...

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How To Build A Sweet And Simple CFL Strip Light

How To Build A Sweet And Simple CFL Strip Light | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"A little while back we shared a video about creating CFL light fixures for video lights. It involved driling and sawing. Flaviu Leordeanu sent me this cool oncept that uses almost zero toolsd to get a similar effect.

The following tutorial shows how to build a powerful “LightStrip” using CFLs. As seen in the picture below, the strip has 10 outlets in which I plugged 10 CFL bulbs.

This project started out a bit differntly. I initially thought of using 8 lights, on two 4-socketa power strips. I was going to affix the two power strips onto a wooden bar, painting it all black to make it look more “solid” and less obtrusive, and to use it as a "light-bar", just like that.

So I bought eight 2700K-1640Lumen CFLs from Wal-Mart."

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Shooting High Speed Spirits Photographs

Shooting High Speed Spirits Photographs | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"This story tells the tale of how Jolene Lupo shot her high speed spirit photograph. While some of the stuff is pretty specific, I love her holistic approach and the way both the concept and final image were built."

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Nikolta - A Minolta / Nikon Duct Tape & A Coffee Mixer Hybrid

Nikolta - A Minolta / Nikon Duct Tape & A Coffee Mixer Hybrid | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Photographer Joe Adams was not happy that his old Minolta lenses did not fit hos new Nikon D5000. He fixed that using some duct tape and a coffee mixer. Can anything be simpler?
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