• DIY Photography - Poor Man's equipment solutions
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[QUOTE=NielsGade;34929845]Made me one of them lenses[/QUOTE] Dem pixels on the monitor. That's really cool man.
Shooting the tutorial about the should rig "head" now, by night it'll be done. -edit- Finished. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqFtPRm3JOI&feature=player_embedded[/media] Not even close to something professional, just to help you! Hope the bad english doesnt bother.
DIY Light pole + lighting + Softbox. Did it today, it does it's job well enought, its a little bit hardier to do, in fact, just the softbox was almost impossible to make. It took a lot of tape to stand still. [IMG]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/429091_200060936765086_100002835440105_285871_1226823501_n.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/424015_200061190098394_100002835440105_285873_1828793186_n.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/421017_200061060098407_100002835440105_285872_1337970494_n.jpg[/IMG] Sample images with it. Eos rebel 550D 18-55mm lens F/ around 4.0 Iso 200 1/25 [IMG]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/419981_200061763431670_100002835440105_285878_798373821_n.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/416876_200061850098328_100002835440105_285879_1986861386_n.jpg[/IMG] Facebook compress the images too much x-x
That shit's so ghetto, true stuff.
I'm planning on making an intervalometer to shoot some neato timelapses, curse you nikon and your goddamn proprietary connections, wish it had a normal 2.5mm plug or something instead of THIS [t]http://www.hiviz.com/kits/instructions/images/RSC/rsc-074_lrg.jpg[/t] Also thinking about making a little pinhole camera and gutting some old LED flashlights to make a macro ringlight
[QUOTE=latin_geek;35128947]I'm planning on making an intervalometer to shoot some neato timelapses, curse you nikon and your goddamn proprietary connections, wish it had a normal 2.5mm plug or something instead of THIS [t]http://www.hiviz.com/kits/instructions/images/RSC/rsc-074_lrg.jpg[/t] Also thinking about making a little pinhole camera and gutting some old LED flashlights to make a macro ringlight[/QUOTE] Are you sure this won't work? [url]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749982-REG/Vello_RC_N2_ShutterBoss_Timer_Remote_for.html[/url] I have one and it works great. Here's an example I did [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5twXlsq_dQ[/media] And the remastered version [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBocUh0dQsU[/media]
[QUOTE=Hirouzamaki;35129528]Are you sure this won't work? [url]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749982-REG/Vello_RC_N2_ShutterBoss_Timer_Remote_for.html[/url] I have one and it works great. Here's an example I did [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5twXlsq_dQ[/media] And the remastered version [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBocUh0dQsU[/media][/QUOTE] yeah but screw paying fiddy bucks for it I can just make it with a few parts like a 555 timer and some potentiometers, all I need is the connector which I can get from a $5 shutter cord or get a prop-to-2.5mm somewhere
With the DIY shoulder rigs, wouldn't adding heavy materials be helpful? Since of all the diy tuts out there no one really puts weights on it, yet actual rigs are a little heavy.
[video=youtube;NFzIP_TN75A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFzIP_TN75A&feature=g-u-u&context=G22cafddFUAAAAAAAOAA[/video]
[video=youtube;KW0cFk9d-P0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW0cFk9d-P0&list=FLCJdaHnkROc7JbTk2TjcATw&index=1&feature=plpp_video[/video] Cheap macro lens ahoy!
jesus that was a lot of work to essentially get a reverse ring that has auto focus and aperture (and remove the initial functionality of the lens in the process)
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[IMG_THUMB]http://i.imgur.com/5hRJs.jpg[/IMG_THUMB] the grey plastic bit is a shitty xbox 360 headset
Needs a diffuser. Home-Depot here sells 340lumen flashlights for $60. They might make good photo lights.
[QUOTE=The golden;35346400]Needs a diffuser.[/QUOTE] [IMG_THUMB]http://i.imgur.com/FLmul.jpg[/IMG_THUMB] The circular dish is a piece of lunchbox paper.
It just oozes money savings.
[url=http://filmmakeriq.com/2011/04/22-diy-dslr-camera-rigs/][img]http://i.imgur.com/SU3iq.png[/img][/url] I'm sure most anyone who's done research on rigs has stumbled across [url=http://filmmakeriq.com/2011/04/22-diy-dslr-camera-rigs/]this[/url], but for those who haven't it looks like a good list of DIY videos.
Someone broke a chair on new years and I did this [IMG_THUMB]http://i.imgur.com/K2CdB.jpg[/IMG_THUMB]
Question is, how stable are these rigs? My holding is more-than enough to stable movement when I walk, but I've been dying to make a more decent rig.
[QUOTE=MoarFunz;35356271]Question is, how stable are these rigs?[/QUOTE] [video=youtube;ZNopbLgxL0M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNopbLgxL0M[/video] I think it works better with a figrig, but it might just be opinion
Yeah big difference, dully noted, thanks.
I just posted this in the creative photography thread but I guess it fits here too since its a reasonably cheap DIY Macro Lens. Inspired by This: [URL="http://www.flickr.com/groups/89209252@N00/discuss/72157600032755971/"]http://www.flickr.com/groups/89209252@N00/discuss/72157600032755971/[/URL] I decided to pick up a couple of cheap extension tubes and an old folding camera and set up something similar. This was the result (Warning cell phone pictures): [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EdtK6l.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/yUUeAl.jpg[/IMG] Its a little tricky to get focused, but I am pleased with the way these first few test shots came out. [IMG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/6891556032_e25ba082e9_b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6114/6891555648_6d0a6cceed_b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6111/7037649531_1afb42937c_b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6097/7037648829_e31e0ac051_b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/6891553592_a57f9af1f7_b.jpg[/IMG]
Anyone have a Merlin style DIY tutorial? I want to see if FP has ever done a more ghetto version. I am hesitant to try welding.
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