DIY Projects

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DIY Tilt-Shift Lens Made With a Broken Canon 50mm f1.8 and Some Duct Tape

Sawing a broken 50mm 1.8 in half and using duct tape, photographer Witono Halim made a tilt shift lens for about $27.
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DIY Light Table for Quick Negative Scanning

Photographer Marius Hanzak has a low cost DIY project that can help you digitize that box of negatives that you have been putting off.
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DIY: Build a Simple Ring Light Using LED Strips and a Frisbee For Around $30

Photographers tend to have a love/hate relationship with ring lights. While ring lights may be great for some situations, in others, it may look completely dreadful. So why...
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Skip The Lab: How To Mount & Frame Prints Yourself | DIY With Tony Roslund

Bring your photos to life as Tony Roslund shows you how to mount and frame your images to lab standard, for a fraction of the cost.
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Camera Obscura Made With An Old Flatbed Scanner and Some Gold Duct Tape

Why buy a camera when you can build your own? For Joe Barone, building a camera is just part of the photographic process. He built his with an old scanner and some duct tape.
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Super Cheap DIY Diffuser & A Short Color Grading Tutorial to Get That 'Cinematic' Look

Short on cash? Here's a cheap hack to get some nice diffusion for a cinematic look and a bonus color grading tutorial.
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Create Proton Streams From Ghostbusters Using Light Painting

With its 30th anniversary, Ghostbusters is back in theaters and what would be a better way to celebrate then creating your own proton streams? Shanks FX shows us a simple...
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See the 'World In Infrared' With Your Own DIY Conversion

Turn that old Canon Rebel into an Infrared camera and create cool images. This guy did.
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DIY vs. Boredom & An Awesome $60 DIY Photo/Video Light Panel

Here's a brilliant and inexpensive DIY light bar, and why DIY is the boredom and stagnation fighter
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DIY: Build An 'Insanely Bright' LED Light Panel For $70

In the following video, DIY Perks shows you how to make your own $600ish very bright LED light panel for around $70.
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Photography Hack: Use a Calculator as an Intervalometer to Make Timelapse Videos

One of the course requirements in my Algebra 2 class was to buy an overpriced, gigantic graphing calculator. It cost around $80 and like Algebra, I never used it again after...
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Filming in the Fetal Position: BTS of the One Take Music Video 'Saramona Said'

The following behind the scenes video, Filming in the Fetal, position was made by an Australian production company and one of the most entertaining bts videos I've come across....
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