Let’s face it, buying photography equipment can add up easily. It’s usually not a good sign when your memory card wallet has more content than your actual wallet. So to take a break from all the gear lust barrage that we had during Photokina week, take a look at Expert Photography’s 10 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money.

In their list, Expert Photography shows 10 different typical camera gear that one may buy and their DIY alternative. While the DIY alternative may not always be the most aesthetically pleasing, their performance may surprise you. Here is their list:

1. Bounce Wall
2. Custom Bokeh
3. Light Tent
4. Image Stabilizer
5. Pop-up Flash Bounce
6. Beauty Dish
7. DSLR Steadicam
8. Softbox
9. Ring Flash
10. Backdrop Stand

My favorite has to be Todd Owyoung’s DIY Beauty Dish. With some time and effort, you can really build a durable, quality gear.

So readers, what is your favorite DIY gear that you made or own?