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How To Build A Beautiful Camera Stabilizer. A few day ago we featured the EZ-Steady as a smart camera stabilizer. If you follow the blog, you know that there are plenty of DIY versions for similar stabilizers, none of which are as beautiful though, as the DIY Camera Stabilizer from Pixel Artwork. The instructions come in Japanese, but Sergey Brin was kind enough to translate, see the first page here and the second one here. There is also a video if you find Google transaction to lack some <cough, cough> clarity. Thanks for the tip, Lance. Light Blaster. Photo Fabric Dye Kit. Quick! Name 3 magic potions! Love Potion No. 9? Too easy. Felix Felicis? Ok. You're forgetting the best one: Photo Fabric Dye! What, you think dye that develops in sunlight isn't magic? Just paint it on, put a negative or object on top and put it in the sun. It lets you print photos on fabric or wood or practically anything. When you put it in the sun it changes color right in front of you!

This starter kit gets you set up with everything you need to make a print from start to finish: dye, an applicator roller, a fabric swatch, even a test negative and detergent to stop the developing when you finish. You can use negatives to print pictures or use small objects like plants and feathers to create images out of silhouettes. You may not have a degree in Potions, but you can still do magic. 109 : Mini viewer. Tuesday, 8 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs Mini viewer by by Véronique from Pichouline What you'll need:*matchbox or small cardboard box*pictures of your kids, family, friends, favourite animals, flowers…anything you want*pencil*straw or wooden stick*punch, awl or sharp pencil*scissors or knife*coloured paper, craft paint or stamps and stamp pad*tape or masking tape – double-sided tape or glue Step 1:Make a paper strip with pictures using a computer program, print it out.The height of the strip has to be smaller than the matchbox.

Step 2:Decorate the front and/or back and sides of the box with paper, paint, stamps or masking tape. Draw a display with a pencil on the front of the box. Step 3:Make 4 holes in the box. Step 4:Cut the paper straws, the length has to be bigger than the box.Roll the paper strip onto the straw, when your at the end you tape the end on the second straw. Let’s turn around the straws and you can see your own movie. ..Pichouline ..All images by Véronique. Labo (trans)portable. Bonjour à tous! Je vous ai présenté mes collodions, je ne vous ai pas présenté le matériel avec lequel je les faits...Cet été j'avais fait un labo, qui a peu servi depuis, mais je suis en train de rattraper le temps perdu... Je crois que c'est Patrice qui en avait vu quelque photos en cours de fabrication.

Voilà donc à quoi il ressemble. Il y a des choses à ajouter, encore... Je vais mettre un dévidoir à sopalin à droite de la lampe, de l'autre coté je vais sûrement faire une petite étagère pliante pour ranger des choses et/ou mettre des plaques à sécher.Il faudra, un jour, que je trouve une solution pour fixer efficacement les montants. Parfois il se détachent, et je me retrouve fébrile, me demandant si je peux finir ce que je fais sans que tout s'écroule...Je vais aussi faire une petite boîte pour ranger les plaques proprement...J'aimerais aussi trouver une solution pour le pied. 1862 - Swiss Camera Museum - Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique. Beauty Dish for SB-800. I was researching on line for light modifiers for speed lights and ran across Viewfinder Photography based in England.

They sell a kit containing several attachment for speed lights, the kit includes a snoots with grids, a beauty dish with grids & colored gels and a diffusion globe. The complete kit sells for 139.99 pounds, with today's current exchange rate that equals to $275.00. dollars U.S. That's a bit to much to pay for in my book. I did find just the beauty dish for sale on there web site at a cost of about $175.00 dollars U.S. still to much. I was digging around the Flickr and found 2 photographers who had build their own beauty dish, Nick Haskins and Tyler Burk. In building my beauty dish, I followed Tyler's design how ever I added a mirror inside of the return. If you want to make your own beauty dish, follow Tyler's instructions except add a convex mirror inside of the return. These are the parts you need to make your beauty dish. Super Easy DIY Rechargeable Battery Power Pack For Event Photographers. A few days ago I met Ron Uriel (hebrew site) at an event he was shooting.

Aside from the camera and on camera flash (got forbid) he was also carrying a small impact flash on a light stand, taking it along and using it as on the go bounce flash. The beauty of the thing was that the flash was not attached to any power outlet, but sustained using a DIY battery pack. I asked Ron to share how he made it, and he luckily for DIYP he agreed.

When it comes to on-location photography, I tend to KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart). This means that I prefer carrying the minimal amount of gear and focus on photography rather than on set up and tear down. That is where my quest for portable lights began. My goal was to arrange a portable lighting setup for shooting at events where rapid movement is needed and there is very little control over where the shots are taken. My portable flash configuration is made of two elements: Low power flash = an advantage for event photographers The Battery The Inverter.