Top ten DIY photography tips
On the day the digital camera was invented, the photographer died. Go on to the street these days and the only thing a digital camera tells you about a person is the size of their bank balance. As an alternative-lifestyle statement, SLR ownership is now right up there with owning a Coldplay CD. In these troubled times, when SLRs are no longer a badge of actual photography skills, you need something to distinguish yourself from the crowd. We're going to tell you how to stand out from the Jessops jockeys with ten DIY tips for distinctive looking -- and almost free -- photography hardware. Sellotape at the ready: let's go! 1. Some 'professional' photographers will tell you that you need to buy a tripod to steady your shots. The principle is simple. You can see the likely insertion point in the diagram above (1). If you've got the length right, you should be able to pull up lightly on the camera to produce tension in the strings. 2. Construction is simple. 3. Now find a bowl. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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