How to 3D Print Your Own Monitor

Adafruit Industries walks through their custom build monitor which uses a 3D printed housing. The assembly is moderately straight forward. You only need to solder a few wires, snip a few cables and fasten a couple of screws. The 3D printed parts take about 2-3 hours to make. If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, visit your local Read MoreRead More

How To Make a Light and Portable Battery for Night Photography

Do you need more power for a long duration shoot? Anthony James breaks down the engineering required to build your own high endurance batteries. Digital cameras use direct current (DC) electricity to provide the power they need to run. They use internal DC battery systems with voltages generally rated between 5 and 12 volts, or convert 240 Read MoreRead More

How to Make a Massive Extension Tube for Macro Photography For $5

If you need to get up close to your subject – you’re going to need a macro lens. Fortunately you can get similar effects with extension tubes – here’s an extremely simple build to create this effect. If you want to get technical and figure out the exact length of the tube – here’s a Read MoreRead More

How to Make a Pro Looking “Ice Light” for less than $30

Looking for a simple and inexpensive light build – check out this “Ice Light” which creates a strip of light. The Ice Light by Westcott is a $450 light source that many photographers swear by. It is a powerful, variable LED light that can be hand held and gives a nice directional strip-like spread. Then Read MoreRead More

A Guide to Using Consumer LED Bulbs for Photography and Video

Can you use everyday consumer LEDs to light your photos and video? Check out this guide with samples: Photographing indoors meant, until recently, changing the White Balance in your digital camera to Tungsten. With incandescent light bulbs going the way of the dodo, things are not always easy. Some of the cheap LED (Light Emitting Read MoreRead More

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