Articles tagged "diy"

DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250

Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.

Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12

Portrait photographer and YouTuber Joe Edelman shows you how he built his own, portable, collapsible DIY 'beauty dish' for under $15.

DIYer adds giant heat sink to overheating Lumix GF7 camera

Eric Strebel's Lumix GF7 kept overheating during long video recording sessions. So he decided to fix the problem by hacking a huge PC's heat sink onto the back of his camera... problem solved!

ICYMI you can print your own lens hoods for free

If you're looking for a cheap, DIY alternative to shelling out cash for a replacement lens hood, look no further than lenshoods.co.uk for tons of free PDFs.

Kano Camera Kit lets anyone build and program their own camera

Kano is looking for funding on Kickstarter for a DIY camera kit designed to help anyone learn about photography hardware and software. Read more

Modular, open-source Focal Camera lets you design your own SLR

Focal Camera is an open source project designed to teach participants about the inner workings of a camera. With access to a laser cutter, a supply of 3mm plywood and the directions provided, you can be well on your way to creating a camera of your own. Read more

Reader showcase: Using a Sony NEX as a digital back on an antique camera

Our DIY forum isn't a month old and we've already seen it fill with interesting projects. Some solve a problem, while others are pure fun. Decidedly in the latter category, dpreview forum member vkphoto has put a Sony NEX-F3 'digital back' on a vintage ICA Toska camera from the early 1900s and a Carl Zeiss Tessar 135mm 1:6.3. See how he brought new life to an antique with a $15 modification. Learn more

New forums! DIY Photo Projects and Underwater Photography

We're pleased to announce the creation of two new forums. 'DIY and Photo Experiments' is the place to show off your photography-related DIY projects, discuss homemade solutions to hardware problems and share photo experiments with other dpreview users. If it's safe, legal, and you figured it out yourself, this is the place to show it off. Meanwhile, 'Underwater Photography' is the place to share and discuss - yes, you guessed it - all things related to taking pictures underwater. Click though for more information

Blurb collaborates with Amazon to distribute self-published photo books

Blurb, an online self-publishing platform for photo books, is announcing a new program that will allow books created with its online tools to be sold on Amazon. Once a book is created through Blurb, authors may choose to create an ISBN, name a price and list the book for sale with the online retailer. Blurb charges a base price per book to cover printing, and Amazon charges a fee based on list price. Profit left over is paid to the author via Paypal. Learn more