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Cameras have been around a long time and as much as technology has developed and changed there are still a lot of tips, tricks and simple hacks that can solve problems and achieve cool effects. Instructables has a strong collection of camera how to's that are sure to entertain and inspire everyone from beginners to seasoned pros.  
Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser style
Ever wanted to take indoor photos at night, but hate the washed out look which your built in flash creates? I've often been at a pub and found the regular flash to be a bit of a pain. Thanks to a litt...
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DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere style
Hello! My name is Artur Gajewski and I'm the guy who never buys a fancy looking flash diffusers because I realized I could make one myself for the fraction of the cost of the original. As I have sold...
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Build ring light for your camera style
I am not a professional photographer, not even into marco photography that much, but quite often I find difficult to take good detailed shots of my railway models. The flash on my Canon camera casts d...
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Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack style
For the past seven years, I've had a broken digital camera lying around. It is still able to take pictures, but it is almost impossible to use on account of a broken screen. The fundamental problem is...
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Super Simple Light Tent style
I was inspired to do this project after seeing the PVC light tent posted on the MAKE blog. This light tent uses a cardboard box, and some white material (Tyvek) and allows you to take reasonable phot...
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Do It Yourself Photography Light Box for Under $40 style
How to build a light box for doing still life and product type photography out of every day materials.
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$11 Super Wide Angle Digital Camera style
Add a 160 degree wide angle lens to your existing digital camera for $11. This was based on ideas from the following webpage: http://aggregate.org/DIT/peepfish/
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Hack a flash camera into a emergency strobe light style
Well... Very easy if you know how to solder and know a little bit about electronics. On this instructable, I will show you how to make an emergency strobe light out of a disposable flash camera. You c...
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infrared digital camera - the real way style
Are you tired of at looking at the world in boring, ordinary colors? Upset about the limitations of your eyeballs to perceive light between 400 - 700 nm? Odds are you have a perfectly good infrared im...
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Turn a TI Graphing Calculator into an Intervalometer and Create Time Lapse Videos style
I've always wanted to make time lapse videos, but I don't have a camera with an intervalometer feature built in. In fact, I don't think very many cameras come with such a feature (especially not SLR c...
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Make a remote controlled camera from a cellphone! style
Want to know what your cat is doing while at work? Send a text message to your newly made surveillance-cellphone and receive pictures and videos seconds later. Sounds like a dream? Not any more! This...
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