This foot pedal shutter for my Canon EOS 5D mk ii was built out of necessity.
Crafting Instructables all day, I find myself having to photograph my hands engaged in tasks constantly. For most of my projects, I am able to hold my camera and create photos as I build without much hassle, but sometimes I need to capture BOTH hands holding or making something.
For these moments, I was formerly using an intervalometer - a tool that connects to the camera and fires the shutter at a set time interval, but this would leave me with having to sort through 100s of images making sure I got the action I was trying to demonstrate.
Now, with this foot pedal, I find myself being able to capture my images at the precise moment to properly explain my process, without having to sort through 100s of unnecessary images once I've wrapped. The pedal even autofocuses before taking a shot! (Most of the time I'll still shoot with my lens in manual focus and a smaller aperture to make sure I'm getting the right focus.)
If you want to learn more about how to take great pictures, be sure and check out my photography class!
EDIT**** Enough people were interested in this project, that I decided to list it on Etsy. You can see the listing here.****THANK YOU