Have you ever shot in low light conditions and noticed your shots were off level? Well I certainly have! I have been doing a lot of work lately with long exposure photography and when I am out in the field using a gorillapod I find myself running into this quite often.
I know I can buy a shoe mount camera level, but at night it is very difficult to see. I clearly needed to make my own, so please follow along in this instructable to see how to make your own. Here is a quick video walk through showing you what you can build by the end of this instructable.
-Coin Battery Holder (taken from a simple window alarm in this case) - $1 harbor freight
-2x spirit levels with holders - $2 at OSH
-2.5 x 4 inch piece of scrap sheet aluminum
-4 small green LEDs
-small project case - $1 at AllElectronics
-Enamel Coated Wire
-5 Minute quick set expoxy - $1 harbor freight
-Felt Pads - $2 OSH
-Drill and Bits
Step 1: Building the Base
-Take your piece of scrap sheet aluminum and place it on the bottom of your camera to make sure that the aluminum is overlapping the tripod mount.
-Trace out the shape of the base
-Now trace out some patterns for where to mount your spirit levels, and project case which will contain your switch and batteries.
-Fill in all of the parts which you want to cut out with your marker
-Using your tin snips cut out the parts that won’t be used
-Now using some pliers bend the lips you marked out to mount the project case and spirit levels to