Instructables: exploring - technology - photography - flash - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:36:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cheap Macro-Softbox / Bouncer for external Flash / Speedlight (DSLR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Macro-Softbox-Bouncer-for-external-Flash-Spe/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SMALL.jpg confu Here´s a really quick and dirt-cheap way to modify an external flash for using it in macro-photography. An external flash (at least one mounted on the top of your camera) won´t help much trying to illuminate an object right in front of your lens. So you have to get it´s light to go where you need i...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:17 PDT
High Speed Outdoor Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Outdoor-Photography/
High Speed Outdoor Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/ZS2P/HO7XN77B/FX2ZS2PHO7XN77B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/ZS2P/HO7XN77B/FX2ZS2PHO7XN77B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/ZS2P/HO7XN77B/FX2ZS2PHO7XN77B.SMALL.jpg sebrub High speed photography is generally carried out in a dark room with dedicated equipment (controlled remote flash for example)... The instructable proposed here enables to make high speed photography outside (and enjoy the sun!), in less than 2 hours with some generic DIY basic tools. The principle ...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:51:29 PST
Silicone Flash Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Flash-Filter/
Silicone Flash Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/WMCN/HITAAZ2J/FFQWMCNHITAAZ2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/WMCN/HITAAZ2J/FFQWMCNHITAAZ2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/WMCN/HITAAZ2J/FFQWMCNHITAAZ2J.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Usually it's funny test new ways to obtain some results. I've two Canon 580EX flashes and I'm already comfortable with coloured filters which fit under the plastic flap. Anyway since I though up a way to make a filter from a commonly used tool, I wish to show you this brain-child. I bought these...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:01:04 PDT
High Speed Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Photography-1/
High Speed Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/QAY3/GWF5TS5H/FN1QAY3GWF5TS5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/QAY3/GWF5TS5H/FN1QAY3GWF5TS5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/QAY3/GWF5TS5H/FN1QAY3GWF5TS5H.SMALL.jpg geo bruce With this device you’ll be able to: take pictures from anything you can sense or detect: - movement - sound - … You don’t need to modify your camera or flash for this. It’s compatible with the old High Voltage flashes and the new TTL ones. Why I did this project? A friend of me who's really passion...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 04:09:17 PDT
Apple Airport Photo Flashgun Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-Airport-Photo-Flashgun-Diffuser/
Apple Airport Photo Flashgun Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/SVN8/HGH7149Z/FJXSVN8HGH7149Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/SVN8/HGH7149Z/FJXSVN8HGH7149Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/SVN8/HGH7149Z/FJXSVN8HGH7149Z.SMALL.jpg gmjhowe Apple went through this phase where they would use a white lined acrylic for all there products. It was great for letting light through, which they even used to that effect with the status lights in the iMacs of the time. I have made a lot of flash diffusers in the past, using anything I could get ...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 14:35:32 PDT
DIY Light Scoop Template http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Light-Scoop-Template/
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:28:29 PDT
Bounce Flash Means Better Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Bounce-Flash-Means-Better-Instructables/
Bounce Flash Means Better Instructables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/ZAJA/HF23WGRJ/FNQZAJAHF23WGRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/ZAJA/HF23WGRJ/FNQZAJAHF23WGRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/ZAJA/HF23WGRJ/FNQZAJAHF23WGRJ.SMALL.jpg Phil B Photography means writing with light. It is not about a great camera, but about understanding and manipulating light. Bounce flash is a good way to produce pleasing lighting for Instructables photos and for other purposes. It can also be easy to do. The photo shows my old Pentax digital camera. The...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:25:05 PDT
Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigarette-Packet-Flash-Diffuser/
Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/ZBAP/Y20EV2Z6BZB/FL2ZBAPY20EV2Z6BZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/ZBAP/Y20EV2Z6BZB/FL2ZBAPY20EV2Z6BZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/ZBAP/Y20EV2Z6BZB/FL2ZBAPY20EV2Z6BZB.SMALL.jpg monkeywithagun 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 little drunken curiosity and an attention span problem, I created a flash diffuser using only an empty c...
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Thu, 7 Dec 2006 08:13:23 PST
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Portable-Lightbox-for-Photography/
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SMALL.jpg The Insomniac Hi there! This project came about from my hobby of collecting and trading vintage film cameras online. I needed a more professional-looking method of taking photos for my ads. I saw a couple of different 'ibles here doing roughly the same thing, but I had a particular requirement: I wanted mine to p...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:44:32 PST
LED macro light - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-macro-light-DIY/
LED macro light - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/8Y7X/HBHGJ43Y/F268Y7XHBHGJ43Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/8Y7X/HBHGJ43Y/F268Y7XHBHGJ43Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/8Y7X/HBHGJ43Y/F268Y7XHBHGJ43Y.SMALL.jpg zorwick  I am not big macro freak I don't buy a macro lens to not use it. Sometimes it's handy but that's all for me. Instead of a macro lens I bought three close-up+ filters for my 85mm lens with the filter thread 67mm diameter. First I took some macro shoots using my super bright LED torch, but later of c...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:58:19 PST
DIY Flash Diffuser in 5 Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flash-Diffuser-in-5-Minutes/
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:10:29 PST
Omnidirectional Flash Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Omnidirectional-Flash-Diffuser/
Omnidirectional Flash Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/BPZE/H9G17F8Q/FWXBPZEH9G17F8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/BPZE/H9G17F8Q/FWXBPZEH9G17F8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/BPZE/H9G17F8Q/FWXBPZEH9G17F8Q.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Sometimes you could find useful let your flash still in a place and take your photos all around. This is pretty true in case you're making a 360° panoramic photo. You can't move your light source from a shot to the other because in assembly process you'll see the differences in the shadows. You'll w...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:36:47 PST
Unexpensive Snoot Grid for Flash http://www.instructables.com/id/Unexpensive-Snoot-Grid-for-Flash/
Unexpensive Snoot Grid for Flash - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/PYIM/H994S3WO/FD3PYIMH994S3WO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/PYIM/H994S3WO/FD3PYIMH994S3WO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/PYIM/H994S3WO/FD3PYIMH994S3WO.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Some time ago I wished to experiment some photographic tecniques, to create effects that makes you marvel. Some of these tecniques are actually very simple, as smoke photography, light painting, and also using a flash snoot to make unique photos. Here I explain you to build a flash grid snoot from d...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:06:18 PST
Light bouncer for SLRs internal flash: Simple and effective http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-bouncer-for-SLRs-internal-flash-Simple-and-/
Light bouncer for SLRs internal flash: Simple and effective - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/OTWB/H9947AIA/FJWOTWBH9947AIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/OTWB/H9947AIA/FJWOTWBH9947AIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/OTWB/H9947AIA/FJWOTWBH9947AIA.SMALL.jpg kotoezh This bouncer differs from others, because it reflects some of the light to the ceiling and some - on the object you are shooting, giving you outstanding result,  just like firing up with external flash indoors. +  It is very easy and quick to make. It takes less than 5 minutes to make it. +  The mo...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:02:13 PST
Incredible DIY iPhone Macro http://www.instructables.com/id/Incredible-DIY-iPhone-Macro/
Incredible DIY iPhone Macro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/W27V/H5JVY0PR/FRZW27VH5JVY0PR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/W27V/H5JVY0PR/FRZW27VH5JVY0PR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/W27V/H5JVY0PR/FRZW27VH5JVY0PR.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos After taking apart dozens of disposable cameras over the years, I found myself with a lot of lenses of varying sizes and nothing to use them for... until now! By making a simple carriage that would hold the lens and attach to my iPhone via rubber band, I was able to make a virtually free macro lens...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:24:29 PDT
Electronic Flash M-Sync Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Flash-M-Sync-Hack/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:50:39 PDT
Build ring light for your camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-ring-light-for-your-camera/
Build ring light for your camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/M3YG/GCJ101IZ/F0GM3YGGCJ101IZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/M3YG/GCJ101IZ/F0GM3YGGCJ101IZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/M3YG/GCJ101IZ/F0GM3YGGCJ101IZ.SMALL.jpg nygma2004 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 deep shadows over the ridges so I often end up bringing 5-6 light to the subject to get as many light...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:30:31 PDT
Slave Flash from a Discarded Disposible Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Slave-Flash-from-a-Discarded-Disposible-Camera/
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:55:27 PDT
DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Gary-Fong-Lightsphere/
DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ND1K/FHPW0W8G/F3WND1KFHPW0W8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ND1K/FHPW0W8G/F3WND1KFHPW0W8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ND1K/FHPW0W8G/F3WND1KFHPW0W8G.SMALL.jpg arturg 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 hundreds of these already, my fingers are getting tired from constant cutting so I decided to show ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:19:06 PDT
DIY Flash Diffuser with Hundreds of FREE Color Filters http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Flash-Diffuser-with-hundreds-of-free-colored-/
DIY Flash Diffuser with Hundreds of FREE Color Filters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/CDH1/FEG406N9/F39CDH1FEG406N9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/CDH1/FEG406N9/F39CDH1FEG406N9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/CDH1/FEG406N9/F39CDH1FEG406N9.SMALL.jpg deth2all Want to diffuse the flash and add some color to your photos at the same time? This quick and dirt-cheap trick will get you there.Take pictures in hundreds of different colors using free filtersFlash diffuser that holds colored filters, and showing you how to get HUNDREDS of free gel inserts!!!! to t...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:44:57 PDT
Laser Triggered High-Speed Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Triggered-High-Speed-Photography/
Laser Triggered High-Speed Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/DF8X/G02LSYRD/FC5DF8XG02LSYRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/DF8X/G02LSYRD/FC5DF8XG02LSYRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/DF8X/G02LSYRD/FC5DF8XG02LSYRD.SMALL.jpg Frivolous Engineering In order to consistently photograph something like milk drops the usual method uses a high-end camera ($500 and up), Speedlite flash ($300 and up) and an optical electronic delayed flash trigger ($120 and up). There are lots of DIY circuits for this purpose, but they still require a good camera a...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:52:04 PDT