Instructables: exploring - technology - photography - macro http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:19:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cheapest way to Convert Normal SLR Lens to Take Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapest-way-to-Convert-Normal-SLR-Lens-to-Take-Ma/
Cheapest way to Convert Normal SLR Lens to Take Macro Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/DOE9/HNSDZP75/FW8DOE9HNSDZP75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/DOE9/HNSDZP75/FW8DOE9HNSDZP75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/DOE9/HNSDZP75/FW8DOE9HNSDZP75.SMALL.jpg antoniraj Way back in 1983 I bought the Ashai Pentax SLR Camera with a 50 mm normal lens. For taking macro photographs with this camera, I need a costlier macro lens, costing more than 500 dollars, in place of the normal one. Wait a minute... while shopping around I found this little toy costing about 10 do...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:41:05 PST
Create a Macro Lighting Rig For Compact Cameras http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Macro-Lighting-Rig-For-Compact-Cameras/
Create a Macro Lighting Rig For Compact Cameras - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/KZOE/HMMFC8RL/FQYKZOEHMMFC8RL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/KZOE/HMMFC8RL/FQYKZOEHMMFC8RL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/KZOE/HMMFC8RL/FQYKZOEHMMFC8RL.SMALL.jpg Wildlife Gadgetman In this ‘How To’ guide I’ll show you how easy it is to make a ‘Macro Lighting Rig’ for your compact camera. Costing less than £15 to make, this ‘Macro Lighting Rig’ is an extremely useful bit of kit to add to your wildlife photography kit bag! Time Needed: 2 Hours (+24 hours for sugru to set). Why...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 02:06:08 PDT
Phone Macro Photography (HQ - using LED lens) http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-Marco-Photography-HQ-using-LED-lens/
Phone Macro Photography (HQ - using LED lens) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/Z9TX/HFSHT1WY/FCKZ9TXHFSHT1WY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/Z9TX/HFSHT1WY/FCKZ9TXHFSHT1WY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/Z9TX/HFSHT1WY/FCKZ9TXHFSHT1WY.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Here's a quick and easy tutorial on taking macro photography pictures using your smartphone. The lenses work best with cameras having at least 5MP, with autofocus of course. So whats so special about this mobile macro photography guide? - I found an ingenious solution. The lense that I'm using is c...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 03:52:04 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
Quick and Cheap Diffuse Light for Macro Images and Computer Vision http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Cheap-Diffuse-Light-for-Macro-Images-and/
Quick and Cheap Diffuse Light for Macro Images and Computer Vision - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/VWB5/HD4VDY0X/FEBVWB5HD4VDY0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/VWB5/HD4VDY0X/FEBVWB5HD4VDY0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/VWB5/HD4VDY0X/FEBVWB5HD4VDY0X.SMALL.jpg WarehouseJim Introduction The lighting rig created here is suitable for a range of tasks where you want a diffuse light source. A perfect diffuse light (also called ambient light in 3D graphics) comes from all angles and won't cast shadows or have strong bright reflections.  Contrast this with a point light, l...
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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 04:53:17 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
How to take macro lens pictures from your iPod http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-macro-lens-pictures-from-your-iPod/
How to take macro lens pictures from your iPod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/QXDP/HCLBWVM0/FU5QXDPHCLBWVM0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/QXDP/HCLBWVM0/FU5QXDPHCLBWVM0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/QXDP/HCLBWVM0/FU5QXDPHCLBWVM0.SMALL.jpg smitty16 Here is a way to take HD close up pictures with your ipod  What You Need - An iPod case - A macro lens - I got mine out of a disposable camera Step 1 add some super glue around the edges of  the macro lens Finished Here are some pictures I took with the lens 
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:09:51 PST
DIY Macro Lens For S3 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Macro-Lens-For-S3/
DIY Macro Lens For S3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/L8MY/HAQ31QZD/F5UL8MYHAQ31QZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/L8MY/HAQ31QZD/F5UL8MYHAQ31QZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/L8MY/HAQ31QZD/F5UL8MYHAQ31QZD.SMALL.jpg fstop570 Here you'll find the steps needed to make the macro lens to fit on you Otterbox Commuter Series case. You'll see that this is a lens from a film\darkroom enlarger. You can do a search on ebay for an Anastigmat lens. Here's the full name of the lens I used for this project Anastigmat Fedar Enlar...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:57:06 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
Holiday Light Bokeh for iPhone or any Smartphone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Light-Bokeh-for-iPhone-or-any-Smartphone/
Holiday Light Bokeh for iPhone or any Smartphone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/QDAX/HA4MGG4M/FADQDAXHA4MGG4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/QDAX/HA4MGG4M/FADQDAXHA4MGG4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/QDAX/HA4MGG4M/FADQDAXHA4MGG4M.SMALL.jpg DemetriS 'Tis the season for holiday lights and fun photos! And what better way to capture all those pretty lights than bokeh photography? In this Instructable, I will show you how to take bokeh photos with your iPhone or smartphone. There are apps that superimpose blurs, spots, and streaks, but our aim is t...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:42:41 PST
How to make a very effective and cheap micro/macro lens for an iPhone or any smartphone! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-very-effective-and-cheap-macro-lens-/
How to make a very effective and cheap micro/macro lens for an iPhone or any smartphone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/75HN/HA5M6UBV/FA475HNHA5M6UBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/75HN/HA5M6UBV/FA475HNHA5M6UBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/75HN/HA5M6UBV/FA475HNHA5M6UBV.SMALL.jpg DemetriS In this instructable, I will explain how I've created macro lenses for my iPhone 4 by salvaging parts from old digital cameras. Why buy expensive lens attachments when they are already lying around your house? Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for any damage you may do to your device or yoursel...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:43:01 PST
High Quality Aspherical Close Up Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Quality-Aspherical-Close-Up-Lens/
High Quality Aspherical Close Up Lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/TK4Z/H9T4CEFI/FLETK4ZH9T4CEFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/TK4Z/H9T4CEFI/FLETK4ZH9T4CEFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/TK4Z/H9T4CEFI/FLETK4ZH9T4CEFI.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I've had my first serious digital camera (a bridge Panasonic FZ20) I built a close up lens (with a lens from a binocular) to add on it, and I've made beautiful macro photography with that.  So, when I got on to an DSLR, I decided to build another close up lens which fits my Canon zoom EF 28-135...
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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:12:15 PST
Reverse Lens Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Lens-Macro-Photography/
Reverse Lens Macro Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/S3H4/H9G0WESN/F4HS3H4H9G0WESN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/S3H4/H9G0WESN/F4HS3H4H9G0WESN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/S3H4/H9G0WESN/F4HS3H4H9G0WESN.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope After making the teeny tiny rocket engine I figured I should do this - all the photos were reverse lens macros... For anybody new to photography, or for the odd macro this is an awesome thing to try, it's tricky to master and very time consuming, or at least I seem to end up really in to it. You ge...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:18:02 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
POCKET LIGHTBOX FOR MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FIELD http://www.instructables.com/id/POCKET-LIGHTBOX-FOR-MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY-IN-THE-FIELD/
POCKET LIGHTBOX FOR MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FIELD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/N3K1/H4AFZ8FM/F66N3K1H4AFZ8FM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/N3K1/H4AFZ8FM/F66N3K1H4AFZ8FM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/N3K1/H4AFZ8FM/F66N3K1H4AFZ8FM.SMALL.jpg dimdiode I enjoy all forms of photography, though I don't claim to be any good at it.  Macro photography is especially a lot of fun  -  to look at a bug, or a seedpod, or a close-up of a leaf, is really entertaining. You get to feel like you're shrunk down to the size of your subject, and are looking at it c...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 05:18:20 PDT
Easy hi-res photo taken from one view with an easy method. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-should-be-a-hi-res-photo-taken-from-one-view-w/
Easy hi-res photo taken from one view with an easy method. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/INA2/H0OIVG2Z/FTFINA2H0OIVG2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/INA2/H0OIVG2Z/FTFINA2H0OIVG2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/INA2/H0OIVG2Z/FTFINA2H0OIVG2Z.SMALL.jpg kristofvagyok This short instructable will show you how to make an awesome hi-res picture from one thing from one view.  This method could be also used to make super macro photography and other purposes where You couldn't make one perfect shot, but from 3-5-10 or more pictures you could make the optimal picture....
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:08:52 PDT
How To (CHEAPLY) Take Micro / Macro Photography With Your iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-CHEAPLY-Take-Micro-Photography-With-Your-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/KU5D/GYC4KRIU/FFTKU5DGYC4KRIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/KU5D/GYC4KRIU/FFTKU5DGYC4KRIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/KU5D/GYC4KRIU/FFTKU5DGYC4KRIU.SMALL.jpg mr2monster So, I stumbled on a fun, cheap , little microscope on amazon that allows you to couple it with your iphone and take some pretty cool photos. First, you gotta get a microscope. I chose this one (Mini 45X Microscope) because it has an illuminated LED pack with it for when you need the extra light.  I...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:33:44 PST
MACROcase for iphone http://www.instructables.com/id/MACROcase-for-iphone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/9RHM/GV8SCVVY/F029RHMGV8SCVVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/9RHM/GV8SCVVY/F029RHMGV8SCVVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/9RHM/GV8SCVVY/F029RHMGV8SCVVY.SMALL.jpg toy-maker this is just what the name implies, a macro  lens built into the case for an iphone(4) i took a old iphone case i had lying around, modified it, and attached a lens from a old Nikon film camera i was playing around with. I designed and printed my own icon for the back and voila! This was a real easy...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:58:06 PST
Macro Photography and Photomicroscopy http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-Photography-and-Photomicroscopy/
Macro Photography and Photomicroscopy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/MSWC/GUKARR19/FYKMSWCGUKARR19.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/MSWC/GUKARR19/FYKMSWCGUKARR19.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/MSWC/GUKARR19/FYKMSWCGUKARR19.SMALL.jpg tylercard This tutorial will cover Micro Photography, and Photomicroscopy. Before we get started, there are a few things you need to know. Macro photography is the same thing as Micro photography. Same thing, different name. See why here if you must know. I will refer to it as Macro from here on out for ...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:06:25 PST
Easy Macro Image on a Canon EOS 40D http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Macro-Image-on-a-Canon-EOS-40D/
Easy Macro Image on a Canon EOS 40D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/BO96/GTW608YO/FR8BO96GTW608YO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/BO96/GTW608YO/FR8BO96GTW608YO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/BO96/GTW608YO/FR8BO96GTW608YO.SMALL.jpg aidanjarosgrilli How to take very easy macro images with a Canon EOS 40D. The Lens use the lens which can focus the closest that you have. Set the dial to "AV" snapping! :) Set the self timer to 2 seconds, put your camera on a tripod, aim, focus and press the shutter button. (warning do not...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:36:43 PDT
Super macro photography with a coupling ring http://www.instructables.com/id/super-macro-photo-with-a-coupling-ring/
Super macro photography with a coupling ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/LL2R/GTGCR3M8/FZ3LL2RGTGCR3M8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/LL2R/GTGCR3M8/FZ3LL2RGTGCR3M8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/LL2R/GTGCR3M8/FZ3LL2RGTGCR3M8.SMALL.jpg nicoo Today is super macro photo day ! Or how to achieve 16x magnification with your DSLR and 'regular' lenses... I have been trying and doing macro photography for quite some time now and I recently had acceptable results I thought I could share. The idea is to combine your usual lenses using a reverse...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:54:19 PDT
Simple Tips for Great Project Photos http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tips-for-Great-Project-Photos/
Simple Tips for Great Project Photos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/1T5D/GR891ZF2/FQM1T5DGR891ZF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/1T5D/GR891ZF2/FQM1T5DGR891ZF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/1T5D/GR891ZF2/FQM1T5DGR891ZF2.SMALL.jpg ChrysN Not everyone has access to expensive cameras or image editing software, this doesn't mean you can't have great project photos.  I've put together a few simple tips on how to improve your photos without having to buy new equiptment or software. When I first set out to make this step-by-step my inten...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:53:02 PDT
"And it was all yellow" http://www.instructables.com/id/And-it-was-all-yellow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/ZAFV/GOCNPI81/FQIZAFVGOCNPI81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/ZAFV/GOCNPI81/FQIZAFVGOCNPI81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/ZAFV/GOCNPI81/FQIZAFVGOCNPI81.SMALL.jpg Zem My entry to the Colors of the Rainbow contest :) Really my first attempt at good photography XD  Shot on my mom's Coolpix L100
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Tue, 31 May 2011 11:25:55 PDT
Insect Cooperation Assistant http://www.instructables.com/id/Insect-Cooperation-Assistant/
Insect Cooperation Assistant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/DCTV/GN2XMFNJ/FKHDCTVGN2XMFNJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/DCTV/GN2XMFNJ/FKHDCTVGN2XMFNJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/DCTV/GN2XMFNJ/FKHDCTVGN2XMFNJ.SMALL.jpg jeoncs Ever wanted to get up close to a bug but you really don't want to just sit with it in your hand? I do lots of extreme macro and this makes the subjects more coopertive without harming them. Materials 1 Bic round Stick Pen (or similar removable on both ends pen) 1 piece of soft cloth Masking Tape...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:15:03 PDT
DSLR macro on the cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/DSLR-macro-on-the-cheap/
DSLR macro on the cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/3LYD/GJC42RQ3/FGC3LYDGJC42RQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/3LYD/GJC42RQ3/FGC3LYDGJC42RQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/3LYD/GJC42RQ3/FGC3LYDGJC42RQ3.SMALL.jpg snelpiller There are already a few of these but I wanted to post my own version as im rather happy with my results! :) The great thing about this project is that you can make it as long/short as you yourself require (longer tube=closer macro) AND it will fit with any lens made for the canon EOS series! :) on...
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:29:06 PST
Macro photography stand (revolving with lights) http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-photography-stand-revolving-with-lights/
Macro photography stand (revolving with lights) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/JKAC/GI0TJSUH/FALJKACGI0TJSUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/JKAC/GI0TJSUH/FALJKACGI0TJSUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/JKAC/GI0TJSUH/FALJKACGI0TJSUH.SMALL.jpg UKKM The idea of this stand came about after viewing the many instructables on macro photography.I had a projector which small slides are inserted, then they can be magnified and projected onto your wall by being multiplied by  the revolving mirror ball at the bottom of the stand. First I removed the m...
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:37:16 PST
Portable Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Light-Box/
Portable Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/Z490/GE7LBTET/F4NZ490GE7LBTET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/Z490/GE7LBTET/F4NZ490GE7LBTET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/Z490/GE7LBTET/F4NZ490GE7LBTET.SMALL.jpg death-ek OK, so I've seen a few instructables for light boxes and thought I'd have myself a wee try, but when I was in the attic I came across the box for my monitor and inspiration struck for a portable light box! Once you're done it just folds away all neat and tidy. PS This is my first instructable so go...
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 05:52:08 PDT
iPhone Macro Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-Macro-Lens-1/
iPhone Macro Lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/7YP9/GBZYUT8L/FW17YP9GBZYUT8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/7YP9/GBZYUT8L/FW17YP9GBZYUT8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/7YP9/GBZYUT8L/FW17YP9GBZYUT8L.SMALL.jpg RVogel I've always loved close-up photography starting with a book I remember from first grade on spiders. I actually couldn't get past the first few pages of the book without freaking out and slamming the book shut, but I always came back for more. About a year ago I made a clip-on lens for my iPhone and...
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:51:41 PDT
Filter holders for point-and-shoot cameras http://www.instructables.com/id/Filter-holders-for-point-and-shoot-cameras/
Filter holders for point-and-shoot cameras - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/ZMYJ/GB5HD3SX/FXRZMYJGB5HD3SX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/ZMYJ/GB5HD3SX/FXRZMYJGB5HD3SX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/ZMYJ/GB5HD3SX/FXRZMYJGB5HD3SX.SMALL.jpg tintinnuntius I own a Canon Powershot SX100. It's a great camera, especially with CHDK installed. It does not have the threads to mount filters, though. I bought a cheap lens-adapter tube for 58 mm filters. It is wide enough to fit over the barrel of my camera and easy to hold in place because of its solid cons...
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Wed, 7 Jul 2010 04:56:21 PDT
Fixed-focus toy macro lens for DSLRs http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixed-focus-toy-macro-lens-for-DSLRs/
Fixed-focus toy macro lens for DSLRs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/3CM9/GB3W249D/FNX3CM9GB3W249D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/3CM9/GB3W249D/FNX3CM9GB3W249D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/3CM9/GB3W249D/FNX3CM9GB3W249D.SMALL.jpg andersweij Inspired by the DSLR pinhole movement, I decided to do something similar. In the end I came up with this simple-to-make macro lens, made from a single-use Fujifilm QuickSnap camera and a body cap for the DSLR. Part list - Donor camera A fixed lens toy camera, like the single-use Fujifilm QuickSnap ...
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 12:58:54 PDT
The Magnifier Macro Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Magnifier-Macro-Lens/
The Magnifier Macro Lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/D2F4/GALH1HO7/F6HD2F4GALH1HO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/D2F4/GALH1HO7/F6HD2F4GALH1HO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/D2F4/GALH1HO7/F6HD2F4GALH1HO7.SMALL.jpg EdwinH87 Make your own macro lens out of a magnifier instead of paying hundreds of dollars/euros for a real one. And play around with the very short depth of focus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macro_photography Step 1 You need a piece of (preferable black) paper, scissors, duct tape and a magnifier. ...
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:57:05 PDT
Cheap Professional Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Professional-Photography/
Cheap Professional Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/GD46/G8TCT8BE/F94GD46G8TCT8BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/GD46/G8TCT8BE/F94GD46G8TCT8BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/GD46/G8TCT8BE/F94GD46G8TCT8BE.SMALL.jpg fruitkid101 Many people want to take good pictures of things. For instance, if you want to publish an Instructable, you would want to take superb photographs. Well, I'm on the low budget side of things when it comes to hobbies so when documenting things I really don't want to spend much on taking pictures. Well...
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Wed, 5 May 2010 21:25:40 PDT
Photographic Light Box - IKEA lamp hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-tent-IKEA-lamp-hack/
Photographic Light Box - IKEA lamp hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/E1L4/G7DYYT2O/F10E1L4G7DYYT2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/E1L4/G7DYYT2O/F10E1L4G7DYYT2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/E1L4/G7DYYT2O/F10E1L4G7DYYT2O.SMALL.jpg bertus52x11 Here's a very simple but effective Instructable. Sunlight is one of the most powerful (and cheapest) light sources for macro photograpy. However, if the light is bright, shadows will mostly ruin the picture. This Instructable will show you how to use an old translucent IKEA lamp as a light tent A...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 07:50:46 PDT
Take "macro" pictures without macro-optics http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-macro-pictures-without-macro-optics/
Take "macro" pictures without macro-optics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/F11L/G6MPG3VB/F55F11LG6MPG3VB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/F11L/G6MPG3VB/F55F11LG6MPG3VB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/F11L/G6MPG3VB/F55F11LG6MPG3VB.SMALL.jpg dopman  Ever looked at those prises on macro optics? Yes they are high! They are really high! I once thought: Hey that optic is just a focus-lens that focuses on near objects! What if we do enlarge the small objects so that i can photograph them with my  "normal" optics! NOTE! These are not "real" macros!...
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Tue, 16 Mar 2010 08:58:32 PDT
Macro ("close-up") photography with an iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-close-up-photography-with-an-iPhone/
Macro ("close-up") photography with an iPhone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/G1NP/G61AWDWZ/FS3G1NPG61AWDWZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/G1NP/G61AWDWZ/FS3G1NPG61AWDWZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/G1NP/G61AWDWZ/FS3G1NPG61AWDWZ.SMALL.jpg peterbryenton Get much closer to subjects than usual simply by adding a low-cost macro lens attachment to your iPhone's exisiting camera lens -- with no risk of damage. Get a "pocket" magnifier Mine was sold as a Jeweller's Loupe. It magnifies 8X. I bought it from an Optometrist. You can also get them in mod...
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 08:54:05 PST
Stovetop Photo Studio http://www.instructables.com/id/Stovetop-Photo-Studio/
Stovetop Photo Studio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/KW6Q/GAA0F8ZQ/FVNKW6QGAA0F8ZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/KW6Q/GAA0F8ZQ/FVNKW6QGAA0F8ZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/KW6Q/GAA0F8ZQ/FVNKW6QGAA0F8ZQ.SMALL.jpg Gorfram So, you need to take pictures for your latest Instructable, but every horizontal surface in your house is piled high with other incipient 'Ibles in various stages of progress? (Of course not. You keep things neat and tidy all the time. ...Me, too, of course.) But just in case there's some unnamed p...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2009 19:34:25 PDT
Double lens reverse macro for an SLR. http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-lens-reverse-macro-for-an-SLR/
Double lens reverse macro for an SLR. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/9UH7/FZWXP7NB/FQE9UH7FZWXP7NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/9UH7/FZWXP7NB/FQE9UH7FZWXP7NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/9UH7/FZWXP7NB/FQE9UH7FZWXP7NB.SMALL.jpg Dwain77 I've entered this into the Digital Days contest and I'm a finalist.  The voting part of the contest is now over, but I'd still love it if you'd rate my instructable. This instructable will show you how to get quality macro shots at a high magnification. The best part is you don't even have to have ...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:26:56 PDT
How To Take Great Close-Up Photos http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Take-Great-Close-Up-Photos/
How To Take Great Close-Up Photos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/4I59/FZETB6XK/FNI4I59FZETB6XK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/4I59/FZETB6XK/FNI4I59FZETB6XK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/4I59/FZETB6XK/FNI4I59FZETB6XK.SMALL.jpg bloomautomatic Taking great close-up photos is much easier than you think. Based on the multitude of blurry detail pictures I've seen on ebay and craigslist, it must be a skill many don't possess. With these skills I've become that guy#29;at work they come to when someone needs a good picture.(This is an entry in ...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:55:51 PDT
MacGyver McCafe Mocha Macro Moto http://www.instructables.com/id/MacGyver-McCafe-Macro-Lens/
MacGyver McCafe Mocha Macro Moto - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/UGWS/FXR6Y5IL/FA5UGWSFXR6Y5IL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/UGWS/FXR6Y5IL/FA5UGWSFXR6Y5IL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/UGWS/FXR6Y5IL/FA5UGWSFXR6Y5IL.SMALL.jpg iectyx3c How I made a cellphone pinhole macro lens while sitting in a McDonald's enjoying my McCafe Mocha.I wanted to take extreme closeups with my VGA resolution old-school Motorola V551. Yeah, sure I could use a magnifying lens scavenged from a disposable camera.But the game here was to be like MacGyver, a...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:41:28 PDT
Micro Macro: The miniature lightbox studio. http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-Macro-The-miniature-lightbox-studio/
Micro Macro: The miniature lightbox studio. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/R6BC/FV40AV5Y/FBKR6BCFV40AV5Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/R6BC/FV40AV5Y/FBKR6BCFV40AV5Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/R6BC/FV40AV5Y/FBKR6BCFV40AV5Y.SMALL.jpg vanpaun What is a light box? A light box is a white or black environment made for taking seamless pictures of objects. This version is a 'Micro Macro', you can use it to take great pictures of items for ebay, bugs, and many things. It can also be scaled up to be a full studio, so long as you can find a la...
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Sat, 23 May 2009 14:07:44 PDT
A $20/20min Commercial Quality Folding Light Box / Light Tent http://www.instructables.com/id/A-2020min-Professional-Quality-Soft-Light-Box/
A $20/20min Commercial Quality Folding Light Box / Light Tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/ZJBV/FVDDPOG7/F1LZJBVFVDDPOG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/ZJBV/FVDDPOG7/F1LZJBVFVDDPOG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/ZJBV/FVDDPOG7/F1LZJBVFVDDPOG7.SMALL.jpg 2ManyProjects If you have been looking for a DIY light box for product or close up photographs you already know you have a multitude of choices. From cardboard boxes to laundry hampers you might be thinking the project has been done to death. But Wait! For $20 and 20 minutes you can build a light box that is ea...
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Thu, 14 May 2009 08:00:16 PDT
Camera Light Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Light-Ring/
Camera Light Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/L5A8/FSPRPZDF/FHXL5A8FSPRPZDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/L5A8/FSPRPZDF/FHXL5A8FSPRPZDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/L5A8/FSPRPZDF/FHXL5A8FSPRPZDF.SMALL.jpg alexfagundes Hello everyone,Now before I begin, I cannot take full credit for this because other people have done this before. But I wanted to show a step by step guide of the way I did it. This light ring guide will show you how to make an inexpensive light ring that you can build for any camera that's out ther...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:01:51 PDT
DIY Reversal Lens Macro Rig http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Reversal-Lens-Macro-Rig/
DIY Reversal Lens Macro Rig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/Q5Q2/FROAANHN/FL2Q5Q2FROAANHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/Q5Q2/FROAANHN/FL2Q5Q2FROAANHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/Q5Q2/FROAANHN/FL2Q5Q2FROAANHN.SMALL.jpg jeoncs Reversal rings are one of the most fun toys for any photographer. This will work on any SLR camera(as long as it can shoot with a t-mount). Auto focus will not work with this. My main goal is to use almost everything a normal photographer has laying around. Almost everyone has a busted lens, a t-mou...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:09:21 PST
Ghetto Macro Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Macro-Lens/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:40:29 PST
How to take half decent pictures with your phone. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-half-decent-pictures-with-your-phone/
How to take half decent pictures with your phone. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/9UF6/FJIVOS4A/FNT9UF6FJIVOS4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/9UF6/FJIVOS4A/FNT9UF6FJIVOS4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/9UF6/FJIVOS4A/FNT9UF6FJIVOS4A.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope A phone camera is not the most capable of cameras with their tiny apertures and fixed focus but there's no need to take terrible pictures, this instructable is here to help fix that little issue...It also applies to webcams to some extent...There has been a plague lately of very poor pictures on ins...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2008 18:32:33 PDT
DIY Portable Macro Studio For Under $25 (Probably much less) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Macro-Studio-For-Under-25-Probably-/
DIY Portable Macro Studio For Under $25 (Probably much less) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/FPDM/FI24965U/FTCFPDMFI24965U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/FPDM/FI24965U/FTCFPDMFI24965U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/FPDM/FI24965U/FTCFPDMFI24965U.SMALL.jpg jphphotography This is my first Instructable and it came about based out of need for a simple and portable way to photograph small products. I had seen various instructables like this that were made from a cardboard box which are great but not very professional or durable. I had all the materials sitting around le...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2008 18:20:20 PDT
Better closeups http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-closeups/
Better closeups - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/QT4P/FFD7TDBC/FDHQT4PFFD7TDBC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/QT4P/FFD7TDBC/FDHQT4PFFD7TDBC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/QT4P/FFD7TDBC/FDHQT4PFFD7TDBC.SMALL.jpg neelandan I shall tell you my methods of taking good close up and macro photos using my fixed lens point and shoot camera. The picture shows a test shot taken using the "macro" setting on the camera. Objects close to the camera are blurred, those at the right distance can be seen clearly and then, further ou...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 22:31:40 PDT
$5 Macro Lens - for use above and below the waves http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Macro-Lens---for-use-above-and-below-the-waves/
$5 Macro Lens - for use above and below the waves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/XF6G/FEMY308A/FRKXF6GFEMY308A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/XF6G/FEMY308A/FRKXF6GFEMY308A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/XF6G/FEMY308A/FRKXF6GFEMY308A.SMALL.jpg Warthaug This is how to make a cheap macro lens for a camera which does not have a built-in macro feature. The one I am showing here is designed around a housing for my cheap underwater camera, but you can easily re-design this to fit whatever camera you'd like. For those of you who don't know, the purpose...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2008 10:47:30 PDT
Photography Tip: Taking Beautiful Photos And Editing Them http://www.instructables.com/id/Photography-Tip-Taking-Beautiful-Photos-And-Editi/
Photography Tip: Taking Beautiful Photos And Editing Them - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/4DJ7/FEQ4AZT2/FDR4DJ7FEQ4AZT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/4DJ7/FEQ4AZT2/FDR4DJ7FEQ4AZT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/4DJ7/FEQ4AZT2/FDR4DJ7FEQ4AZT2.SMALL.jpg Shadow Dragon This Instructable is a great photography tip for beginners. Taking beautiful photos. Most photos like these are usually nature. Such as flowers, fruit, trees, etc... Have you ever wanted to take photos like these but didn't know the basics of photography? That's why this Instructable was made. By t...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2008 18:27:05 PDT
Awesome Macro Photographs (( Make the perfect Instructable with easy always in focus macro pictures )) http://www.instructables.com/id/Awsome-Macro-Photographs--Make-the-perfect-Instr/
Awesome Macro Photographs (( Make the perfect Instructable with easy always in focus macro pictures )) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/ZD38/FEKDNYF4/FQIZD38FEKDNYF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/ZD38/FEKDNYF4/FQIZD38FEKDNYF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/ZD38/FEKDNYF4/FQIZD38FEKDNYF4.SMALL.jpg Big Bwana Simple Macro pictures, You can get results like this with shaky hands, while breathing normally, even after having a few to many beers ( Yes the computer does the focusing for you ) Make the PERFECT INSTRUCTABLES with this easy, cheap maybe even free macro pictures, With out using a digital camera...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2008 18:18:12 PDT