Instructables: exploring - technology - photography - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:56:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Add speech bubbles to any photo http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-speech-bubbles-to-any-photo/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:02:35 PDT
How to set up a camera in manual mode http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Set-Up-a-Camera-in-Manual-Mode/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:20:32 PDT
Hacking A Keychain Digital Camera for Arduino Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-A-Keychain-Digital-Camera-for-Arduino-Cont/
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Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:12:32 PST
How to Make Time Lapse Videos with Canon EOS DSLR http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Time-Lapse-Videos-with-Canon-EOS-DSLR/
How to Make Time Lapse Videos with Canon EOS DSLR - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/W7PR/I7OLFI79/FTVW7PRI7OLFI79.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/W7PR/I7OLFI79/FTVW7PRI7OLFI79.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/W7PR/I7OLFI79/FTVW7PRI7OLFI79.SMALL.jpg dndx Time-lapse is a photography technique that the frequency of frames captured is much lower than the frequency those captured frames were played back. Time-lapse creates a unique experience for the audience and is widely used nowadays in movies, commercials and so on.Here is an example of a time-lapse...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:37:19 PDT
DIY spy camera http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-spy-camera/
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 16:34:40 PST
Make your own mini studio http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Mini-Studio/
Make your own mini studio - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/KPGL/IRXT12LF/FYGKPGLIRXT12LF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/KPGL/IRXT12LF/FYGKPGLIRXT12LF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/KPGL/IRXT12LF/FYGKPGLIRXT12LF.SMALL.jpg mrehan.elshehawy I was documenting some Arduino projects and I came into a problem that I can't take good photos! my projects always have a lot of wires,jumpers and reflective surfaces like LCD screen so my photos always have horrible shadows that I can't get rid of even when I used Photoshop. So I consulted some of...
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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:41:22 PDT
DIY Built-In-Flash Ring Flash Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Built-In-Flash-Ring-Flash-Adapter/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:05:36 PST
Camera Zip-lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Zip-lock/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2005 02:39:49 PDT
Capturing the Milky Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Capturing-the-Milky-Way/
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Sun, 7 Aug 2016 16:36:09 PDT
DIY Photography Gels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Photography-Gels/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2008 15:59:57 PST
Make an Inline Lighting Dimmer for $7.25 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Inline-Lighting-Dimmer-for-725/
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:30:24 PST
How to use a 35mm film bulk loader http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-35mm-film-bulk-loader/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2008 20:13:11 PDT
Alternative Photography - Printing Photos on Objects http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Darkroom-Liquid-Light-Emulsion/
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:57:09 PST
Travelapse http://www.instructables.com/id/Travelapse/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:52:03 PDT
How to Create a Double Exposure Photo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Double-Exposure-Photo/
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:45:12 PDT
Colorize Black & White Photos in GIMP http://www.instructables.com/id/Colorize-Black-and-White-Photos-With-Color-in-GIMP/
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Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:19:56 PDT
Aerial Photography Super Affordable Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Aerial-Photography-Super-Affordable-Kite/
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:02:24 PDT
Learn Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-Photography/
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Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:42:17 PDT
Timelapse Photography with a DSLR Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Timelapse-Photography-With-a-DSLR/
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 19:58:49 PDT
Wireless tethered shooting with any DSLR camera V3! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-tethered-shooting-with-any-DSLR-camera-V3/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:57:56 PST
Instamatic Retro http://www.instructables.com/id/Instamatic-Retro/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:55:19 PDT
build a $4 lens with interchangeable kaleidoscopic filters for any digital camera http://www.instructables.com/id/build-a-4-lens-with-interchangeable-kaleidoscopic/
build a $4 lens with interchangeable kaleidoscopic filters for any digital camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SMALL.jpg pdub77 in this instructable i show you how to build a really cool lens attachment for almost any digital camera. with the advent of digital cameras, i blossomed (not like that chick in that sitcom, though). if i had had the money, i would've loved to get into developing my own film and slr cameras and ...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2008 16:29:38 PST
Pinhole Camera (Camera Obscura) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Camera-Obscura/
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:32:45 PST
DSLR TimeLapse from beginning to end using Lightroom http://www.instructables.com/id/DSLR-TimeLapse-from-beginning-to-end/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:31:50 PST
Grasping Gravitational Waves: Augmented Reality Robots teach physics fundamentals to children and adults alike http://www.instructables.com/id/Grasping-Gravitational-Waves-Augmented-Reality-Rob/
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Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:39:54 PST
Turn a TI Graphing Calculator into an Intervalometer and Create Time Lapse Videos http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-TI-Graphing-Calculator-into-an-Intervalomet/
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Sat, 5 Jan 2008 00:40:11 PST
Imprint invisible sound and radio waves onto your retina: Augmented reality with perfect alignment http://www.instructables.com/id/Imprint-Invisible-Sound-and-Radio-Waves-Onto-Your-/
Imprint invisible sound and radio waves onto your retina: Augmented reality with perfect alignment - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/NMV7/IKPS63KP/FA7NMV7IKPS63KP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/NMV7/IKPS63KP/FA7NMV7IKPS63KP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/NMV7/IKPS63KP/FA7NMV7IKPS63KP.SMALL.gif SteveMann With the S.W.I.M. (Sequential Wave Imprinting Machine) you can see otherwise invisible sound waves and radio waves, imprinted onto your retina, onto photographic media, or eyeglass/camera.This is due to something I call Phenomenological or Phenomenal Augmented Reality, i.e. the AR (Augmented Reality...
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:27:32 PST
DIY Softbox from an umbrella http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Softbox-from-an-umbrella/
DIY Softbox from an umbrella - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/1CSK/FIHEUWTQ/FTN1CSKFIHEUWTQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/1CSK/FIHEUWTQ/FTN1CSKFIHEUWTQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/1CSK/FIHEUWTQ/FTN1CSKFIHEUWTQ.SMALL.jpg sdhigbee As a devout reader of David Hobby's wonderful blog "Strobist" I have a great debt to pay to the online photo community for teaching me much of what I know about photography and in particular... lighting. This is my humble attempt at giving something back. So this buddy of mine has a really cool 26...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:16:02 PDT
Phenomenal Augmented Reality allows us to watch how things are watching us! http://www.instructables.com/id/Phenomenal-Augmented-Reality-Allows-Us-to-Watch-Ho/
Phenomenal Augmented Reality allows us to watch how things are watching us! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/6FO7/IJYUJLWI/FKB6FO7IJYUJLWI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/6FO7/IJYUJLWI/FKB6FO7IJYUJLWI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/6FO7/IJYUJLWI/FKB6FO7IJYUJLWI.SMALL.jpg SteveMann In my childhood I discovered an interesting phenomenon: if I connected a light source to a sufficiently amplified television receiver, and waved the light around in front of a video camera, I could get the light to function as a 3D augmented reality display that would overlay the sightfield of the c...
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:59:59 PST
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Vintage-Light-to-Component-LED/
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SMALL.jpg rexperry I bought a cool-looking vintage photography spotlight at a garage sale that I thought would make a great looking desktop lamp or reading light. The bulb was burned out and the base was a rare twist lock that is no longer available. For the conversion I bought a chip-on-board (COB) LED. LEDs require ...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:36:26 PST
Make Transparent Background Images with the ClearPhotos App http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Transparent-Background-Images-with-the-ClearP/
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:57:33 PST
Quick and easy photo editing for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-easy-photo-editing-for-beginners/
Quick and easy photo editing for beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/59WE/GSNQRBPK/FK459WEGSNQRBPK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/59WE/GSNQRBPK/FK459WEGSNQRBPK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/59WE/GSNQRBPK/FK459WEGSNQRBPK.SMALL.jpg tubacca123 In this instructable, I will show you how to make average photos pop by tweaking a few small things in Photoshop. By changing a few variables in a single window you will be able to take your dreary and grey photos and turn them into photos that really *pop!* What you'll need You will need: A...
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Sat, 17 Sep 2011 23:38:54 PDT
10 Minute Light Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Light-Diffuser/
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Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:24:16 PDT
Panning: The Art of Motion in Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Panning-The-Art-of-Motion-in-Photography/
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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:31:05 PST
3D Stereoscopic Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Stereoscopic-Photography/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:49:19 PDT
HDR looking effect with only 1 photo! http://www.instructables.com/id/HDR-looking-effect-with-only-1-photo/
HDR looking effect with only 1 photo! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/LMRP/GQ5PYPRF/F2XLMRPGQ5PYPRF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/LMRP/GQ5PYPRF/F2XLMRPGQ5PYPRF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/LMRP/GQ5PYPRF/F2XLMRPGQ5PYPRF.SMALL.gif your dog Normally when you are creating a High Dynamic Range picture, 3 or more images that have been taken at different stops are blended to create 1 photo with all the color and light as the original 3. The effect is stunning if done properly. This instructable features a simpler way to create the effect o...
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Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:59:38 PDT
Hows to make an inexpensive 35mm Slide Viewer http://www.instructables.com/id/Hows-to-make-an-inexpensive-35mm-Slide-Viewer/
Hows to make an inexpensive 35mm Slide Viewer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/SO6D/GE39I93A/FO9SO6DGE39I93A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/SO6D/GE39I93A/FO9SO6DGE39I93A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/SO6D/GE39I93A/FO9SO6DGE39I93A.SMALL.jpg Amnesia Wes Do you have some 35mm photos slides and want to make prints but want to view them first?  If you don't have a slide viewer and don't want to buy one for just a one-time use to make your prints, here's a way to make a cheap slide viewer with stuff you have at home. I'd like to apologize in advance ...
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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:42:11 PDT
A Beginners Guide To 35mm Film Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Beginners-Guide-To-35mm-Film-Photography/
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:36:27 PST
How To Make An Old Fashioned Photo Effect (Photoshop CS4) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-An-Old-Fashioned-Photo-Effect-Photosh/
How To Make An Old Fashioned Photo Effect (Photoshop CS4) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/60C6/G9NHHCUQ/FQU60C6G9NHHCUQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/60C6/G9NHHCUQ/FQU60C6G9NHHCUQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/60C6/G9NHHCUQ/FQU60C6G9NHHCUQ.SMALL.jpg NoteToYou  Hi, I'm going to show you how to make your photos look old fashioned in just a few steps. Adding Sepia Tone 1  What you want to do, is go to layer adjustments Hue/Saturation.  . Adding Sepia Tone 2  Tick the colurise box and drag the Hue to 15, Saturation to around 14 and lightness to +2.  Th...
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Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:28:41 PDT
Photography Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Photography-Light-Box/
Photography Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/4K3F/FT3KA697/FRM4K3FFT3KA697.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/4K3F/FT3KA697/FRM4K3FFT3KA697.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/4K3F/FT3KA697/FRM4K3FFT3KA697.SMALL.jpg tekjock Photography Light Box to take pictures of small to medium items. :: Parts :: Large cardboard box (thicker box will hold up to the abuse of cutting and working on it) Several yards of white cloth (I got 3 yards) Wide/Think Double stick tape (I used Shurtape carpet tape) Thin double stick tape. [2] t...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2009 07:35:21 PDT
DSLR Photography 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/DSLR-Photography-101/
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:46:03 PST
Simple Camera Dolly for Time-lapse Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Camera-Slider-for-Time-lapse-Photography/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:26:44 PDT
Quick, cheap, and awesome macro photo background! http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-cheap-and-awesome-macro-photo-background/
Quick, cheap, and awesome macro photo background! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/EV2K/IDR82SCQ/FPHEV2KIDR82SCQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/EV2K/IDR82SCQ/FPHEV2KIDR82SCQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/EV2K/IDR82SCQ/FPHEV2KIDR82SCQ.SMALL.jpg Instructomaker I recently made a very simple Instructable about how to convert a child-resistant bottle cap to adult friendly. The inspiration was not only to present that neat cap conversion process, but to utilize a really cool method of creating a super simple, endlessly versatile macro photography background ...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:58:57 PDT
DIY Linear Driven Camera Slider http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Linear-Driven-Camera-Slider/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:27:40 PDT
Build a High Performance FPV Camera Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-High-Performance-FPV-Camera-Quadcopter/
Build a High Performance FPV Camera Quadcopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/WQSJ/IDLI2S7N/F2IWQSJIDLI2S7N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/WQSJ/IDLI2S7N/F2IWQSJIDLI2S7N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/WQSJ/IDLI2S7N/F2IWQSJIDLI2S7N.SMALL.jpg Toglefritz This Instructable will show you, in detail, how to build a high-quality quadcopter for flying FPV and recording aerial photos/videos.We all know humans can't fly. Our bones are far too dense and flapping our arms does not produce adequate lift to overcome the pull of gravity, but luckily we can use ...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:43:04 PDT
Make Picture Frames Out of Cereal (free) Box Cardboard! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Picture-Frames-Out-of-Cereal-free-Box-Cardb/
Make Picture Frames Out of Cereal (free) Box Cardboard! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/FZPC/G0AMH255/FSGFZPCG0AMH255.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/FZPC/G0AMH255/FSGFZPCG0AMH255.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/FZPC/G0AMH255/FSGFZPCG0AMH255.SMALL.jpg Creativeman A simple idea is sometimes the best. Here, I show how to make frames for any of the prints you might like to display, show, or simply have on your desk or dresser. Pictures, no matter how much we like them tend to become passe' after awhile. So why spend a lot of money on frames that could be put ...
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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:16:42 PDT
DELETE TOURISTS FROM TRAVEL PHOTOS http://www.instructables.com/id/DELETE-TOURISTS-FROM-TRAVEL-PHOTOS/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:14:28 PDT
Flexible Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-Camera-Mount/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:18:57 PDT
Great Astrophotography - A How-To Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Great-Astrophotography-A-How-To-Guide/
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 07:11:39 PDT
Cell Phone as Auxiliary Camera Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-as-Auxiliary-Camera-Lens/
Cell Phone as Auxiliary Camera Lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/855T/ID0PRXR3/FI3855TID0PRXR3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/855T/ID0PRXR3/FI3855TID0PRXR3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/855T/ID0PRXR3/FI3855TID0PRXR3.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory My cell phone has pretty much replaced my 18mm to 55mm lens these days, and I do most of my photography with the 250 mm zoom lens on a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) - a Canon T2i - and my cell phone - a Motorola Moto G, with a perfectly fine camera. Where I used to have to swap out lense...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:00:36 PDT