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A nikon SLR 3 way camera level out of things at home
that is sturdy enough to take on and off with out breaking off


if you are the minority who does not have a level at home check lowes or home deport .. there $4-6 ... still cheaper than the $30 camera level that only measures the horizon

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHTED, ALEX MCCOWN 2009

(note: i apologize for my spelling and grammar ... forgive me on that)

Step 1: Parts

a 3 way lowes level (who does not have one somewhere?)
a big screw driver
a big hammer
a nikon (or otherwise) hot shoe cover(nikon model # BS-1 comes on most cameras)
super glue
hot glue (use with a hot glue gun or lighter)

Step 2: Open It Up!

i held it vertical and placed the screw driver in the top and slowly hammered down removing the plastic level tubes as i go

Step 3: Putting It Togeather

looking on top of the shoe it should have 2 bumps like this | | .. place super glue in this than center and place one of your level tubes on that and hold it down until it drys ... it will automatically be held horizontally perfectly

fill the bottom of one of the tubes and put superglue on it before the glue drys and smush (with lack of a better word) it on the shoe ON THE FRONT END AND CENTER (lining it up with the center lines on the vertical tube)

NOTE: it should be placed on the front side of the shoe facing where the lens would be

put hot glue on the top and super glue as before on the same tube and quickly place it on the table and carefully line the last tune up so its perfectly aline using the 2 striped on the horizontal tubes

NOTE: if you do the way shown you will still be able to use the built in flash

Step 4: Using

shown here on my D90 it works both with the camera in horizontal and vertical positions

Step 5: Result

i took this photo using it (i used the process of HDR ofcourse)

EDIT HOW TO TAKE HDR SHOTS LIKE THIS https://www.instructables.com/id/HDR-photography/

Step 6: Contact

Email: onebiozz@gmail.com
Art page: biozz.deviantart.com (WATCH ME IF U HAVE A PAGE! :D )
Blog: biozzblog.blogspot.com

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    1upbiozz

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    He's saying that film cameras are still being used, even though most cameras these days are digital. I'm guessing that came about because your camera uses film? (I don't know if it does)

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    beauwalker231up

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    his does not. i like film better. way better. a monkey could press a button and take a fantastic photo. any bum can use photoshop. apparently everyone is a photographer if they have money and can buy an expensive camera and software. film is real.

    Cos film, film cameras and film processing equipment cost nothing..? :-s

    You don't have to post process if you want to keep it as you caught it, and if you want to control aperture, shutter speed etc. you can get fully manual digital cameras (like you can get automatic P&S film cameras).

    You can even set most to B&W or sepia. If you don't want to pay the extortionate price for PS, you could get the GIMP.

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    biozzFrank Strudel

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yes ... you can do far more with DSLRs than film cameras opening a gate way for people do do as they want with photography and no longer requires extensive thought to be put in to how you take the pic and you can focus on post processing

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    beauwalker23biozz

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    im arguing that there is in fact no such thing as a professional photographer anymore. there needs to be skill, for it to be a profession. other wise anyone can do it. point, click, edit. The camera is the Pro. Not the photographer.

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    phodgeitbeauwalker23

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Lies. http://vonwong.smugmug.com/ is one outstanding example disproving your proposterous theory.

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    biozzbeauwalker23

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    thats the evolution of photography ... now you don't need years of practice to express your self

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    phodgeitbeauwalker23

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    yes. a monkey COULD press a button and take a fantastic photo...IF all the elements were already perfect. Photography, in the most simple of terms, is the capture of light. And I completely disagree, I have met many bums who didn't know they had a bum...much less how to use Photoshop. Film is real. Digital is just as real. The only difference is the output medium.

    In the interest of being conservative, film isn't energy or environmentally friendly. I was trained in a wet-lab dark room developing and processing black&white FILM. I believe I have a more rounded understanding than your average DIGITAL ROCKS bloke. Photoshop is the wet-lab turned digital. It can be used the same way you would edit in the dark room.

    I like digital better. Cheaper, faster, and more malleable. it is a matter of opinion of course.

    but it doesn't make photography any easier

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    biozzbeauwalker23

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    its called evolution dude ... we have evolved in to using faster easier to use digital photography ... i spend hours working on my photos and not any one can just do it ... so take your trolling else ware

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    biozz

    9 years ago on Step 5

    well you can abtain a bs-1 hot shoe cover for 38c from a local camera store

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    lslonim

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Love the final photo. What do you mean by the phrase "(i used the process of HDR ofcourse) "

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    biozzlslonim

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    exactly how tkjtkj described it .. it requites 3 exposures of the same image an hdr program ... i use photomatix photoshop and lightroom but there are free solutions out there

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    tkjtkjbiozz

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Tnx for the comment .. I've never done HDR but am now putting together what i might find useful ... Do you have some links/etc to really useful tutorial stuff?? I've a 12mp Fuji S3, puts out about 25mb raw's .. and a 14" epson 2200 printer .. im quite excited to get started! ya ive PS 7 and CS4, but am not familiar with photomatix or lightroom .. do you need a few diff prog's to get the HDR effect? or does each of those, eg, have the ways to do it?

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    tkjtkjlslonim

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    "HDR" stands for 'High Dynamic Range' and is a way of photoshopping images to create really extraordinary prints .. Google on it ... " HDR photo "