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Guide to Build a Solar Panel

Solar panels are great. They are rechargeable and they help you cut electricity cost by using energy from sunlight, which is certainly a free energy …

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Aperture But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Most photographers understand the interaction between aperture settings (f/stops) and shutter speeds for arriving at proper exposures. But in the …

Photography

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

What's a Focal Plane and Why Should I Care?

Here I was at f/6.3 with my sensor very close to the stamen and using the very narrow focal plane to isolate the very tip of the stamen.<p>Very small …

Landscape Photography

Portable ‘LAB BOX’ Lets You Develop Film at Home Without a Darkroom

With the advent of digital photography, developing your own film is becoming something of a lost art. One of the hurdles to doing so is having a dark room to initially load your film for processing—without the danger of exposing it to light, and thereby ruining the film. (And if you’ve ever done …

Photography

These are 28 common mistakes in Street Photography you should avoid

<b>1.Always using the Manual Mode</b><p>One common misconception and Street Photography mistake is the believe that professional photographers always use the …

Street Photography

Can a Bundle of Soda Straws be a Camera?

This one is hard to classify. Is it a hack, or is it art? Perhaps it’s both. However you want to classify it, it’s pretty cool to turn a bundle of …

Cameras

This Guy Basically Turned His Mirror Into a Giant iPhone

A man has created a smart mirror that lets him use his full-length mirror like a gigantic Apple iPhone.<p>On Wednesday, a YouTube user shared his latest …

iOS

Sunrise Over Scurry

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

Tutorials

Build your own DIY field monitor for shooting with DSLRs

Whether you’re shooting video or stills, field monitors can be invaluable. For video the advantages are obvious. Nailing focus is a lot easier on a …

Raspberry Pi Powered Digital Backpack For Analog 35mm Cameras (video)

Professional art director Samuel Mello Medeiros has created a new digital backpack which he has designed to transform analogue 35mm cameras into …

How to build the world's brightest, craziest, LED light serving 1800W

Here is an entry that will probably go down as a totally impractical build, but it is just so insane that I had to share it. I mean I can’t see …

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

Houses

Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

<b>Pros</b><p>Compact. Portable. Modestly priced. Low cost per print for a dedicated photo printer. Prints from Windows and Mac computers, smartphones, and …

Cameras

How One Young Artist Makes Public Art for Free...and Makes a Living Too

Karen Anderson builds tiny doors in Atlanta for free. See how she handles the money angle.<p>Karen Anderson created one tiny door for her neighborhood …

Meet Graham -- The Superhuman Evolved To Survive Car Accidents

A lesson about our own vulnerability on the road.<p>We humans are always pushing limits ― skydiving, downhill skiing, car racing.<p>The stark reality, however, is that our bodies are not built to survive accidents involving many of the technologies we’ve come to love and rely on, namely automobiles.<p>Then …

Traffic Safety

Aputure's versatile new light is the size of a credit card and costs only $49

Small lights are fantastic and well designed ones are extremely versatile. Whether you’re shooting stills or video, you can throw them in dark …

Quick Tips to Help You Take Sharper Photographs

There are many reasons that photographs end up a bit less sharp than desired. Sometimes the subject moves slightly and blurs the scene, but other …

This portable solar charger is big enough to be your emergency home power source

<b>It's described as an "off-grid home solar system in a box," and it could be a much safer option for home backup power than a gas generator.</b><p>Portable …

Clean Energy

Cleaning Your Camera Lenses With Isopropyl Alcohol and Purosol

Cleaning your camera lenses are an important part of ensuring that they keep working flawlessly and that your picture taking devices are always …

Parachut is a subscription service for borrowing expensive camera gear

If you're really keen to shoot with a particular camera or lens, but you can't afford to buy it, you don't have many options. Renting gear for long …

Photography

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Make Some DIY Flexible LED Panels for Your Photography Lighting Kit

If you’re looking for a great way to light your photo and video shoots, this DIY super bright LED panel can be molded to shed light anywhere you need …

Hacking

Sharp Photography Tips & Techniques

There are lots of ingredients that go into making a spectacular photograph, but the most important is for the picture to be in sharp focus. Even the …

Digital Photography

How to Make V-Flats for Studio Portraiture: A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

New York City-based editorial and commercial portrait photographer Felix Kunze says that the number one question he gets asked by people is how he …

Image Sharpening Trick for Photos with High ISO Noise

You’ve probably run into this issue at one point or another—how to sharpen an image with high ISO noise without worsening the noise artifacts. This …

How Patience and Self-Restraint are Valuable to Photographers

Photographers love to show off their work. Yes, it’s sometimes self-serving, a bit of a “hey, look what I made” sort of thing. Not that there’s …