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Can a $40 FlexTILT 3D-Printed Head Compete With the $149 Original?

Can a $40 FlexTILT 3D-Printed Head Compete With the $149 Original?

Is 3D printing the next step in niche manufacturing for photography gear? How does a 3D-printed product stack up against its all-metal CNC’ed inspiration?

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Are the Quasar Science Q-LED Lights the Best Video Lights for Your Money?

Are the Quasar Science Q-LED Lights the Best Video Lights for Your Money?

Wether you are a photographer or videographer, more and more content creators are adding constant lights as their go-to lighting setups. Quasar Science recently released their 30-watt T8 bulbs with raving reviews, and today, I explore six useful lighting setups you can build with four lights under $80 each.

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How to Shoot Beautiful Natural Light Images in Your Shed

How to Shoot Beautiful Natural Light Images in Your Shed

If you have a good understanding of how light works, you may find that an expensive studio stuffed full of high-end strobes and funky diffusers is far from important when it comes to creating striking images. In this short video, photographer Irene Rudnyk shows you how to produce something remarkable using little more than a shed.

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How to Create an LED Panel out of an Old TV Monitor

How to Create an LED Panel out of an Old TV Monitor

As photographers and videographers, let’s be honest, we never have enough light equipment. But it can quickly become quite expensive! Thanks to DIY Perks, if you own an old TV that you don’t use anymore, you won’t have to break your bank account to add a new LED panel to your kit.

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Photographer Uses Vintage Lens From a 100-Year-Old World War Camera to Shoot Video on His Sony

Photographer Uses Vintage Lens From a 100-Year-Old World War Camera to Shoot Video on His Sony

A photographer has extracted the lens of Kodak’s Vest Pocket Camera, released in 1912, to test its capabilities shooting video on his Sony. Now over 100 years old, the VP Camera was revolutionary in its day, popular with soldiers throughout World War I.

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How to Unstick Two Filters That Are Stuck Together

How to Unstick Two Filters That Are Stuck Together

Use two threaded circular filters at once and you run a terrible risk: they might get stuck together. It happened to me when I was using a neutral density filter and a circular polarizer. Here’s how I got them unstuck.

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Developing Color Film Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Developing Color Film Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

I enjoy shooting film from time to time. I like the process, the feel, and the whole “specialness” of it. Up until somewhat recently, I was afraid to develop myself, but this video from fantastic channel Eduardo Pavez Goye shows that developing film is a lot less scary than you may think.

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Photographer Turns Everyday Items Into Film Cameras, and They Actually Work

Photographer Turns Everyday Items Into Film Cameras, and They Actually Work

So widely available is industry-standard photographic equipment these days, the sight of a camera in any form is an everyday occurrence. Less frequently spotted are the creations of one UK-based artist, who transforms everyday items — including food — into functioning film cameras.

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Three Natural Light Hacks That Will Instantly Level up Your Photography Game

Three Natural Light Hacks That Will Instantly Level up Your Photography Game

What happens when you fly half way across the world to shoot portraits of a model on an exotic beach, but then realize the light is not as soft or usable as you thought? In this video, learn how you can sculpt the natural light the way you want to create the most flattering results.

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Seven Great Marcro Photography Ideas to Shoot at Home

Seven Great Marcro Photography Ideas to Shoot at Home

Getting started in macro photography isn’t too daunting. And once you’ve acquired the basic equipment, you’ll always be looking for tiny subjects to experiment with — let us show you a few for inspiration.

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DIY Filmmaking: How to Get the Game of Thrones Look on a Budget

DIY Filmmaking: How to Get the Game of Thrones Look on a Budget

Do you ever have a crazy, elaborate idea, but don’t have the budget to pull it off? In this DIY breakdown look, see how you can create the famous Game of Thrones look on a miniscule budget with just the things lying around your house.

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