Projects to do...
I bought this great book (just a different cover because it's in the Dutch language) and there are some very interesting ways to make photos....
There are 52 ways of creative photography but a few I'm gonna try. Like TTV photography, (through the viewfinder). A technique using your own DSLR and a TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera. A camera with two lenses on the front, 1 to look through and the other makes the photo. I'm gonna try to make a square cardboard box with on either side a camera.... For more info go here
Another project I'm going to do is buying some Legacy lenses (after putting some time in there to read about it).... NO CAN DO!! reason? I got a Canon camera and The old Canon FD connection was followed by the EF-connection of the EOS system just before the digital age!!
Creating a fish eye effect through a little round pipe (kinda) attached on your lens cap... Did it and it works great. Just the idea of making your own lens, that is fun
Creating a Pin-Hole lens by using a tin can (some piece of it) and a needle. This works great too! A nice long exposed lens, homemade.
Making a stabilization cord, where on one side you can attach to the camera and the other side has a loop to put your foot through. The idea is a good alternative for a tripod (in case you didn't bring it with you). Here's some info...
Just another project is making my own light box.... I got a lot of small stuff which I want to take photos from, so this will come in handy.
I want to make some diffusers, snoots, honeycomb spot and a ring flash made out of plastic bowl for the flash.
As you can see a lot of projects for me to do. Why i wanna do it? Just because i don't want to pay a lot of money to get the right stuff on my doormat! And the satisfaction out of it, HOMEMADE...
Last edited by Hermie; 09-01-2011 at 07:19 PM.
That sounds really cool. Keep us posted with pictures of your results!
The idea reminds me a bit of Dean Collins Tinker Tubes, where he creates (what would be expensive) equipment out of PVC pipes
Sounds like an interesting book! I have to look around if i can find one for me..maybe from amazon. Thanks for the tip Hermie
I will Colin.... http://photoshopcafe.com/cafe/showth...hlight=lubitel (used the search button for the first time, works great).
Just use the orange link that says great book
Originally Posted by jusu
I bought myself a Kodak Duraflex IV from 1955-1960 for $10! Just the delivery cost are three times higher . It should arrive in just a few days...
I hope to give it a try with the lensbabies....
I hope to sell the Orange amp next week for a new set of monitors...
So there's a lot going on around here
Also bought this week:
A pair of glasses (€5)
A Eye Spy (looking through the door) to create my fisheye optic!
Working on the pinhole (coca cola can!)
Finished my first optic! The Fisheye....
Bought a lens cap and drilled a hole in it, then inserted the eye spy. Put ducttape around it to make sure no light comes in.
Ok - another one is done.... Drilled a hole in the camera cap (the cap on the camera when there is no lens on the body) and glued a piece of the coca cola can (with little hole) behind it....
Last edited by Hermie; 07-13-2011 at 05:19 PM.
Reason: added info about the pinhole lens...
Awesome!! I made a snoot out of a black cologne box, works great, but nothing this cool!
Did those too Colin .
Did you made one with straws? I made a snoot 15 cm long. Made another one 7,5 cm long in this i have to put a lot of straws to fill the snoot. This will give some sort of a honeycomb effect.