Category Archives: Digital Cameras

DSLR Hack – How to Take Vintage Photos using Dab of Vaseline on your Lens!


I guess there’s a way to take vintage photos by applying a dab of vaseline on  your expensive DSLR lens.  Of course, this could be a great option if you simply suck at Photoshop.

And yes, it should be fine so long as you put a clear lens filter on your DSLR camera before trying this hack.

With a cell phone camera (or one you’re not worried about damaging) you can try putting Vaseline directly on the edges of your lens to give your photos an out of focus vignette just like old film cameras. If you’ve got nice equipment, you should probably put your g

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DSLR Microscope Adapter Hack!


Wanna take some really crisp, DSLR high-res photos of your latest finds on your microscope?   You might want to refer to this DSLR hack that involves using a microscope adapter to take some brilliant photos of magnified objects.

In order to attach the camera to the microscope, I found this microscope->Nikon adapter that I had built years ago. The barrel fits inside the microscope tube and provides a Nikon lens mount. I got the lens mount from a very old, very broken lens. I have a m4/3->Nikon adapter, so I can attach this to the GH1.

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DSLR Hack – How to Build a Ring Flash!


For photographers who use DSLR cameras to take professional photos, you know that ring flash is one of the better flashes that will allow you to take better photos at night and even during the day.

Well, I’ve always wanted to get a new ring flash for my Canon 7D but I don’t want to spend

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Canon Powershot Hack – How to Take Super Macro Shots!


Here’s a Russian hacker who managed to take a macro photo of himself through a ball point pen using some DSLR camera lenses and adapters.  This could be a great way to hack and turn your Canon Powershot into a super-macro-shootin’ camera.

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DSLR Hack – How to Scan your Old Negatives using a DSLR and Toilet Paper Rolls!


Do you have old photos in negatives that you want digitized? Your best option is probably get one of these Film Negative Scanners on Amazon.

OR, if you prefer and you own a $1000 DSLR camera lens, grab some paper rolls, polarizing filters and do it DIY style.

Now slides can be “scanned” into any DSLR relatively quickly provided that there is a good even light source behind the

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Photography 101 – How to Use Rule of Thirds to Take Better Photos!


Well, it’s been about 7 months since I bought a Canon 7D, my first DSLR camera.  Today I learned something new, there’s this thing called “Rule of Thirds” where you divide your subject into 9 equal rectangles.  Now, try fitting your objects into these imaginary lines to take better photos.

I wish I had learned about this earlier.  Well, I will definitely try this out and feel free to leave comments on this subject.

Here we have come to one of the cornerstones of photography, the rule of thirds. This introduces a science to this art. The human

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Point-N-Shoot Hack – How to Add Camera Filter to Your Point and Shoot Camera!


For those of you who can’t carry your DSLR everywhere because you’ve got a ton of luggage and you are traveling at least half way around the world, I still urge you to carry your DSLR with you.

Now, if you absolutely can’t, you can resort to your emergency point-and-shoot camera. Of course, if you want to hack a polarizing filter on there, there’s a camera filter calculator that calculates the exact distance you will need your filter to be placed from the camera’s lens.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make DIY Super Macro Lens with Aperture!



For those of you with a Canon EOS DSLR camera, you might be interested in this awesome Canon lens hack that involves making your own super-macro lens with aperture controls.

Most of the instructions in the video are self-explanatory and seems like a great way to save a bunch of money while making your own DIY super-macro lens for a Canon DSLR.

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Lumix DMC-GH1 DSLR Hack – How to Enable 1080P HD 50Mbps MJPEG Video on your Lumix DMC-GH1!

For those of you with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 DSLR camera,  you will be happy to learn that you can actually hack your GH1 with aftermarket firmware to enable 50Mbps MJPEG video, which essentially is like a GH1 on steroids.

If you are brave enough to hack your GH1, follow directions here.

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DSLR Ring for Photographers!


For those of you who like fiddling with DSLR cameras and photography, here’s a cool ring to show your love for DSLRs and photography.

Hey who knows, in 50 years our technology might be good enough to actually fit a working, spy DSLR camera on a ring.

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