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Photography Hack – How to Make a Tilt-Shift Lens!

Are you a serious photography-junkie?  Well, if you are, you are in luck as you can learn how to make a cool tilt-shift lens for about $22.

Plungercam 2 keeps in the spirit of the original plungercam by using cheap plumbing equipment and affixing it to precision optics. This iteration eliminates the need for glue altogether, so all the optical components can be easily taken out and re-used elsewhere.

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Fish Eye Lense for Nikon DSLR!

Wow, here’s a really innovative way to convert your Nikon DSLR into a fish-eye camera that can take some really awesome lookin’ photos.

I got the inspiration to do this Instructable while reading another Instructable that accomplished the same “fish-eye” effect using a PVC reduction pipe and an entry door viewer.

There was concern in the prior Instructable about around scratching the lens so I wanted to solve that problem in my easy to build fish eye lens as well as make a version which is easy to use, remove, etc.

I decided to modify the design

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iPhone Hack – How to Add Flash to Your iPhone!

Here’s a really cool iPhone hack that shows you how to add flash to your iPhone.  It doesn’t look easy but it sure beats not having a flash on your iPhone.

When it is done it will look like this.  Hopefully yours won’t have the chip by switch button. To use it you just have to hold the switch down.  I’m not really happy with the placement of the switch, that’s why I am doing the Mophie Mod 2.0 and why I will be givi

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Wedding DIY – How to Make Cool Photo Wedding Invites!

Here’s a very creative way to make photo wedding invites with snaps of your lovely pictures.  I think this is a great idea, stickin’ your pictures everywhere.

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DIY 130 Megapixel Camera Made with Canon Lens and Flatbed Scanner!

Here’s a really cool DIY 130 megapixel camera made with Canon lens and a flatbed scanner.  You can check out some of the photos took with it on the inventor’s Flickr.

Spyuge, an amateur photographer, said he used an 1200-dpi Epson flatbed scanner and an old Canon FD 50mm lens to make a camera that can’t fit in your pocket, or shoot anything at speed, but it does have 130Mp.

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Baby DIY – How to Make your Own Custom Sonogram Cufflinks!

Are you expecting a child this year?  Well, here’s a company called CuffLinks.com that will take your sonograms and engrave them in custom cufflinks so you can show off your unborn child to your co-workers and friends.

The Sonogram Photo Cufflinks feature your very own bun in the oven. Send us your own sonogram photos and become a cufflink designer instantly. Up to 2 different images can be used. This is truly unique gift and amazingly personal. There is no better way to surprise a fir

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LightBox for Simple DIY Photo Touch-Ups!

If you are not too computer-literate on Photoshop and similar photo-editing tools, you might be happy to learn that there’s a program called LightBox that will let you just do all that good stuff without knowing any Photoshop skills.

This just seems like the perfect software my mom would love, she is still using Photoshop skills I taught her 10 years ago.

How user friendly is LightBox? When you run the program you’re presented with a sidebar of common tasks like color balancing and red-eye removal. Mousi

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Photography DIY – How to Make Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser!

Wow, here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a camera flashlight diffuser with a pack of Marlboro Lights!

Ever wanted to take indoor photos at night, but hate the washed out look which your built in flash creates? I’ve often been at a pub and found the regular flash to be a bit of a pain. Thanks to a little drunken curiosity and an attention span problem, I created a flash diffuser using only an empty cigarette packet.

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Portable Reflector!

For those of you avid photographers, you might be interested to learn that there’s a cheap way to make a portable reflector that will fit your pocket while giving you the extra security knowing you will have extra light even in super-dark environments.

This is of course no problem, if you are working in the studio or transport your equipment in the trunk of your car, but I wanted a small reflector, that I can carry around in my camera bag or even the pockets of my pants, if I need to.

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Cheap Ring Flash!

Here’s a great idea for saving money while getting 125% out of your camera, just make one of these cheap ring flash using aluminum foil and a plastic dome thingee.

A ring flash is such a popular and easy DIY project that I finally couldn’t resist the temptation to make one myself. I’ll post some detailed instructions on how to make one (like this) when I have more time, but most of you should be able to figure out the essentials just

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