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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Long-Range DIY DSLR Video Trigger!

DSLR videography has literally exploded in the last couple years and I am a huge fan (you can read up on my DSLR videography recommendations here); here’s a great hack that can let you trigger video on your Canon DSLR by hacking the IR controller with Arduino so you can turn the video on/off from up to 150-300 feet range.

I had a problem that I needed to solve:

Remotely and

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY Lightning Detection Trigger!

The other week I noticed a bunch of lightning happenin’ right here in San Francisco right by my window. Of course, I wanted to take some photos with my Canon 7D DSLR camera but the problem was how I would time it correctly to actually take the photo right when lightning strikes.

For those of you amateurs and pro photographers who want to take lightning well, you might want to learn how to build your own lightning detection trigger. This in my humble opinion would be the best way to take lightning photos without waiting it for it all your life.

By clicking once

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DSLR Hack – How to Make Your Own DIY DSLR Pinhole Lens!

For those of you looking to make your own pinhole lens for your DSLR camera, here’s a video tutorial guide that shows you how. Pinhole lenses are the cheapest lenses you can make yourself since they are virtually nothing but a camera cover with a hole size of a pin.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DSLR Wireless Transmitter!

No more do you need to spend thousands on DSLR wireless transmitters.

Why?

You can get a USB wireless kit with receiver and transmitter then connect the transmitter to your DSLR via

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY DSLR Ring Flash with Fiber Optics!

Here’s a great idea for a DIY DSLR ring flash, use fiber optics to transmit the flash light from your DSLR’s built-in flash to a ring.

This is the best method I have seen so far as it uses no external LEDs but just fiber optic cables to transmit light.

For flash purposes, this light source is of course a regular flash unit, and the other ends of the fiber optics cables are fitted in the circular outline of the ring flash, that is, where other DIY people have placed LEDs. Unlike LED constructions, however, this construction allows the camera to adjust its fl

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DSLR Hack – DIY DSLR Rig built with Beer Bottle Follow Focus!

Here’s a DIY DSLR rig built with beer bottle follow focus! I think this is actually a good point to start out making your own DSLR rig.

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DSLR Hack – How to make a DIY Follow Focus!

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While researching some ways to make my own follow focus (basically a dial so you can easily change the focus with one hand without shaking your DSLR camera while taking HD videos), I found some great ways to save almost $1000 over retail versions.

First, you can easily make a DIY follow focus using one of the rubber/

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DSLR Hack – How to Shoot HDR with Canon EOS DSLR!

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For those of you interested in taking HDR photos with your Canon EOS DSLR camera (such as T2i, 7D, 5D, 1D), did you know there’s a software called Photomatix Pro that will allow you to do that?

Also you will need to take 3 photos (with different exposure levels) at high-speed continuous mode.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a 3D Stereoscope Photo/Video DSLR!

Here’s a great idea for converting your DSLR camera into a 3D stereoscope photo/video DSLR. ¬†This one is using a Canon 7D, which can shoot 1080P HD videos, I bet it’s an awfully cheap yet effective hack to bring your DSLR up to 3D world.

The 3-D photos would be easy to reproduce on any color printer as long as you have Photoshop or any software to size the prints at about 6 or 7 inches wide. When you shoot video (ideally 16 x 9 HD) with this device, you should be able to open the video file on your computer or iPad, size the image width to about six or seven inch

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY DSLR Car Mount by Hacking Your Tripod!

This year before I headed to CES 2010 I wanted to make sure my DSLR tripod could be used also as a steadicam by hacking one of the legs so I can use it as a handle.   Well, I failed doing that because this Manfrotto tripod is simply not going to be a steadicam by any means but recently I discovered another use for it, as a DSLR car mount.

By having one of the legs of the t

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