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Cool Rocket Launch Pic!

Here’s a cool pic of a real rocket launch, close-up by a photographer who setup a sound-activated camera.  His camera lens was destroyed but the picture was salvaged.  And yes, picture is worth a thousand words for sure.

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Great Guide to DIY Photography

I’ve been getting more and more interested into photography, dunno why but I have to admit that I have been “tinkering” with lightboxes and taking better photographs. (Below is my best work I did while blogging at Ocean Beach couple months ago, okay, I suck…)

I found this great guide to DIY photography though, check it out.

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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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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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SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera!

Wanna build your own DIY 35mm camera?  Well, you can with this $28 kit from SuperHeadz.

This is awesome if you are a student of

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Camera DIY – How to Make a FiberOptic Flash!

Wow, for those of you serious about photography, you might want to consider playing with this Fiberoptic flash.  Basically, you can bunch of fiberoptics and then stick it to your flash to it evenly distributes the flash when you are taking pictures.

This is a fibre-optic flash extension for your DSLR’s popup flash. Totally easy! Works great! Durable! Designed specifically for K20D with 100 2.8 DFA lens but adaptable to other lenses (see Tamron Adaptall 90

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Panoramic Tripod Head for $10!

I, too, have been guilty of taking a lot of panoramic digital photos but none of them really came out “perfect” but here’s a great DIY that shows you how to make a panoramic tripod for about $10.

Next time you take that panoramic shot, it won’t be wasted and you will get a professional-looking panoramic photos.

Building your own panoramic head for an SLR isn’t too hard or expensive. The parts for the design shown here cost abo

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Photography Hack – How to make a tripod from a tennis ball

Tripods can be super expensive, so check out this tip that makes a really good stand in out of a tennis ball. It might not be perfect, but its a great DIY substitute if you need to get rid of some old tennis balls.

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Photography DIY – How to Use the Light Meter!

The light meter has been one of the most overlooked user features on a digital or SLR camera.  One of our network bloggers Andrew Nealon has some great tips on how to make the best use of your light meter:

As you get ready to take a picture, take a reading on your light meter. Most meters run from -2 to +2, with each mark on the meter representing a “stop” or aperture increment. (Don’t worry about what the aperture is right now, we’ll learn about that later.) By adjusting the camera’s aperture and shutter speed — the thumb wheel on SLR

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