When choosing a camera lens, use a telephoto lens for a zoom or a wide-angle lens for a broader view, which allows photographers to fit more of a subject into a photo. Choose the right lens for a specific photo with the tips in this free instructional video on photography tips ...more
When cleaning a camera lens, use stiff brush to remove the dirt, then wipe lens with a lint-free cloth. Clean camera lenses with the tips in this free instructional video on photography tips from a professional photographer. Be sure to be sage and avoid scratching the camera l ...more
A camera's lens can be plagued with dust particles over time, and without a proper cleaning, your photographs will need a digital manicure before they'll please the eye. If you don't want to turn to Photoshop, then a little lens maintenance will do your photos good. Cleaning a ...more
Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding video camera lenses. In part one, Mike talks about the basics of lenses, starting with focal length and angle of view. It's a lesson on the analog collections of lenses cinematographers use with their cameras. For p ...more
Have you ever found a camera lens that you forgot you left in the basement or garage? Have you ever been shooting out in the rain and lost track of time? If any of these things have happened to your camera, you may have developed a fungus. Not to worry! It is much easier than ...more
DIY Photography has an interesting tutorial on creating a focusing mechanism/lens for around $4. Combine two PVC pipes of different radiuses with a magnifying glass. Cool project.
You will get the best images possible if you learn to maintain your camera and keep the lens clean. In this tutorial, learn how to clean the lens of an SLR camera like a professional. With a clean lens you will be able to take crystal clear photos and avoid any blur or unwante ...more
This video shows us the method to protect your lens. This can be done by putting the lens caps. The cap for the part of lens going into the camera can be screwed on to the lens. It stops dust from getting on to the lens surface. The front part of the lens can be protected by a ...more
First of all you have to search for a reputed dealer. Then ask him all necessary questions like what sort of lenses shall fit in your camera, what shall be the size of the lens to fit in your camera. If you are going to purchase it online then you have to ask whether the surfa ...more
Professional camera cleaning is expensive and usually more than you need. Follow these simple steps to keep your lenses clear and smudge-free. You Will Need * A blower brush or ear syringe * A camel hair lens brush * A lens cloth or tissue * Lens cleaner Step 1: Brush first U ...more
Soft focus photography can produce some beautiful images when used properly. It's used a lot in beauty and glamour shots, but can be applied to other types of photos as well. Some digital cameras have pre-programmed settings for soft focus shots, but if you're using a DSLR, yo ...more
Add-on smartphone lenses are nothing new, but they have definitely gotten better as time goes on. Case in point: the Olloclip series of lenses for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices (the S4 and S5 only at the moment). Their newer 4-in-1 lenses give you fisheye, wide angle, 10 ...more
Google's new camera, aptly named Google Camera, has been all the rage since it was released onto Google Play last Friday. The main reason is the amazing Lens Blur feature that adds depth-of-field Lytro effects to photos, without the use of any expensive accessories or extra ha ...more
Lens caps are one of those necessary evils that serve a very useful purpose while still creating tons of headaches for users—who hasn't lost at least a few? Sure, you can always buy a holder for it, or just shove it in your pocket, but if you have some LEGOs lying around from ...more
Now that the holiday weekend is over, there's only one more celebration this year, and that's saying goodbye to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms! For this week's Phone Snap challenge, we'd like to ring in the new year with you and see your best cell phone photo from your ...more
As we get closer to the release of the iPhone 7 this September, more and more details are emerging about the features the new smartphone could have. The well-regarded analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities, who has an uncanny ability to predict new Apple features, has reported ...more
You can make a great picture effect with just an ordinary shoe box, some paint, a magnifying glass, and a piece of plastic. Try this for a great camera lens trick.
You can get a microscope lens online for five dollars or less. Then, attach it to the camera lens, and you can even take pictures of microscopic images. This tutorial shows you how to add microscopic imaging functionality to your iPhone or iPad.
Replacing a camera lens can be tricky and finicky work, but it's not impossible. You can replace the lens for a GoPro digital camera with a replacement kit you can buy from your camera supplier. Then follow this tutorial, and replacing a lens will take you less than ten minutes!
One of the most disappointing experiences ever is when you save all your money for a really expensive gadget—and then break it. Whether it happens the day you buy it, or years later, it's always frustrating. Luckily, there are some really clever DIY ways to fix your busted ge ...more
This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to relate the information that is displayed on your camera lens to your actual camera. The first step is to grab your camera and begin studying your lens. Next look at the mm reading on your lens and the aperture reading. These ...more
Cleaning your lens will help your lens performing at its best, and this tutorial shows us how to do it properly. You will need: lens cleaning fluid, soft cloth, blower ball, and pencil. Start off by blowing air onto the lens and then dropping the cleaning solution onto the clo ...more
For photographers, the "plus" in the iPhone Plus models used to mean optical image stabilization, but now that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both have OIS on board, that "plus" has moved onto something else—the dual-lens camera. Actually, the new dual-lens setup on the iPhone ...more
Apple announced their new iPhones today, and the 7 Plus features two camera lenses on its backside. That could push smartphone photography ahead in a major way. It may also serve as the basis for their foray into virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. HTC Vive Lighthouses. A l ...more
This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare V705 Dual Lens digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare V705 Dual Lens digital camera, take this instructional tour and l ...more
For some digital photographers, there is a noted compatibility issue when trying to use a lens which lacks a built-in or internal auto focusing motor. This tutorial shows you a few easy fixes you can use to alleviate this probem for your onw DSLR.
If you want to engage in macro photography and can't afford a close-up lens, you may be in luck. By using a "G" lens (that is, a lens that does not have a built-in aperture ring) it is possible to reverse the lens and take close-up shots with your camera, without having to buy ...more
A great way to get picture perfect shots and protect your camera in the process is to use a lens hood. When shooting on your DSLR outdoors, a lens hood will definitely come in handy. In this tutorial, learn how to get the best and most affordable lens cover for your camera and ...more
This tutorial goes over the Canon manual lenses that are produced with film cameras in mind, but you can buy an adapter to fit them to your digital cameras. This tutorial shows you how to use these FD lenses, and why you would want to.
Get wide-angle and fish-eye effect for about $5 with this DIY lens attachment. Expands your camera's viewing angle up to 200 degrees. Great for tight-quarters indoor shots, stunning landscapes, and funny fish-eye photos. Amazing results. For use on photo and video cameras.
In this clip, you'll learn how to hack a Flip UltraHD camera to use a wide-angle lens. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own custom wide-angle UltraHD cams, take a look.
You don't have to spend lots of money for an expensive lens adapter! You can make one at home. This tutorial shows you how you can take some basic camera equipment, a little extra hardware and make a 35mm lens adapter for a Canon HV20 digital camera. Part 1 of 4 - How to Build ...more
A non-CPU lens is one which does not have contacts on the rear mount, meaning it communicates with the rest of the camera solely through the aperture. This tutorial shows you how to set up the lens data for your camera, so you can get the most out of your non-CPU lens.
If you've got an extra DVD drive laying around not being used, watch this video and learn how to give the lens new life—as a powerful macro lens for your camera phone! You'll be able to take incredible pictures on your camera phone using this clever mod. Video: .
Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, ...more
Need a primer on how to utilize prime lenses with a Canon EOS DSLR camera? Look no further! This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For mor ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a pinhole lens for a digital camera. The materials required for this project are: a camera body cap, X-acto knife, black tape, small drill bit, sewing needle and sand paper. Begin by marking the center of the body cap . Then dr ...more
35mm lens adapters cost thousands to buy, hundreds to build, degrade the objective technical quality of your video and make your camcorder an entire magnitude more difficult to use. And they won't make your video magically look like film. Nothing will. On the other hand, by ad ...more
This is a great tip that will save you quite a lot of money on camera lenses. No matter what lens you are using, this video shows you how to get a good macro shot. All you need are special filters that go on top of your lens.
Learn how to use rectilinear and curvilinear wide-angle lenses on your Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 550D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step i ...more
In this video, lens diffusion issues for shooting video on Canon cameras are gone over, specifically the Canon 7D. Included is saranwrap, caprock filters and anamorphic lenses.
Smudges ruining otherwise perfect pictures? Patrick, from Tekzilla, has a solution for cleaning your camera lenses.
The prerogative of most fancy, pricey lenses nowadays is ultimate sharpness. However, if you're partial to that soft, out of focus look, you can make your own lenses to achieve this type of effect. DIY Photography posts an in depth guide to making your own lenses (Part 1) and ...more
Eyepatchentertainmen teaches you how to choose the best prime lens for Canon cameras, for video shooting. The faster the lens, the lower the light we need. The dark sequence was shot using a Nikon 15 mm 1.8 lens. Canon 50 mm 1.8 or the Nikon 50 mm 1.8 are good starting prime l ...more
This is a lens you can make yourself easily. You will need a drill, a needle, a body cap, tape, aluminum foil, a ruler or measuring tape and a pencil or piece of chalk to mark where the hole should go.
New to the world of DSLR video and need a hand distinguishing between different lens types? This video offers some pointers for would-be shooters. For details, and to get started using different lenses with your own Canon or Nikon DSLR, watch this video guide.
News : Valentine's Day Lenses for Snapchat & Snap Camera Let You Flirt with Your Crush in Augmented Reality
Mobile augmented reality company Snapchat now has a special option for romantic message exchanging this Valentine's Day, a day which, incidentally, happens to be the first one in 116 years where Sweethearts, the original heart-shaped candy, will be unavailable for purchase. T ...more
For the entirety of its existence, Snapchat has lived on mobile, but in its quest to lead the augmented reality industry, the company is now bringing those mobile AR experiences to desktops. On Friday, Snap introduced Snap Camera, an app for PC and Mac that gives users access ...more
If you have Android KitKat, you're fortunate enough to be able to use the new Google Camera, which has tons of great features, including Photo Sphere, Tiny Planet, Panorama, and Fisheye. With so many photo options and no additional hardware needed, it's hard to not to like thi ...more
Google Assistant will be getting an AI makeover with the addition of Google Lens. This new feature is basically a set of vision-based computing capabilities within the Assistant. "With Google Lens, your smartphone camera won't just see what you see," Google's Twitter explanat ...more
There are tons of ways to make your own pinhole camera out of everything from a juice box to a pine nut. If you have a DSLR, you can make a DIY pinhole lens for it for just a few bucks. David O'Sullivan over on DIY Photography made this one using a cheap body cap and an alumin ...more
SUBMIT : Extreme Close-up Photo by July 18th. WIN: Camera Phone Macro/Wide Angle Lens [Closed/Winner Announced]
UPDATE: Winner announced. See the winning photo here. This week's Giveaway Tuesday is all about macro photography. The prize is a combo lens for your camera phone that can shoot BOTH macro and wide angle—but as far as the entries go, we only want to see your extra close-up sh ...more
News : Apple iPhone X Owners Get a Trio of Super-Realistic Snapchat Lenses Aided by the TrueDepth Camera
Snapchat has released three new augmented reality Lenses that boast uber-accurate face tracking courtesy of the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X and ARKit. Starting on Friday, professional wrestler-style face paint, a Day of the Dead-inspired mask with gold roses, and a golde ...more
How To : Disable Lens Correction for the Ultra-Wide Camera on the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max
The new iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max are equipped with some great cameras, but not perfect cameras. The ultra-wide lens is known to cause distortion at the edges of the frame, so people and objects look slightly warped. To compensate for the skewed edges, Apple i ...more
This instructional photography video explains and shows the difference in zoom lenses' focal lengths. This basic demonstration uses a Nikon professional photo camera to exhibit the various zoom lenses, and provides examples of its photographic capabilities. Watch this video an ...more
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Blender is really cool in that you can mix your modes of editing between projections of that video in 3D space, 2D-based compositing, and 2D-based mixing in the VSE, all at the same time. An über-cool idea is to use your video to texture something - a plane, or a sphere common ...more
Lenovo brought out the big guns for CES 2014, with the Vibe Z showcased as the Chinese company's' first foray into the LTE smartphone space. Slated for a February release, the ultra-thin and extremely light smartphone will certainly be in the running for top smartphones of thi ...more
Your smartphone stays with you everywhere you go, so it's only a matter of time before you spill coffee all over it or drop it on the ground. For some of you, it has already happened, perhaps even multiple times. That's why we thought it was important to find out which flagshi ...more
How to make that cardboard hood to assist you in making your own custom bokeh when shooting images. Bokeh meaning "blurred or fuzzy" is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens using a shallow depth of field.[ ...more