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How To : Use a Vivitar flash for a kicker light outdoors

This video instructs the watcher on how to use the flash of a Vivitar to add light to photos taken outside if a little extra light is needed. Turn the camera on AV mode, choose an ISO setting like 100 or 200, then take a reading, either off the sky or an object. Then use the V ...more

How To : Gel your flash to blend it with ambient light

In this tutorial, we learn how to gel your flash to blend it with ambient light. First, you will need to be indoors with lights on and grab your camera. Make sure you have a separate flash on the camera, then take an amber colored film strip and place it over the flash. Next h ...more

How To : Turn a flashlight into a laser

Kipkay demonstrates how to extract the laser from a DVD burner and mount it in a small flashlight to create a handheld laser burner that can light matches and burst balloons, all in this how-to video. All you need is a 16x DVD burner, a laser housing, and a flashlight. Watch t ...more

How To : Transfer sound over a laser light

Check out this low cost project. This video will show you how to transfer sound over light! Yes, this is possible. You'll transfer a sound with a distance of 5 meters, but you may experiment on greater distances if you'd like. You'll need a laser (or an LED) for this audio pro ...more

How To : Build a laser effects light show

A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create searchlights, crystal balls, spring patterns, ...more

News : Ignite Prey and Light Cigarettes With a Laser Burner

Looking for an (explosively) fun Thanksgiving project this week? Something that involves fire and lasers? Check it out. YouTube creator StyroPyro lights ten matches in 9 seconds with a modded laser. One word: Awesome. Luckily both StyroPyro and Kipkay provide HowTo's. First, H ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Flashlamp Lasers

In my second article of the laser weapon series (see the first part here on CO2 lasers), I'll be expanding on the potential of pulsed lasers. I'm sure most everyone has seen those green and red laser pulses on Star Wars. Theoretically, those lasers could be built using a conc ...more

News : All There Is to Know About the Moto G7 Play

The newly-announced Moto G7 Play offers some of the same upgrades as its sibling, the Moto G7, but at a much lower price. The upgrades are pretty significant when compared to last year's Moto G6 Play, taking this phone from the "only if you're on a strict budget" category into ...more

News : Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Xperia 1

For 2019, Sony is trying to shake its failures of the past and start fresh. Following the unsuccessful Xperia XZ series, Sony is changing the name of their flagship to a single number: Xperia 1. With the name change comes a few upgrades, one of which is its new look. Secondly, ...more

News : Everything You Should Know About the Moto G7

With the best selling phone on Amazon in 2018, Lenovo had big shoes to fill when making the successor of the Moto G6. Fortunately, Lenovo was up to the task. The Moto G7 continues to provide a high performance-to-price ratio, offering a worthwhile upgrade for G6 users while re ...more

The LG G3 Has Arrived : Here's Everything You Need to Know

After lots of anticipation and leaks, the LG G3 has been unveiled. Sporting a gorgeous 5.5" Quad HD display, the first of its class for smartphones, this flagship device is ready to put some scare into Samsung and HTC. It's currently available for purchase from AT&T and Sprint ...more

How To : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Prius. This can be programmed to operate any HomeLink compatible device. Up to three devices can be operated from the vehicle. To program a garage door opener, simply press both the remote and home link but ...more

How To : Stay Safe When Trick or Treating on Halloween

Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the the year in the United States. Retailers even lease out empty retail spaces to put in Halloween stores. People hang Halloween lights on their houses, decorate the front yard and of course there are hundreds of haunt ...more

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Minimize pores

You can’t change the size of your pores, but you can make them look a lot smaller. You Will Need * A facial cleanser containing salicylic acid * An oil-free moisturizer with retinol * SPF 30 Sunscreen * A facial primer containing silicone * Matte makeup * A gentle exfoliant ...more

How To : Laser tag graffiti

Laser Tag is using lasers and projectors to tag buildings with light! This is a joint project between Graffiti Research Lab and Make Magazine's Bre Pettis. Tag with lights. It's reversible and non-destructive.

How To : Create eye shooting laser beams with After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern will show you how to create a fiery iris animation which has laser beams shooting from a girls eyes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in ...more

How To : Remove red eye with the channel mixer in Photoshop

If you or someone you know has light eyes, then you are no stranger to red eye sneaking into your photos. Red eye is an annoying addition to most photos taken with a flash camera. Luckily, if you have Photoshop, this is easy to fix. With this tutorial, learn how to use the Cha ...more

How To : Record Great Voice-over Dialogue with an iPhone

Sound production doesn't get any cheaper than this. If you need some quick, professional-sounding voice-over dialogue for a student film or YouTube project, then all you need is an iPhone, an app called VoiceRecord and an ordinary blanket to block the background noise. Make s ...more

How To : Use an external or hand-held light meter

Not all cameras come with a flash, and not all cameras have the flash you need. That's where external light and flash meters come in handy for dark or low light shooting situations. In this video tutorial, learn how to usa an external flash like the pros.

How To : Use a light meter for your photo camera

This cinematography tutorial video provides the basics of working with a photographic light meter as well as how to read the meter. A light and flash meter is nothing expensive. All you need is something that will measure the light and your flash. Most light meters are relativ ...more

How To : Use existing light to take better pictures

Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to use the existing light to keep your subject from being overpowered by the flash. Taking better pictures using existing light instead of flash is easy with the tips in this how-to video.

How To : Use a Polaris incident light meter

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to use a Polaris incident light meter. The meter has a power, mode, ISO control and a multi flash exposure buttons. On the side you have the up / down and the trigger buttons. Power on the light meter. Select the mode, say amb ...more

How To : Make a Universal Soldier eye

In this tutorial we learn how to make a Universal Soldier eye. You will need: old head set, cardboard, hot glue gun, screwdriver, pen, flash light, knife, saw, black paint, and masking tape. First take the cardboard and cut it out into two rectangles. Place these around the he ...more

How To : Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects

Andrew Cramer shows you how to simulate light in your After Effects scenes. The effect shown is good for any time you have a flash of light shown like lightning or clashing light sabers. Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on crea ...more

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