Making Cameras

How To : Make a sneaky, snake spy camera that records video

Snake cams have become the epitome of high-tech gadgets on television and in movies. In 24, Jack Bauer is always using a snake camera to check for terrorists on the other side of the door. The video game Splinter Cell has made the snake cam an integral part to Sam Fisher's ars ...more

How To : Make a digital pinhole camera on a budget

In this video you learn how to make a digital pinhole camera. The video begins with an introduction addressing the main themes to be dealt with in the video - tight budgets, photography and specialized lenses. In this video, Kai modifies a photo lens cap by poking a large hole ...more

How To : Make a polaroid pinhole camera

Interested in making a pinhole camera out of an old polaroid packfilm camera? This will give you instant pinhole photos rather than waiting for a lab to process the film.

How To : Make a cheap DIY camera slider for your film

Film and television cinematographers love sliding camera shots, especially since ER made them a standard device for television dramas. A professional sliding camera setup is expensive though. Why not make one yourself? This video will show you how to turn $20 into a high-quali ...more

How To : Make an underwater video camera housing

This tutorial video sequence will show you how to make a home made underwater camera housing for your camera. for under $50. This apparatus is made using a pvc pipe , a end cap , perspexs, and a screw end lid with rubber seal. This is a great way to keep your camera dry when m ...more

How To : Make a video camera stabilizer

This is sort of like a homemade steadicam without the harness and everything that makes it keep the camera straight. This is kinda just a stick you attach to the camera.

How To : Make a DIY photography bokeh for a camera

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

How To : Make a velcro Holga camera modification

Use this camera modification to secure the Holga back to the camera and to provide a light blocker for the counter window. You will need a small package of velcro with industrial strength adhesive. This photography tutorial provides tips for making your vintage Holga camera ea ...more

How To : Make a camera dolly

This tutorial video will teach you how to make a camera dolly that is extremely affordable. This camera dolly is great for amateur film making and other purposes.

How To : Make a one-camera shoot look like multi-cams

It's easy when Jamie-B from Total Recall Films takes an in-depth look at filming and editing techniques you can easily use to make your next film look and feel professional using a well know technique called "tricking the camera" -- and the viewer. Watch to see how to make a o ...more

How To : Make your own cheap camera dolly

In this video we learn how to make your own cheap camera dolly. First, place down two PVC pipes and place a board on top of that. Then, you can place the tripod on top of that. You can use this to take shots where the camera is sliding from one position to the next but you wan ...more

How To : Make and use a polaroid pinhole camera

Making and using a Polaroid pinhole camera is a fun experiment for any photographer, amateur or professional. Learn to make and use a makeshift camera in this free photography video series. Part 1 of 5 - How to Make and use a polaroid pinhole camera. Make and use a polaroid pi ...more

How To : Make Your Own Smartphone Camera Stand

This is how I made my smartphone camera stand using everyday items laying around in my garage. This is also a great rainy day project for anyone who uses a smartphone for their youtube or social media videos. It cost me almost nothing to build since I already had most of the i ...more

How To : Make the Simplest Flash Bounce Ever for Your Camera

Sick of washed out photos? How about red eye? Or maybe you can't get the right shot because your flash is causing too much shadow in the background. That's what a flash bounce is for—it reflects the light off of the ceiling or another surface so that your photos look more bala ...more

News : DIY Peekfreak Cameras Made with Household Rubbish

Peekfreak is a collaborative project between industrial designer Wai Lam and photographer Yann Huey, both hailing from Malaysia. The aim of the project is create experimental cameras made from household junk (such as plastic food containers, discarded bicycle parts, and floppy ...more

News : Overhead Camera Boom Made with PVC Pipe

Overhead camera boom made with PVC pipe, from Dino at Hack a Week: "The parts for the boom cost about $35 and took about an hour to assemble. I might make a change to the overhead mount and see if I can use a double roller channel from a pocket door. This will facilitate easi ...more

How To : Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...more

How To : Avoid the "5 Deadly Sins of Amateur Video"

Tom Skowronski teaches us how to shoot a good video. Look before shooting so you have a more controlled movement. Hold camera steady at all times. Move the subject in front of the camera and turn the camera mans back to the sun to illuminate the subject. . Give nose room for a ...more

How To : Import photos from a digital camera in iPhoto '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to import photos from a digital camera in iPhoto '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto mak ...more

How To : Import video from your camera in iMovie '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to import video from your camera in iMovie '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes man ...more

How To : Record video with the iSight camera in iMovie '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to record video with the built-in iSight camera in iMovie '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. i ...more

How To : Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm

Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm! Yes, that's right... you can make your very own animated brickfilm, but wait... what exactly is a brickfilm? Brickfilms are animated films using LEGO, Mega Bloks, or other plastic construction building block toys. Most are stop ...more

How To : Use an old flash on a new digital camera

Old camera equipment like flashes and lenses are often praised by modern photographers, but getting them integrated into new digital photography setups can be a challenge. This video will show you some tips for using old flashes with new digital cameras, including a great tric ...more

How To : Build a guerilla-style camera dolly

MatttChapman shows you how to build a guerilla-style camera dolly to add to your filmmaking bag of tricks. This guerilla dolly is so simple, made with a rain gutter and cover from a local hardware store. This is ingenuity at its best. Don't spend a ton of money for a dolly to ...more

How To : Use a Fuji FinePix digital still camera

Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use a Fuji FinePix digital still camera. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York. You'll learn all of the following steps for using the Fuji digital still camera: check the bag, insert th ...more

How To : Hack a camera

If you are a photographer and are handy with a screwdriver and electrical tape, this is a really cool project to do. Basically, you "Frankenstein" a camera, taking a camera apart and rebuilding it with different lenses and the like, which makes for really cool photo effects.

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