Mounting a Tripod

How To : Mount your GoPro digital camera on a tripod

A tripod keeps your camera steady, which is useful for anyone taking either time lapse shots or using a long exposure. This quick tutorial shows you how to use the small GoPro camera tripod mount to put your digital camera on a tripod.

How To : Turn a Manfrotto tripod into a DIY DSLR car mount

In this clip, you'll learn a simple method for modifying a Manfrotto tripod into a fun, functional car mount for your Canon or Nikon digital single-lens reflex camera. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To : Make a pole camera

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pole camera with John Park. You can take some amazing pictures by just using a pole to mount your camera onto and take pictures with. Most cameras will work with a general pole as long as they have a tripod mounting pole. To help you pr ...more

How To : Install and use the Zacuto Universal Baseplate

Zacuto Universal Baseplate V3, includes 12-inch rods and works with all cameras. Zacuto's Universal Baseplate allows mounting accessories off the front and the back of the rods. Our new version 3 Universal Baseplate is 22% lighter then Version 1 or 2. The baseplate measurement ...more

How To : Configure the Redrock microShouldermount

Watch this cinematography tutorial on how to use the microShouldermount, which can be attached onto a tripod or used in its typical configuration as a shoulder mount. You can attach a monitor along the grip rod. Learn the essentials of the Redrock mounting systems for professi ...more

How To : Build a remote-controlled camera mount

Kip Kay, from Make Magazine, shows you how to take your radio controlled vehicle and turn it into a spy car, by mounting a camera onto it. Follow Kip, as he shows you how to remove the body from your radio controlled car, mount the camera inside the chassis using the triPod mo ...more

How To : Build a custom pochade box for oil painting

In this how-to video, you will learn how to build your own custom Pochade box for oil painting. You will need 10 feet of 3/4 x 1/2 trim, 1/4 underlayment plywood,, a table saw for squared cuts, a cordless drill, a dowel no smaller than 3/8, a set of hinges and screws, an Allen ...more

How To : Make a simple low budget camera mount for film

If you are interested in low-budget filmmaking, this video will show you a clever way to construct a camera mount. Instead of spending money on a tripod or camera mount, pick up a few materials from a hardware store and make your own.

How To : Make a bicycle camera mount

Shoot an action-packed close up, or film while you're biking around. All you need to do is build a simple bicycle camera mount. You'll need a tripod mount, PVC pipe, pliers, bungee cord, a U bolt and a bike. Watch this video cinematography tutorial and learn how to build a bic ...more

How To : Make a PVC track camera dolly

This tutorial video will show you how to make a simple camera dolly for amateur filmmaking and videography is simple and cheap to build, easily disassembled, relatively lightweight, has mounting points for a standard camera tripod. Make a PVC track camera dolly. Click through ...more

How To : Build a homemade film steadycam for cheap

In this video tutorial, Wess does some research and builds a steady-cam for under fourteen bucks. Hooray for no more motion sickness! Steadycams (or camera stabilizers) are attachments used to capture smooth looking video even when the camera and camera operator are in motion ...more

How To : Make a helmet camera

How to make a simple tripod on your camera so that you can take video hands free. Then mount the camera on your head for a weird handy cam like shooting experience. Make a helmet camera. Click through to watch this video on instructables.com

How To : Use Nikon digiscopes or telescopic lenses

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Nikon digiscopes. This means taking digital pictures with a digital camera through a lens. You can use two different versions of lenses with the Nikon Coolpix camera. You will need an eyepiece to use the camera with these lenses. You can g ...more

How To : Use camera stabilization equipment

In this episode, we dive into the expensive, or, at the least, tedious realm of camera stabilization equipment. This ranges from the all-powerful, all-knowing fluid tripod head, to the much used and often abused dolly. We don't own and operate an actual Steadicam or a jib or a ...more

How To : Focus stack for great macro photos

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to focus stack for great macro photos. This video is from EPhotoZine. The idea is to take several pictures of the same subject at different distances. For this you will need focus stacking. If you focus with a wide aperture, e ...more

News : *NEW AND IMPROVED* Helmet Cam

My first attempt at a helmet cam, yielded ok results, but I wanted something even better. The downside to all of this was cost, but it is very close to what I want now. Yes the camera is upside down, and yes there's a solid piece of fabric covering the view. Read on to find o ...more

Budget Astronomy : Resources for Making Your Own Equipment

For newbies to astronomy, expensive equipment is an understandable deterrent. But with some thorough Google searching, you can find plenty of How-To's for making your own tools for less. Below are a few sites with several cool projects to offer. Sky & Telescope Sky & Telesco ...more

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to ...more

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more

How To : Unlock Your iPhone's Secret Camera Level in iOS 11

Apple's stock Camera app has a lot of great new features in iOS 11, but one of the more interesting ones is a level that helps you take photos of documents and nicely plated food from a top-down perspective. Unfortunately, you'd never know it was there since it's not enabled b ...more

How To : Take Better Fireworks Photos with Your iPhone

The default Camera app on your iPhone can take some pretty incredible photos during the day, and newer iPhones can even make nighttime shots look good, but you can't just point and shoot if you want to capture some pretty spectacular fireworks photos on July 4th, New Year's Ev ...more

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