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How To : Get started with flash (strobe) photography

New to photography and looking to learn the fundamentals in a flash? This free photographer's guide, which discusses flash photography and its terminology, will help you to accomplish just that. To get started learning the flash/strobe/speedlight basics (as well as to get a ba ...more

How To : Make an annoying strobe flash from an old camera

This shows you how to modify an old camera so it flashes at the push of a button. Annoy your friends. It's a perfect practical joke by modifying an old camera flash to create a strobe effect. This will make it so you don't have to wind it, just push the button

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

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. Repeat mode gives a flashing strobe effect with which you can take multiple shots in one single long exposure. In Nikon SB-800, switch on the flash and select the R ...more

The Sun King : Using Your First Off-Camera Light

Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more

News : Electric Fly Swatter Tag

Have about 10 guys In a small, pitch black room, each armed with two electric fly swatters. Once the lights go off, it's every man for himself in an all-out, spark-filled brawl. I would suggest a strobe light in the room, but I'm sure the sparks given off by the electrified ra ...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 : Build a personal weather machine

Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine. Get creative -- got any new weather effects you've figured out how to add to your Personal Weather Machine? We'd love to hear ab ...more

How To : Learn tabletop studio photography with mirrors

This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores tabletop studio photography done with mirrors. Use just one light and several mirrors to light your subject. You can also use silver poster board or white poster board to reflect the light from the strobe. Mirro ...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 : 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

How To : Photograph with a point & shoot camera

In this tutorial, we learn how to photograph with a point and shoot camera. If you have dark light on the face, make sure you turn flash on your light and make sure it turns on to even out the lighting that's on the face. One of the easiest ways to shoot outside without using ...more

How To : Install a tubular skylight

A tubular skylight is a fast and inexpensive way to bring natural light into your house. The tubular skylight has three parts a dome, reflective tubing, and a diffuser. First locate the ceiling joists in the area that you would like to install the skylight and mark them with t ...more

How To : Survive in the wilderness

In this how-to video, you will learn how to survive in the wilderness. First, practice all of these skills before you go out on a trip of some sort. Skill and common sense preparation is important. Make sure you have duct tape, a flash light, and fishing line and hook. Foil is ...more

How To : Simply use a flash on a Nikon DSLR

There are a lot of things that a flash can do for you when you are taking pictures. It can be used to fill shadows, light up subjects, and much more. The video demonstrates the various tilt and pan settings that the flash can be used in for bouncing light in various circumstan ...more

How To : Use HomeLink in the 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video tutorial shows you how to use the HomeLink feature in the new 2010 Toyota 4Runner. HomeLink can be used to control your garage door from a remote control inside your car. Depending on the make and model of your garage door, what you have to do is take your normal re ...more

How To : Charge the R/C Micro Mosquito Firefly Bladerunner

A lot of customers thought that one can place the Micro Mosquito on the base (which looks like a Helicopter Landing Pad) and it will be charged. No, there is a charging cord underneath the charging base that is used. All you need to do is to unlatch the cover and connect to th ...more

How To : Use "foofing" when shooting flash photography

This video is about the concept of "foofing" when shooting flash photography. For this, you need a camera with a flash that can be directionally adjusted. The process involves simply pointing the flash at either a wall or the ceiling, to avoid having the light from the flash s ...more

Cloud Photography Challenge : Battle in the Sky

im just an amateur photographer using a nikon camera at night on my way home from the beach, i hope this is good enough....too much noise, i had little light that time and the flash would make it look ugly

How To : Create a summery, glowing skin MAC makeup look

The wrong kind of makeup can make you look tired, but with the advice from this how-to video, your skin is going to look fresh and glowing. Use MAC's mineralized satinfinish foundation NC42, msf natural med dark, select moisture concealer NW37, sunbasque blush, msf light flush ...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

How To : Take great photographs

Anyone can snap a blurry picture of a friend standing in front of a tourist attraction, but with just a little more effort, you can take great shots. Learn how to take great photographs with this instructional video from Howcast. You will need a camera and a flash (flash optio ...more

How To : Build a simple carboard magnet generator

Build this ultra-simple AC electric generator from magnets, wire, and cardboard. (And a big nail!) Light a small lightbulb, or flash a red LED. This demonstrates how generators work. Now if you want a more useful device, use a small DC motor as a generator, since it has much ...more

Alan Wake : Captain Obvious

In Alan Wake, there are hidden messages hidden throughout the levels that are only visible with a flashlight. If you don't flash the light at a particular spot, you will not be able to see the message. These messages are left by a mysterious entity trying to give hints to Ala ...more

How To : Skin components in Flash CS3

This video illustrates to create the skin components in Flash CS3. The procedure to create the skin components are, If you set an FLA to export for Action Script 1, or Action Script 2, the components panel will automatically refresh with the components that you are familiar wi ...more

How To : Create a "panda eyes" coutoure makeup look

In this tutorial, you can learn to apply a common runway makeup look aka "Panda Eyes." Products used: - Revlon Skinlights fluid in Neutral Light (can be subbed with MAC Strobe cream) - Bare Minerals foundation - Margaret Astor concealer - MAC Paint in Untitled - MAC pigment ...more

How To : Use speed lights with studio softboxes

In this helpful video, Yanik Chauvin will show you exactly how to use speed boxes with studio softboxes. You will learn how to hook up an SB-800 camera flash inside a studio soft box to get great light and photos. The best part is, you most likely already have these supplies i ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

News : Ca-Ching. LEGO Brick Bank Dispenses Real Cash

100% functional LEGO ATM by Ronald McCrae. This bonafide brick bank performs the following functions: Bill scanner can be calibrated to accept any type of banknote Machine accepts only the type of bill for which it is calibrated Tolerances for bill acceptability are adjustabl ...more

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