Just heard about this from a coworker. This tiny camera lets you adjust your focus point after you take the photo. Go to the website and check out the picture gallery page and change the focus points on the pictures. Very cool stuff. Check it out at www.lytro.com
Another sweet DIY tutorial from the folks at diyphotography.net. This one is a little more in depth with metal rails, timing belts and truck. There are a ton of images and videos. Go check it out at diyphotography.net
Build An Amazing Super Versatile DIY Time Lapse Dolly * April 25, 2011 * 9 comments *
Take your camera anywhere, in any bag. The Roma Camera insert and bag organizer lets you transform your favorite everyday bag into a camera bag. I have wanted something like this for some time now. I love my chrome messenger bag but there is no protection or roganization for my camera. I have thought about putting something together myself, now I don’t have to. Check out more pics and all the specs at onabags.com
So I had seen and heard of the expo disc some time back when I was in a photo class at the beginning of the year, but for some reason had forgotten about it. The Expo Disc came back into light while I was listening to a Light Source photography podcast. The guys were talking with the owners of the company and they were sharing their knowledge on the in’s and outs of custom white balance. Don’t know what white balance is? Here’s the low-down: “Even the best digital cameras are incapable of consistently delivering accurate color without the user performing a custom white balance. Auto (AWB) and preset white balance functions often produce maddeningly inconsistent results. Images shot without a correct white balance may have unnatural looking red, yellow or blue tints that are time consuming and difficult, if not impossible to correct.Recognizing the importance of custom white balance to good color, digital camera manufacturers have designed their cameras to take advantage of a custom white balance. A custom white balance calibrates the camera to the exact color temperature of light illuminating the subject.” (expoimaging.com). The fast, easy and accurate solution: the Expo Disc. It literally takes a couple of seconds. Just pop the Expo Disc over your lense and set a custom White Balance. That’s it. No gray cards or white pieces of paper. Fast and easy. Check it out videos,how it works and all the good stuff at expoimaging.com
La Guillotine Camera aka the “Adidas Camera” was hand made by Steven Monteau. diyphotography.net has an awesome run-down of the DIY camera and instructions so you can build one yourself (lots of how-to images and vidoes). AWESOME!!!
I saw this online awhile back and thought it was pretty cool. Then I saw it in the store. It’s definitely light weight and easy & fast to setup however it’s pretty flimsy. I could not see myself using this for a DSLR. One of the main drawbacks is it’s fixed height. I do think this would be a great tripod to take on a hike with a digital point and shoot. Also, if you wanted to shoot with an off camera flash this could be a nice light stand. The only other thing that is holding me back from buying one is the price, $50 seems a little steep for me. Watch the video and check it out for yourself, or visit zipshottripod.com
I met Andy and Justin of Paradigm Photography this last weekend at a Calumet photo workshop. These are two super cool guys with great hearts and an eye for photography based out of Orange County. Check them out here.