DIY open-top flash diffuser/light cloud

DIY open-top flash diffuser/light cloud

Amerimax Home #85208 downspout funnel from Home Depot makes a perfect flash diffuser with a large surface area for excellent shadow softening.

Fits perfectly and securely on my Canon Speedlight 580ex II as it comes.

It did come with little tabs sticking off the wide side for attaching with screws to a house or whatever (it’s a part for a gutter/downspout). I just clipped those off with wire cutters.

Tagged: , diy , flash , california , gutter , diffuser , light cloud

DIY Camera Strap

DIY Camera Strap

My attempt at a budget camera strap made from a shoulder pad from a laptop case strap, a strap from a camera bag, buckles from an old rucksack, an old 1/4 inch bolt, a threaded disk from a camera mount and a large ‘D’ ring from the Custom Saber Shop that I had lying around spare. The catch is strong enough to hold my Fuji FinePix S1000f securely.

Disclaimer:
These photos are of my DIY projects that I have made for my own use and enjoyment. I don’t make this stuff for anyone else and I also don’t do instructions (sorry) – try instructables.com/technology/photography for a wide range of great DIY photography ideas.

Tagged: , camera , diy , budget , r , strap , stills , video , slr , shoulder

DIY Beseler Macro Stand / Copy Stand

DIY Beseler Macro Stand / Copy Stand

More images and construction tips to follow, but this is the basic idea.

I had a Beseler 23CII that was missing a part and frankly was not going to be used again. I realized that the adjustability of the chassis (both in elevation and in tilt) made it very versatile and stable. I realized that if the camera could be positioned at the lens board area, it also gives you focusing rail capabilities.

Tinker Tubes are barely part of the package here, but they give you a lot of versatility (with low weight) on the bottom end. I used 1" high pressure PVC. They are held to the chassis with bolts and T-Nuts. The length and diameter you need will depend upon the diameter of the PVC you choose.

Tagged: , macro , DIY , focusingrail , Beseler , 23C , 23CII , TinkerTubes , Tinker , Tubes , copystand , copy , stand

Hanging Mason Jar Flower Vases 6 DIY Ball Mason Jar Hanging Flower Frog Lids by treasureagain@etsy

Hanging Mason Jar Flower Vases 6 DIY Ball Mason Jar Hanging Flower Frog Lids by treasureagain@etsy

Hook Top Flower Hangers 6 DIY Ball Mason Jar Hanging Flower Frog Lids- Purchase here:
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My original design- twist on Mason Jar hangers with flower frog inserts for easy floral arranging. DO NOT USE THIS IMAGE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!

Some of my favorite things all in one place…flowers from my garden, mason jars, garden arches, a sunny day. Photo taken by me in my garden. My rock pile can be slightly seen in the back also!

Tagged: , mason jar , mason jars , ball jars , hanging mason jars , hanging mason jar lanterns , jar lanterns , hanging flower vases , hanging jars , DIY jar hangers , mason jar weddings , wedding mason jars , mason jar party decor