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If you happen to have an old-fashioned camera wasting away in a junk drawer, you can take it apart and use the lens for smartphone macro photography. This video shows you how.
Plywood is the most popular building material for DIY woodworkers. It’s relatively cheap, strong, and easy to work with. But not everyone is a fan of the unfinished edges. Here’s how to apply edge banding to give your plywood furniture a more finished look.
iOS: Pixelmator is the best desktop image editor out there, and the iOS versions are pretty great too. Today, the iOS apps get a much better Repair tool and a new Dynamic Touch tool that makes drawing a lot easier.
A good camera tripod or lighting stand is a given, but they need to be secure to shoot safely, especially if other people may bump into them. DIY Photography explains that cheap suction pads, normally used for glass lifting, work nicely when attached to the bottom of your tripod or light stand.
Not long ago we wrote about a cheat sheet for polarising lens filters, which is perfect if you already know the ins and outs of filters and how they’re used. If you want more basic advice about these wonderful devices, Mark Ryan Sallee of Michromatic is here to help.