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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.
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.
Whether you work on a lot of DIY projects or you’re just looking to get a bigger screen for your DSLR camera, a portable monitor is handy to have around. Instructables user GreatScottLab shows you how to build your own.
The big difference between good looking photos and video and bad ones comes down to how well things are lit. Whether you’re an amateur photographer building a home studio or a budding YouTube star, here are some simple tricks for casting the right light without spending a fortune on professional equipment.