Making your own photographic equipment

If, like me, you're on a budget, any innovative ideas to create your own equipment for next to nothing is worthwhile looking at.

Diyphotography.net has a huge resource of info on photography as well as DIY projects that can be made with everyday things.

You can't replace expensive studio equipment with something equal in result but lower in price, that's true enough. But when you don't have the choice or opportunity, you get creative and sometimes the results can be surprising.

If you have any projects you might want to share, DIYPhotography might be interested in posting it on their website.

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April 28, 2012

Sobek85

nice article thanks

April 21, 2012

Bitesize

:-D glad some found it useful. I've just made myself a "studio light" that resembles a beauty dish but without a diffuser in the middle. works pretty well and cost me $10. @Parkinsonsniper, I know what you mean. Didn't think I could make my own stuff and sometimes didn't quite work out, but after going through the other ideas I started thinking of my own. it's a work in progress lol.

April 17, 2012

Rangpl

Yep, that's my way of taking pics too ;)

April 15, 2012

Infokus408

Thanks for sharing. great information.

April 14, 2012

Jdanne

Thanks for sharing!

April 13, 2012

Cafebeanzphoto

Great site! Thanks for sharing. Now only if .... a DIY 50MP Hassablad project is available.

April 13, 2012

Debspoons

I am going to have to spend the whole rest of the day at this web site! Thanks for posting.

April 13, 2012

Sunguy

I shoot all my object subjects (which I usually isolate on white) using natural light on the island of our well lit kitchen. I control the lighting and shadows with white foam core fill cards and by how much I open the blind slats on the windows. Doesn't get any cheaper than that.

April 13, 2012

Dark3y3s

I did try to improvise a small studio with only 2 powerful white-light lamps for food photography and I got some nice results! Of course, the pictures needed some post-processing, but in the end you wouldn't even believe in what conditions where they done :)

April 13, 2012

Parkinsonsniper

I'm not a rich man, so I always try to build my own gear first! Then I see that it doesn't work as I expeced, so I go and buy it from the shop LOL I think I'm not that talented or have "great expectations" :))

April 13, 2012

Zenonk

DIY is cheap and usually very good solution, I have made myself softbox and snoot light based on instructions from that site :)

April 13, 2012

Alerizzo78

Wonderful link! Thank you!

April 12, 2012

Kezza53

Thanks very much, it's a great link!! :)

April 12, 2012

Egomezta

Thanks... The link is amazing.... Wow.

April 12, 2012

Petin

Thanks for a useful tip!

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