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An Old Camera And A Cheap Lens

"Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth" -ArchimedesCan we do the same with an "old" camera and "cheap" lens in our world? Surely we can because even the cheapest materials that produced today is much more efficient than in the past and we are lucky about this.Legendary photographer Ansel Adams did his best with tools that already in their disposal and then moved on to using better ones.He said "any good modern lens is corrected for maximum definition at the... continue reading

Making the most of my holiday

 So having taken a week off work,to take my family down to Cornwall, England, i made sure that it was not just holiday snaps i took. Although the weather was not fantastic and we could not get to see everything i had planned the days out we had i made sure i took photos of anything that caught my eye. However i do have one little piece of advice for people.Because i knew i would be taking a lot of photos, i decide to buy a couple of extra memory cards off the well known internet trading site,... continue reading

Montenegro - crazy, wild, cheap

Dear travel addicts,I bet a lot of you are getting ready for holidays and you started wearing warm jachets and hats. For some of us is really cold outside. So I decided to share with you an amazing destination for SUMMER.So if you hate winter, cold weather and cloudy days, let's start making plans for the future vacation next summer. Montenegro [Crna Gora] is a small country in the Balkan Area. It's renouned for it's amazing lanscapes. It's that kind of place where mountains drain into... continue reading

Creativity and ingenuity

I found an interesting article about how to make macro pictures with cheap tools. This demonstrates that human ingenuity and creativity matter most. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of technology and we tend to strive for the most professional cameras thinking that will take good pictures without our contribution.Here you will find a link to article talking about.LINK article continue reading

Saving what can be saved...

Hi,I got some images that didn't have sales in the last 4 years!I thought of promoting them here, maybe someone could like & download any before they get removed!They are cheap & accessible for a little time! Thank you all! :) continue reading

Poor man's lighting!

I don't know why I chose the title, but this method of lighting is quite nice and gives you studio quality shots. You could use a torch or candle for all I care. Use anything that produces light for around 15s.Rich man method:Get a couple speedlites and softboxes and strobes. Make it 1600 W and get a DSLR and shoot the photo. You can get some awesome food shots for around $1000 equipment.My trick:I got this idea from light-painting. I use this method to get an uniform lighting without... continue reading

Tip - Cheap Flash Units for DIY Studios

Lately I've been experimenting with a DIY home studio setup in the basement.I started with continuous lighting using large CFLs but moved on to trying out flash units.I picked up an inexpensive flash trigger systems for three unitsfrom iShoot off Ebay that consists of a trigger that sits in the flash holder on your camera and three receiver units that fire the flashes.So far the results have been great.I picked up a couple of inexpensive umbrella stands, a few flash clamps and a few... continue reading

How to take macro shots - the cheap way

Hello this is my first post on the blog here, and i decided to explain something about how to take macro shots, without a true macro lens. Because i have a Nikon camera i will exemplify with some accessories for Nikon.You can take macro photos of insects or any other small object with the help of:- extension tubes + lens- extension tubes + reversed lens- reversed lens- macro lens (the ideal solution but also the most expensive one)The extension tubes are... continue reading

My cheap fish-eye lense :)

Hello!A while ago I asked advise on this board from people using various fish-eye lenses, which of them was better, becuase I planned to buy a suspiciously cheap one from ebay.Here is the discussion.Now I can say that I made an experiment: my cheap (about 30$ including delivery) Bower fish-eye macro arrived and I even made few shots with it. Here is my impression.This "lense" resembles a big fillter consisting of several parts and is to be used on top of a normal lense. I use it with Canon... continue reading

Shooting Tethered On The Cheap

I've recently started using tethering software for almost all stock photos I shoot.This manner of shooting allows for instant feedback on a large calibrated monitor, rather than the LCD on your DSLR.I have a Macbook Pro and Nikon DSLR's so with other brands YMMV.The two I have tested are StudioTether and Sofortbild.The latter is a much more capable program, enabling time delay, interval shooting and Live View capability.The camera is hooked into the computer via a standard USB cable, which... continue reading

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