We have previously discussed a DIY softbox project but this one uses a simple, yet ingenious idea, to make them foldable and the end product sure looks professional
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII Lens is probabely one of the sharpest lenses available and for less than $80 it is really hard to beat quality/price combo.
However the two most critisized aspect of the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII
Although there is not much we can do about the built quality of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII, but we sure can make our own distance scales for it.
To use the ExpoDisc is pretty simple,
1. Put the ExpoDisc on your lens.
2. Set your focus mode to manual.
3. Take a picture from a well lit place in the scene where you are about to shoot
4. Set your camera to custom white balance
5. Select the image you just took took as the white balance reference
6. Set your focus mode back to Auto if you want
7. Use this white balance for all other shots in that place
picture by jedrek
I love to try different stuff in photography but one of my main problems is, like everyone else, MONEY. So I can’t always allow myself to pay for new material specially when I know it won’t be more than a fantasy.That’s why I love so much the do it yourself projects and I am constently seeking for them.
Here are 4 different resources for DIY project to build your own cheap flash ring
Do you love panoramas? Have you ever tried to throw in that stitching software 5 or 6 pictures you have taken hoping to get a good panoramic picture just to discover how lousy you were in keeping your hand straight?
I know I sure did, and the last time I remember I searched for a panoramic head for my tripod hoping to finaly get into this lovely kind of photography, I was turned down by the $300 – $500 range price of those special tripod heads.
Well I think that I will finally have the chance to try once again panoramas with a higher chance of success for about $10