The Wednesday Rundown 3.16.11
Howdy, and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. I know several photographers that have done some DIY projects for shoots to dodge the expense of buying the overpriced gear. There are many items that you can create for your shoots, beauty dishes, flash diffusers, and even tilt shift lenses. I ran across two DIY items for shooting DLSR video. Do you do the cheap DIY or buy the real stuff? If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
The cost of gear gets crazy sometimes. Check out this DIY video on how to produce a decent viewfinder for you DSLR. This video gets a bit off track with some goofy segments but overall you end up with a functional product. Let us know if you try this one out.
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This video does not take you through the steps to create a video crane, however if you are a DIY badass you could replicate it. I mean I could do it! This one turns out real solid and the smooth video clip is proof.
[vimeo width="711" height="400"]http://vimeo.com/20906079[/vimeo]
A step by step tutorial on shooting outdoor portraits. Very detailed instructions and guidance with the model. The instructor even gives a little point and shoot lesson at the end.
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