There are so many photography gadgets on the market. And lots of cool hacks that don’t cost much, which can really help with your shooting. In this episode, we compile our best DIY photography tips and gadgets.
In this episode, you’ll discover tips that will help you in everything from creating your own backdrops on the cheap, storing and carrying your gear, modify your lighting and much more.
Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast.
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There are so many photography gadgets on the market to
- Protect our gear,
- Modify lighting,
- Photography backdrops
- Light stands
- Lighting accessories
If you are shooting paid gigs then I always recommend buying well made and reliable equipment that won’t fall apart and delivers consistent results.
I will invest in good quality lenses, light stands, and lights.
I also love to Macgyver stuff and it’s a great way to experiment with different gadgets without having to sell your left kidney.
DIY CANVAS BACKDROP
DIY Tripod slider (panning shots)
Paper cups or furniture sliders on tripod legs for panning shots
Portable leaf blower for hair
Bathtub cyclorama ( seamless background)
iPhone MACRO LENS
OLD WETSUITS AS LENS COVERS FOR TRAVELLING
And my THOROUGHLY WASHED (sand-free) opp shop wetsuit sleeve/leg “lens cases” for packing when travelling, or not using my camera bag.
I use two covers if big lens in luggage wrapped in more and fingers crossed all the way home. I use single if tossing in my backpack or other bags
Ky Hanson The stubby holder snoot on a flash 🙂
Mike Hickman Macro light: it’s made with a can of Pringles (contents eaten), cut in the side to fit the head of the speedlight and gaffered to keep it connected and hide the fact that it’s a Pringle’s can.
Peter Foote Photography Looked everywhere for a convenient solution to packing my AD200s and speedlights.
12 bucks worth of tradie socks from BigW work perfectly.
Easy to fit and remove, and I’ve always got a spare pair of socks if I ever need them!
Matt Zahn I can’t think of any recent macgyver actions but I did have a mullet in the 80s as well as a Don Johnson suit
Stephen Nolly Putting a washer on my key ring to tighten quick release plates
Stephen Nolly Wrapping three feet of gaff tape around my tripod leg
LIGHTSTAND BAGS via my assistant Aaron
DIY Speed light clamp
Aussie Slang word of the week
Cuppa: This is the abbreviated form of the phrase “a cup of tea.”
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