DIY Video and Photography Projects

Yongnuo YN-565EX with Radio Popper PX
August 25, 2011






If you’re a bit late on this article, the new Yongnuo 565EX flash can be triggered by a Canon remote. So questions came up whether the Yongnuo YN-565EX Flash will work with the Radio Popper PX wireless triggers. Indeed it does and i’ve run some tests. There’s no reason it shouldn’t because the Radio Popper […]






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Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Flash – Quick Review
August 24, 2011






The Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Flash for Canon and Nikon is so far very nice. Yongnuo has really stepped up their game with this new YN565EX, providing a solid build that feels very similar to the Canon 580EX II which is the top notch in Canon gear. Many other features only available in Canon’s top flashes […]






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Geeks Only – Lens Replica Cups / Mugs
August 24, 2011






Most of you will just skip this post, but for Geeks like me that enjoy all things DSLR, here’s a look at some of the current Canon Lens Replica Mugs / Cups. Needless to say, i’ve collected a few, and i’ve also given out a few as gifts. The one gift idea you know won’t […]






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Friction Arms – Back in Stock
August 20, 2011






I think these friction arms were wiped out the first day I posted them, and someone mentioned they were out of stock. Appears they are available again for the time being. 11 Inch FMA-1 Magic Arm and Hot-Shoe Mount






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New Inexpensive Single Filter MatteBox w/ Full Flags
August 20, 2011






Even the cheapest ProAim mattebox runs you well over $280 (including shipping), so this new single filter MatteBox complete with side flags for half price + free shipping is a much better option than the recent cheap plastic version (found here) that holds NO filters. The shallow hood looks like it can accommodate wide lens […]






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DIY Portable Sound Booth
August 19, 2011






This won’t eliminate all ambient noise like a true sealed sound proof room, but when you can control or eliminate sound deflections that can reach your microphone, it takes your audio to another level. An excellent tool when doing voice over or narrative work to your videos. Here’s another cool looking portable DIY sound booth […]






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Sony HX9V on Palo Alto
August 17, 2011






I know I must have looked like a complete idiot spinning around with a Painters Pole, but the real reason the HX9V is placed on top is for Pole Aerial Photography. Here’s a few samples of today’s P.A.P. as I follow along to annoy Olivia during her recent shoot. You can see my shadow on […]






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JuicedLink Bearing Slider Sample Footage
August 17, 2011






One of the biggest questions about JuicedLink’s DIY roller bearing slider (bring your own rails), was what the footage could possibly look like. Finally here’s a couple of samples and some clever use of a bike wheel along with an extended version of rails which shows that the trolley can stay put. More on the […]






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