DIY Video and Photography Projects

GoDox External Battery Pack For Canon Nikon Flash
November 11, 2012


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For photographers who need longer battery life with Speedlite flashes, the standard has been very expensive Quantum battery packs. Typically around $300+ dollars (seen here via B&H). There are a few cheap external solutions that use 6x AA batteries (seen here on eBay), but they are merely extended power sources and often don’t help to [...]

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Triple Shoe Mount Bracket Adapter
August 31, 2012


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Just received a couple of these Triple Shoe Adapter Brackets. I guess you can also use it to mount three other hot shoe accessories like a microphone, portable recorder, etc. It’s all metal, pretty heavy duty, and should come in handy for me to mount three flashes or three LED video lights to make a [...]

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Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates
August 24, 2012


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Reminder that the B&H Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates expire next weekend. These are instant discounts like $300 off the famous Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens or $120 instant discount on my favorite Canon 100mm F/2.8 IS Macro. Find more details about all the discounts available following the link to [...]

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DIY HoneyComb Speedlight Grid
May 25, 2012


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A honeycomb grid on your flash helps direct and concentrate light, and depending on the design of the honeycomb you can even achieve a very tight spotlight. YouTube member CAMPHOTOPIX shares his DIY grid build that is based on a bunch of cut straws. I’m not sure where this first started from, but it’s an [...]

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Yongnuo RF603n Wireless Trigger Test
May 20, 2012


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YouTube member Wandomphoto performs a distance test with the Yongnuo RF603n (the n is for Nikon), and claims some pretty good results up to 1/4 mile away. These are very basic triggers and receivers that lack all the other high speed sync and communications that other high end triggers offer, but are fairly reliable. I [...]

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DIY ETTL Flash Cable Extension
January 29, 2012


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So you want to move your flash off camera? Sure you can use inexpensive wireless triggers, but the biggest drawback to moving a flash off camera, is losing ETTL communication and High Speed Sync. Unless of course you’re shelling out some serious cash for a wireless remote system like Radio Poppers to supports this. YouTube [...]

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Adjustable Umbrella Brackets for RF-602(3)
November 22, 2011


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There’s been some recent comments about off camera Flashes and the cheaper RF-602 or RF-603 wireless triggers. If you decide to go this route, remember that the trigger fits directly underneath the flash. Once you have this set up you can screw a light stand directly underneath the RF-602 receiver’s 1/4-20 thread mount, but this [...]

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Quick Octagon Softbox Diffuser
November 10, 2011


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I just received my Octagon softboxes that are used as a light modifier for flash photography. They set up super fast like umbrellas but function more like traditional softboxes. I’ll do a video later about how easy these things go together with my Speedlights.

500 LED Video light – Pop up Softbox
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