DIY Video and Photography Projects

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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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 Normally you would […]






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