The perfect DSLR camera case can be hard to come by.
And more often than not, it doesn’t even resemble any of your fave animals. What gives?
That’s where the DIY Dog Camera Cozy swoops in to save the day. It’s a soft camera cozy for your DSLR, and our pal Sarah Goldschadt is the clever crafter behind it.
Here’s the story from Sarah:
“In 2009 I bought my first DSLR …I had recently learned how to crochet with the help of my friend Alicia Kachmar.
I ended up using the basic shape of slippers to create a lens cover and then kept crocheting around my camera to see what would happen.
When I finished, adding on buttons and ears seemed like a no-brainer. Since then, I’ve upgraded to a better camera and bought a new lens, so it’s always the perfect excuse to crochet a new cover.”
Inspired? Get your craft on, and make your best friend look like man’s best friend.
When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”
Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with all these binders???”
Staring at binders all summer long is no fun, so our buddies Chris Rutter and Jeff Meyer (of Digital Camera World) showed us how to turn them into a sweet light tent — perfect for casting beautifully diffused light onto your photo subjects.
That means your photos won’t have harsh shadows from the sun, and your camera will catch all of your subject’s details.
Everyone has a binder or two at home, so you can start this project today!
Plus, this portable light tent gives you great lighting on flowers, insects, and other small stuff without having to pluck them out of the ground.
Throw it in your bag, and you’ve got a mini studio wherever you go this summer.
What could be better than a shiny new camera? How about a walk-in camera?
That’s right! We’re making cameras big enough to have a party in.
Check out this tutorial for a step by step guide to turning any room into a giant camera.
It’s kind of like making a pinhole camera but on a real-life scale.
So grab some poster board, a roll of tape, and invite your friends over for a camera party.
Ever wish your Instagram feed were more tangible? Like, hanging-from-your-window-tangible?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
This DIY turns your windows into giant, photo-filled lightboxes that showcase your Instagram masterpieces.
Make colorful stained glass inspired windows to brighten up any space.
Gather up those digital files, or pull out that old box of 35mm slides from your grandparent’s attic.
Finally, a digital-analog way to drape your windows with Kodak moments!
A night tour of Madame Tussauds is heck-of-scary, but here’s one thing more petrifying than that: damaged camera gear.
That same stuff Miss T uses will calm all your photo fears!
A DIY waxed camera bag will keep your lenses and camera bodies safe, sound, *and* dry.
Our buddy Allen Mowery put together this fantastic tutorial on how to make a water-resistant camera bag with grocery store wax, a messenger bag, and a camera bag insert.
The waxed canvas will add to that rugged mountain-man/lady look you pull off so well!
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You’ve probably got a bag of them stashed away with old envelopes and Mr. Sketch markers.
Rubber stamps. The classic currency of Valentine’s Day and letters from your penpal.
Stamps don’t have to be boring or cheesy. They can be classy, and they can even be art.
Especially if you design them from your very own photos!
Follow along with our DIY stamp project as we take you from the pixel to the pad without breaking a sweat.
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Slide projectors are great but outdated. And digital projectors cost a bundle. What’s a photographer to do when they’re looking for a bigger picture?
We’ll show you how to turn your phone into a photo projector for just $1.
Yep, for a buck you can have Instagram on overdrive and Flickr living large.
The project is so easy, you might even have time to sneak in a cat video or two.
You just got your Photojojo package (yay!). And what’s this? A stowaway-a-saurus!
Learn how to train your newly found dino friends to sit, stay, and
Gather up those stowaways and put them to good use by turning them into photo holders.
In a few easy steps, you can turn your dino collection in to a dino photo collection! (ooooh ahhhhhh)
*Don’t worry, no dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this tutorial.
Did you know that white balance is the quickest way to turn your camera into an InstaLomoCrosstography machine?
This tutorial is a fun, simple way to play with color a la Instagram or Lomography without any apps or chemicals!
All you need to do is take the correct white balance and set it to the “wrong” white balance to get sweet shifts in tones and colors.
We put together a guide on exactly what kind of color shifts you’ll get with each setting. No Android-based technology here. You can do it all with the settings your camera already has!
Your stockings are hung, your halls are decked, and it’s time to wrap up all of those presents. But you’ve got a problem. You’re tired of boring old candy cane paper and ribbons.
We’ve got an answer for this holiday head-scratcher, the 35mm film bow!
Get excited to wrap, this DIY will you have your showing off your festive craftiness AND your love of photography at the same time. It’s nothing short of a holiday miracle!
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