When you’re trying to shoot a portrait, often times the most difficult part is finding a suitable light source. Digital Photography School reminded us that one of the most effective ways to light your subject is by using indirect light from a window.
The handy diagram above that shows you how positioning your subject in relation to the window can change the picture completely. Definitely a useful exercise to sharpen your portrait-taking skills.
Tip: Use Indirect Light From a Window for Quick Portraits
It must feel incredibly satisfying to shoot with a camera you built yourself, which is why Lomography has come up with the 35mm Konstruktor set. The idea behind the DIY kit is to help people understand the fundamentals of analogue photography.
Build Your Own 35mm SLR from Lomography
via Swiss Miss
Kevin of The Filme hacked his Rolleiflex TLR to shoot Fujifilm Instax photos. The process requires removal of the camera back and a few adapters, but if you manage to pull it off, the results look amazing.
Rollieflex TLR x Fujifilm Instax = Instant Photo Madness!
via The Photoblographer
Camera Hack: How to Make Your DSLR Shoot Square
This square-format DIY is a risky one if you have a super fancy camera (your camera would probably be able to shoot in 1:1 ratio anyway), but it works if you have an old DSLR that you don’t mind hacking!
It’s basically the same idea as in-camera masking (see Photojojo’s tutorial on how to mask), which means placing a hand-made frame *inside* your camera.