Making your own photographic equipment

posted on 12th of april, 2012

If, like me, you're on a budget, any innovative ideas to create your own equipment for next to nothing is worthwhile looking at.

Diyphotography.net has a huge resource of info on photography as well as DIY projects that can be made with everyday things.

You can't replace expensive studio equipment with something equal in result but lower in price, that's true enough. But when you don't have the choice or opportunity, you get creative and sometimes the results can be surprising.

If you have any projects you might want to share, DIYPhotography might be interested in posting it on their website.

Comments (15)

Posted by Sobek85 on April 28, 2012
nice article thanks
Posted by Bitesize on April 21, 2012
:-D glad some found it useful. I've just made myself a "studio light" that resembles a beauty dish but without a diffuser in the middle. works pretty well and cost me $10. @Parkinsonsniper, I know what you mean. Didn't think I could make my own stuff and sometimes didn't quite work out, but after going through the other ideas I started thinking of my own. it's a work in progress lol.
Posted by Rangpl on April 17, 2012
Yep, that's my way of taking pics too ;)
Posted by Infokus408 on April 15, 2012
Thanks for sharing. great information.
Posted by Jdanne on April 14, 2012
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Cafebeanzphoto on April 13, 2012
Great site! Thanks for sharing. Now only if .... a DIY 50MP Hassablad project is available.
Posted by Debspoons on April 13, 2012
I am going to have to spend the whole rest of the day at this web site! Thanks for posting.
Posted by Sunguy on April 13, 2012
I shoot all my object subjects (which I usually isolate on white) using natural light on the island of our well lit kitchen. I control the lighting and shadows with white foam core fill cards and by how much I open the blind slats on the windows. Doesn't get any cheaper than that.
Posted by Dark3y3s on April 13, 2012
I did try to improvise a small studio with only 2 powerful white-light lamps for food photography and I got some nice results! Of course, the pictures needed some post-processing, but in the end you wouldn't even believe in what conditions where they done :)
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on April 13, 2012
I'm not a rich man, so I always try to build my own gear first! Then I see that it doesn't work as I expeced, so I go and buy it from the shop LOL I think I'm not that talented or have "great expectations" :))
Posted by Zenonk on April 13, 2012
DIY is cheap and usually very good solution, I have made myself softbox and snoot light based on instructions from that site :)
Posted by Alerizzo78 on April 13, 2012
Wonderful link! Thank you!
Posted by Kezza53 on April 12, 2012
Thanks very much, it's a great link!! :)
Posted by Egomezta on April 12, 2012
Thanks... The link is amazing.... Wow.
Posted by Petin on April 12, 2012
Thanks for a useful tip!

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