Storing / organising photography gear

December 6th, 2017

Explanation of how I store and organise the various photographic equipment I use, covering lenses, cameras, lighting gear, batteries, filters, and more. [...]

Converting a cheap umbrella softbox into a stripbox

January 6th, 2016

How to take a cheap umbrella softbox and turn it into a stripbox by using it with the umbrella only part-only. [...]

Low cost, size, and weight panorama head / plate

December 19th, 2015

A low cost, low weight, small size DIY panorama head / panorama plate solution for cylindrical and partial panoramas. [...]

UV Panoramas

September 28th, 2015

Discussion on the difficulties in taking 360° panoramas using ultraviolet light only, and links to a couple of example UV panos. [...]

Long Exposure IR Photography

May 15th, 2015

How to take long exposure infrared photos using an unconverted camera or a converted camera with neutral density filters. [...]

Infrared photography – Unconverted vs Converted camera with different IR filters comparison

April 12th, 2015

Comparison between an infrared converted camera and a standard unconverted camera for infrared photography, looking at a variety of infrared filters. [...]

Corrupted images

February 24th, 2015

Examples of various different types of corrupted images I found in my backup (PSDs, NEFs, CR2s), and the importance of validating your backups. [...]

Why IR Photography is the antithesis of ‘normal’ photography

February 14th, 2015

How the best lighting conditions for normal photography are usually bad for infrared photography, and vice versa. [...]

DIY 40.5mm – 52mm adapter with 77mm thread for rubber lens hood

January 11th, 2015

How to make an adapter that is effectively a 40.5mm - 77mm & 40.5 - 52mm step-up ring in one. Great for mounting a 77mm lens hood that encloses the filters. [...]

Using internal filters with mirrorless cameras

December 4th, 2014

How you can add a polyester filter over the sensor of a mirrorless camera, particularly useful if you have a full spectrum converted camera. [...]