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Lrg Head Lamp
Homemade camera flash solution from Modern Mechanix, 1932 – “Synchronizing Photo Flash Lamp With a Camera Shutter. The difficulty of synchronizing the flare of a photo flash lamp with the click of the shutter is frequently encountered by enthusiasts of the camera art…The contrivance consists of a flat type pocket flashlight battery mounted between two pieces of wood, on the top of which is affixed a common porcelain socket to hold the photo flash lamp.”Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. RobCruickshank says:

    As dorky as it looks, it’s actually not a bad idea- all the advantages of a flash bracket without the extra mass on the camera. There’s a guy who shoot pictures of the Critical Mass rides here in toronto who uses a bicycle-helmet mounted flash.

  2. laurenzb says:

    actually, it’s not just the weight on the camera – putting the flash on ones head increases the distance between flash and lens, thereby reducing the danger of red eyes.

    On the other hand, I prefer a modern wireless flash…

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