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Taking advantage of the increased resolution and new autofocus capabilities of the iPhone 3GS to shoot close-up stills has just gotten a little easier thanks to Derrick Story’s DIY Copy Stand for the iPhone 3GS. Utilizing a commodity storage container from the local mercantile and repurposing the iPhone’s packaging Derrick has created an easy to assemble positioning apparatus that doubles as a light diffuser.

If you’ve ever tried close-up work with the iPhone, you know you have two challenges. The first is holding the camera steady enough to avoid camera shake. The second is getting the plane of the camera parallel to the plane of the subject to avoid distortion. This little device helps with both, plus diffuses the light for a more flattering rendering.

[via thedigitalstory]

Adam Flaherty

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  1. artistmarkets says:

    You are a genius! You solved every problem for a copy stand. If there is not enough
    light, you could add a flashlight, maybe.
    I wish you could think up the same type of idea for my Olympus SP-570UZ.
    I just can’t think of a way to hold it steady, and I need to adjust the height
    and I have not much money to buy a stand,.

    Thanks for your video. Inspirational!