Photography & Video

The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools for creating and editing digital photos and videos, as well as how to make your own still and video cameras.

Cast, Mold, and Mill an Aluminum Camera from Scratch

Cast, Mold, and Mill an Aluminum Camera from Scratch

from beginning to end, follow the process

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Motorizing a Simple Camera Slider

Motorizing a Simple Camera Slider

Improving your shots with a motorized camera slider doesn’t have to be complicated! Follow Jeremy Cook’s lead and cobble something custom together.

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A woman with a VR helmet over her shoulder looks at the camera.

Reinventing Cyberpunk for the #TwentyTeens

Like many great Make: ideas, the centerpiece of the latest issue, an homage to Mondo 2000’s iconic “R. U. a Cyberpunk?” poster (located in the forthcoming Make: Vol 62, page 24), all started in the Video Lab. Make:’s Senior Video Producer Tyler Winegarner and I like to sit around and bounce ideas off of each other, and sometime […]

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Weekend Watch: Chris Mitchell is “Maken It So”

Weekend Watch: Chris Mitchell is “Maken It So”

Look over an ambitious maker’s shoulder as he experiments with 3D printing, electronics, and making his own pinball machine.

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Emulate Slit Scan Photography for Beautifully Weird Images

Emulate Slit Scan Photography for Beautifully Weird Images

Slit scan photography is an interesting technique that yields abstract and beautiful results.

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Transforming a Game Boy Camera into a Tool for Astrophotography

Transforming a Game Boy Camera into a Tool for Astrophotography

Alex Pietrow customized a Nintendo Game Boy Advance’s camera so that it could take pictures of celestial objects.

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Bigfacebox, a Simple Way to Gigantify Your Head

Bigfacebox, a Simple Way to Gigantify Your Head

Turn a box, a plastic lens, and some LEDs into a goofy-fun head magnifier.

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