Extension tubes: Close up photography on the cheap

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by David Stephenson
If you want to soot macro photography but you don’t want to spend money on a dedicated macro lens, which can be very expensive, an extension tube may be the answer.
These hollow tubes fit betweeen your exsisting lens and the camera body to enable it to focus much closer in on the subject. It’s not an optical element,…

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Take your finger off that shutter!

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by David Stephenson
 
The cable release or remote shutter release is probably one of the cheapest and most useful of your photographic accessories.
 
To take the best photos with the least amount of camera shake using a tripod mount and a cable release or remote shutter release is a must do. The combination of both takes your movement out of the equation…

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Your eye in the sky, drone video/photography

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By David Stephenson
What do you think of when the word drone is mentioned? Do you think of it as an unmanned weapon of war that has been used in many different conflict zones around the world over recent years?
Well unmanned drones can also have a positive peace time use and one of them is aerial video/photography. Of course rather unfortunately…

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Small, light and cheap video and photography with a key chain camera.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By David Stephenson
The 808 #16 key chain camera is an inexpensive little camera that is made in China and can be brought from many sellers on both Ebay and Amazon. It’s light weight and good quality for it’s low price, it’s very simple to use since there are only two buttons. It can shoot video and still photography.
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Old lenses for an old school feel

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By David Stephenson

Add a new angle to your digital photography and go for that old school look (often at little cost) by adapting old lenses to use with your digital camera.
Using an old manual focus lens will mean you will have to sacrifice some of the auto features, as the older manual lenses do not have the electronics to talk…

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