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  • Snowboard Photography with the Russar+ Lens

    Snowboard Photography with the Russar+ Lens

    Winter is coming. The new Russar+ Art Lens will capture all the magical moments of the coming season. It will preserve memories of your next winter vacation or your snowboarding or skiing adventures. Get the most out of the Russar+ with these tips!

  • How to Make Special Aperture Plates for Your Petzval Lens, Halloween Edition

    How to Make Special Aperture Plates for Your Petzval Lens, Halloween Edition

    Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!

  • Side Effects: A Roll of Dirty Dishes

    Side Effects: A Roll of Dirty Dishes

    Looking to manipulate your film to get different analogue effects? Check out this tipster to see another cool and easy way to do it!

  • Side Effects: Cocktail Red Passion

    Side Effects: Cocktail Red Passion

    This month, I'll be teaching you how to use different techniques to add effects to your photos. BE patient enough and follow these quick tips to find out how I manipulated my film to achieve reddish tones in my photos.

  • Wide-Angle Photo Tips: Size matters!

    Wide-Angle Photo Tips: Size matters!

    In your daily photo practice, a slight difference in focal length can have a huge impact on your images. Does it adjust everything in the photo? Do I get that entire steeple on the image without having to go so far back and then shooting in the sun? How exactly does a fisheye lens work? Read on and find out the answer.

  • What Else Can You Do with Lactase?

    What Else Can You Do with Lactase?

    A few months ago, I thought I had an intolerance against the milk sugar lactose. I got stomach aches every time I ate something with milk in it so I used lactase to prevent it. But when I consulted a doctor to be tested, they said it was something else.

  • Tinker on the fly: A color filter made from spoiled film

    Tinker on the fly: A color filter made from spoiled film

    Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.

  • Street Photography Tips: Use Your Horizon Camera

    Street Photography Tips: Use Your Horizon Camera

    The Horizon Kompakt and Perfekt may be a bit bulkier than your usual compact cameras, but aside from taking photos of beautiful landscapes, they can also be your partners in taking pictures on the streets. Here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Round and Round We Go - Turn Your Spins into Circles

    Round and Round We Go - Turn Your Spins into Circles

    In just a few easy steps, you can convert your Spinner 360 photos into circles.

  • Basic Black and White IR Photography How-To's

    Basic Black and White IR Photography How-To's

    Have you ever wanted to try out black and white infrared photography but don't know where to begin? Look no further; here's a tipster to get you on the right track!

  • Flower Photography Tips

    Flower Photography Tips

    Finally, the gray of winter is over and spring is coming and with it the colorful flowers. Read on to learn what to keep in mind now when taking pictures of the beautiful flowers.

  • Useful Guidelines on Shooting with Ultra Wide Lenses

    Useful Guidelines on Shooting with Ultra Wide Lenses

    Wide-angle lens are further divided into sub-classifications: Wide, ultra-wide and ultra-ultra-wide. Based on current standards, wide lenses for 35mm cameras are those with focal lengths ranging from 24 to 35mm. Lenses are considered ultra-wide if they have focal lengths from 17 to 21 mm, and ultra-ultra-wide if from 12 to 16mm. The New Russar+ is a 20mm lens; hence it falls under the ultra-wide classification. If you have an ultra-wide lens or if you intend to get the Russar+, you might as well make the most out of your precious investment. Read on for a few guidelines on shooting with ultra-wide lenses.

  • Add some fun to your love getaway!

    Add some fun to your love getaway!

    Are you planning a romantic weekend with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Great! With this tipster you'll discover how to turn it in a perfect chance to get some nice nude shots!

  • Festival-loving Cameras for the Analogue Snapper

    Festival-loving Cameras for the Analogue Snapper

    A festival is filled with once-in-a-lifetime sights and spectacle worth remembering. It is but a requirement to bring a trusty camera when attending one, unless your memory is photographic enough to capture everything. If you’re still packing your bags for that much-awaited festival, take a few minutes to browse through our list recommended cameras to shoot with.

  • Impossible to Possible: Taking a Picture with the Konstruktor Transparent

    Impossible to Possible: Taking a Picture with the Konstruktor Transparent

    Our product, the Konstruktor Transparent Edition, is purely for display purposes and not for photographic use. Its unique see-through body makes it impossible for anybody to take pictures. However, a Japanese creator named Naga-san used some tricks to make taking photos possible! How did he do it!? Read on to discover what kind of tricks he used.

  • Take Fisheye Pictures with Your Konstruktor!

    Take Fisheye Pictures with Your Konstruktor!

    Ever wondered how fisheye photos would look like when done with a Konstruktor? I wondered about that too and tried the Fisheye Lens Adapter on my Konstruktor to find out. The results are great and the adapter brings loads of fun when used with this DIY shooter!

  • Create More Colorful Double Exposure Photos Using Gradient Colors!

    Create More Colorful Double Exposure Photos Using Gradient Colors!

    One day I had the idea to make color gradients with my computer and picture editing program and some other stuff to give my pictures a touch of color. You can also do it analogue style with rainbow paper!

  • Just Repaint Your La Sardina!

    Just Repaint Your La Sardina!

    Because I won a La Sardina Telefonbuch edition and had no DIY version of the camera, this La Sardina had to suffer my crafting and tinkering wrath.

  • Cook your Film and Create Crazy Effects!

    Cook your Film and Create Crazy Effects!

    Anyone looking for an easy way to quickly and conveniently manipulate his 35mm so that it delivers the craziest and most unpredictable color effects should try this easy tipster!

  • Back to Black and White with the Petzval Art Lens

    Back to Black and White with the Petzval Art Lens

    Classy and classic – black and white photography is a timeless medium that adds instant elegance in your images. Let us show you the ropes with the Petzval Art Lens.