I wanted to try these cheap battery operated Ikea lights with motion sensor for automatic staircase lighting. They seemed nice but the light was way too harsh. The lens in original light is designed to give you a spot light but I that was not what I wanted. I removed the lens but the shadows
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Ikea Hack: Automatic Staircase Lighting
I wanted to hang photos in a bit more personal way. I thought that chains would fit my style and bought black chain, curtain slide, magnets and binder clips. Small magnets hold the binder clips in chain and chains are easily movable in curtain rail. It’s really easy to add and change photos and I like
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Hanging Photos
I needed to photograph a medal and I found this tip from a photography related discussion forum. I made a cone using parchment paper used that between camera and object. Even light and no reflections from surrounding objects. Paper is not pure white so I used grey card first to get white balance reference for
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Shiny Objects
I’m planning a photo of a courtroom where one of the prop I need is microphone. Another from trash to props project was needed. It turned out pretty much how I wanted and total cost was 0€ so I’m happy.
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Fake Microphone
I have a photo idea where I need a bomb. You know the group of dynamite bars with a timer device where you can wonder which wire to cut and do that in a last second. Well James Bond is quicker and usually has 0:07 on the clock when the bomb is disarmed…  I made
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Comic Style Bomb
I was bored and not mood for photography so I needed a project, something to do with my hands. There was wooden plate at storage room and I thought I will build a ring light. That should keep me busy couple of days… I used Ikea led bulbs. Not ideal but cheap and don’t break
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DIY Ring Light