Is it possible for a hobbyist to create/mold/grind/polish a lens element? There seems to be lots of astronomy hobbyists polishing mirrors and occasionally a large lens element. Is there an equivalent ...
I found a DIY TLR camera kit that lets you build the camera from parts, then use it to take photos. What I don't understand, is that the specs list: 1/150s shutter speed; f/11 aperture From that ...
Is there a Lomography picture style software for Canon 50D, are there custom camera settings I could use to achieve a similar effect?
I was looking into alternative methods of photography and I happened upon something called a 'zone plate.' Three questions: What is a zone plate? How does it work? What can I do with it?
A couple of months ago I was playing with my camera and a magnifying glass and I noticed that this glass produced a very soft chromatic aberration. Here's an example: (Here is the full size, 18mp ...
What exactly is pinhole camera? The wikipedia article says A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in ...
I use digital for the convenience aspect of it, but sometimes I take a picture and can't help thinking that the soft, slightly "faded", washed-out look would be nice. How would I go about getting ...