Degree up your images and video with these three $10 DIY digital camera rigs

Getting your digital camera low or in a small area unlocks new capturing alternatives, however it may be difficult. Jay P. Morgan has some nice DIY digital camera rigs that may increase your picture and online game to a brand new degree.

On this video, Jay P. exhibits you the way to construct these three easy and low cost rigs from scratch. You don’t want fancy instruments, a lot of bits and items, or an excessive amount of time. Plus, you solely want round $10 to make every of them, if not much less – since you might have already got a few of these gadgets at dwelling.

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What you’ll want

First, let’s make a journey to a ironmongery shop. Or simply open Amazon in a special tab. 🙂 Remember the fact that Amazon doesn’t usually promote a single piece of every of this stuff, so a few of these value over $10. However as I stated, you could find them in your native craft retailer, or maybe you even have them at dwelling. You’ll want:

DIY digital camera rig #1

You want a bit of wooden minimize to roughly 7.5” x 8”. Drill a gap within the center barely bigger than 3/8″. Countersink it so your screw head sits good and flat and doesn’t stick out. Flip the piece of wooden, add a washer to your screw, and connect a ball head onto it. And that’s about it! Now you’ll be able to add your digital camera to the tripod head and place your DIY rig as little as it will get.

What’s extra, you may get even decrease with this rig. Use a 1/4” 20 screw and connect your digital camera instantly onto it, with out the ball head in between. For stabilization, you’ll be able to add sandbags on either side of your rig. To maintain it from sliding, you’ll be able to add the adhesive rubber ft on the corners or simply glue the remaining rubber washers.


DIY digital camera rig #2

The subsequent DIY digital camera rig is a “T-hinge rig.” Once more, it’s a reasonably easy construct, however you might must drill the center gap and make it a bit bigger to feed a 3/8″ screw via it. You want a brief screw, a washer that makes the whole lot good and tight, and add a ball head on high.

An issue right here is you could’t countersink the floor as you probably did with the earlier construct; the metallic is simply too skinny. So, the screw head stands proud and makes the construct wobbly. That is the place the rubber ft come in useful once more. Stick them on every nook and so they’ll degree the floor and make the rig secure. It additionally helps you to place your digital camera at a super-low angle, Jay P. even filmed a shot with it below his automobile.

DIY digital camera rig #3

The third DIY digital camera rig is my favourite from this video. It makes use of a robust magnet that permits you to connect your digital camera to a fridge or some other metallic floor. The magnet comes with a gap within the center, however you might must drill it to make a 3/8” screw match. Add two washers to the screw, one on the highest and one on the underside, and screw your ball head onto it.

This rig will simply maintain a 5-6-pound digital camera and allow you to connect it to any metallic floor round your property, studio, or capturing location. I’ve by no means seen a DIY rig like this, and I actually like the thought. And it’s so low cost and easy to make!

Have you ever already tried making any of those digital camera rigs earlier than? Or do you propose on doing it? Tell us the way it works for you!

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