Poor Equipment with Good Results
This is the setup I used to photograph my Victorio-Nixie Tube project. This was the first time I used my cardboard-and-paper light box, and I was pretty happy with the results.
In order to take some photos for an Instructable, i needed a way to position my camera over my head while keeping both hands free. I also needed a way to trigger the shutter remotely, a function which the A530 doesn’t natively include.
Ordinarily I’d have no trouble accomplishing the latter by modding the camera electronically. With the gadget being so new and shiny, however, i vowed not to meddle with her internals for quite a while 🙂
Anyway, I gathered some wood from the scrap-pile and whipped up this little rig. It’s super simple to make, so feel free to do so!
Like most modern, pocket-sized digi-cams, the flash on my lovely new PowerShot A530 was too bright and concentrated for its own good. The old index card trick helped a lot, but i knew i could improve on it.
Neither of these two devices took much of any time, money, or effort, but the results are pretty good!