20171121: DIY Strip light for under $10USD

OK, so this ain’t no pretty beauty queen of a strip light box, but heck a “decent” one starts at around $80USD.

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Down here in Mexico, while I don’t know how soon I will need one, the shipping is expensive or I have to research out the Mexican companies that supply one.

I also have a money shortage & needed some soft boxes & hair light & a strip light so that adds of fast.

Well, the hair light and strip box were a little easier to make. I will wait on the soft boxes.

I made a hair light box out of cardboard & just need to find a little brighter light for it. The small LED light stick is too dim for studio work. I can stick a flash in there.

But the other day I noticed that here in town there are LED strip lights for sale & at only 95 pesos for one, heck that is like $5 USD so why not invest a little time to make a strip light out of one.

My neighbor also gave me a big cardboard box that was too large for what she needed.

So,

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1200mm is over 4ft long & 6500k is a nice level to work with. I did have a small issue that facing forward I got stripes on the wall. I had bought the clear lens so I could have the most light possible & would make my own defusing for it.

So I just turned the light around and faced into the box. The shiny side of the aluminum foil would defuse that issue just fine.

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I then added some more cardboard to make “barn doors” on the box.

I put aluminum foil on the joints of the barn doors & made sure that the barn doors were in the full open position when taping them together so I would not have issues of opening and closing them or light leaks.

Over all time is a couple hours of work, but here is the light in action.

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Wide open doors.

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Closed most the way.

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And a half way flagged position.

So tape, aluminum foil, a cardboard box & a strip of LED 6500k lights, plus a little and I have something that works.

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Like a say, “it ain’t pretty to look at!” But it does the job for now!

And is light weight enough to hang on a light stand/boom or even from the ceiling.

Creative Shooting folks! Specially those of you with a limited budget.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20171120: Canon 16-35mm Repaired & working again! Wow, am I happy

OK, so after 3 years of hauling my broken Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 “L” II zoom lens around with me, not having the money to send it in to be repaired. I finally got inside it and found the broken wire causing the problem.

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This what I talk about in being intelligent.

It took 3 yrs of trying to find the way inside without BREAKING ANYTHING & I was patience enough to do so.

I then without a schematic looker for where a wire should have been attached.

As you can see, it was not so obvious a place.

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The first attempt to connect an extra wire to this spot did not work, the wire pictured would not solder down. So I replace it with a copper wire which did work & that little tiny extra inch of wire let me reconnect the wire inside the lens body to the circuit board.

After closing it up, I tested it and everything fired just right. 3:30am time for bed.

Next day I took it out to the street while selling & tested it more. Everything seems fine. Later that night I went and did some night shooting & so far everything is well & GOOD.

Since this is the lens that in 2014, I had a tripod fall over on a mountainside and break this lens literally in half, I assume either the solder job at the Factory Repair was bad or the wire was weaken but that fall & rolling down 100ft of mountain.

I have over $2000 invested in the lens both from buying it & then the repair of that breaking it in half. So it is nice to repair it myself & have it back in the photo kit!

Sorry I did not take more photos of the lens being opened & repaired, wee morning hours are great for working, but I don’t always remember to shoot a lot of “extra photos” on these repair jobs. I am more interested in getting the job done & get to sleep!

The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 “L” is one of the sweetest landscape lens I have ever used.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

 

20171107: Math of ESP, Time Travel & Words…

OK, as I continue on in these short 15 minutes discussions, I point out how the words used to describe events are the limiting factor, i.e. most humans know of “time Travel from sci-fi stories. Therefore they accept “conspiracy theories” without thinking about what is really trying to take place.

Yes, I do not get any prettier, just an old ugly man.

Enjoy. More coming too.

20171027:MATH of ESP, TIME TRAVEL…

OK, I got this going pretty good now, and trying to keep it simple.

I hate listening to people who know very little but use “BIG words”, insults and Not data backed ideas to put forward their ideas…

So I am trying to keep it simple and lighthearted.

Explaining what REAL Time Travel would be, not what science-fiction/movies & science like to claim.

Part 1

 

 

Time Travel Explained Part 2

20171026: MATH of ESP Charlatan/FAKE prophecy IMAGE.

I am pointing out how for most people the “Image of a Bible preacher standing up in front of a crowd screaming “Hell, Fire & Brimstone” is the common idea  of a prophet.

Nothing could be FARTHER from the truth.

Nikola Tesla was a prophet & he was hated by the government & corporations.

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Tesla & cellphone

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Yes, so when you stop and look at things, what do you have?

This “fighting” that, everyone screaming “FAKE NEWS, FAKE PHOTOS, FAKE REPORTS”…

you have met your prophecies.

my take on it and why you need to change the IMAGE!

20171024: MATH of ESP, Power of Prophecy, Pt. 3 Imaging

As i continue to talk about the math and how it works in plain English, I am now discussing what Imaging is.

Again I use real life experiences.

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To continue the lesson, adding more depth of this issue, again a short segment so I can put them on Youtube:

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