Category Archives: DIY

Nikon L35AF lens cover

This is a replacement lens/rangefinder/viewfinder cap I designed and 3D printed for the Nikon L35AF film camera. Last Christmas I was rummaging through a cupboard and found our family’s trusty old L35AF – a rugged, 35mm rangefinder with a sharp 2.8 lens. I loaded it up with Portra 400 and went out to shoot a […]

Code quilt

I sewed my first quilt recently, based on a design I made using custom software. After experimenting with several rules to limit color and form, I ran the software and saved several of my favorite designs. Then I picked out actual fabric to approximate the colors generated, and began sewing an actual quilt over the course of a few weeks. […]


Everyone and their dog seems to have a linear camera slider these days, and for good reason. It’s a simple way to get some great shots – especially of fairly static scenes with depth. And once you add a fluid head to the mix, you can do fake crane shots and so much more. But for […]

Desk Lamp

I’m a bit obsessed with the lighting on my desk, which I suppose comes from being a videographer (and from spending lots of time working at my desk). Having the right amount, color temperature, and direction can really make a desk space feel extra-ordinary and wonderful to work at. I found a Target-orphaned bright LED […]

DIY GoPro Clamp

To use a GoPro well, it’s important to be able to attach it in all sorts of ways. Having a few good clamps is key to getting those unique shots that make GoPros shine. I wanted a general use clamp that was tough as nails. So I bought a $3 spring clamp, a 1/4″ bolt, […]