1. Class Introduction
Class Introduction02:19 2
Build & Shoot: Soft Filters11:20 3
Build & Shoot: Star Filters14:56 4
Build & Shoot: Ethereal Filters21:53 5
Build & Shoot: Sunglasses Filters14:55 6
Build & Shoot: Half Double Exposure Filters12:04 7
Build & Shoot: Heavy Stop ND Filters18:14 8
Build & Shoot: Tilt and Shift Lenses09:19
Build & Shoot: Bokeh Shapes20:32 10
Build & Shoot: Coffee Cup Sleeve Lens Hood05:51 11
Build & Shoot: Body Cap Pinhole17:16 12
Build & Shoot: Mirror Under Lens05:17 13
Build & Shoot: Reversible 50mm Lens Mount17:04 14
Build & Shoot: Free-Lensing10:23 15
Build & Shoot: Fisheye Lens20:14 16
Build & Shoot: Bellows08:46 17
Build & Shoot: Toilet Roll Macro Lens05:23 18
Build & Shoot: PVC Extension Tube06:49 19
Build & Shoot: Rail System18:45 20
Build & Shoot: Macro Flash Brackets25:54 21
Build & Shoot: Field Macro Light Box15:47 22
Build & Shoot: Chip Can Macro Diffuser07:07 23
Today is all about do it yourself photography. DIY. Do it yourself photography. And we were talking a little bit before the class today and someone was saying, "Hey, my husband's really happy I'm here because I won't have to buy all that expensive stuff anymore. I can make it my own." And that's what today is all about it's about making photo stuff. Making photo lenses and filters and close up macro type products. You'll see over here on the table I've got a whole table full of stuff. We were trying to figure out what to call the stuff today, is it techie stuff, is it kit? It's just stuff. I've got plastic.. I've got rubber bands. I've got sunglasses. I've got filters. I've got paper and razor blades and tape and scissors and drills. So all of this we're going to pull together and I'm just going to show you, I think I've got like 20, maybe 20 something, maybe 22 or 23 different DIY projects. And so today's kind of laid out, we've got a morning session. Session one, session two, session...
three, session four. And the morning session, the one we're doing right now is all about filters. Creative use of filters. And so we'll be talking about how to use petroleum jelly. How to use sandwich baggies and water bottles to create interesting effects for both portraiture and for flower and macro photography. So just you know, this is... it's kind of, it's a do it yourself class, which means that it's a little bit unscripted. We've tried to script it well, but stuff's going to go wrong today. And that's part of the fun. That's part of the fun of experimenting. It's part of the journey of a photographer is learning what works and what doesn't work. And so there's a lot of moving parts in this class, just from the equipment that I'll be using, but also from the technology we're using. So just be patient with us, as maybe sometimes something doesn't work exactly as we want. We'll get through it. We'll get through it together. I always encourage audience participation. I love that. I love it when you guys right here in the live studio ask questions.
Ratings and Reviews
a Creativelive Student
It's a fun course, with a lot of interesting ideas presented in a way to help spark the creative juices in anyone wanting to branch out and experiment with different ideas. Mike's presentation style is fun and easygoing - perfect for this type of discussion. If you're not afraid to color outside the lines and see where the road takes you, this is a very enjoyable bit of inspiration.
Love it!! Very creative and full of inspiration. Mike Hagen explains the different effects in a great way, he is precise yet easy-going so he makes learning fun. I recommend this class to all who wants to take their creative photography to the next level without spending money on expensive accessories.
Mike has an easy-going, pleasant & fun personality. He explains things clearly. Rolls with whatever happens. And, he's very good about answering audience questions in an understandable, positively reinforcing and non-judgemental way (which can be rare for some established pro photographers...).