Retirement of the Handcrafted

old html

We have been writing and developing the site in wordpress for some time, running the original website in parallel. However, moving to a new server we have finally seen the retirement of the handcrafted Looking back at the old website there were more than 1100 pages and they covered a larger range of model … Read more

Heavy Duty Camera Arm

heavy duty camera arm

The flexible camera arm finally broke so I had to make a heavy duty camera arm. In truth, I ordered a camera arm from Amazon. It never arrived, being returned to the depot due to damage in transport. Thus the inspiration I needed to design my own heavy duty camera arm. This will enable me … Read more

PolarDuck Mini Tripod

polar duck mini tripod

The PolarDuck mini tripod covers iPhone/Camera/DLSR/Smartphone/Webcam with Universal Phone Holder & GoPro. This was purchased from Amazon, I was looking for a quick fix as my flexible phone arm and clamp had completely broken. After initially looking at the Manfrotto Pixi, a similar product to this, but a lot more expensive. I thought I would … Read more

Sand and Cameras Can Work

camera on a sand bag

Sand and cameras can work together. Normally a combination to be avoided. However, some weeks ago I made sand bags to reduce vibration and had a couple left over. So, when it came to wanting something to support a camera this caught my eye. They are roughly 3.5″ x 5″ and initially sewn along the sides … Read more

Improving the Sound

powerdewise microphone kit

A few comments on my YouTube channel are telling me I need to be improving the sound. I’m recording the videos with a Samsung A71 and Olympus Pen F. Two great devices, although the Pen F definitely has the edge. Actually, more than just an edge, it is brilliant and exquisite to use. However, that … Read more