Homemade Shutters

    homemade
  • made or produced in the home or by yourself; "homemade bread"
  • Made in the home; Made by oneself; In a simple style as if made at home
  • homeMADE is an Australian reality television series that airs on the Nine Network. It premiered on 10 May 2009, and episodes air twice weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm and again at 9:30pm. The series is presented by David Heimann, who also acts as a mentor to the contestants.
  • Made at home, rather than in a store or factory
    shutters
  • A device that opens and closes to expose the film in a camera
  • (shutter) a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
  • (shutter) a hinged blind for a window
  • Each of a pair of hinged panels, often louvered, fixed inside or outside a window that can be closed for security or privacy or to keep out light
  • The blind enclosing the swell box in an organ, used for controlling the volume of sound
  • (shutter) close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"
homemade shutters
Homemade Digital Shutter release
Homemade Digital Shutter release
I spent way too much time messing with this thing today but it works like a champ!. With about $30, I was able to build the homemade shutter release with a 40' extension. I built it modular so that I had a short version to use right off of the camera or to add the 37' extension to it to get some distance. I have a bird feeder on my deck that I get a lot of visitors (when I remember to put food out) I wanted to be able to tripod mount my EOS and run the long cable through the living room window so that I could fire some really close shots of the bird friends. See the next shot that was taken using this setup (no birds before it got dark)
Compact camera sliding slot shutter
Compact camera sliding slot shutter
Got some 3200ASA film to do 'action pinhole' so I added a sliding shutter to this camera (25mm f85) to reduce exposure time to about 1/100 th of a second. Seems to have worked. Next step is to reduce the shutter to a sensible size for hand hold operation.
homemade shutters