Fix A Fridge
Our refrigerator started acting up one day after a power outage: cold on one side (freezer), hot on the other (fridge). Even though it is only a few years old the warranty only covered big items, like the compressor. But how do you tell what's broken without potentially spending money on a repair call? Here's what I found and how it was fixed.
Point and Shoot Macros
In previous articles I’ve focused on macro photography using digital SLRs. This article will demonstrate that you don’t need an expensive SLR with exchangeable lenses and macro adaptors to have fun with macro photography. In fact you should be able to use most point and shoot cameras and even a web camera like the Apple iSight.
Macro Photography II
In the first macro article I discussed techniques for taking Macro photos using a D70 (or equivalent) and an inexpensive lens. This article dives closer, much closer, to our subject while still keeping costs relatively low.
Homemade Lighting Softbox
This article presents an inexpensive, homemade softbox. A softbox is used to fully illuminate photographic subjects, helping to reduce glare and hard shadow definitions. And, in my case, to keep the bugs in!
D70 Wired Remote
Nikon's popular D70 DSLR doesn't have an option for a wired remote. This article turns their ML-L3 wireless remote into a handy wired remote.
In January of 2004 I drove from New Hampshire to Florida and tracked the journey live on the web using a GPS and a cell phone. Find out how it was done and check out the resulting maps.
D70 Macro Photography
I really enjoy macro photography. After upgrading to a D70 DSLR I was looking for an economical way to take close-ups of the flowers and insects around the yard. This article describes a relatively low cost solution along with a few macro photography techniques.
How to Attract Birds & Butterflies to Your Yard
While you are contemplating the landscaping of your yard and garden give some thought to Birdscaping as well. With a little extra planning you'll not only have a yard and garden that you'll enjoy, but one that will be enjoyed by birds and butterflies alike. Join our guest columnist Linda Schneider to find out how.
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