Archive for the ‘Hobby’ Category

In the pursuit of setting up my more enhanced version of macro studio, I headed to the market this weekend. The main intention was to grab as much information I can and, if I get a good deal, Grab as much stuff as I can. I went to a couple of local hardware stores around, and realize that building this was not as easy as I though. It took a lot of time and effort to convey the idea to the masters. But once I got the right person, it was a cakewalk after that.

As I decided earlier, the backbone of this structure would be 12, 1 Foot Hard pipes. This would form a Cube structure. And 8 ,3-way Elbow Joints to join the pipes. What I realized later was that the 1 Foot Cube would be too small. So I increased it to 2 Feet (24 inches). This would mean a total length of pipes now would be 2 feet  X 12 pieces = 24 Feet . This pretty doubled my expected cost. Still it was a much cheaper deal. So I went ahead and bought it.

So now I have all the basic things ready. And all of this cost me Rs 300.00 /- Only (Approximately $ 7)…
3 Way Elbow Joint (8 nos) Rs 30 X 8 = Rs 240
2 Feet Pipes (12 Nos) Rs 5 x 12 = Rs 60

What’s left now?
Now that I have the structure ready I need to get it covered. $10 Macro Studio from strobist uses Butter paper for the sides and top. But I’m thinking of using a cloth. A Semi transparent Light fabric cloth, I’m thinking cotton.

Why Cloth?
It’s a onetime investment. Its stronger and durable then the butter papers. Its washable if it gets dirty. If at all it gets crumbled I can always wash it, Iron it, and use it.

So now, getting this piece of cloth and covering my macro studio structure will be my next stage.  Till then do send me your responses.


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Alright so it’s the time to take the Macro Studio post a bit further.
A few months back I created a cheap and very much single use macro studio. If was a good effort and a good project, and I did get some decent results. The image on the top of this post is an image taken in that studio itself. Sadly I don’t have a picture of the one that I created but it looked something like the image on Left.

Click here to learn how to create a very affordable DIY Macro Studio.

How much ever good my last experiment was, I always wanted to build a better Macro Studio. The key features that I wanted were Re-Usable, Durable, Foldable, and Customizable.

After bouncing out a lot of ideas on papers (literally after wasting a good number of paper, pencils & Pens). Finally have a concept ready.

See the images below for the visual representation of the concept.



Will post more details soon.

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Obsession (ob·ses·sion)
“an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with
something or someone.”
What I’m obsessed about ?
Collecting scale model of cars and bikes, in all and any scale.
What I love the most about them ?
  1. They have a great detailing… Now I’m not talking about the hotwheel cars that we
    used to play with when we were young, Just holding two cars and bashing them. That
    was fun back then… but now even the smallest scratch makes me mad as if it’s a dent
    or scratch on my real car.
  2. And also with these scale models I can at least fulfill my dreams of owning sports cars and bikes.
  3. Doing a photo shoot with these babies is just amazing they look so real.. you’ll know
    by the pics.

Now i’ll let some of the images do the talking. 😉


MV_Agusta bike scale model 1:18


MV_Agusta bike scale model 1:18

Hummer H1

Hummer H1 KIT Scale Model 1:24

Over time i’ll keep posting images of my collections.

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I won’t say that I’m a good photographer or anything. Not even do I know when the shutter bug stuck me. But now photography in various forms is one of my favourite hobbies. I would love to take it up as a profession, but for now I’m pretty happy to explore the boundaries.

Some of my favorite forms of photography:-

  1. Automobiles
  2. Macro
  3. Portrait
  4. Landscape

Different time and different post I’ll talk about the other forms but this one is about me exploring the beauties of life in Macro Mode.

In simple worlds Macro Photography is taking close-up pictures of objects.

The tools that I use to satisfy my Macro needs…

  1. Canon SD630  ( Point & Shoot)
  2. Canon Rebel Xti ( DSLR)
  3. 18-55mm Lens
  4. 70-200mm USM L

And very soon I’m  going to add a durable Macro studio in this list.

In this section I will share the whole development of this Macro Studio. I’m still doing the paper works which I will share as well.

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