Author Archives: petermobbs

About petermobbs

Inveterate meddler.

An LED Skinner-type moth trap

Two or three years ago, I had the idea of producing ‘a better moth trap’ using LEDs. Since then, several hundred people have read that blog post and several readers have made their own traps. One reader has produced a … Continue reading

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Macro flash bracket and other macro tools for OM-D users

This blog entry describes several things I have made/used that make flash and macro photography easier for me; a trigger grip/bracket I have made to support two Meike Mk320p flashes, how to use such a setup in conjunction with remote … Continue reading

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A bigger, better diy turntable for stereo or product photography.

Sometimes, in order to take stereo photos of larger objects, you need a bigger turntable. Also, a bigger turntable makes it easier to incorporate the lighting on its surface. It is always best to take a stereo pair in such … Continue reading

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More on building a better moth trap

My apologies for the long interval between my last post and this one. I have been battling with a 300 year old French farmhouse and its needs. I was motivated to make this post by the extensive interest in the … Continue reading

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Control box for a focus rail, and other stepping motor-driven camera moving devices. The program.

With some reluctance, I have decided to upload the Arduino code that I use to drive the new electronics that I use with my focus rail. As I said in the previous post, it can be used with up to … Continue reading

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New control box for a focus rail with many other options

I have now completed the new control box for the focus rail that I described how to build in a post I made a year or two ago. Actually, the new control box is capable of a great deal more … Continue reading

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How to take ‘bad macro’ photos

I was somewhat reluctant to do a blog post about the process of taking pictures. Whenever I read anything about this on internet forums, there is lots of flaming and trolling. However, I want to start out by freely admitting … Continue reading

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