Category: Tutorials

Lunar Eclipse Over Temple

Tutorial: Capturing The Lunar Eclipse

Buy this print here. We’re honored, thank you. The above image, while not exactly viral, has netted 5000 views in 2 days. That’s a record for us here at ScaresMe. So, to repay your kindness, we thought we’d document how we processed the image. That way, when the next one […]

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Final Power Setup

Tutorial: Powering a GoPro for days with external power and an intervalometer

Adding additional power to a GoPro is easy – you simply buy the GoPro Extended Battery or you plug an external source into the mini USB hub. Unless that is, you want to do something extreme, then you need to give it a bit more thought. The Problem We’re carrying […]

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Tutorial: Building a Smaller 1st Person GoPro Hiking Rig

Tutorial: Building a Smaller 1st Person GoPro Hiking Rig

This is a follow-0n post to our previous tutorial. The rig works well on wide open trails but is a little awkward getting in and out of the car, and is a total nightmare when trying to use it in overgrown forests and other ‘tight’ spaces. So, we redesigned it! […]

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Ready to Hike

Tutorial: Building a 1st person backpacking GoPro rig

We’re off up a big mountain soon and figured it would be cool to film the whole process. The hike should take 3 days so there’s no point making a movie, instead stop motion is required. We’re going to carry two cameras for this, one pointing where we’re going, the […]

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Horse Tail Falls under the stars

Tutorial: Turning Star Trails into Comets (with Twinkles!)

Star trails can get boring. Let’s make twinkling comets! But first here’s a story for you. Back in the day, in darkest Winter, the Rangers at Yosemite National Park used to build a big fire on top of Glacier Point and when it was good & hot, they’d push it […]

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Van Elder

Tutorial: making fire rain

This is beyond nuts. We don’t think we’ll be trying this one and recommend you don’t either. For the full details of how this is done, please check out Van Elder’s blog.

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Milky Water 01

Tutorial: Milky water and Misty Forests

We spent the weekend in Paso Robles,  deep in the heart of the ‘other’ grape growing place in California. In addition to all the fine wines, there’s art everywhere, some of it even quite nice. The pictures that captured our attention was a series of paintings that depicted landscapes as […]

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Burning Jeep

Tutorial: Burning the Jeep

With a friend heading in to town for the weekend, we started planning our most elaborate burn shot yet, we wanted to surround our Jeep with fire and smoke. The fire was the easy part, we’re getting quite good at that. We simply took the fire whip idea (tutorial here) […]

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Hot Stuff

Tutorial: Making a Fire Whip

We do a lot of dangerous things here but this one is off the charts. So hurt yourself, and you can’t come running to us. This is all about you and your boundaries. Let us show you how we made a Fire Wand / Fire Whip. Strictly speaking it’s not […]

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Male Caricature

Tutorial: Caricature Big Head

Adobe are running a competition (rather poorly in my opinion), where every week you get to enter a picture along a theme they’ve selected. This week is caricature week, so we decided to show you how to take a picture of an ugly man, and make him beautiful. Along the […]

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Army Of One

Tutorial: Multiplicity – an Army of One

This tutorial is about an image we made back in November 2011, when we were fortunate enough to find ourselves relaxing in Fiji. The image was actually a lot harder on Deanna than it was on me. All I had to do was sit on the helicopter landing pad and […]

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Tutorial: Rogue FlashBender at FurCon

Tutorial: Rogue FlashBender at FurCon

We’ve been to a few conferences / events recently where we’ve needed flash. But of course, you can’t wander around with your strobe on a mono-pod at these places, so off-camera flash is almost impossible.  Enter the Rogue FlashBender. A large-ish flexible bounce card that allows you aim light where […]

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