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Manipulate Lighting with a Camera Add-On Using Optical Fibers

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Mar 26, 2013 • References: instructables and petapixel
Photographers can take their skills to the next level by creating their own camera add-on made out of light-transmitting optical fibers.

Using a bunch of these filaments as a funnel that channels the direction of the flash on the camera, a whole new arena of lighting options comes into play. The flexible rods are able to bend in any direction so photographers can choose the precise angle of lighting and change it easily by adjusting the way they hold the fibers. For even cooler effects, the fiber optics can be manipulated to face different directions at once, creating intriguing shadows and unusual displays of light.

This DIY camera add-on project, with its incredibly innovative use of optical fibers, was created by photographer Váncsa Domokos.