It's amazing how many photography apps are now available on the App Store--some more useful than others. Pocket Light Meter, for instance, helps you get the lighting settings just right on your DSLR camera. That said, it's a bit of a pain having to whip out your cell everytime you set up your camera and want a bit of advice on lighting. One photographer has come up with a quick fix to the problem.
To solve this problem, Nigel Nowhere from Germany created a DIY hotshoe holster to merge his phone and camera together. He simply grabbed some hobby plastic, cut out three pieces, and glued it onto his DSLR's flash hotshoe. He pointed out the only issue he had with his mod was that the holder was a little deep, meaning the phone's screen was blocked at the bottom slighty. But Nigel would rather have his phone safe and secure than the possibility of it falling out and getting damaged.
Nigel is next going to try with aluminium instead of plastic. It's a pretty simple mod to make in order to produce some (hopefully) better-lit photos that's pretty inexpensive, plus it would be pretty cool to have your iPhone and DSLR merged as one--provided you don't need your flash. If you want to make one, Nigel's instructions are on his blog.
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