Sometimes the best tools can be made from items from the hardware store. This DIY shutter release is no exception.
Nothing is quite like a good long exposure shot. But to get it right, it is vital for a photographer to keep the camera steady. Many use a wireless release. But most cheaper wireless releases suffer from one major drawback. A severe lack of range.
This setup is made with a garage door opener remote, a bit of wire, and some quick soldering. The gains are worth every penny. Depending on the model of remote used, the system should work for up to 150ft. Best of all, this should work with most Canon cameras through the 2.5mm jack. With some slight modifications to the tutorial, it should also work with many other camera models.
Check out the video tutorial here.
Source article: diyphotography.net