While working on some light painting shots, Sawo from Enlightpaintment was frustrated that he had to keep running back and forth from his camera. Even using an IR remote he was adding seconds of unnecessary exposure during which he wasn’t actually doing anything but running. So, in a fit of creativity, he decided to put together his own DIY wireless remote using about $20 worth of equipment from Radio Shack and EBay.

The final product works from up to 150 feet away, enabling him to trigger his Canon (one can be made for Nikon as well) without all of the running, cut down his exposure times, and ultimately get better, more creative shots. And even though making your own will take a little bit of DIY ability, we can think of many scenarios where having a cheap 150-foot range camera remote could come in very handy.

(via DIYPhotography)