7 Easy DIY Tricks For Any Camera User

The guys at BuzzFeed just came out with a video showing 7 simple hacks every person using a camera need to know to help better images everywhere on a low (low) budget.

We have recently published here another set of 7 DIY hacks for photographers with a few different tricks that might improve your photography including a simple timelapse rig hack, Flash diffuser hack and Bokeh hack.

We have listed the 7 tricks (as with the previous video, some of these are pretty well known, but they are all fun, useful and creative nonetheless):

  1. String tripod – a simple cost effective way to stabilize your camera when standing.
  2. Furniture mover dolly – good for moving your tripod like a dolly on flat ground to create movement in your videos.
  3. Colored lens flare – just color a clear tape put it on your lens and shoot a light source.
  4. Cup tripod – good for stabilizing your smartphone – all you need is one paper cup.
  5. DIY lightbox – your own mini studio at home
  6. Unique Bokeh – create a bokeh in any shape you like by cutting it out from paper and putting it on your lens.
  7. Simple light painting – just straightforward light painting technique.

You can also check out many more interesting DIY photography projects here on LensVid.

Via: slrlounge.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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