7 DIY Photography Tips – Using Inexpensive Household Objects

Look at what you can do with 7 inexpensive simple household items that can create cool, ingenious and creative photographic aids to improve your shooting.

A few weeks ago we published a previous video by COOPH (an international photography group) looking at  7 Simple DIY Hacks that Will Help you Improve Your Photography. Now the same group publishes a second video in this series which covers 7 simple house hold things that can help your photography in a short upbeat video yo don’t want to miss.

Here is the list of items used on this video:

  1. Beer Cosy – a sort of makeshift lens cover/protector.
  2. Black reflective tile and a tablet – creating a mirror like product shoot with cool lighting from the laptop using long exposure.
  3. Glass ball – a different way of getting cool reflections from objects and people.
  4. Aerosol spray and a lighter – creates a blazing fire (be careful with this – its not a toy and you can hurt yourselves!).
  5. Tights and a rubber band – cover your lens and create a “hazy look” to your shots.
  6. Mirror – inexpensive direct light source that can create some really cool effects.
  7. Round tube light – this can be very cheap and be interesting for portraits.

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

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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