7 Cool and Funky Photography Tips

If you love DIY and looking for some cool inspiration the guys at COOPH have 7 cool tips for you.

We love fun DIY projects here on LensVid and this video is just another good example from the guys at COOPH (an international photography group) for some cool stuff that you can do with very little money and a bit of time to improve your photography and create some really nice images.
Here is the list of tips from this video:
  1. Levitation – capture somebody jumping with balloons or an umbrella (don’t show the ground in the image).
  2. Freelensing – detach the lens and hold it very very close to the camera not connected and play with the focus (remember – not all cameras allow for shooting without a lens attached so make sure your settings allow for that).
  3. Light stenciling – this one is cool (although you can probably do something similar in post) – cut any shape out of a cardboard box and light through it (put some colored cellophane with white paper for diffusion), use a flashlight to light trough when you are shooting a long exposure anyplace in the frame.
  4. Use Polaroid – kind of self explanatory.
  5. Use a broken mirror – if you have an old mirror you don’t need (or its already broken) you can use it for some shot to get an interesting effect.
  6. Use colored lights – again – no much to explain here.
  7. Light Hula Hoop – use a Hula hoop with some Christmas LEDs and paint with light (again long exposure at night) – this one is actually really fun and can turn out very interesting.

COOPH are known for having really cool DIY videos. Earlier this year we published their video entitled “6 Cool DIY Photography Gifts that You Can Make Yourself“, 7 Simple DIY Hacks that Will Help you Improve Your Photography and just before that 7 DIY Photography Tips – Using Inexpensive Household Objects – both of which we highly recommend if you are into DIY and photography.

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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