40+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills

40+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills

Professional photographic equipment can costs thousands of dollars, but you can still take amazing photos by spending just a fraction of that cost. If you have the time and you’re not afraid to dirty your hands, simple DIY hacks can produce the same results as spending a fortune on advanced kits.

We have collected some of the best DIY camera strategies to make you a better photographer. These genius suggestions will definitely take your pictures to another level, from softening the pop-up flash to transforming a 50 mm lens into a macro one.

Understand, photography is a playground and there are no correct or incorrect approaches. If it works, it works.

Start browsing to learn some new hacks:

01. Use Tinfoil To Create A Wall Of Bokeh



02. Use A Sifter For A Genius Shadow Hack

Christina Key


03. Use A Fishtank To Get That Underwater Shot



04. Use A Piece Of Cloth And A Cardboard To Create A Portable And Inexpensive Seamless Background System

Taylor Mathis


05. Use A Plastic Bag For A Softbox Effect

Sheldon Evans


06. Remove Tourists From Your Pictures Using These Simple Steps



07. Use A Towel As Video Slider

Sheldon Evans


08. Get That Perfect Top-Down Photo For Your Instagram



09. Manipulate Visual Perception Using Forced Perspectives



10. Don’t Be Afraid To Add Lights With Regular Bulbs



11. Cut Out A Heart Shape In A Cardboard For A Heart-Shaped Bokeh



12. Easy Macro Lens Hack



13. Use Your Sunglasses As A Filter



14. Instant Fake Macro Bokeh

Sheldon Evans


15. Use A Plastic Bag Smeared With Vaseline For A Soft-Focus Lens Effect



16. Use A CD To Create Lens Flares

Sheldon Evans


17. Create A Sparkling Ring Of Fire



18. Add Steam With Regular Appliances



19. Cut Different Shapes In A Cardboard For A Window Shadow

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20. Cut Out Your Own Bokeh Shapes



21. Use A Sandwich Bag To Create Hazy Photos

Jesse David McGrady


22. Create A Different Self Portrait Using Lace

Maddie Lullaby


23. Create An Arty Filter With Colored Plastic Bags



24. Reduce Camera Shake With A Bag Of Lentils



25. Use A Coffee Hood As Lens Cap

Peter McKinnon


26. Blank CD Case Is The Perfect Rain Guard For Your Lens



27. Create A Softbox Using A Shower Curtain



28. Colorful Filter

Olivier Schmitt


29. Get A Black Tile For Product Photography



30. Use White Sheet As A Reflector Reflector

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31. Use Windows For A Softening Effect

Jessica Kobeissi


32. You Only Need A Few Simple Items To Capture Highspeed Drops



33. Use A Hair Dryer To Get A Stand Out Selfie



34. Use Plastic Props To Create ‘Wildlife Photography’ At Home

Satyajit Sardar


35. Use A Short Triangular Prism To Reflect Background

Mathieu Stern


36. Create A Camera Filter For Funky And Colorful Photos



37. Use Glasses To Add ‘Filters’



38. Create Your Own Color Lens Filters



39. Use Cloth To Achieve The Soft-Focus Lens Effect



40. Lighting Trick

Jwalt Photography


41. Mimic Film Burn With A Matchstick

Sheldon Evans


42. Lightpainted Background



43. Use Torches To Add Lens Flare

Peter McKinnon


44. Turn Your Smartphone Into A Pinhole Using Cardboard



45. Add Vaseline To Create Vignette



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