10 Simple Yet Brilliant Camera Hacks That Will Improve Your Photos In 3 Minutes

Posted on Photography 30

Many of us have been stopped before we could get into photography by the price tags that accompany all the gear that’s supposedly needed to take good photos. But that’s not really the case, as these examples of ingenious workarounds will show you.

Compiled by Bored Panda, this list covers various DIY techniques that can save you quite a bit on the gear while also keep your creative muscles busy. From lighting up the room with a plastic bag instead of a professional flash to the incredible bokeh background made with simple tin foil, these will make fine additions to your arsenal while keeping your bank account intact.


1 Use Tinfoil To Create A Wall Of Bokeh

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2 Use A Sifter For A Genius Shadow Hack

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3 Use A Plastic Bag For A Softbox Effect

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4 Use A Fishtank To Get That Underwater Shot

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

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6 Remove Tourists From Your Pictures Using These Simple Steps

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7 Instant Fake Macro Bokeh

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8 Get That Perfect Top-Down Photo For Your Instagram

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9 Cut Out Your Own Bokeh Shapes

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10 Use A CD To Create Lens Flares

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