If you want to see what you’re actually framing when you turn your camera around for a self portrait, this cheap and simple hack will have you composing better photos in no time.
Some camera phones and small cameras have a little convex mirror attached to the front to facilitate self-portraits, and the Dual View TL220 even has a second screen built into the front so you can see a live feed of what the lens sees. Over at Instructables NoahW already had a perfectly good camera that he wasn’t about to replace over a lack of mirror — or fancy dual-screen! — so he set to work.
His solution involved a cheap inspection mirror from the hardware store and piece of velcro. Check out the video below to see his build and how it improved his pictures:
Have a clever camera hack of your own to share? A great way to take superior self portraits? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
DIY Self-Portrait Camera Mirror [Instructables]