Top 10 Photography Hacks

Top 10 Photography Hacks

Your digital camera, whether built in to your mobile phone or a hefty DSLR, is an incredible creative tool. If you’ve only used it as it comes straight out of the box, however, you’re only scratching the surface. Here are our top 10 photography hacks to supercharge your camera.

10. Use Your Camera’s Timer To Take Steadier Shots

breathe like a sniper

9. Stabilise Your Camera With A Tennis Ball

8. Create An Instant “Green Screen” With Your Computer’s Display For Quick And Dirty Background Removal

Removing complex backgrounds and setting up green screens are both tedious tasks. Fortunately, your computer monitor can act as a pretty decent alternative if you need to kill the background on something relatively small. Just place the object in front of the computer screen, snap your photo, and use the magic wand (or other selection tool) to quickly select and delete the background. Just make sure you set your exposure to compensate for the screen’s bright light or your subject will end up lost in the shadows.[imgclear]

7. Hack An Air Freshener Into A Remote Camera Trigger

Automatic air fresheners come with servo motors and timers inside, so they’re perfect items for repurposing. Using the inside of an air freshener, you can put together a simple remote camera trigger with just a little bit of work.[imgclear]

6. Turn A Piece Of Paper Into A Simple Flash Softbox

5. Make A DIY Macro Lens From Old Binoculars

4. Take Wireless Photos With Your iDevice

build an infrared remote trigger and use DSLR.Bot to control your camera

3. Create Your Own Bokeh

2. Paint With Light

1. Supercharge Your Point And Shoot or DSLR Camera

CHDK/a>. If you have a Canon DSLR, there’sMagic Lantern


  • I’m surprised there’s no mention of the IR mods where you basically replace the standard IR filter (which blocks infrared light and basically only allows naked-eye visible light through) with an inverted one (which ONLY allows infrared light through).

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