Why A Plastic Bag Is A Photographer’s Best Friend


Video: Whether you're a pro or an amateur, pack a plastic bag in your bag with your camera the next time you go out to take pictures. This video features five great reasons why you should, including the old rain protection trick and a beautiful soft, weathered effect for your photos.

We've mentioned a couple of these tips before (in those links above), but some of the other tips are worth considering, and definitely worth keeping in mind the next time you have the option to go paper or plastic at the supermarket. Make no mistake, a plastic bag won't completely transform your photography, but it can certainly help by diffusing light from the flash, creating softer, gentler edges around your photos, serving as a colour filter and protecting your camera from the rain -- both while you shoot and while you travel, as the video describes. Hit the link below to check it out, or just press play above.

5 ways to use a Plastic Bag for Photography [Chung Dha (YouTube) via DIY Photography]


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