There are many ways to take a good photograph: positioning and lighting, compelling subject matter and decent equipment can all play a role. However, it’s also possible to boost the quality of your photos via a few simple tricks. With that in mind, here are 21 camera hacks from the Lifehacker archives – from candid photography tips to cheap DIY accessories.
These tips, which were originally published in 2009, cover all aspects of photography – including those moments when you’re in front of the camera. Whether you want to make your own lens hood to create custom bokeh, look better in photos or capture blur-free shots without a tripod, you’ll find the advice you need below. Happy snapping!
If the DIY Fibre Optic Ring Flash we wrote about required too many specialist parts for your taste, check out this much simpler remix. The construction is easy and done with common household items.
Panoramic software has come a long way toward making panoramic images child’s work. Great software or not, there’s no substitution for good source material. Take better panoramic pictures with these tips