10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes


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Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the time and the patience, and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, then simple DIY hacks can achieve similar results to spending big bucks on advanced kits.

To make you a better photographer, we has collected some of the best DIY camera solutions that were tested to work. From softening the pop-up flash to transforming a 50mm lens into a macro one, these genius tips and tricks will definitely take your pictures to another level. Remember, photography is a playground and there aren’t any right or wrong ways to approach it. If it works, it works. Continue scrolling to learn the DIY hacks and vote for your favorite ones!

Cover image credits: Christina Key

#1 Use Tinfoil To Create A Wall Of Bokeh

Use Tinfoil To Create A Wall Of Bokeh

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#2 Use A Fishtank To Get That Underwater Shot

Use A Fishtank To Get That Underwater Shot

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

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

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#4 Use A Plastic Bag For A Softbox Effect

Use A Plastic Bag For A Softbox Effect

Sheldon Evans

#5 Use A Towel As Video Slider

Use A Towel As Video Slider

Sheldon Evans

#7 Manipulate Visual Perception Using Forced Perspectives

Manipulate Visual Perception Using Forced Perspectives

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#8 Get That Perfect Top-Down Photo For Your Instagram

Get That Perfect Top-Down Photo For Your Instagram

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#9 Remove Tourists From Your Pictures Using These Simple Steps

Remove Tourists From Your Pictures Using These Simple Steps

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#12 Use Your Sunglasses As A Filter

Use Your Sunglasses As A Filter

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#13 Instant Fake Macro Bokeh

Instant Fake Macro Bokeh

Sheldon Evans

#14 Use A Plastic Bag Smeared With Vaseline For A Soft-Focus Lens Effect

Use A Plastic Bag Smeared With Vaseline For A Soft-Focus Lens Effect

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#15 Cut Different Shapes In A Cardboard For A Window Shadow

Cut Different Shapes In A Cardboard For A Window Shadow

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#16 Use A CD To Create Lens Flares

Use A CD To Create Lens Flares

Sheldon Evans

#17 Cut Out Your Own Bokeh Shapes

Cut Out Your Own Bokeh Shapes

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#18 Add Steam With Regular Appliances

Add Steam With Regular Appliances

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#19 Create A Sparkling Ring Of Fire

Create A Sparkling Ring Of Fire

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#20 Create An Arty Filter With Colored Plastic Bags

Create An Arty Filter With Colored Plastic Bags

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#21 Use A Sandwich Bag To Create Hazy Photos

Use A Sandwich Bag To Create Hazy Photos

Jesse David McGrady

#22 Create A Different Self Portrait Using Lace

Create A Different Self Portrait Using Lace

Maddie Lullaby

#23 Blank CD Case Is The Perfect Rain Guard For Your Lens

Blank CD Case Is The Perfect Rain Guard For Your Lens

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#24 Use A Coffee Hood As Lens Cap

Use A Coffee Hood As Lens Cap

Peter McKinnon

#25 You Only Need A Few Simple Items To Capture Highspeed Drops

You Only Need A Few Simple Items To Capture Highspeed Drops

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#26 Reduce Camera Shake With A Bag Of Lentils

Reduce Camera Shake With A Bag Of Lentils

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#27 Create A Softbox Using A Shower Curtain

Create A Softbox Using A Shower Curtain

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#28 Get A Black Tile For Product Photography

Get A Black Tile For Product Photography

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#29 Colorful Filter

Colorful Filter

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#30 Use Windows For A Softening Effect

Use Windows For A Softening Effect

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#31 Lighting Trick

 Lighting Trick

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#32 Use Plasctic Props To Create ‘Wildlife Photography’ At Home

Use Plasctic Props To Create ‘Wildlife Photography’ At Home

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#33 Use A Hair Dryer To Get A Stand Out Selfie

Use A Hair Dryer To Get A Stand Out Selfie

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#34 Use Cloth To Achieve The Soft-Focus Lens Effect

Use Cloth To Achieve The Soft-Focus Lens Effect

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#35 Use White Sheet As A Reflector Reflector

Use White Sheet As A Reflector Reflector

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#36 Create A Camera Filter For Funky And Colorful Photos

Create A Camera Filter For Funky And Colorful Photos

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#37 Use Glasses To Add ‘Filters’

Use Glasses To Add 'Filters'

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#38 Use A Short Triangular Prism To Reflect Background

Use A Short Triangular Prism To Reflect Background

Mathieu Stern

#39 Lightpainted Background

Lightpainted Background

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#40 Create Your Own Color Lens Filters

Create Your Own Color Lens Filters

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#41 Mimic Film Burn With A Matchstick

Mimic Film Burn With A Matchstick

Sheldon Evans

#42 Turn Your Smartphone Into A Pinhole Using Cardboard

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Pinhole Using Cardboard

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#43 Use Torches To Add Lens Flare

Use Torches To Add Lens Flare

Peter McKinnon

#44 Add Vaseline To Create Vignette

Add Vaseline To Create Vignette

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#45 Build Custom Pinhole Photography Kits

Build Custom Pinhole Photography Kits

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#46 Use A Mirror To Reflect Light

Use A Mirror To Reflect Light

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#47 Make A Cool Camera Filter Using An Embroidery Hoop And Thread

Make A Cool Camera Filter Using An Embroidery Hoop And Thread

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