There are so many smart inventions on the market to help you take great pictures, but instead of burning your savings on kit, you can make brilliant light modifiers out of standard household items and fashion accessories. Here are a few ideas; if you have others, let us know in the comments section.
You don’t need an expensive underwater housing to take underwater photos. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to use a common fish tank as a DIY housing to shoot sub-aqua landscapes.
In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post our technique editor Chris teams up with our friends at NPhoto to provide a thorough yet easy-to-follow video demonstration of how to make a simple flash diffuser from cardboard for more evenly lit images.
If you’ve ever watched time lapse movies of setting suns and blooming flowers but thought it was something you could only do on a budget like the BBC’s, well think again. Our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he built his own DIY version of a motorised slider to shoot amazing time lapse movies on a budget.
If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.
In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a simple light tent using 3-ring binders, which you can use to diffuse sunlight for shooting outdoor flower photography.
In our most creative DIY Photography Hacks series post yet we show you how to use your iPad, tablet or laptop as a light source for illuminating portraits, still life set-ups, create shapes in catchlights, painting with light, making backgrounds in macro photography and even cross polarisation.
In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we revisit the kitchen as an ideal hunting ground for the DIY photographer. Here we show you how to use a baking sheet as a background texture to add impact to your still life photography.
In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you a simple way to bag frame-filling pictures of wild birds from the comfort of your car’s bucket seats. Find out how you can ditch the uncomfortable hides for good!
We’ve covered a lot of clever techniques in our DIY Photography Hacks series, and this latest is one of our favourites – both because it’s so simple and the effects are amazing! In our quick tutorial below we show you how to use an empty toilet paper tube as an extension to transform your 50mm standard lens into a powerful macro lens.