DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video)

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video tutorial)

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.

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

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.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

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.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

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.

How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

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.

​Add impact to still lifes using baking sheets for backgrounds

​Add impact to still lifes using baking sheets for backgrounds

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.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to use your car as a mobile hide for bird photography

DIY Photography Hacks: how to use your car as a mobile hide for bird 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!

DIY Photography Hacks: make a powerful macro lens with an empty toilet paper tube

DIY Photography Hacks: make a powerful macro lens with an empty toilet paper tube

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.

DIY Photography Hacks: get cool soft focus effects using a pair of tights

DIY Photography Hacks: get cool soft focus effects using a pair of tights

There’s no need to spend hours on the computer creating soft focus Photoshop effects when it’s so easy to do it in-camera. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to use a simple pair of tights to create a wonderful soft-focus effect in your portraits.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a softbox with cardboard for creative lighting effects

DIY Photography Hacks: make a softbox with cardboard for creative lighting effects

You don’t have to buy pricey flash accessories to get creative lighting effects. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a softbox out of cardboard.