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: soften pop-up flash with an empty milk carton

DIY Photography Hacks: soften pop-up flash with an empty milk carton

In the past we’ve showed you how to diffuse flash with foam and other materials… but let’s face it, these can look a bit unsightly. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we’ll show you how to use an empty milk carton as a more compact diffuser to soften pop-up flash.

DIY Photography Hacks: why a blank CD case is the perfect rain guard for your lens

DIY Photography Hacks: why a blank CD case makes the perfect rain guard for your lens

We’ve tackled weather problems quite a bit in our DIY Photography Hacks series, but this might be our most ingenious DIY photography invention yet! In this tutorial we’ll show you how to transform the cover from a simple case of blank CDs into the perfect rain guard for your lens.

DIY Photography Hacks: simple studio lights at Ikea prices!

DIY Photography Hacks: simple studio lights at Ikea prices!

You don’t need to spend a fortune on studio lights. It’s possible to shoot professional-looking portraits using a common household lamp like the kind you’d buy at Ikea. In this latest DIY Photography Hacks post we’ll show you how a simple, single lamp can create a range of dramatic effects in your portrait photography.