DIY Photography Hacks: build a light painting kit – what to use & what to wear

DIY Photography Hacks: build your own light painting kit

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to get creative with some common household items and build your own light painting kit for hours of long exposure fun.

DIY Photography Hacks: creative lighting accessories you can make in your kitchen

DIY Photography Hacks: 2 creative lighting accessories you can make in your kitchen

Want to boost your chances of achieving a polished, professional look? Our latest DIY Photography Hacks post shows you how to make two simple, yet versatile, lighting accessories from common kitchen items.

DIY Photography Hacks: make an AF micro adjustment for precise focus

DIY Photography Hacks: make an AF micro adjustment for precise focus

Are your lenses focusing where they should? In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make an AF micro adjustment to get spot-on autofocus with any camera-lens combination.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a digital pinhole – and make it telephoto

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a digital pinhole - and then make it telephoto

Do you fancy a fun project that will reinvigorate your inner artist? Our latest DIY Photography Hacks post takes you step by step through making a digital pinhole camera by bringing a low-tech homemade pinhole ‘lens’ to your high-tech DSLR! This is photography at its most basic.

DIY Photography Hacks: make colour lighting gels from candy wrappers

DIY Photography Hacks: make colour lighting gels from candy wrappers

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to re-use your candy wrappers as colour lighting gels for fun, creative camera effects.

DIY Photography Hacks: use candles for sultry low-light portraits

DIY Photography Hacks: use candles for sultry low-light portraits

As our DIY Photography Hacks series continues, we show you a simple technique for using common household candles as your chief light source for dramatic low-light portraits.

DIY Photography Hacks: kill lens flare with simple black card

How to make a DIY photography lens hood: step 2

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how a piece of black card can be used as a powerful lens hood that eliminates lens flare.

DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

Painting with light is one of the more satisfying sub-genres of night photography, producing amazing pictures that look almost like clever Photoshop effects. But it can sometimes seem daunting with the fancy torches and light sources. In this light painting tutorial we offer a fresh DIY photography approach to add to your book of night photography ideas. Follow our 8 step tutorial below and learn how to capture light-painted orbs using nothing more than some fairy lights, rope and a few more common household items.

DIY Christmas (Photography) Hacks: framing photos for a personal touch

DIY Christmas (Photography) Hacks: framing photos for a personal touch

We’ve showed you how to make a lot of nifty gadgets in our DIY Photography Hacks series, so naturally, with Christmas just weeks away, we thought we’d extend the DIY ethos to the festive season and suggest a simple – yet classy – DIY Christmas hack you can use when stumped for gift ideas this year.

DIY Photography Hacks: make custom bokeh shapes and get creative with blur

How to make a bokeh portrait

Get creative with your photography and learn how to make your own custom bokeh shapes by making your own template at home. Our latest DIY Photography Hacks series post shows you a quick and inexpensive way to produce fun and exciting background blur effects.   The word ‘bokeh’ comes from the Japanese word ‘boke’ meaning blur… Continue reading