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: 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

DIY Photography Hacks: 4 inexpensive ways to keep your camera dry

4 inexpensive ways to keep your camera dry: make a DIY rain guard

Whether you’re shooting in the rain or taking pictures of the sea, water can cause all sorts of problems for your camera. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks series post we show you 4 simple ways you can keep your camera dry and keep on shooting through any adverse conditions. First we offer two DIY options, and then we suggest two budget camera accessories that can also do the job at little cost. We’ve also included a short video of all these bad weather photography tips in action.