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.
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.
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 [...]
If you really want to get experimental with photography, you could always try what photographer Dominique Vankan did and build yourself a custom large format camera. What were his building blocks of choice? His somewhat questionable choices were LEGO, cardboard, and duct tape.
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.
You don’t have to be a botanist to enjoy pictures of ferns. The ancient plants are strikingly beautiful and a wonder to photograph. Our easy to follow tutorial shows how it’s done.
In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, we show you a very simple way to make a lightbox for your still life photography by hanging common greaseproof paper from a window.
In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, we show you six ways to keep shooting when the worst happens. Our emergency camera tricks will help rescue your shoot so you don’t go home empty-handed.
In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, we show you how to keep your camera clean and spotless with a handy, homemade brush which you can carry anywhere.
Don’t let bad weather dampen your photography. Our latest DIY Photography Hacks post shows you how to make a cheap rain cover from a plastic bag.