Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Top 5 DIY Photography Hacks

This latest instillation of top posts focuses on do-it-yourself photography hacks and tricks that you can do with a minimum investment of time and supplies. Previous top posts have  covered camera settingsapertureexposurephone photographycompositionlenses and accessoriestop photography ideas, and macro photography.

Top 5 DIY Photography Hacks

  • Foldable DIY Photography Light Tent. This hugely popular post contains step-by-step directions on how to create your own light tent for product photography. All you need is a cardboard box, some tissue paper, and two desk lamps to create amazing, evenly lit photographs! 

  • Easy Photography Upgrade: the tri-fold board. Take your old tri-fold board from your Science Fair project and turn it into a useful photography tool. A tri-fold board makes an easy backdrop for small subjects or a useful reflector for portraits. Find out everything this simple purchase can do for your photography.

  • Spinning Fire with Steel Wool Photography. Create incredible and dangerous-looking spirals, orbs, and other patterns with fire created by spinning steel wool. This post lays out all you need to know to create spinning steel wool photographs quickly and safely. You can pick up all the basic supplies inexpensively at your grocery or hardware story.

  • Light Painting: how to spin an orb. Orbs are an incredibly fun photography subject and are easy to recreate, with just a little practice - and the tips in this post. An LED light, a string, and your camera on a tripod, and you will be ready to go!

  • 5-Minute Heart-Shaped Bokeh Photography. Shaped bokeh makes for unique photographs, and all you need to create this look is less than five minutes plus some black cardstock or construction paper. This easy step-by-step post has all the details you need for success.

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