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Get your kids into photography and they’ll never have money for drugs. Yes we all know photography’s bloody expensive so here’s a video about 10 simple DIY photography tips with items you can find around your household from Kai over at Digiralrev.

Some of the photo DIY tricks and hacks have been discussed in previous Digitalrev videos so you’ll have do a little bit of digging but they’re easy to find.


The last 2 Digitalrev videos have been filmed in the UK, which is where Kai comes from originally and this makes for an interesting change in scenery, but I for one find the videos made in Hong Kong to have a special appeal. Don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Kai to return to Hong Kong. I am however very curios which of the 2 countries he prefers the most, China or the UK.

Here’s an index of the different tricks covered and where in the video they’re discussed:

1: Tripod Sling (1:03). Use key rings to give your tripod a carrying strap.

2: Vasaline Soft Focus (2:17). Rub Vaseline on a sheet of glass for soft focus photos.

3: Tights Soft Filter (4:12). Tights over your lens can give your photos a different look.

4: String Pod (5:25). Use a piece of string to give your camera extra stability.

5: Corn Stabilizer (6:04). Make a simple bag to rest your camera on for stabilization.

6: Poo Roll Macro (7:08). A toilet paper roll can be used for reverse lens macro shots.

7: Strap Filter (7:55). Use your camera strap to modify how scenes are exposed.

8: Bokeh Guru Kit (8:22). Cut shapes into card stock to shoot with custom bokeh.

9: Pinhole Bodycap (8:40). A hole in a body cap turns it into a simple pinhole lens.

10: Beauty Dish (8:59). Turn a pie pan into a beauty dish.

Index Via petapixel

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