DIY Photography Hacks and Accessories You Can Make at Home


Everyone loves buying new gear, but not the bills that go with it. So why not try making some of your own accessories? Here are three videos that will give you some ideas for DIY photography hacks you can make at home.


This first one is from the guys over at COOPH (Cooperative of Photography). They present for you:

9 Easy Tricks and Hacks to Up Your DIY Photography Game

I won’t give it all away, you have to watch the video. But they make some pretty cool stuff including a bokeh wall, a shower curtain diffuser, and a pinhole camera.

6 DIY Filters from Sony

Sony brings us six ways to make DIY filters to soften and shape the light. These are fun!

And finally, . . .

7 Tricks everyone with a camera should know

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

  • Arthur_P_Dent

    The sparkler ringlight does not look safe. I don’t know if I would want someone’s face that close to burning thermite.

  • BazzaBoy

    To this day, even Sony cannot come up with a proper sound effect for the shutter-click on a digital camera. They still have the film advancing sound after the click (second video from top). I see this in so many videos on Youtube and even TV shows like CSI etc. C’mon Sony you can do better.

  • SteveR

    I agree that you need to be careful. You can control the distance and the depth of field so that you can get neat effects and still keep your model safe.

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