40+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the time and the patience, and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, then simple DIY hacks can achieve similar results to spending big bucks on advanced kits.

To make you a better photographer, A&D has collected some of the best DIY camera solutions that were tested to work. From softening the pop-up flash to transforming a 50mm lens into a macro one, these genius tips and tricks will definitely take your pictures to another level. Remember, photography is a playground and there aren’t any right or wrong ways to approach it. If it works, it works. Continue scrolling to learn the DIY hacks and vote for your favorite ones! (H/T: Bored Panda)

01. Use Tinfoil To Create A Wall Of Bokeh

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02. Use A Sifter For A Genius Shadow Hack

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03. Use A Fishtank To Get That Underwater Shot

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04. Use A Piece Of Cloth And A Cardboard To Create A Portable And Inexpensive Seamless Background System

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05. Use A Plastic Bag For A Softbox Effect

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06. Remove Tourists From Your Pictures Using These Simple Steps

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07. Use A Towel As Video Slider

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08. Get That Perfect Top-Down Photo For Your Instagram

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09. Manipulate Visual Perception Using Forced Perspectives

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10. Don’t Be Afraid To Add Lights With Regular Bulbs

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11. Cut Out A Heart Shape In A Cardboard For A Heart-Shaped Bokeh

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12. Easy Macro Lens Hack

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13. Use Your Sunglasses As A Filter

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14. Instant Fake Macro Bokeh

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15. Use A Plastic Bag Smeared With Vaseline For A Soft-Focus Lens Effect

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16. Use A CD To Create Lens Flares

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17. Create A Sparkling Ring Of Fire

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18. Add Steam With Regular Appliances

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19. Cut Different Shapes In A Cardboard For A Window Shadow

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20. Cut Out Your Own Bokeh Shapes

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