These DIY Camera Tricks Will Save You Money And Up Your Game

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Setting up a full camera operation can cost a fair chunk of change. A pro DSLR alone can set you back thousands. Buying all the gear needed to take truly pro quality shots sends the final bill into 5-digit territory — and that’s not even getting into the time it takes to hone those skills. Luckily we live in the 21st century and the world of YouTube. Over at COOPH they made a handy video that will save you a lot of time — and more importantly money — to up your shutterbug game to semi-pro levels.

There are nine tricks here and some seriously good hacks for anyone not afraid of getting a little duct tape residue on their gear. They are…

  • Forced Perspective
  • Hack a Macro Lens
  • DIY Magnetic Grips
  • Faux Bokeh Effect
  • DIY Softbox
  • DIY Pinhole Lens Effect
  • DIY Underwater Housing
  • Ring Of Fire Effect
  • Capturing High Speed Drops


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