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Three tips to never lose your lens caps again – DIY Photography

Here is a great tip for not losing your lens caps and it will easily identify your caps from the caps of other photographers.

Lens caps are probably the thing I used to lose the most often, until I quit bothering replacing them. If I have none to lose, then I can’t lose them, problem solved. Sometimes, though, having lens caps saves a lot of hassle. Lenses that I use often are regularly cleaned. But, for lenses that end up sitting on […]

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Flash Diffuser for Macro Photography

DIY macro fun.

When it comes to macro photography, DIY solutions for would-be macro shooters looking to get better results without emptying their wallets abound—from reve

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Hack Your Reflector By Cutting a Hole in the Middle

Go cut a hole in your reflector for some great portrait shots.

This is the cheapest yet most effective photography hack I can think of. Step one: get disc reflector. Step two: cut lens-sized hole in said reflector. Ste

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You Can Use Your Hand as a Graduated ND Filter for Landscape Photos

Use your hand for a make-shift graduated ND filter.

Here’s a simple trick for landscape photos: when shooting a landscape photo that needs a hard edge graduated ND filter, you can use your hand. Yes your han

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Tutorial: Neat Trick for Creating Cool Splash Photos In-Studio – DIY Photography

Wicked fun in the studio making colored splashes.

In this article, Dina Belenko (previously) shares the secrets behind three of her most popular recent images. See how she creates creative splashes and waves IN-STUDIO, then go home and try it yourself!   I know that proper way to photograph splashes is to use special fancy machinery that allows you to control the shape of […]

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El Bokeh Wall: How to Create a Beautiful Background with Aluminum Foil

The bokeh wall brings some glitz into your photos. For portraits, try using a mylar heat blanket or two.

I recently wrote an article about 8 Reasons You Should Buy A 50mm f/1.8 Lens and one part was about using it with the “El Bokeh Wall.” What’s an El Bokeh W

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DIY Video Lighting WIth Hardware Store LED Light Bulbs

DIY video lighting with hardware store LED light bulbs – options for using readily available, inexpensive hardware store LED light bulbs for video lighting

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4 Giant Camera Costumes That Actually Take Pictures

Whose turn is it to dress up as a camera this year?

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a photo-related costume this year, one fun idea that has appeared over the years is creating

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How To Build A DIY Eyelighter Reflector for Glamour Shots And Wonderful Catchlights – DIY Photography

Spruce up your catch light with a DIY Eyelighter.

A while back we featured the Eyelighter by Westcott. It gives really gorgeous catch lights and helps to provide fill and light from the bottom. A little after we saw a first DIY version of the Eyelighter which involved bending PVC pipes using hot sand and an industrial fan. While the results of this DIY were really […]

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This Photographer Decided to Be Her Own Wedding Photographer

Turning your own wedding into a series of selfies.

When photographer Liisa Luts got married back on August 28th, she did something rather unusual: she decided to be the official photographer at her own wedd

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