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7 Simple Photography Hacks

Caleb Ward
By Caleb Ward
By Caleb Ward

Create awesome photography tools on the cheap! Check out these 7 great photography hacks using everyday items.

When you’re on an indie-filmmakers budget sometimes you have to get creative. Luckily for us the good folks at COOPH have created this awesome video featuring 7 affordable camera hacks. If you haven’t watched it yet check out the video:

Just to get an idea of how expensive each hack costs we’ve went ahead and priced out each technique so you can know how much to save. Most of the items on the list are probably just laying around your house.

1. Timelapse Rig Hack

Tools Needed: IKEA Egg Timer – $5.99

Total Cost: $5.99

2. Arty Filter Hack

Tools Needed: Rubber Bands – $.99, Sandwich Bags – $.99, &  Markers- $.99.

Total Cost: $2.97

3. The Vaseline Hack

Tools Needed: Vaseline – $1.49, Filter – $1.97

Total Cost: $3.46

4. Flash Diffuser Hack

Tools Needed: Xacto Knife – $3.99, Tin Foil – $.99, Tupperware – $.99, Transparent Paper – $.99

Total Cost: $6.96

5. ND Filter Hack

Tools Needed: Welders Glass – $3.82, Elastic Bands – $.99

Total Cost: $4.81

6. String Hack

Tools Needed: String – $.99, Tripod Mount – $3.99

Total Cost: $4.98

7. Bokeh Hack

Tools Needed: Cardboard – Free, Tape – $.99, Ruler – $.99, Xacto Knife – $3.99

Total Cost: $4.98

Know of any other cheap photo or video hacks?
Share in the comments below.