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5 Genius DIY Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In 1 Minute
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5 Genius DIY Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In 1 Minute

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert photographer, getting that perfect shot often takes painstaking effort and excruciating time. South African camera pro Sheldon Evans has a few quick – and we mean snappy – tricks that can cut your shooting time in half and save you heaps of hassle.

In a 1-minute 28-second video, Evans demonstrates 5 ways you can use simple household devices, such as CDs and matches, to produce high-quality photo or video effects. This could keep the cost of your next photoshoot low, and might help you travel with less gear. To boot, each technique is so simple that your dog could probably pull it off.

Sheldon Evans is known for his wedding photography in Johannesburg, but has recently become a popular YouTube personality with almost 3 thousand subscribers. Check out his tips below!

More info: Sheldon Evans, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram (h/t: DesignTaxi)

Fake Macro Bokeh


Plastic bag softbox


Towel video slider

Lens flares


Matchstick film burn



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LilicatUK
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5 years ago

I'm absolutely NOT holding a light match anywhere close to my lenses!!!!! Apart from that, nice tricks!

Ditto
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5 years ago

EeeshI know.

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John L
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5 years ago

I thought these were just some of the many things that Photoshop type programs were designed to do. :D

Mirko
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5 years ago

The moment you're saying "I'll do this in post-process" you're wrong.

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Kann
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5 years ago

I love the soft box one. Great tricks! Thank you for sharing!

Captain Planet
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5 years ago

Don't expect to get the same before and after pictures. They have been greatly exaggerated. Softboxes are meant to avoid light spots and get a more evenly distributed lighting result. That's all they do. What he did here is also adjust the colors greatly to make the difference between the before and after pictures alot bigger. Kind of misleading. But otherwise it's a usefull tip.

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LilicatUK
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm absolutely NOT holding a light match anywhere close to my lenses!!!!! Apart from that, nice tricks!

Ditto
Community Member
5 years ago

EeeshI know.

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought these were just some of the many things that Photoshop type programs were designed to do. :D

Mirko
Community Member
5 years ago

The moment you're saying "I'll do this in post-process" you're wrong.

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Kann
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the soft box one. Great tricks! Thank you for sharing!

Captain Planet
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't expect to get the same before and after pictures. They have been greatly exaggerated. Softboxes are meant to avoid light spots and get a more evenly distributed lighting result. That's all they do. What he did here is also adjust the colors greatly to make the difference between the before and after pictures alot bigger. Kind of misleading. But otherwise it's a usefull tip.

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