If you have been hesitant to buy the gear or accessories that you want because of the cost, perhaps you could save some money by going the DIY route. While photography gear can be quite expensive there are some inexpensive hacks that can give you similar results in some cases. Fortunately there are plenty of creative photographers who have shared their own DIY hacks and creations with the rest of us through blog posts and tutorials.
In this post you’ll find tutorials and guides for 35 different DIY projects and hacks that can not only save you some money, but also get the great results that you’re after. These hacks cover everything from lighting, to lenses, to soft boxes, to tripods, and much more. Some of them are more involved and complex than others, but I’m sure you will find at least a few that interest you.
If you’re interested in trying some of these hacks for yourself you may want to bookmark this page for future reference, or follow the Pinterest board that I’ve set up that includes every item from this article.
For more DIY ideas please see these posts:
Make a Lightbox Using a Window and Paper
DIY Tilt Shift Lens
DIY Ring Flash
Cool Bokeh Filters
Business Card Party Bouncer
Turkey Pan Beauty Dish
$1 Beauty Dish
Inexpensive Light Tent
Milk Carton Flash Diffuser
DIY Soft Box
CD Case Rain Guard
Collapsible Light Box
DIY Macro Studio
DIY Reflector Board
Boost Your Flash with Foam and Velcro
How to Make a Pinhole Camera from Your DSLR
Use a Fish Tank as an Underwater Housing for Your Camera
Make a Powerful Macro Lens with an Empty Toilet Paper Tube
DIY Macro Diffuser
Capture Light-Painted Orbs with Common Household Items
Spring Clamp Flash Holder
DIY Light Table
DIY Flash Grid
Vintage-Style Photos with Vaseline
DIY Tripod Holder
Jump Rope Pistol Grip
Fluorescent Tube Light Beauty Light Thingy
Tripod-Mounted Umbrella Holder
Easy DIY Lens Hood
Build Your Own Infrared Camera
Hazy and Ethereal Photos with a Sandwich Bag and Colored Markers
DIY Wind-Proof” Reflector
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