Try This at Home: 35 Awesome DIY Photography Hacks

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 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. Some of them are more involved and complex than others, but I’m sure you will find at least a few that interest you.

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Vintage Euphoria Actions

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Matte Actions

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Understanding Your Camera’s Metering Modes

In the old days a light meter was something the size of a hand grenade that you carried in your pocket or hanging from your neck, and they were expensive. It seems hard to believe now but there was a time when it was necessary to measure the light coming in and the light reflected off the subject and then figure out the exposure and adjust it a little above and below, called bracketing, all by hand. You’d find out if you were right a week later when the prints came back.

           Chris Poindexter

How to Create an Awesome Cross Processed Effect in Lightroom

If you’re looking for a way to add some intrigue to a photo, applying a cross processing effect is one option. Cross processing in film photography involves intentionally processing film in chemicals intended for a different type of film. The results are unpredictable, but the shifts in color often creating a really interesting look.

Cross processing can easily be replicated in digital post processing using either Lightroom or Photoshop. In this article we’ll walk through the process of creating a cross processed effect in Lightroom. The effect used here is on the more subtle side when compared with some cross processed effects, which I think makes it a little more useful for a wider variety of photos. At the end of the article you’ll be able to download a free Lightroom preset that will apply these settings to your photos.

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25 Beautiful Natural Light Portraits

Taking stunning portraits doesn’t require you to have an expensive studio setup, or any studio at all for that matter. Often times natural light produces the most flattering portraits, and for this all you need is a model, your camera, and some natural light.

In this post we’ll showcase some amazing portraits from various photographers that have been taken in natural light. Hopefully these photos will provide some inspiration that can be put to use in your own work.

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Stunning Photos of Fog and Mist

Fog and mist may not be the first things that come to mind when you’re thinking about great weather conditions, but these elements can be extremely powerful when it comes to creating a mood with your photographs. The same scene can be photographed in different weather conditions and time of day and have a completely different feel.

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Marketing Mistakes Photographers Make (Part One)

As a business owner, there are a number of ways that your business can fail if you don’t plan properly. One of the most common ways for your new endeavor to fall through is by not planning marketing the right way. When you first set out to begin a business, one of the steps to creating a business plan is considering marketing. This means so much more than just considering how you will want to design your advertisements. It’s a shame to see so many businesses fold up for lack of clients when all it takes is a few extra steps at the beginning before you get everything up and running.

           Danielle Skiles
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Comic Book & Superhero Overlays

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Princess and Fairytale Overlays

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