15 Clever Tips And Tricks For Becoming A Better Photographer

"Pics or it didn't happen." Since you're documenting every moment, meal and selfie of your everyday life, make it look great with these quick and easy camera hacks. (Bonus: none of these are going to involve spending a boatload of cash on fancy accessories.)

Use a beanbag for a handy household tripod that's child and pet proof.

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You can DIY bokeh shapes with construction paper.

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A coffee sleeve is a great, free lens hood to shield against the sun, on the go.

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An old Pringles can attached to a flash for snoot-style lighting.

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Fill a pouch with lentils, beans or popcorn kernels to reduce shakiness.

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Need a ring flash? No problem.


Paper over a bright window creates a lightbox.

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A sandwich bag or cling wrap can be used for romantic photo haze.


Look for ways to add punches of color to your backdrops.

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The Trigger Tap app turns your smartphone into a shutter remote.


If you're really handy, you can sew together your own felt carrying case.


Gallon bags help protect your camera against dampness in a pinch.


A business card is an easy way to bounce the flash for a more flattering fill.

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Flash diffusers run about $20 apiece, but you can create your own with an empty milk carton.


Attach a toilet paper roll and tape it together so that it's light-leak proof, for a DIY macro lens for stunning close-ups.

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