Photography can be expensive! So, it’s lovely to come across cool tips for using every day, household objects in your photography which can both help reduce the price of creating cool images or even help protect your gear.
Markus Berger and the team over at the COOPH YouTube channel has just released a new video featuring seven very cool little tips (and a bonus one at the end) doing just that: it shows simple, every day objects, used to great effect. More than one of these I had never thought of, so it’s well worth checking out these DIY hints used in effect. Read more below the jump.
1) The Beer Cosy
DIYPhotography revealed this little tip a while back, but it’s a great one to share once again. Nothing beats inexpensive, simple ways to protect your lenses! (Don’t forget they make for cheap flash snoots, too!)
2) A Black Tile
Using a black tile for product photography is a great way to get smooth reflections in your product photography.
2.5) Use Your iPad / Tablet With The Tile
Light painting with a tablet or iPad can create some stunning effects. Check out DIYPhotography’s guide here.
3) A Glass Ball / Giant Marbles
4) Aerosol + Lighter = Fire!
5) Stockings / Tights + A Rubber Band
6) A Mirror
7) Cheap Tube Light
Bonus: A Plastic Bag
So what DIY applications do you have that you could share with fellow readers using household objects?