Life-sav­ing cam­era hacks

Tried and tested pho­tog­ra­phy cheats that have saved the day on many a shoot

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01 makeshift lens Hood

You’re out shoot­ing on a sunny day and you’ve for­got­ten, bro­ken or lost your lens hood. No prob­lem – just take the card­board sleeve from a cof­fee cup and at­tach it to your lens. Then won­der why of­fi­cial lens hoods are £50 from Canon.

02 diy prisms and Fil­ters

The great thing about wear­ing glasses is that you al­ways have a handy prism that en­ables you to re­fract light and cre­ate dis­tor­tion ef­fects. You can do the same thing with sun­glasses to cre­ate colour casts or botch a cheap ND fil­ter.

03 Free image sta­bil­i­sa­tion

Don’t have an ex­pen­sive lens with posh sta­bi­liza­tion? Strug­gling to avoid that pesky cam­era shake in poor light­ing con­di­tions? Don’t worry, just an­chor your neck and pull your cam­era strap taught while tak­ing your shots.

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