Eight Quick and Easy Camera Hacks That Won't Break the Bank

Not planning on spending any money on new equipment but fancy experimenting with items you can easily find around the house? Here are eight simply camera hacks for you to try out in your next shoot.

Sometimes, all you need is a small trick to inspire you to pick up your camera and go experimenting. The beauty of photography is that everyone can find something suitable for them whatever their budget, and these few tips and tricks brought to you by photographer and videographer Oleg Kovalov Sergeevich will give you simple and cheap ideas that you can try out yourself at home. 

I am always enthusiastic about inspiring people to try something new in photography without spending a lot of their hard-earned money because simple ideas like these will often get you thinking outside the box and looking for alternative ways to photograph the mundane life all around us. This is also a great way to spend time with your children and show them simple camera hacks that can transform the image through something as simple as placing a fish line in front of the lens. 

Other ideas I've tried is using a cheap Bi-Convex lens that will let you experiment with a macro look but keep your spending under $10, using my mobile phone screen to create a reflection, placing a chandelier glass pendant or ring in front of the lens to create beautiful flare, and others. If you have any other ideas, please share with us in the comments.

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Anete Lusina is a photographer based in West Yorkshire, UK. You'll either find her shooting weddings, documentary, or street photography across the U.K. and Europe, or perhaps doing the occasional conceptual shoot.

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reminds me of my beginning when I used to look for all kinds of little nonsense things when I was very ambitious in photography. instead of getting better in composition and learning about light, id get ziploc bags and zip ties and all kinds of garbage in my bag "jic"

I used those stick and band lens cap keepers that hung from the lens. wow, id smack myself if I went back in time and saw that.

im going to get a sony crop camera so I can use the quarter flash technique. amazing! revolutionary!

I dont believe in using prisms and vaseline on filters and fishing wire to do instagram looks. thats tacky.

dont look for a gimmick. just do better photos, thats my motto.

Some tricks are useful. One thing: Oleg, you could do a better job by changing a level at which you do the demonstration. It really is NOT comfortable to see all demos on your genitals level.

"It really is NOT comfortable to see all demos on your genitals level."
we need a hack for that

Anete Lusina, wow thank you very much for this excellent article. I am very honored to be mentioned in your post. Thank you again!!!

I love this video, I find it very useful for my photography. 100% will use most of them. Totally love the angle of the shoot 😝

new profile with 1 comment to say that isnt fake at all :sarcasm:

What if you don't have a top knot? Then how do you stop your camera from rattling?

You have to wait six months until your hair will grow out. 😀