If you find yourself shooting B-roll or detail shots and want to spice it up, but don't have all your gear, here are eight tricks using everyday items you can find on location.
As photographers our days are filled with being creative. Sometimes you get bored or find yourself in a pinch and start experimenting with the stuff around you to get that image in your head just right. In the video Peter McKinnon takes 90 seconds to show you eight ways you can use items you might have on you to create some interesting results. Whether that's using a belt as a video slider, Chapstick for that vintage beauty look, or your sunglasses to add a little color to a scene. It seems like most these tricks would work better for video. However I'll definitely give the flashlight into the lens for sunflare/light leak effect a try. I could see that coming in handy shooting B-roll and saving some time in post.
- Turn your belt into a DIY Slider/stabilizer.
- Use a coffee sleeve as a lens hood.
- Create that vintage beauty film look with some Chapstick
- Some plastic wrappers for a focusing effect.
- Tinted shades to add color to a scene.
- A knife blade for a reflected surface.
- No Sun? make your own lens flare.
- Use your cellphone for all kinds of uses.
[ via Peter McKinnon ]