18 Quick and Easy Photography Hacks for Creative Shots

Photography Life Hack

There are a plenty of funny and useful photography hacks in online. Among these, I have collected some excellent and funny hacks or you may call tips. You can learn many important things if you read out this content.

Your digital camera or smartphone can be an incredible tool for capturing amazing images. There are many costly complementary photography gadgets which the photographers use for having the outstanding photos. But, if you are a little creative, you can get such photographs by using some simple hacks. Ok, here are my top 18 photography hacks, you can check out.

1. Green Hue by Using Leaf

By this trick, you can get a green hue in your image. To try this hack, you need a camera and a green leaf.


You have to select a subject to capture the image. Make ready your camera and hold the green leaf in front & on one side of the lens. Then, capture the photo.


Thus, you can get a nice green hue in your image like the below one. The graphic designers usually apply this type of effect on the image in Photoshop. But, if you can follow this trick, you can do it with a green leaf.


Credit: https://youtu.be/fTK02Rm24jA?t=300

2. Underwater Selfie (Or Over Water Selfie)

Capturing such type of selfie is pretty much funny. To do this, you need a camera, fresh micro SD card, a selfie stick, water, and glass jar or a big bowl. By the way, at first set the micro SD card in your camera.


Then, attach the camera with the selfie stick. The camera must be water resistant such as Go Pro Hero 5.


Next, take a glass jar and fill it with water. It can be a bowl also. Ok, now the time for dipping your camera into the water.


Dip you camera and shoot your photo at once. Do the work very fast to get your image. For this, you have to be tricky and fast also. However, the image below is the outcome of this photography life hack.


Credit: https://youtu.be/hEGuYKpxCrw?t=73

3. Fresh and Clean Splash Effects (With Fruits)

We will here discuss about the image of the splash with fruits that gives a fresh and clean effect. To capture such an image, we need several types of fruits like orange, grape, blackberries, strawberry, white board or table, and more if you like.


You also need water and the most important thing is that this type of image demands high shutter speedy camera. Now, arrange the fruits on the white backdrop and keep ready your photographer with the camera. Finally, splash water on the fruits and at once shoot the photo.


The shutter speed of the camera must be high and the shutterbug must also be very fast and tricky. Anyway, the image below is the result.


Credit: https://youtu.be/hEGuYKpxCrw?t=95

4. Fake Background

In this hack, we will capture images with a fake background. To do this, we have taken a photo album or book, two dolls, table, and a camera.


You can get such an image by your phone camera. Open your photo album and set on the table vertically, keeping open the image same as the below image-


Now, set the dolls on the table just in front of the image book. Make your camera ready and capture the image.


Credit: https://youtu.be/hEGuYKpxCrw?t=158

But, as with changing background, this is every day task for us. You can shoot at any angle and send us the images for changing background. So, even if you can’t find a good background for photo-shoot, just send us your photos and desired background.

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5. Shoot Through Water Droplets

For getting such a stunning image, you can use some James chocolates, glass, two boxes, camera, etc. like us.


Set the glass on the two boxes and keep the James under the glass. Keep water drop on the glass.


Now, capture image through the water droplets.


If you capture the image in this way, the result will like the photo below.


Credit: https://youtu.be/hEGuYKpxCrw?t=184

6. Shooting Water Droplet Dynamics

For taking such an amazing image, you need to have water pot, stand, water bag, camera, color, etc. Your camera must have higher shutter speed.


Set the water pot on a table. Hung water bag with the stand and lick the water bag to fall water drop in the pot. Capture image at once when the water drop falls in the water in the pot.


Usually, you will get a white droplet image. To create a colorful droplet image, you can mix various colors with the water. The faster you capture images, the image will be wonderful.

Credit: https://youtu.be/_nBZyHOT9rk?t=396

7. Splash Photography

For this photography, you should have a camera, tripod, water, glass jar for keeping water, light, object for dipping in water, etc.


Set the environment and capture the image. By your one hand, drop the object into the water and by another hand, press the capture button from your camera.


If you get someone else to help you, it would be better. However, the outcome will be same as the below image.

Credit: https://youtu.be/JUtrNJN_4zY?t=262

8. Water Balloon Speedy Photography

This photography demands a high speedy camera, balloon, rope, water pot, stand for hanging the balloon with water, light, and pin.


Ok, for capturing this image, place a water pot. Hang a balloon with filling water by a rope with the stand. Then set your camera just parallel with the balloon. By your one hand leak the balloon to blast it and keep other hand on the camera to capture the image at once when you blast the balloon.


You will get an image same as like the below one.


Credit: https://youtu.be/sn01RmVjNOE?t=310

9. Panorama Sequence

Learning this trick, you can capture panorama or 360 HDR image with your camera or phone. To do that, you need a model who can run around you.

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To get such a 360 degree image, press the option in your camera. Keep moving your camera from left to right slowly and make your model running round your back into the frame. In this way, capture a panorama photo.

The result will be like the image below.


Credit: https://youtu.be/fTz4Nhgm_SQ?t=10

10. Rainy Day Portrait in the Studio

For getting a rainy portrait you need a model, glass, water, sprayer, camera, and stand.


Set the glass before the model. Spray water on the glass to create droplets. After creating a lot of water drop on the glass, capture the image of the model.


The result will be same as the images below.



Credit: https://youtu.be/L4USUxcL49A?t=192

11. Arty Filter Hack

Photography Life Hack

You can get an arty colorful background of your image by a simple arty filter hack. You need a plastic bag and 2 or more color pens to make it. Now, get drawn on the bags by the pens. Here, I’ve used the pens of blue and red ink. After finishing the drawing, tear the bag in the middle and place it over the lens. Hook the bag by rubber and now, you are set to shoot.

12. Vaseline Hack

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You can also try the Vaseline to get a blurry black & white background. For this hack, you need a Vaseline and a filter. To do so, at first attach the filter on the lens. Then, use Vaseline on the lens with your finger, avoiding the center portion. Now, this is time to get the photos.

13. Levitation Hack

levitation hack

If you want to take photos of flying someone, you can follow a simple hack. For this, you should have some balloons and a pumper or a gas cylinder to fill out the balloons. Ok, fill all the balloons and bind together. Now, try to take photos. Your model has to jump up with the balloons and you should shoot at the right moment when s/he in a flying position. You can also take a flying image in the same way by an umbrella.

14. Glass Ball Hack

Glass Ball Hack

You can get an especial color photo by the glass ball hack. For this purpose, you need a white glass ball. Keep it on the surface and get pose your model behind it. Now, take the photo through the glass ball. You will get flip image along with your model.

15. Projector Hack

Projector Hack
You can make your smartphone as a projector. For doing this, you need a camera lens or magnifying glass. Then take a box and cut a hole in the box just as round as the lens. Stick the lens in it and fasten it with tape. Now, put your phone upside down inside the box playing the video you want. Place it before a white wall and see the magic.

16. Fire Hack

Fire hack
By this technique, I like to take a photo of my model burning with fire. For making this photograph, you need an aerosol spray and a lighter. Gove the spray and lighter to your model. S/he would fire the lighter and spray the aerosol. As a result, a flame would produce before your model and in that time, shoot photo with your camera. But, be careful of the fire; it is quite dangerous.

17. Drone Photography Hack

drone photography hack

You can take aerial photos by your phone just like a drone photography. Anyway, to have such photos, you should have a balloon with helium gas, fishing wire as a cable, your phone and remote controller. Next, fasten your phone with the balloon by cable and holding the thread in your hand, fly the balloon. At this time, keep switching on your phone camera and shooting by the remote controller. In the same way, you can take an aerial video.

18. Tripod Hack

Tripod Hack

If your hands are too shaky that you feel difficulty during shooting, you can make a quick tripod with lentil bean and a bag. So, for doing this, you need to make a bag with paper or clothes. Then, fill the bag with the lentil bean or something like this. Now, place your camera on it and amazingly it will work like a tripod.

However, in these ways, you can make your camera or smart phone more usable. You can also get wonderful images and cover any shortcomings regarding photography gadgets.

Try out these hacks. Some may be a bit advanced, but none are rocket science. When get along with these hacks, your creative mind may also bring out new witty ideas. Let us know if you came across any innovative hacks.


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