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16 Easy Camera Hacks That Will Turn You Into An Expert in Photography

16 Easy Camera Hacks That Will Turn You Into An Expert in Photography

In an era where anyone with a smartphone can capture and share beautiful photography it’s difficult for any photographer to stand out from the crowd, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try! Check out these sixteen camera hacks that will ensure you take unique, high-quality photos, and get shooting!

1. Use Tights To Soften Light

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    2. Use Lentils To Steady Your Camera And Reduce Shake.

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      3. Use Vaseline To Create Vintage-Style Photographs

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        4. Make Your Own Bean Bag To Use As A Tripod

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          5. Use A Coffee Sleeve As A Lens Hood

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            6. Or Use A Pringles Tube To Create A Studio Snoot

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              7. Create A Lightbox Using Natural Light And White Paper

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                8. Create Haze Using A Sandwich Bag

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                  9. Use The Trigger Trap App To Turn Your Phone Into A Shutter Remote

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                    10. Use A Business Card To Bounce Flash

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                      11. Use An Empty Milk Carton As A Light Diffuser

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                        12. Use A Toilet Roll Tube As A Macro Lens

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                          13. Create Your Own Backdrop

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                            14. Stay Steady Using A Tennis Ball

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                              15. Use A CD Case To Protect Your Camera From The Rain

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                                16. Create DIY Bokeh Patterns

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                                      8 Replacements for Google Notebook

                                      8 Replacements for Google Notebook

                                      Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

                                      1. Zoho Notebook
                                        If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
                                      2. Evernote
                                        The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
                                      3. Net Notes
                                        If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
                                      4. i-Lighter
                                        You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
                                      5. Clipmarks
                                        For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
                                      6. UberNote
                                        If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
                                      7. iLeonardo
                                        iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
                                      8. Zotero
                                        Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

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