Yes, the title says it all! Now a days editing is such a major part of photography that literally everyone starting from a 10-year-old with a smartphone to a 60-year-old, can name almost all the filters available. Wouldn’t it be cool to have few unique ones that would awe your audience? To accomplish it you would either have to develop a new app like Instagram or snapchat or just follow the instructions from this article. Choose wisely!
If you chose the latter, here are few simple tricks that would set you apart from the rest.
Hack 1- white sheet reflector
So, for this all you need is a white reflective sheet which usually looks something like this:
This is available in most of the books stores. Hold the sheet on the side of your face opposite to the sun before taking the picture. You will see a significant change in the lighting, and it will give you a natural sun kissed effect that people seem to crave for.
Hack 2- Water drop macro lens
This is probably the most inexpensive hack available. All you need is a drop of water from the tap. Use your fingertip to put a single drop of water on the back camera of your phone. This will enhance the focus and create a microscopic effect. People will actually think your picture was taken from a fancy expensive professional camera! The following picture is taken from an inexpensive phone’s camera with the water drop effect:
Hack 3- Fabric effect
For this hack, you need a soft and transparent-ish fabric, could be a sock, panty hose or a scarf. Cut it in a small strip and cover the back of your camera with it. The color of your fabric will give a unique different colored sepia effect. Here is a sample for you to decide:
Hack 4 – Sunglass filter
Hold your tinted sunglass on the back of your camera to incorporate a polaroid effect. You can make a half and half polaroid effect with either covering half of your camera with the sunglass and leaving the other half open or use 2 different shaded sunglasses.
Hack 5- Disclaimer- only for iPhone users!
Ever wondered if you could use your iPhone headphones for more than the mere purpose of listening to music? Using the head phone’s volume buttons, you can take a selfie but from a distance- like a selfie stick selfie but without the stick. You can prop your iPhone up against something and use the headphones as a wired remote. This isn’t exactly a filter hack but you can incorporate the mentioned above hacks with this and take your own full length pictures instead of using timers or bothering people around you. Who can better understand your perfect angle than you? For more illustrations click this link.
Overall, these are simple hacks which will spice up your daily photography and in fact enhance your social media followers. For a video tutorial visit this link.