COOPH just released this fun little 3-minute video that shares 8 tips, tricks, and ideas for smartphone photography. It’s a dose of inspiration for getting creative with the camera in your pocket.
Here’s a quick rundown of the ideas demonstrated by photographer Richard Schabetsberger in Salzburg, Austria (watch the video to see more instructions along with examples of results):
#1: Use a Balloon for Aerial Shots
You can use a helium balloon and fishing line to shoot aerial photos and videos on the cheap.
#2: Sunglasses as a Filter
Gradient sunglasses can be used as a filter for scenes to even out bright skies and dark landscapes.
#3: Make a Pinhole with Cardboard
You can punch a hole in some cardboard to create a makeshift pinhole lens for your phone.
#4: Hold up a 3D Picture Frame
Frame your subjects in 3D using a cutout Polaroid picture frame.
#5: Create a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo
Download one of the many “tiny planet” apps out there to photograph the world as little worlds.
#6: Shoot High-Key Photos
Lock exposure on your phone while pointing the camera at a black surface to shoot high-key photos.
#7: Inception Selfie
Use your phone to place photos within your photos.
#8: Create a DIY Projector
You can turn a cardboard box into a simple projector by adding a camera lens.
Image credits: Video and photographs by COOPH and used with permission