Hey everyone, coming at you with the third installation in this blog series, it’s Jay! This post will be a little bit different from the others because we will be talking about video. It seems kind of weird for a photography blog to talk about video, but these tips can be implemented into videography and photography.
The first tip/hack that I will be going over today is the Vaseline trick. Sounds weird, right? Well, it kind of is. What you do is you get a UV filter, which is just a piece of glass that goes on the front of your camera lens. Once you have that, you take some Vaseline and smear it on the filter, leaving it clean where you want the image to be clear. This will provide an effect of a dream like sequence. It can be use to blur out your picture and to make certain parts of your image look as if they are distorted.
The second one doesn’t really have a name, but it is where you take your lens off of your camera and hold it at an angle with your camera. It is hard to visualize, but if you think about it as if you’re holding the lens up to your camera and tilting it left to right to get certain areas out of and into focus, it simplifies the process.
The final trick is how to get a simple in camera lens flare. This hack is super easy, and only requires two materials; tape and fishing line. You take a piece of fishing line and tape it to where the line is going right in front of your lens. What this does is refract the light as it goes into the lens and creates a nice lens flare.
This concludes the third part in my series of camera hacks. I’ll be back next year with more hacks and a wider variety of tips. If you end up using any of these tips or tricks in your own photography or cinematography, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, because I would love to check them out!