We recently took a look at some of the best camera hacks that will save you tons of money. Today we’ve decided to turn things up a notch and progress to the next level! If you’re the kind of person who loves to take things apart to find out how they work, you’ll love the ingenious camera hacks below.
1. Repurpose an old digital camera for macro photography
If you have an old camera you think is only good for the rubbish tip, don’t be too hasty — there’s still life you can squeeze out of your camera yet. This video made by an engineering student, shows you how you can turn your old, dated camera into a fantastic bit of kit for macro photography, without the expensive of buying a pricey new macro lens:
2. Create your own DIY webcam
Many computers already have a built in camera, but if yours doesn’t, you can easily create one yourself! If you have an old digital camera that has video capture and video output capability, a computer with video input, and an adjustable grip tripod (which are available to buy at around £20), you’ll easily be able to make your own webcam without breaking a sweat.
Via: Digital Trends
3. Build your own infrared camera
In this post, Pieter Albertyn goes into great detail about how to create an infrared camera from your old point-and-shoot digital camera. It can get quite fiddly, so be prepared to set aside a couple of hours for this hack!