There is nothing better than spicing up your images with some do it yourself tools! It’s even cooler when the tools are simple items you most likely already have in your home. A few months ago, I shared a great video by the guys over at COOPH that had seven DIY photography hacks to help you save some money and bump up your creativity. In the video below, the guys at COOPH are at it again! This time,  showing us seven household items you can use to add some creative flare to your images.  See this article for more Photoshoot at Home Ideas.

The Three Ideas I Loved The Most

Black Tile




The black tile idea is great for products. It’s not all that expensive at your local hardware store, and creates an awesome reflection of the product you are shooting.

Glass Ball




The glass ball is an awesome idea! By shooting through the ball, you get an awesome reverse view of your subject in the background. I totally want to try this out during my next wedding or engagement session for a fun and creative image!




I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but I have never thought of using a mirror to reflect light. I use them all the time when a bride is getting ready for that nice reflection image, but never thought of using one as a way to reflect some hard light on a portrait subject! So simple and cheap!



I loved all seven of these ideas. As photographers, we are always looking for ways to spice up our images, and what better way then to use the items we most likely already have lying around the house? Big shout out to COOPH for creating this video and giving all of us some awesome ideas to try out!.


Images captured via screen grab.