I don’t know about you, or if you have this problem, but my phone is pretty much attached to my hand permanently. So much so, that it may need to be surgically removed when the new iPhone 6 comes out.


So, for me, it’s always fun when I can teach it new tricks – or well, I guess I am the one who learns the new tricks – so when I’m bored and have already checked Facebook and Twitter 16 times, can entertain myself for just a few minutes more. Now, I have 7 new tricks my smartphone can do, thanks to the guys over at COOPH (Cooperative of Photography). They’re the ones that brought us super popular 7 Simple Photography Hacks and 7 DIY Photography Tips Using Household Products. In the video below, German photographer Lorenz Holder¬†bring us 7 Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks.

The video is only 3 minutes long and will provide hours fun and creativity!

My personal favorites are:

#1 Panorama Sequence

I’ve only ever used the panorama feature for, well, panoramic-worthy photos. I never thought of making a sequence of images like this:


#3 Zoom Lens with Binoculars

This is a neat idea, doable with a cheap pair of binoculars:


#6 Tripod and Shutter Cable

This was my favorite trick. Using some cardboard to make a makeshift tripod and your headphones, you can now take all the no arm selfies you want with your DIY shutter cable.


What other tricks can your smartphone do? Let me know in the comments below. I’m off to play with my phone now.¬†