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Tips & Tricks

8 DIY Tricks You Can Do With Your Smartphone | COOPH

By Hanssie on July 13th 2015

You can’t argue with the fact that the best camera is the one you have on you, right? Most of us have our phone (and subsequently the camera on the phone) permanently infused to our hands, so for me, at least, the camera I’m usually shooting with is my iPhone.

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A lot can be done with just your phone’s camera and a lot of fun can be had. The crazy kids over at COOPH have released another pretty awesome and totally fun video showing 8 DIY tricks you can do with your smartphone to get some really fun shots. From making a DIY drone – which can be a little scary (but hey, you have insurance on that 6+ right?), to turning your phone into a pinhole camera or a projector, this video has some great ideas for when you’re bored on a Monday afternoon.

I love the DIY drone idea (Tip #1), which has you attaching your phone to a “big a** balloon” and using a remote trigger to get some aerial shots. Just be careful that your phone doesn’t come crashing down to Earth though! I also like Tip #6 – taking an Inception Selfie. For some reason it just made me laugh and it’s better than 95% of the selfies I see on Instagram! Personally, I’ve done tip #2 before – only because I discovered it by accident. It has you using your sunglasses as a filter. Brilliant!

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So watch the video below, grab your smartphone and go out and have some fun with these!

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Tanya Goodall Smith

    Mind. Blown. Can you do all this stuff with an Android????? ;)

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  2. Hannes Nitzsche

    pretty fun and cool ideas! pitty I hardly ever use my phone for photos

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  3. Andre Queree

    So how do you take the funny selfies if you’re holding your phone in front of your face?

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  4. Jason Boa

    fun article , the old I-phone is the way to go !

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