Photography Hack: Shooting Through a Sandwich Bag – Use this creative photography hack for fun pictures and learn a cool photography technique. Using this dslr camera hack can help you create really cool shots while using a sandwich bag.
Shooting Through a Sandwich Bag…who would have ever thought that putting a sandwich bag on your camera lens would create such a creative and beautiful picture?
Photography Hack: Shooting Through a Sandwich Bag
What did you use?!
Clear or colored bags. I chose color that I found at Walmart for this example.
Canon 5d iii
Sigma Art 35mm lens
Step 1: Tear the bottom of the sandwich bag to create a messy edge. You will not get the same effect if you cut the bottom straight across.
Step 2: Secure the sandwich bag over your lens. It fits pretty good on my Sigma Art 50mm as shown, but you may need to use a rubber band to secure for a smaller width lens.
Step 3: Once the sandwich bag is secured, set your camera and then manipulate the sandwich bag around the edge of the lens with your hands.
While looking through the viewfinder you can experiment with where you want the bokeh from the sandwich bag in your frame.
- I find that aiming your camera towards brighter window light or outdoor sunlight creates the most beautiful glow while using sandwich bags.
- Get creative!
- Take multiple shots of the same subject with the sandwich bag bokeh in different parts of the frame. You may be surprised how much you love one of the more creative ones after you edit.
- Have fun! That’s the point right?!
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