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8 smartphone camera tricks that'll take your Instagram to the next level

Ever wanted a birdseye view of yourself? Step right in.

THERE IS SO much more you could do to improve your phone photography besides using Instagram filters.

Sure, everyone looks better in a vintage hue, but what about hanging your phone from a balloon?

The Cooperative of Photography have come up with eight excellent DIY tips to turn your smartphone into a world class photo tool.

1. Get an aerial view

Attach your phone to the balloon, and control it with some fishing wire to get a birds eye view. Just don’t let it fly off.


Who needs a drone, eh!

2. Get a decent sun filter by taking a photo through your sunglasses



3. Get some old school cool going on

Make a pinhole in a piece of cardboard and hold it over the lens.


4. Don’t just take a photo of your dinner, give it a 3D frame


5. Download the tiny planet app

Make your panoramas look good… by putting them in a circle.


6. Get some savage exposure with this nifty little trick


7. Selfie inception

Take some shots on one phone, hold them up to your face on another.


8. Make a DIY projector

Cut up a box, add a lens, put your phone inside… viola.



Source: COOPH/YouTube

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