Creative Collective 043: Dreamy Light (The Cheap & Easy Way)

Sunset & Saguaro – Sun City, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4 & Fujinon 90mmSuperia Summer Recipe

Dreamy light is all the rage right now. Maybe it has been for awhile, but it is definitely something that photographers are seeking right now. But how does one achieve it? Vintage lenses. Diffusion filters. Scratching a UV filter. Those can work. How about these: shooting through an optical viewfinder, oiling a filter, or using a LoFi lens? Yep, that’ll do it, too. But there is a cheaper and easier camera hack that might just work even better!

Here’s how to do it and what it looks like.

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7 Incredibly Cheap & Easy Photography Hacks

In the video above I share seven simple and inexpensive (or free!) photography tips and tricks. Feel free to use them, and if you like the video be sure to share it so that others can learn the tricks, too.

Here are the seven hacks in the video:
– mini string lights for foreground bokeh (click here for the mini string lights)
colored page markers for light leaks (click here for the page markers)
– crumpled tin foil bokeh background
– coffee sleeve lens hood
faux wood ceramic tiles for worn wood setting
– backwards mount macro lens (click here for the adapter)
shift the white balance

You’ll notice that I included links above to Amazon where you can see and purchase some of the items that I used in the video. I am an Amazon Affiliate partner (so that I can improve the Fuji X Weekly experience), but I did this more so that you can see the actual product used than for you to go buy something (the items are under $10 each, so I don’t expect the links to be particularly financially beneficial). Perhaps doing this is helpful to someone.

I hope that you appreciate the video and find it useful! It was fun to make, and I hope to do many more videos over the coming days, weeks and months. If you like it, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don’t miss anything!