Tech 5 ways to use a Plastic Bag for Photography

5 ways to use a Plastic Bag for Photography

2016 Dec 5

Siri-siri bags have more uses than just being destined for mama’s special bag. For all you photography enthusiasts out there, here’s a video done by Chung Dha on how you can exploit the advantages of your everyday shopper’s bag:

 

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A useful tip for event photographers who don’t want to spend mad amounts of money on otherwise substitutable equipment.

Just inflate a white plastic bag and tie a knot at the opening. Pop open your flash and cover it with the bag to help remove the harsh shadows caused by a bright flash and make your subject appear more flattering.

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Exemplified in the picture above, a viewer’s attention is drawn more to the subject that their shadow when a plastic bag is used for this purpose.

 

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Pop a coloured plastic bag over your external flash to bring some soft colour to your pictures. Helps with wasting time on editing-in colours later on, and gives your pictures a not-so-obvious extra touch.

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It’s probably easier to use a lunch sheet for this method, rather than a full plastic bag.

Wrap the plastic around your lens and secure it with a rubber band. You now have a dreamy, soft edge to all of the pictures you take.

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What with Sri Lanka and our mad-unpredictable rains, it’s always a wise choice to keep a plastic bag in hand to use whenever the heavens decide to ruin your photoshoot.

Cover the entire camera and secure it around the lens with a rubber band, just like you did in the previous method. Voila, instant shelter for your favourite gadget.

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And finally, the most basic trick in the book, if the monsoons decide to give you hell, you can always protect your baby by fully inserting it into a plastic bag.

The cheapest water-proof, shock-proof, instantly available camera cover you would ever need.

 

 

Watch the full video here:

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