3 Ultra-Cheap DIY Macro Photography Hacks
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New to the world of macro photography? Don't worry, there are cheap alternatives to buying pricey, brand new lenses. If you're crafty and you've got time to spare, try tackling one of the three projects below.
Got an old DVD player lying around? Extract the lens and attach it to your camera phone for a powerful new macro lens. Try Lifehacker's video tutorial below, or DIY Photography's step-by-step guide.
The average digital camera is capable of getting some great close-up macro shots without the fancy lens—as long as the lighting and environment are right. Hack N Mod demonstrates how to create your own clean macro photography stage with a cardboard box and some tracing paper.