We try to stick to featuring 500px photographers and tips & tricks they come up with and share exclusively with us, but occasionally I run across a video so fun or inspirational or useful that it would be a shame not to share.

This short DIY video from the folks at DigitalRev TV is exactly the kind of thing I’m talking about.

In 10 minutes, the quintessential love-him-or-hate-him host of the show Kai runs you though 10 simple photography hacks that you can do using household items almost all of us could scrounge up without spending a cent.

Check out the video below:

What do you think? Which was your favorite? Which was your least favorite? Is there an amazing DIY hack they’re missing? Let the community know in the comments!

Personally I’m not a big fan of the soft-focus tricks because… well… they didn’t work that well and seem kind of silly. But the TP tube macro and custom shape Bokeh kit are DIY tricks everyone should have in their back pocket!

And speaking of custom bokeh, here are some awesome examples of this particular trick at work from the 500px archives.

Not Just Christmas by Christos Kaouranis on 500px.com

Star Light by Suradej Chuephanich on 500px.com

Stars in the Church by Amith Nag on 500px.com

Custom Bokeh by Aditya Boppudi on 500px.com

Love to the Nature! by Christos Kaouranis on 500px.com

Love is all around us! by Christos Kaouranis on 500px.com

H/T PetaPixel