Tip of the Day: Camera Phone Macro

If you’ve ever missed a great close-up shot because you forgot your gear, check out this post on Instructables on how to get macro shots with a camera phone. Normally camera phones have terrible macro focus, but this post offers a way to use a swiss army knife's magnifying glass as a close-up lens for the phone. It creates a nifty, Holga-esque selective focus effect, probably helped by the fact that most phones actually have fairly large aperture lenses, in the f/2–2.8 range. (Image via Instruct

If you've ever missed a great close-up shot because you forgot your gear, check out this post on Instructables on how to get macro shots with a camera phone. Normally camera phones have terrible macro focus, but this post offers a way to use a swiss army knife's magnifying glass as a close-up lens for the phone. It creates a nifty, Holga-esque selective focus effect, probably helped by the fact that most phones actually have fairly large aperture lenses, in the f/2–2.8 range.
(Image via Instructables user olivereitalu)

—Matthew Panzarino
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