Since we're living in a world where everything we do, see, eat, drink, love, want (and on and on) are photographed, it's important to make those pics stand out. We're not all professional photographers (despite what our Instagram personas may suggest) and we don't all have the money to buy expensive add-ons and tools of the trade. Check out this list of 16 camera hacks and see what wonderful stuff you can come up with. Move over Annie Leibovitz...

1. Stylized vintage photos using Vaseline

2. A bean bag tripod

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3. DIY bokeh shapes

4. DIY lens hood from a coffee sleeve

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5. DIY studio style snoot for lighting 

6. Use lentils to reduce camera shake 

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7. In case you need a ring flash

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8. Make your own lightbox at home using paper and a window 

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9. Create photo haze with a sandwich bag

10. Add some variety with DIY backdrops

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11. Turn your phone into a shutter remote with Trigger Trap 

12. Make your own felt carrying case to protect and easily transport your camera

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13. Make your own rain-proof camera bag 

14. Bounce the flash with a business card 

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15. Make a light diffuser from an empty milk carton 

16. Macro lens made from a toilet roll

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