How To Turn Your DSLR Into An Instagram DSLR Using Tape

You might have your fancy DSLR, but can you take a square picture like all the cool kids on Instagram? No, of course you can't, sucker! But here's how to with a little... tape.

Photographer Maciej Pietuszynski has posted what we desperately hope is a humorous blog post — actually it's hard to tell if it's serious or not — about using tweezers, scissors and tape to give your DSLR a square aspect ratio.

Be warned: it involves removing the (highly delicate) focusing screen, applying tape, and reinserting the thing, all without damaging your precious camera. So probably don't bother. Unless you want to, you know, take cool photos instead of super-serious ones. [maciekpp via Peta Pixel]



    I'd do this mod but I've already eaten lunch so nothing to take a picture of.

    Pretty sure there's an option for a 1:1 ratio photo. Even my point-and-shoot has that.

    Instagram is a blight on the world of photography. Why would a real photographer want to emulate it?

    Last edited 08/01/13 5:53 pm

      only coz food needs to be photographed and its easier to do this over learning how to take good quality photos :)

    Overheard from a hipster trying to use someone's DSLR: "how do you turn on filters?"

      got asked by a hipster where i got my "retro" DSLR camera from.. pity its an 1970's Olympus SLR...

    Just because instagram popularised the 1:1 aspect ratio doesn't make it any less valid artistically, just don't use retro filters and you're ok.

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