DIY Tips To Photograph Birds Using Your Smartphone | Cheap Shot Challenge | Earth Unplugged

DIY Tips To Photograph Birds Using Your Smartphone | Cheap Shot Challenge | Earth Unplugged

We gave Sam Hume the challenge of photographing birds for less then £20 and he came up with some fantastic hacks! Let us know in the comments how you get on.

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26 Comments

  1. Amy on October 15, 2021 at 9:56 am

    I figured out that it would be good to take a picture through the binoculars too and I got the idea because we took pictures down the microscope in biology with our cameras too. My teacher even took pictures for a paper he was writing with his smart phone shooting through the microscope lens.



  2. Sheng Long on October 15, 2021 at 9:57 am

    oh, i was thinking about different kinds of birds



  3. hiden1980 on October 15, 2021 at 9:58 am

    There are many WiFi camera apps…
    Which one you have used and which app you can suggest now in 2019 ?



  4. Fixed Face on October 15, 2021 at 10:02 am

    those pix suck geriatric hobo balls



  5. Augustinas Zubrys on October 15, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I maked (without searching in internet) one smartphone adaptor for Viking Swallow 80 spotting scope and Samsung J6… works perfectly.



  6. Rose The Hat on October 15, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I recently got a clip-on telescope for my phone, but the problem is the shakiness. My hands are very shaky so it’s hard to get a clear picture. It doesn’t have straps like binoculars. It did come with a small tripod, but that’s no use when I’m trying to get pictures of birds that are high up or angled.



  7. Katie Britt on October 15, 2021 at 10:06 am

    love this series!!!



  8. Nature for Everybody on October 15, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Oh I have a tripod: My walking frame! [I am disabled, muahahahaha!] It’s also a comfy chair, hehe!



  9. PARTHA BHATTACHARJEE on October 15, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Excellent ideas, specially last one. I loved the video.👍👍👍👍



  10. Bilbo Baggins on October 15, 2021 at 10:09 am

    second method: What if the bird flys away with the camera?



  11. Jasper on October 15, 2021 at 10:14 am

    420



  12. Green Silver on October 15, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Caution, seagulls are likely to take the phone, I’ve had to secure way GoPro with paracord when doing time lapse on the beach.



  13. AnotherBot:D on October 15, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Awesome:)



  14. Shirin Rose on October 15, 2021 at 10:22 am

    I have a rainbow lorikeet ^_^



  15. SpeedStrengthJames on October 15, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Not going to be clipping bulldog clips onto my phone! Would rather use the end bit of a selfie stick screwed into a mini camera tripod but other than that, they seemed good ideas



  16. Mir Mohammed Rayyan on October 15, 2021 at 10:25 am

    This dude looks like Liam Neeson! Damn. Cool video tho



  17. DINO TRIBUTE on October 15, 2021 at 10:27 am

    +fantastic video



  18. Genaro Siles on October 15, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Nice.



  19. fatsamcastle on October 15, 2021 at 10:29 am

    I have no worms



  20. robin hood on October 15, 2021 at 10:30 am

    cannot find wifi camera can u send the link



  21. C Terrell on October 15, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Thank you, very useful.



  22. Bill Cass on October 15, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Nice tips! I tried the binocular trick with decent success, but I need to make sure my phone’s volume button can be the shutter button. I hate tapping the screen!



  23. Kxmo on October 15, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Best yt vid
    1:entertaining
    2:true
    3: it’s a good topic!



  24. Fearless Explorer on October 15, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Very Creative



  25. Sonnentau1 on October 15, 2021 at 10:48 am

    well i think the best hax you used on the video was going in the zoo…



  26. Cass Cassy on October 15, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Great advice 👍🏻 thanks