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Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 in Technology, TG Roundup

Add a Self-Portrait Mirror to Your Camera

[Via – Lifehacker]

If you want to see what you’re actually framing when you turn your camera around for a self portrait, this cheap and simple hack will have you composing better photos in no time.

Some camera phones and small cameras have a little convex mirror attached to the front the facilitate self-portraits, and the Dual View TL220 even has a second screen built into the front so you can see a live feed of what the lens sees. Over at Instructables NoahW already had a perfectly good camera that he wasn’t about to replace over a lack of mirror—or fancy dual-screen!—so he set to work.

His solution involved a cheap inspection mirror from the hardware store and piece of velcro. Check out the video below to see his build and how it improved his pictures:

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