Make a DIY Orange-Filter Using a Negative Strip for your LC-A

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Tired of bog-standard photos from color negatives? Do you want a new retro-look for your pictures? No worries, here’s some help! This tipster will guide you how to craft your own orange-filter for your LC-A.

What you need:

  1. LC-A
  2. sticky tape
  3. scissors
  4. developed negative strips, about 3 centimeter (unexposed)

First, you have to cut the negatives so that the lens of your camera is completely covered. Afterwards, you have to stick the strip with some sticky tape in front of your lens. And voilà…your own orange-filter is ready!

Film: DM Paradies ISO 400

I recommend using an ISO 400 color negative film. You will really see the difference. The colours and contrasts are much better.

Film: Fuji Superia ISO 200

Try it out and have fun!

The Lomo LC-A is the camera that started the Lomography movement. With full controls and wide ISO range, this automatic gem is perfect for beginners and professionals alike. Get your own Refurbished LC-A in our Shop!

written by imbaaa on 2012-06-01 in #gear #tipster

One Comment

  1. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great idea. I have tried using the developed strip inside of the camera - with very bad results. This techique seems much better. Did you set your ISO level to 100 or 200 to accommodate for less light penetration through the homemade filter?

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