Red and Blue Plastic Color Gels : Add Some Color to Your Photos

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This tip will allow you to use the plastic colored gels that come with your Diana flash to bring color to your 35mm Diana F+ shots.

For this tip you will need 2 plastic color gels from your Diana+ flash kit (I chose red and blue for this experiment, but you could use any colors you want) and scotch/cello tape.

I started with the square 35mm mask with perforations because it was the mask that would most easily fit the plastic color gels. After choosing which colors I wanted to use, I grabbed my tape and cut a small piece (about 1/2cm long), so that I could tape the 2 filters together. I did this by placing half of the piece of tape on the 2 gels together and the other was left to hang off so that I could stick it to the inside of the camera. While taping the gels together I decided to leave a small gap between them, so that the natural light and color of what I was shooting would come through.

Once I had both sides of the 2 gels taped to the inside of the camera, I loaded my 35mm film and shot away.
While I realize this is a fairly simple tip to try I think it has produced some pretty cool results. I hope you will try this tip and use some creativity in choosing your colored gels.

written by jblaze823 on 2009-09-26 in #gear #tipster #blue #plastic-color-gels #diana-f #sprocket-holes #35mm #tape #tips #tipster #red

7 Comments

  1. haferfloh
    haferfloh ·

    Great idea

    maybe this method would produce some great effects on b/w film --> or exemple a sky, with the red filter would be very dark, with this trick you could increas the contrast of b/w images.
    I'll give it a try.

  2. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    yeah mine is a pretty basic application of this effect, but you are right, you could do some really cool effects with different color combinations and depending on what you are shooting. Have fun and let me know what results you get.

  3. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    nice tip!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! excellent idea giving excellent results ! Bravo !

  5. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    thanks for the kind words

  6. juznobsrvr
    juznobsrvr ·

    . . . . . i see a lot of possibilities with this technique.
    . . . . . . thanks for sharing...

  7. pcumsetesete
    pcumsetesete ·

    the shots are AMAZING, but I find that hard to do

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