The only thing I would ever change about my trusty LC-A+ is its (sleek and sexy) black exterior. But sometimes you want a bit more color or you want your camera to be an expression of your current mood but you don't want to do anything permanent! This is a quick and easy way to decorate your camera that without leaving traces when you're done with it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A roll (or as many as you like) of paper or washi tape. These can be found in stationary or craft stores, or you can buy rolls in bulk on eBay or Amazon.
- Your camera
1. I like to start with the front. Measure out a strip of tape that fits from the center piece to the hinge of the camera. You can use this as a guide to cut out the rest. I found out that you need 3 strips to cover the height of the camera (overlapping slightly), so you will need 6 altogether.
2. Start taping! Place your tape the way you like it (lined up horizontally along the camera body). Press the edges down firmly and hold them for a few seconds as you go to help them stick to the surface fully.
Do the same with the back of the camera, it’s a bit fiddly but you can cut holes in the tape so that it leaves the film window visible.
You’re done! This is a temporary decoration, I have found that it lasts for a few months before it starts to look a bit worn. But don’t worry, then it’s very easy to strip off and start again. It helps to look out for good quality washi tape (the kind that is nice and sticky). Sometimes the corners of the tape peel. If this happens, you can use double sided tape to stick it back to the surface of your camera.
As this is so easy to remove, you can get creative with decorating! You can also customize your camera according to the season (Christmas camera, anyone?) Have fun!