Coloring the Supersampler

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In my unceasing search for more and more original photos and new lomo-experiences, this time I decided painting the four little eyes of the supersampler in four different colors.

Supersampler is cool, we all know that, but what if we add some color? Even better, what abour adding FOUR colors, one for each lens? This idea came to my mind during a hot studying afternoon and what I’m introducing now are some photos obtained by chance, that I didn’t like at first but now, the more I see them, the more I love them (and they obtained many likes in my home, by the way).

What we need is:
- the beloved and practical slide sheet
- permanent marker
- color felt-tip pens
- scissors and adhesive tape

What we do is:
- We measure and mark (directly from the open camera’s back) the four parts with a black permanent marker

- We paint each one of these parts in a color we like with the felt-tip pens. As they’re not permanent, you’ll notice that they will never get dry, the color won’t be uniform on the acetate sheet or they may even get mixed… what leads us to the next step.

- We carefully place a piece of tape on the painted sheet y press, carefully too, with our finger in order to get it well stuck. Like this, the color will be fixed and we’ll get the “bubbles effect” that can be noticed in some of the pics.

- Last, we cut the painted piece and we fix it to the back of the supersampler, carefully not blocking the gearwheels that wind the roll. I’m telling this because I think I broke my Supersampler by doing this a bit carelessly.

Having everything ready I took my camera a couple of sunny afternoons and a swimming-pool day and started taking pictures like crazy.

I was surprised when I went to pick them at the lab and the shop assistant told me that she couldn’t print them because she couldn’t see anything but, anyway, she copied them into a CD. Seeing them at home I realized she was partly right because I thought that the colors would come out more transparent and uniform BUT after a second look… I liked them!!! It’s true you can’t distinguish very well what or who is in the picture but, the final effect with the sunlight is really curious.

What do you think?

written by mochilis on 2011-02-08 in #gear #tipster #sun #color-pens #colors #experiments #decoration #camera-modification #supersampler #tipster #handicraft #mask
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4 Comments

  1. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    coool effects!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    cool tipster, I like it! :)

  3. phoenix1206
    phoenix1206 ·

    cool!

  4. andrewhope
    andrewhope ·

    very cool, Might try something similar with my diana

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