Scratch It when It's Crap!

21

You've got pictures that you sorted out, but you don't have the heart to throw them away? Then here comes a dead right tipster for you!

On almost every film you can find pictures you don’t like that much or that simply weren’t sucessful. But giving them in the trash is still hard.
Accidently some pictures had scratches on the surface and I got the idea to be a little creative. So I added some further scratch drawings with the cutter knife.
I liked my first attempt. Now the supposed to be lost pictures could get a new sense and clarity.

There are millions of possibilities of what to do with them now.
Take care that you use a solid underlay that can be damaged while scratching and that you don’t scratch too deep otherwise your picture will fall into pieces.
Now your creativity has no limits: frame them, use them for invitations or give them away as cards for your friends. Leave little messages throughout your city and express what you feel!

Have a lot of fun and express yourself!

written by mrosy on 2011-03-05 in #gear #tipster #aussortierte-bilder #out-sorted-pictures #decoration #scratch #zerkratzen #top-tipster-techniques #modification #tipster #recycling #handicraft #message
translated by mrosy

21 Comments

  1. j_rad
    j_rad ·

    This is a pretty simple concept, but it's pretty clever. By adding text or illustration, you can give your images kind of a graphic design quality!

  2. lomoloque
    lomoloque ·

    this article is very nice....and i want to know how do you do the scratch on the picture....btw nice picture

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Simple but creative indeed! Do you scratch on the printed shot or directly on the negative?

  4. damaris
    damaris ·

    I like it!!

  5. damaris
    damaris ·

    I like it!!

  6. mrosy
    mrosy ·

    @ lomoloque: I took a cutter knife. But you can use any other sharp object that is good to handle.
    @ vicuna: I only scratch on the prints. Because I have no negative scanner by now, I get all films in printed pictures that I scan afterwards. There are often some that came out not so successful, and than the idea to scratch on them came to me.

  7. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    lol@ number 4!!! I should do this...I have TONS of shoeboxes full of old duplicates that I never did anything with.

  8. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    BTW a stop motion video with pictures like this would be COOL!

  9. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    Very creative! Love the idea!

  10. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    So cute!

  11. whatkatiedid89
    whatkatiedid89 ·

    i am still struggling with managing to take decent photos on my diana f+

    this is the perfect solution! :) love this idea!

  12. clogged
    clogged ·

    Neat!

    @sthomas68 Oh, man. I am stealing that idea.

  13. warrilow-tong
    warrilow-tong ·

    lovee the monsters hiding by the mirror!

  14. monamarques
    monamarques ·

    LOVE this! Going to try. =]

  15. monkeydance
    monkeydance ·

    wow, I never would''ve thought of this!
    Thanks ;D

  16. woosang
    woosang ·

    Lol Fun idea

  17. woosang
    woosang ·

    Lol Fun idea

  18. nick_a_tron
    nick_a_tron ·

    Try a Q-tip with bleach = awesome!

  19. daihowell
    daihowell ·

    Such a fantastic idea and great fun too

  20. mythguy9
    mythguy9 ·

    While I was wondering how to draw with a pencil on a photo's glossy surface, you gave me the answer. Forget about pencil, KNIFE it.

  21. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    love the idea, very creative. I have friends far better at drawing than me, so this might be an opportunity for some collaboration!

More Interesting Articles

  • Cyber Monday Offer Ending Soon - It's Your Very Last Chance To Save 15%!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-12-01 in #news
    Cyber Monday Offer Ending Soon - It's Your Very Last Chance To Save 15%!

    They say that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone ... just like this festive but fleeting deal!

  • Taking Back Tipsters: DIY Pinhole Cameras

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-04-25 in #gear #tipster
    Taking Back Tipsters: DIY Pinhole Cameras

    Tomorrow, April 26, marks World Pinhole Photography Day, and what better way to celebrate the occasion by taking your favorite pinhole camera out on an analog adventure? Or if you don't have one yet, you can make one yourself from scratch! Here are five innovative Tipsters from the community for you to peruse.

  • Happenings on Film: Go Skateboarding Day in Zaporozhye

    written by mmxi on 2015-06-30 in #world #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: Go Skateboarding Day in Zaporozhye

    When you skateboard, the street becomes the playground for your creativity. If you’re having fun, then you’re doing it right.

    4
  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Valentine's Day Deals Extended!

    written by jacobs on 2015-02-10 in #gear #news
    Valentine's Day Deals Extended!

    Are you still looking for that perfect treat for your loved one this Valentine's Day? Then you've come to the right place, my friend — we've extended our Valentine's deals until the end of the week! Which means you have extra time to get lucky in all things love and Lomography. Quit dodging Cupid's arrows and get in on these sweet deals right now!

  • 3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week: The Electric Head, Disposable Camera Journal and Occasionally Punny Animals

    written by anamartaml on 2015-08-09 in #world
    3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week: The Electric Head, Disposable Camera Journal and Occasionally Punny Animals

    Admit it, you've been waiting impatiently for this moment to arrive. Well, the suspense is over, the announcement of the 3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week is finally here! We got lightpainting, we got puns, we got disposable cameras and - as always - blogs that will blow you away!

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun Competition

    written by jacobs on 2015-03-20 in #gear #news #competitions
    Total Eclipse of the Sun Competition

    Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

    2
  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-03-14 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

  • March Workshops and Events at Lomography Chicago

    written by Lomography Chicago on 2015-02-24 in #world #news #events
    March Workshops and Events at Lomography Chicago

    It’s been a long and cold winter but we’re finally getting back into the swing of things here in Chicago. We’ve got a great month of events and workshops coming up, so dust off those cameras that have been sitting around all winter and let’s take some pictures together!

  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-21 in #world #tipster
    Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.

    1
  • A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    written by shhquiet on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle
    A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!

    6
  • How To Make Dreamy Lomo'Instant-grams!

    written by jacobs on 2015-01-20 in #gear #tipster
    How To Make Dreamy Lomo'Instant-grams!

    Are you on the hunt for a way to take your Lomo'Instant skills to yet another insane level? Stop right there — you've found it! Now keep reading to find out how to make super cool Lomo'Instant-grams using a Lomo'Instant and a few common household items.

    6