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Do Not Cover the Film Counter

Another accidental trick and this one looks great too!

After buying my Diana+ and knowing I can place a 35mm film inside it, I decided to buy some negative films. Placing them inside requires a lot of effort: sponges, electrical black tapes and avoiding the light leaks is the most important for this one.

I forgot to place a black tape over the film counter of the Diana+ at the back. What did I get? A yellow notch, more like a strange drone that is infesting over the center of my photo. What’s best is that it looks redscale and cross-processed all over. I love the effect especially on my outdoor shots. It created a special colour that somehow mimics of how that little slide film gets all the attention.

So the next time you want some funky colours, try to forget placing a black tape or miserably, DO NOT cover the film counter at the back. It looks funky, yes!

written by ethermoon

14 comments

  1. anarchy

    anarchy

    Wow, I love it =) Seems like the perfect way to spice up color negative film, I'm going to try this one out for sure! Thanks a lot for this tip =))

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  2. kernow_and_cambria

    kernow_and_cambria

    Same thing happened to me on my Holga when i jammed some 35mm into it. I got a red square in the middle of each photo that looks quite cool!

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  3. sibu_sen

    sibu_sen

    I did the same mistake with my Holga and liked the effect too! :D

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  4. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    great tip, might try it with miss holga!

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  5. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    guys thanks for the comments! appreciate this one!!! i really love the effect on indoors, not outdoors. indoors gave that xpro feel... outdoor shots gives a redscale feel... :)

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  6. dogma

    dogma

    interesting!

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  7. eyecon

    eyecon

    Wow - Disco Colors!

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  8. thaiseb

    thaiseb

    I already forgot to cover the film counter, but the results were not so nice...

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  9. ndroo

    ndroo

    Wicked! Cool! Good tip.

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  10. stouf

    stouf

    Oh yeah that's cool ! It happened to me the first time I putted 220 film in my Holga (as there's no paper in the 220, like in the 120)... Great gallery !

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  11. jroberts

    very interesting!

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  12. reddeviltj

    reddeviltj

    I didn't know we were supposed to cover that film counter.
    I'm still having problems getting photos that are something other than gray. Why is it that I just can't get those silly settings right?

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  13. life_on_mars

    life_on_mars

    thanks a lot. :)

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  14. mokochen

    lovely! i like the color!

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