The World’s Most Creative Instant Camera: Now Available For Pre-Order

Header
Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Accidental [Red] Spotlight

Covering the film counter with something other than black tape...

When I was modifying my Holga 120 CFN to load 35mm film, I tried to follow the rules and cover the back film counter up with black tape, however I had misplaced that lovely electrical tape that my baby had come with and was left with only this blue duct tape stuff.
I figured, what the hell, and taped it up.

What came out of my Holga were these square shaped light leaks, that weren’t overpowering but seemed to just shine a little red or yellow spotlight on the centre of my photo (which was great if that’s where my subject was).

Plus, since I had been using slide film and had x-processed it, my shots came out with great contrast in the colours of the spotlight and the surrounding photo!

Try it out yourself and see what happens? Who knows what will come of taping it up with say… tissue paper? Maybe a cross between what I have and ethermoon’s tip?

written by icpj

8 comments

  1. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    nice panoramic shots from holga.. great colours from a slide, too! mine's a colour negative film. it came out like it has been cross-processed. it was fun. :)

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  2. stouf

    stouf

    Nice shots for sure !

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  3. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    I really really like the shot of the donkey.

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  4. lomollete

    lomollete

    Shot No. 6 is ABSOLUTELY amazing

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  5. life_on_mars

    life_on_mars

    great tip. thanks a lot. :)

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  6. icpj

    icpj

    lomosexual_manboy: thanks =) and just to let you know, its not a donkey it's a shevalski horse, and there are very few of them left in this world =(

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  7. djmusician

    djmusician

    Very nice shots! My favorite is #7. Cheers!

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  8. icpj

    icpj

    djmusician: yeah thankx =) that was supposed to be shot #1. =P

    almost 5 years ago · report as spam