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Tipster of the Week: I Want to Be A LomoStar!

Have you ever seen sun looking like big shiny star? No? Ever been on a scenario where the night sky becomes overcast just when you've planned on learning the zodiac constellations, yeah? Frustrating isn't it? Well for this week, we got something very special that will certainly have you catching and shooting stars in no time!

Star light effect by dogma

There are couple ways on building a star light effect filter, but I will tell you the easiest!

For this tip you will need:

  • sharp knife
  • piece of CLEAN glass or CLEAN transparent plastic (brand new CD case could work for that) and it should be same size or a bit greater then your camera lens front
  • ruler
  • duct tape.

How to:
1. Take a plastic piece and using ruler and knife scratch the surface of the plastic by making parallel lines. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: Don’t cut it, just scratch it a little bit. Distance between the lines should be about 2mm and lines should last over all size of plastic (It should be long enough to cover your lens).

2. Turn the plastic sheet 90 degrees and start making new lines, these lines will be perpendicular to the first lines

3. After that, you will need to make some more lines which should go criss-cross through the ones you’ve made earlier. You should have a piece of plastic with a nice grid/pattern afterwards. If the grid looks not perfect, don’t worry it will work anyway.

4. Now all you have to do is put this filter in front of your camera and start shooting. If you will take pictures of the sun it will turn into a big star. If you will go for a night hunting, my recommendation would be to stick filter to your camera with a duct tape instead of holding it.

Happy shooting! :D

written by dogma

59 comments

  1. abcdefuck

    abcdefuck

    this is absolutely awsome.

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  2. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    I love this effect and I love these pictures! Another easy way of getting a star filter effect is by simply holding a piece of shiny metal screen in front of the lens :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. novakmisi

    novakmisi

    great tipster!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  4. spoeker

    spoeker

    perfect! love the effect

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. born-to-ruin

    born-to-ruin

    This is rad! I was working on scoring plastic to achieve the same effect! Nice to see it works!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. coldkennels

    coldkennels

    This is fantastic! I'll have to give this a shot.

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. panelomo

    panelomo

    superstar tipster!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  8. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    awesome!!!! im gonna try this!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  9. boredbone

    boredbone

    coolest tip i've seen in awhile:)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  10. niki-tzi

    niki-tzi

    i have to try this...
    really nice idea...
    THANX!!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  11. awleef

    awleef

    great tipster...thanks a lot mate :)
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  12. coca

    coca

    great!!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  13. zulupt

    zulupt

    Cool tip, thanks for sharing!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  14. dogma

    dogma

    Yeee i have all most forgot about this one :))) thanks LSI for publishing this tip. I'm glad you guys love it!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  15. paramir

    paramir

    genius! great results!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  16. satomi

    satomi

    Wow, this is really fantastic!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  17. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    amazing - i am so so sosososososoo oso oo so so so doing this!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  18. vicuna

    vicuna

    Fantastic tipster! :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  19. lomoblood

    lomoblood

    wow! this is great, im working on making one right now :]

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  20. kernow_and_cambria

    kernow_and_cambria

    Love it!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  21. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    aahahaha tipster of the century

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  22. disdis

    disdis

    great!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  23. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Really cool tipster. I especially like tipsters like this where you don't have to use up a whole roll of film on it if you don't want to. Just hold it in front of the lens. Great work and wonderful gallery.

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  24. lomoblood

    lomoblood

    ahh, i have a question, when you put the filter in front of your lens, which side should be facing out, the side you cut with the knife or the smooth uncut side?

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  25. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Clever!! XD

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  26. dogma

    dogma

    @lomoblood i think it's not matter which side you gone use, i should work on both sides ;)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  27. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    great! i will try it!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  28. hailkingstewie

    hailkingstewie

    This is amazing. How did you discover this!?

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  29. bravopires

    bravopires

    great!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  30. fancholland2

    fancholland2

    Wow this is a crazy tipster! So clever!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  31. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    This is a classic ... but ...
    Homemade !!!
    100% Lomographic tipster !!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  32. stouf

    stouf

    Hohoho ! This is my cup of tea ! Simple but extremely smart. And the results are perfect. Congrats mate !

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  33. nural

    nural

    OMG this is awesome, can't wait to try!!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  34. dogma

    dogma

    WoW Thanks all of you guys for so many likes!
    @hailkingstewie well at first i discovered this http://www.lomograph(…)ture-shapes that gave me some thoughts and then i read the amazing book released in 1936 in Lithuania ("Everyone can shoot") There was some tips how people in that time used to make variuos filters and other stuff :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  35. dogma

    dogma

    Oh like i said there are some other ways to make astar filter. You can use a scrub paper and gently scratch plastic or glass piece by making circles, try it out ;)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  36. workerbee

    workerbee

    awesome!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  37. almudein

    almudein

    LOVE IT!!
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  38. ritamiguel

    ritamiguel

    GREAT IDEA! =)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  39. misaka

    Thanks! I´ll try it! :D

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  40. patrix

    patrix

    hey dogma nice tip and awesome pics there))

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  41. great tip - absolutely love the effect on your photos :) I would never have been able to come up with this
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  42. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i "lended" a cd cover from my boyfriend..... hope he will not find out ;)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  43. nahdeen

    nahdeen

    pretty cool -- might try it out sometime!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  44. makny

    makny

    i'm gonna try this soon!!! great tipster!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  45. middernachtlopper

    middernachtlopper

    I'd love to try it!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  46. nlafranchi

    nlafranchi

    nice nice tipster. have made the plastic part, only have to use it :) did you make deep cuts?

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  47. pink1212

    pink1212

    I can't wait to go home and try this!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  48. edithnine

    edithnine

    cant wait to try this!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  49. mariefisen

    mariefisen

    Wow! I am definitely going to try this!! Thanks for sharing...

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  50. qrro

    qrro

    absolutely awesome and easy!!, very clever :)

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  51. magdalenalenny

    magdalenalenny

    the cover of a petri dish will work nicely as well, I guess. will try it soon!!! very catchy tipster, keep up!
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  52. amishfox18

    amishfox18

    should i hold the filter right against the lens or an inch or so away?
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  53. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Best tipster! Like it :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  54. gm_mcleod

    gm_mcleod

    I love this and I can't wait to try it!!! Thanks!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  55. feelux

    feelux

    Wow. Great tipster! Can't wait to try this :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  56. junchan0825

    junchan0825

    Looks COOL!! I will definitely try this!!! :D
    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  57. deja-mew

    deja-mew

    I can't wait to try this, too! I will definitely be bringing this to my yearly music fest.

    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  58. clicknique

    Awesome, deff gonna try this one!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  59. schlogoat

    schlogoat

    Ace

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