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See Your Photos in Technicolor, Without the Fuss of a Mask!

A very quick tip that gives you vibrant, rainbow-coloured photographs on ANY camera, be it toy, SLR or even (dare I say it?) digital!

I have found that not many tipsters cater for my Canon SLR, so I decided to have a bit of fun the other day.
I took the colour flash filters that came with my Diana Flash and arranged them on a piece of tape.
I then used another piece of tape to attach them gently to the lens of my Canon.

This would be easier to do on a Diana or Holga, as you wouldn’t have to worry about being able to twist the lens to focus, but you would have to set the focus settings before you attached the filter.

You are now ready to go and start shooting! With an SLR, you can kind of see the colour effect through the viewfinder but I found the photos came out much more vibrant than what I thought they would look like.

And here are the results:

I shot on high-speed colour negative film, but I’m sure that using slide film on a sunny day and then cross-processing could produce an even better effect!

Ideas for multilens cameras:
Covering different lenses with different colour filters. The combinations are endless!

The best part is, when you’re done, you remove the tape and your camera is just as it was before!

written by tdmwoit

26 comments

  1. zoezo

    zoezo

    ummm this is like my article :-)

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  2. mariamaslam

    mariamaslam

    definately going to try this out!

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  3. nicx

    nicx

    Aaah very smart!

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  4. pomps

    pomps

    Great idea! I was thinking about something similar some days ago! I´ll try it!

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  5. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    yeah cool!

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  6. gabidandrea

    gabidandrea

    I was thinking about doing something like that in the future. Now I have to try it!

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  7. mythguy9

    mythguy9

    Did you overexpose 1-stop for the photos above?

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  8. nock

    nock

    it is a slr, i think she just adjusted everything acorded to the light meter! And since the gels are in front of the lens you don't have to worry about overexposing because the reading you're getting is already considering the light loss of the gels! I think it's like that!

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  9. let-life-live

    let-life-live

    thats amazing! i think i want to get a slr now!

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  10. okonsten

    okonsten

    hihi, dogs are fun
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  11. tdmwoit

    @mythguy9, I didn't overexpose no I actually had the camera on auto settings most of the time
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  12. earlybird09

    earlybird09

    love it!
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  13. boobert

    boobert

    Great Job!

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  14. liisachisholm

    liisachisholm

    so cool!!

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  15. jervisstar

    AWESOME !!! Will definitely try it out !!!

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  16. bylcuenca

    bylcuenca

    brilliant! =)

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  17. timesvelocity

    timesvelocity

    very clever [=
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  18. sfarjoud

    sfarjoud

    love it! such a good ideaaaa!

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  19. freakoftheweek

    freakoftheweek

    WOW, simple and brilliant.
    I TRY THIS with my Diana...

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  20. fash_on

    fash_on

    new trick for my Pop9 :))

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  21. meliijoy

    meliijoy

    Love it! I'm definitely going to try this

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  22. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    clever!!! :D thanks for the tips! :D

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  23. gwen-manu

    gwen-manu

    That is the coolest thing I've seen today !
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  24. cptsalek

    cptsalek

    Great idea, will try this with my ActionSampler. This makes the Pop9 interesting, hmm...

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  25. synness

    synness

    Cool idea, I have to try this out! :]
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  26. skrutt

    skrutt

    Great idea! Will try this some day!

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