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Traffic Lights in My Photos

The traffic lights are signaling devices which are placed at the intersections of the streets, but also within your Lomographic cameras.

For this trick you need:

  • A piece of cardboard
  • black marker
  • sellotape
  • colored cellophane paper
  • punch
  • desire to have fun
The steps that you have to follow are:
  1. To paint a cardboard in black
  2. With the punch you have to make holes wherever you fancy
  3. With the papers of cellophane fill the holes using sellotape
  4. Once the mask is done, then the next step is to put the cardboard into the camera (as it’s shown in the picture)
  5. Then you have to take 36 pictures without thinking a lot since only a small circle will be seen on every picture.
  6. Once the 36 photos are taken, you have to relocate the spool in the camera again.
  7. Now you just have to wait for the results to surprise you!

written by cohetesnaranjas and translated by lori_an

16 comments

  1. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Fun double idea

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  2. simon-hedge

    simon-hedge

    Smena 8m?

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. dennislight

    dennislight

    Brilliant idea, I'm going to try that once

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. cohetesnaranjas

    cohetesnaranjas

    @simon-hedge yes! but every camera works

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. lomoloque

    lomoloque

    Nice idea....i will try this idea....

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  6. cutebun

    cutebun

    I wonder what camera you use to get the double sided effect~ =D

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  7. neele

    neele

    Is sellotape just tape like skottstape? or some kind of special tape?

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  8. thewretched

    thewretched

    @neele Yeah its the same thing. Sellotape is just a brand name.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. gittlob

    gittlob

    Thats a cool idea im going to give it ago also im thinking of doing it without the coloured pieces to see what happens!!!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  10. neele

    neele

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  11. cohetesnaranjas

    cohetesnaranjas

    :)

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  12. amyswift

    amyswift

    how do you relocate the spool? just wind it back in a darkroom and reload?
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  13. cohetesnaranjas

    cohetesnaranjas

    I marked the biginning of the film and when it's finished I put it again considering the marking! If you use smena it's a possibility reload in a darkroom.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  14. thewretched

    thewretched

    Such a great idea, I'm going to be trying something very similar.

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  15. shin-yi-huang

    shin-yi-huang

    amazing:))
    Can I put the color-paper in the black without cardboard?

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  16. bebellac97

    bebellac97

    all of the cardboard must be black? or just one side?
    over 2 years ago · report as spam

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