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Show Your Films by Candlelight

If you have some film negatives in your drawer that didn't make you very happy, it's time to bring it to the light. You can create a very analogue environment with this tipster!

With this trick you will exhibit your worst shots as if they were real works of art. Don’t miss the steps you must follow and tell me what you think.

You will need:

  • clear glass cups (or colored, why not?)
  • candles
  • scissors
  • tape
  • film slides with their plastic sleeves

The first step is to choose the slides you want to show. Then you have to crop the image, put it in the plastic and stick it in the glass. Try to cut the wick the same size of the slide so that the image on the film can be noticeable. Then put the candle inside the glass and voila!

Of course, you can follow these steps or you can try with other films, like for example black and white ones.

Or you can also try other sizes like 35mm films.

My favorites are slide negatives, but you can try what you want so your guests will be amazed by this little trick. And don’t forget to tell me everything, of course!

written by blancarleal and translated by carlosbull


  1. swifty133


    So simple yet so awesome.
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  2. ngjinglingfiona


    They look real good (:

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  3. fizzynothing


    That's brilliant.::) Thanks for sharing.

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  4. fcasadei

    Simple and excellent, i will try asap

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  5. cutebun


    Hmm. I thought films are flammable? I saw in another tipster that created light decoration with films and a fellow lomographer said films are highly flammable so be cautious! =)

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  6. colinusmaximus


    The 120 roll candle looks exquisite !! definately trying this vintage look to pimp out my new house

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  7. 186juney


    Amazing! They seem to work better with 120 film, unfortunately :(

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  8. skrutt


    Nice tipster! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. memo


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  10. sin-titulo


    out of the box, i love it!

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  11. giuli


    this is beautiful! loved it

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