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Cellophane Filters: An Easy Way to Add Color to Your Pictures

Sometimes we use a regular film, take some good shots and finally after developing the results are not what we wanted, some color and magic is missing. Here's a simple way to add more color to your pictures by following 3 steps.

Photo by: v3ml

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Cellophane paper
  • Elastic bands
  1. Get some cellophane paper at any paper store
  2. Cut circles ( 2 or 3 centimeters more than the lens diameter )
  3. Use the elastic bands to attach the paper to the lens but be careful to not to leave wrinkles on it, otherwise the picture will be a little blurry.

You can mix their colors, use double layers of a color, whatever you want!

Some examples of what I got :

You can also play with the cellophane, use it half frame, on a corner or even on your flash!

written by kathepalacio

15 comments

  1. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Nice!

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  2. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    great idea...<:)

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  3. davidstafford

    davidstafford

    Beautiful photos! did you use just shoot with CN? really love the colours and tones you've created.

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  4. iloveyousummer

    iloveyousummer

    wow! delicious color..

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  5. lamp

    lamp

    I always save sweet wrappers to do this but have never got round to it - you've inspired me to have a go :)

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  6. arurin

    arurin

    awesome photos!

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  7. zekalinova

    zekalinova

    great pictures! :)

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  8. george97

    george97

    b-e-a-utifull photos :D

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  9. kathepalacio

    kathepalacio

    @eva_eva @wuxiong @iloveyousummer @arurin @zekalinova @george97 : thank you so much!!
    @davidstafford yes, kodak or fuji 200 and thank you :)
    @lamp I'm very glad about it, looking forward to see your photos using them :) !

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  10. fernandocallo

    fernandocallo

    Fucking awesome! I had this idea on my mind since I got my Sardina :)

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  11. davideji

    davideji

    I just love your pictures, those colours are amazing! I'll do this the next days for sure :)

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  12. ingwaybee

    ingwaybee

    Awesome idea! I'm definitely gonna do this but I might try using Quality Street wrappers instead :)

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  13. thungthung

    awesome!!
    the first 9 pictures are in the soft light...what color of cellophane color did u use?

    and, thanks for the sharing~

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  14. kathepalacio

    kathepalacio

    @thungthung I used a soft red, yellow and green!

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  15. johnathansanalogphotography

    johnathansanalogphotography

    great article...i've got plans to try this later this month!

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