DIY Colour Filters


Even if you’re out in the street, under the sun while taking pictures of anything that sparkles…why not add a some colour to your photos with these hand made filters!

Using your scissors, cut some circles from coloured plastic sheets about the size of your camera’s lens.

Circles should not be necessarily perfect in diameter.Use an adhesive tape to paste the filter to the case of your camera.

Now your filters are ready. Go out and take shots under the solar weather. They will come out very bright with contrast coloured corner vignettes. For the best results use a 400 ASA film.

written by life_on_mars on 2009-05-09 #gear #tutorials #diy #lc-a #filters #tipster


  1. larslau
    larslau ·

    Nice idea!

  2. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    simple but effective - yeah I agree nice idea :)

  3. grad
    grad ·

    хороший способ, увеличить виньетирование.
    например на lca+

  4. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    that is great but the big question is where do yo get these colored plastic sheets?

  5. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    thanks, herr Matisse!

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent ! And the results are beautiful !

  7. dogma
    dogma ·

    cool idea!!!!!!! Im gone try it out!!!!!

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  9. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    ..and so easy to do! Thanks for the tip!

  10. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    very nice and effective tip!

  11. jaminsemirang
    jaminsemirang ·

    i really like your tip! I should try this by myself immediately, well, I've tried to put those colour plastics towards my flash and it worked! HAhaha

  12. codex
    codex ·

    Стимулирует на ломо исследования и креатив! ;))

  13. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Cool, lots of potential in this.

  14. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Love shot number 9!!!

  15. dixie_flatline
    dixie_flatline ·

    thanks for the tip, it's very nice.
    I will try soon...

  16. cybervixen
    cybervixen ·

    fabulous idea, thanks heaps for sharing :D

  17. ifisheye
    ifisheye ·

    its like a coloured vignette!!!

  18. pith
    pith ·

    Where can I get these coloured plastic sheets?

  19. lucyinthesky
    lucyinthesky ·

    you can probably just use old plastic coloured duotangs (for the people wondering where to get the sheets)... cool idea. might attempt it with my diana mini this summer.

  20. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    wicked! i love it

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