Saran Wrapped


Tired of boring photos? Grab some saran wrap from your kitchen cabinet and mask it! Read more after the jump!

Here’s a super simple tipster to add a little something to your photos!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your camera (I used my LC-Wide)
  • Film (I used Kodak Gold 200, but it really doesn’t matter.)
  • Tape
  • Saran Wrap
  • Scissors (optional)

1. Cut or tear out a small piece of saran wrap big enough to cover the inner window of your camera.

2. Crumple it, squish it, stretch it, do whatever you want to get the desired effect.

3. Tape it into your camera. The more you stretch it, the more lines appear in your photos.

4. Load your film as usual and shoot!

5. Develop your photos and see what you got:

(Next time, I’ll probably stretch it more to get more lines)

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written by natalieerachel on 2012-01-27 #gear #tutorials #film #mask #clear #saran-wrap #tipster #stretch #lc-wide-top-tipster #top-tipster-techniques

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  1. stratski
    stratski ·

    Hey, those pictures actually look a lot better than I would expect!

  2. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    Nice tip Nat!

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·


  4. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    NIce tip! (:

  5. kathleenmendoza
    kathleenmendoza ·

    Nice! Might try this.

  6. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    In England we call saran wrap "cling film" and I have always thought how funny that sounds!

  7. jezzyjung
    jezzyjung ·

    You're great!!!

  8. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    @stratski I thought they did too! I'm assuming its because it doesn't actually obstruct the lens, just makes patterns on the film.
    Thanks everyone else :)
    @kneehigh85 Haha that's interesting, I've always thought different names for things in different countries was cool to hear!

  9. jochan
    jochan ·

    Nice tips.. :)

  10. xomichelle
    xomichelle ·


  11. bug
    bug ·

    Such a brilliant idea!!

  12. mikeydavies
    mikeydavies ·

    sooo gonna try this!

  13. 86john
    86john ·

    it will be better if u can just change the design of the saran wap for every shot.

  14. lapsusgirl
    lapsusgirl ·

    awesome! thanks for the tip!

  15. pierrest
    pierrest ·

    cool idea, I'll try it too

  16. pretty_in_mad
    pretty_in_mad ·

    so cool!!

  17. xer0_
    xer0_ ·

    @86john maybe if you put it on the outside of the camera itself and re-crinkle(?) it every shot.

  18. cecilialisbon
    cecilialisbon ·

    Such a great idea :) am gonna try it on !

  19. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Wow thanks everyone! I'l love to see all of your results :)

  20. thesndx
    thesndx ·

    woow nice tips! :D

  21. catameringue
    catameringue ·

    Cool idea :) Simple and cheap to try too!

  22. jojo8785
    jojo8785 ·

    Nice work! I had thought of doing this but I thought the shots would come out blurry or cloudy. @kneehigh85 - yeah! We call it "cling wrap" or "Glad wrap" in Australia ("Glad" is a brand name that is synonymous with cling wrap).

  23. patrickgoll
    patrickgoll ·

    awesome, thx. Will give it a try ;)

  24. reminator
    reminator ·

    love the one with the palm trees, such a nice effect.

  25. thethingamajig
    thethingamajig ·


  26. chestnutchick
    chestnutchick ·

    very cool idea x

  27. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Woooo~ Nice idea ^^

  28. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    really cool :)

  29. jutei
    jutei ·

    This is definately something i'm going to try! Thanks for the tip!

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