Filthy Filters


My version of “life_on_mars’” tipster on rasta filters. Find out how I created my rasta filters after the jump.

I got the idea of making rasta filters after seeing life_on_mars’ awesome tipster I immediately stormed a bookstore to find materials similar to his tipster.

You need:

  • sticky tape
  • scissors
  • colored plastic (folders,envelops and the likes)
  • hole puncher
  1. Cut strips of colored plastic.
  2. Tape them together (you may even use other colors to make your own filter).
  3. Punch a hole in the middle.
  4. Tape it in front of the lens (make sure that the hole is centered).

It didn’t achieve the full rasta colors around the pictures but I’m proud enough to nail some good ones.

Credits: bylcuenca

You may even use just one colored plastic to create these kind of fotos…

Credits: bylcuenca

How about 3 colors?

Credits: bylcuenca
Thanks to life_on_mars!

written by bylcuenca on 2012-02-17 #gear #tutorials #color-gels #camera #filters #tipster #idea #plastic-cheap #camera-tape


  1. iamluisfernando
    iamluisfernando ·

    is it okay if I don't put a hole in the middle?

  2. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    yes you may also do that @iamluisfernando =)

  3. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    nice shots! I like it

  4. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    I'm digging it! Nice tipster :)

  5. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks guys! =)

  6. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    nice one sir @bylcuenca!

  7. cameratalk
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  8. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·


  9. radiactive
    radiactive ·


  10. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @radiactive...

  11. kaimcn
    kaimcn ·

    This is so much fun, thanks for the tip!! I can't wait to try that.

  12. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @kaimcn... =)

  13. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    nice idea! :) i'll try this out! :)

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