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 on 2012-04-06 #gear #tutorials #diy #color #photos #filters #tipster #cellophane


  1. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  2. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    great idea...<:)

  3. davidstafford
    davidstafford ·

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

  4. iloveyousummer
    iloveyousummer ·

    wow! delicious color..

  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 :)

  6. arurin
    arurin ·

    awesome photos!

  7. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    great pictures! :)

  8. george97
    george97 ·

    b-e-a-utifull photos :D

  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 :) !

  10. fernandocallo
    fernandocallo ·

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

  11. davideji
    davideji ·

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

  12. ingwaybee
    ingwaybee ·

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

  13. thungthung
    thungthung ·

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

    and, thanks for the sharing~

  14. kathepalacio
    kathepalacio ·

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

  15. johnathansanalogphotography
    johnathansanalogphotography ·

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

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