DIY Color Gels with a Twist!


Did you lose your color gels for your Colorsplash Flash? Or are you just getting a bit bored with your same old color gels? Read on to see how to make your own color gels with a bit of twist on it!

In this tipster, you will learn how to make color gels for your Colorsplash Splash. Not just the normal color gels, but color gels that will provided more than 1 color on your flash!

What you need:

  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Acetate/transparency paper

1. The first thing you need to do is to trace the shape of the color gel on your transparency paper. You can also make bigger color gels, like for the Diana Flash or any other flash. I think that will work too.

2. Then, cut out the traced color gel. Be careful in using the scissors.

3. After cutting the shapes comes the fun part! Be creative and start coloring your color gels. You can even experiment, like coloring the upper half with red then the other half with blue, or you can make vertical stripes and dotted patterns. Make sure that you fill it with as much color as you can.

4. Once your gels are dry, load them in your Colorsplash Flash and have fun shooting!

I used an expired Agfa Vista 100 in these photos, but I think it’s better to use 400 ISO film and shoot a bit further. Also, I sugget you put 2 color gels at same time for more effect. Experiment more and Lomo On!

written by walasiteodito on 2012-07-19 #gear #tutorials #diy #color-gels #tipster #lomography #colorsplash-flash #color-filter #camera-accessory #walasiteodito


  1. mtiffany
    mtiffany ·

    ingenious !!

  2. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    That's a great idea. Also consider using clear or colored film (like the stuff used to wrap easter baskets and stuff). Its alot thinner but you can get cool patterns on them. I bought mine at Joann Fabrics (local craft store in Ohio, US) and you can get 30"x5' for like 3 bucks.

  3. klaryssa
    klaryssa ·

    This is so smart!

  4. marcustegtmeier
    marcustegtmeier ·

    Such a good tipster!

  5. kimpy05
    kimpy05 ·

    nice results. I will definitely try this.

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