I See Circles

2012-10-17 5

If you are looking for an original way to make doubles, this is your tipster. Circles, squares, hearts, and anything that pops in your mind.

Pictures full with circumferences, that in turn have pictures in themselves. Doubles that combine color with redscale…
This is a very easy to do trick and a easy way to create a mask for your cameras as well.

I was thinking how to experiment with my cameras, and this thing popped in my mind; a bunch of photos I did using a mask made out of black cardboard but came out not very nicely (due to my lack of patience when putting the mask again in the camera).

After thinking about it for a while I came up with a similar trick like the one I mentioned before. I was going to fill my photos with red circles!

For this tipster you will need:

  • Black Cardboard
  • A Ruler
  • Scissors or Cutter
  • Adhesive Tape
  • A Pen
  • An Camera

The trick consists in making a mask to put in the camera and then shoot the pictures.

To begin with you’ll need to measure with the ruler the height and width of the square inside the camera where the cardboard is going to be. Then, with the help of the ruler draw an identical square on the cardboard.

Once you have it done, draw circles of different sizes within the square. You can also draw lines, hearts or whatever you like….Use your imagination!

Now, with the help of the scissors or cutter cut the square and all the circles (or shapes) that you have drawn in the mask.

The last step is opening you camera back and put the mask on the square just before the picture frame. Fix it with the adhesive tape so it won’t move.

Now you are ready to shoot!

Once the film roll is over take out the mask to reload the film and shoot with it again.

The outcome will be doubles with circles on them!

You can alter the order if you like. First, shoot without the mask and then reload the film this time with the mask installed in the camera. Actually, I did it this way.

I shoot the first time with my fisheye (without the mask) and the I loaded the roll by the other side for the redscales:http://www.lomography.es/magazine/tipster/2012/10/08/como-hacer-un-redscale-casero then I reloaded it in my pc premiere with the mask. The results were color photos filled with orange circles!

written by sibux on 2012-10-17 #gear #tutorials #homemade #diy #tispter #camera #tipster #circles #mask
translated by tikismeekis

5 Comments

  1. adash
    adash ·

    Cool idea!

  2. jimjimm
    jimjimm ·

    neat..!!..:)

  3. kokoo
    kokoo ·

    so awesome! <3

  4. lessthanfamous
    lessthanfamous ·

    can't wait to try this out

  5. ilovemyson
    ilovemyson ·

    Will try this for sure. :)

More Interesting Articles

  • How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    written by tomas_bates on 2016-02-17 #gear #tutorials
    How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!

    2016-02-17 12
  • Tipster: Composite Photos

    written by Maaike van Stratum (@stratski) on 2016-01-04 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster: Composite Photos

    There are times when you want to photograph a large building, and it just won't fit into your frame. A cool way to capture that palace or cathedral anyway is to make a composite picture.

    2016-01-04 2
  • Shaping One's Identity Rumble Winners

    written by Lomography on 2016-08-20 #news
    Shaping One's Identity Rumble Winners

    For this competition, we asked lomographers to ponder on this question: If you had one photo that shows who you are and where your coming from, what would it be? And here are their compelling answers.

    2016-08-20 5
  • Shop News

    Category Filters for easy Film Shopping

    Category Filters for easy Film Shopping

    Sure, it takes effort to source films these days, but the Lomography Shop has just made the online part more convenient - under each category, you may now filter by Brand and ISO.

  • Tipster: DIY X-Pro Redscale

    written by rancliffhasenza on 2015-09-27 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster: DIY X-Pro Redscale

    Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.

    2015-09-27 10
  • A Journey Through New York With The Lomo'Instant Wide

    written by shhquiet on 2015-11-16 #news #videos #gear
    A Journey Through New York With The Lomo'Instant Wide

    New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.

    2015-11-16
  • Lomography x Grand Plaza: Explore Mongkok

    written by phyllistc on 2016-07-08 #news
    Lomography x Grand Plaza: Explore Mongkok

    When you hear the name Mongkok, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? This Summer, Lomography Hong Kong teamed up with Grand Plaza for an "Explore Mongkok" analogue photography competition. Share with us your impressions of Mongkok with a touch of creativity!

    2016-07-08
  • Shop News

    LomoLab: Panoramic & Sprocket Development Services

    LomoLab: Panoramic & Sprocket Development Services

    Panoramic shots are here ready to be processed by our dedicated team experts! Development, prints and scans included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Exploring the World Through Lomography's Kickstarter Campaigns

    written by Lomography on 2016-04-27 #news
    Exploring the World Through Lomography's Kickstarter Campaigns

    We’ve all heard those cliché sayings about travel before, the ones that tell you it expands your mind and allows you to see the world in new ways. Well, they’re all true! At Lomography, not only do we like to encourage worldwide exploration, but we also have special travel packages available through our Kickstarter campaigns!

    2016-04-27
  • Tipster: Photo Scratch by ilcontrariodime

    written by bartolomo on 2016-02-18 #people #tutorials
    Tipster: Photo Scratch by ilcontrariodime

    We know that creativity has no limits and that you can never stop learning. Thanks to our community member, ilcontrariodime, we discovered how to hack films with anything that comes to mind, resulting in the photo scratch! This article explains how ilcontrariodime used this new technique.

    2016-02-18 3
  • Photographic Pairs

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-01-27
    Photographic Pairs

    When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.

    2016-01-27
  • Shop News

    New Item: iBlazr 2

    New Item: iBlazr 2

    Light up all your shots with this light-weight, versatile and wireless LED flash! Works best with any iOS and android platforms.

  • Call Out for UK Lomo-Correspondents!

    written by lomographysoholondon on 2015-10-09 #news
    Call Out for UK Lomo-Correspondents!

    We are looking for "Lomo Correspondents" from different cities in the UK to help spread the word about film photography and get involved in an exciting project for 2016. If you want to get involved read on.

    2015-10-09
  • Photo Stories: Bicycle, Bicycle by undiscovered

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-12-08
    Photo Stories: Bicycle, Bicycle by undiscovered

    Have you ever been on a cross country trip on a bicycle? Lomographer undiscovered and one of her closest pals have and, if their pictures are anything to go by, it was certainly one for the books.

    2015-12-08
  • A Tactile Trip Through Town with the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-23 #news
    A Tactile Trip Through Town with the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens

    What makes an engaging image? What makes a photograph seem more like a memory than just an image? How is it able to make you feel as if you were right there, in that moment, experiencing the scene first hand?

    2016-01-23