Tipster of the Week: Filtered Sequences


With analogue photography, many fun things can be done: cross processing, multiple exposures, etc. and this is why we adore it! How about putting textures on your Lomographs with the aid of a digital software? An analogue heresy? Not really, and our Tipster here will reveal that these two unlikely things could work together!

Printed Transparent Mask for the Supersampler by afd_lsi

The idea of developing a mask for the Supersampler has been already shown. What if I make masks using other materials, software and computers – can it still be called analogue? Using those tools, I made a transparent mask with graphics on it.

Necessary Items:

  • Supersampler and your favorite film to feed her.
  • Graphics Software
  • Printable transparent paper.
  • Scissor, Cutter, Transparent Tape.

The process:

  1. Design the mask using a rectangle as the pattern (37mm x 24mm) divided in for parts (each has 9.25mm). This rectangle will be the guide for the drawing.
  2. Make the drawing that you want, using your favorite software. Don’t forget that each part of the rectangle is a “lens” of the camera and you can do different designs for each for more interesting sequences.
  3. After printing the final drawing, cut it.
  4. Place the transparent mask in the inside of the camera and with small pieces of transparent tape holds it in the desired place. (Be sure that it will not interfere with any of the camera’s mechanisms).
  5. Load the film on the Supersampler and you are ready to go.

The expired film I used for this had much grain than what I expected and it looks so cool with the printed mask!

written by afd_lsi on 2009-11-08 #gear #tutorials #color #tips #mask #tipster #tipster-of-the-week #supersampler #transparent #printed #graphics


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Cool idea ! Very nice results !

  2. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    great results!

  3. ululchen
    ululchen ·

    Wow! I think I'm gonna try that with my Holga... Thanks for sharing!

  4. crayfish
    crayfish ·

    i'm ready to make my own mask for lc-a, to improve vignette)

  5. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Thanks for the kind comments.

  6. honeytrees
    honeytrees ·

    this is the coolest thing ever!!!

  7. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  8. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    I like this idea!

  9. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    the masks can be used for other cams as well !!!

  10. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    I KNEW IT! congrats afd :D

  11. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

    OK, that's awesome! Adds just the right graphic design touch to the shots - like they would in a magazine. I'd totally do this if I had a Supersampler! Got my vote!

  12. indiesperer
    indiesperer ·

    do you think you could upload a template or something like the ones you've used?

  13. dfunkdamager
    dfunkdamager ·

    Awesome!!!! Great Idea

  14. konbiw
    konbiw ·


  15. brianbot
    brianbot ·

    this is really brilliant and super inspiring!

  16. nural
    nural ·

    I wanna try this!!!

  17. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Pretty cool idea!! I gotta try that soon!

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