Filter Fun with the Horizon Kompakt

2013-07-24 3

When I bought my Horizon Kompakt, it came with two filters you can attach to the lens. But I came up with a way to make your own filters, so you can experiment all you want!

My Horizon Kompakt came with two filters you can attach to the camera: a UV-filter that has a slight greyish look and a warm yellow filter. I figured the yellow filter could be used with black and white photography, to create a bit more contrast. But what to do with the UV-filter? I had no idea. Until I came up with a way to create more filters, that can be used with both colour and black and white photography. In this Tipster, I’ll share my secret with you. ;)

You will need:
- a pair of scissors
- some tape. I used painters tape that can be removed easily
- a pen or marker
- some coloured see through plastic sheets. I used the filters that came with my Lomography Ringflash
- the UV-filter that came with the Horizon Kompakt

Put the uv filter on the piece of sheet and draw a line around it. Make sure that there is some plastic left at the end where the metal bit is.

Cut out the shape you drew and place it under the uv filter. Bend the leftover bit of plastic upwards, so it stands up and aligns with the metal bit. Tape the filter to the metal bit with a small piece of tape. Pop the filter carefully in the camera and off you go!

You can use the filters to add some colour to your lomoshots. Every colour has its own effect. My blue filter created a cool effect; the yellow one gave my shots a natural look. The red and green ones made my shots more interesting. I chose rather subtle colours, but you can go as crazy with colour as you like.

I shot these pictures in bright daylight. You can see the effect of the blue, yellow, red and green filters.

But the filters also work with black and white photography. I used the red one to create more contrast in my pics.

The first and third shot are made without the red filter; the second and fourth with the red filter. Notice the difference?

I hope you will enjoy this tipster and I’m looking forward to seeing your results!

The Horizon Kompakt makes it easy for everyone to shoot fantastic panoramic images. With fixed focus and aperture settings, all you have to do is point and shoot! Get your own Horizon Kompakt now!

written by frau_inga on 2013-07-24 #gear #tutorials #diy #black-and-white #bw #filters #tipster #horizon-kompakt #color-negatives #handicraft #colour-filters #requested-post


  1. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Great one! Must try this with my Kompakt :)

  2. frau_inga
    frau_inga ·

    @mochilis Thanks! I'd really like to see what you come up with. :)

  3. frau_inga
    frau_inga ·

    And thanks to @toffefotograaf, @neanderthalis, @istionojr, @mochilis, @lostlittlekid, and @icuresick for the likes!

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