Tipster of the Week: Masks for Everyday Amusement


Wearing a mask can be very useful and it varies depending where we are: a mask of a superhero when you’re with the one you’d want to protect, a cheerful kind of a mask for those days when you don’t want anyone to see you crying or you can employ a mask of childishness for you and your camera!

Holga selfmade mask fun! submitted by miaumiau-wildekatze

I know there have been a couple of mask modifications posted for the Holga already but it’s such fun I can´t emphasize and encourage everyone out there enough to go and do their own masks right now!
It’s so simple and gives great results!

What you need

  • a transparent foil, for instance for overhead projectors
  • permanent markers
  • scissors
  • tape
  • the 6×6 or 6×4.5 mask of your Holga
  • your Holga, of course

Step 1
Draw a bunch of 6×6 (or 6×4.5) squares on the foil (you can use the mask and just draw around the outlines) with a permanent marker.

Step 2

Draw anything onto the mask what pops to your mind, with the permanent marker.bFor instance design a frame, hearts, stars, a monster, whatever you can come up with!

Step 3

Cut out the square you designed and tape it over the mask.

Step 4

Put the mask with the foil into its place in the Holga, load film and shoot away!

Learn from mistakes
Keep the foil clean or you´ll have hair and dust on your pictures (can be charming though!) Keep in mind that the mask will be reversed as you take the pic ;)

For sharper lines and masks you can print a graphic on the foil!

written by miaumiau-wildekatze on 2010-05-30 #gear #tutorials #tips #filters #masks #tipster #selfmade #modification #tipster-of-the-week #holga #diana


Bringing an iconic aesthetic to square format instant photography, the Diana Instant Square fills frames with strong, saturated colors and rich, moody vignetting. Built to let your inspiration run wild, our latest innovation features a Multiple Exposure Mode, a Bulb Mode for long exposures, a hot shoe adapter and so much more! It’s even compatible with all of the lenses created for the Diana F+ so that you can shake up your perspective anytime, anywhere. No two shots will ever be the same. Back us on Kickstarter now!

More Interesting Articles