Lomography Tutorials: How to Make Colored Lens Filters for Your Lomo'Instant Wide


Hey, everyone! We're back with another Lomo'Instant Wide tipster for you. This time we're gonna show you how to make cute and colorful lens filters that you can attach to your Lomo'Instant Wide. This one's so quick and easy that you can do it on your break time. Thanks to one of our Lomography staff, Danny Nedkova for sharing this tipster!


  • Some colored gels
  • Cellophane/clear plastic sheet
  • A pair of scissors
  • Clear tape (or glue)
  • Some rubber bands
  • Box cutter or precision knife

How to Make Colored Filters for Your Lomo'Instant Wide

1. Get the colored gels and cut them into any shape you like.

This is the part where you can get your imagination going. Use different shapes just for fun! Be as creative as possible.

2. Assemble the cut colored gels on the cellophane/plastic sheet.

Following the outline of the lens, arrange the cut pieces of colored gels. Make sure that the colored parts cover the lens!

3. Tape or glue the colored gels to the cellophane/clear plastic sheet.

Using tape or glue, stick the colored gels to the cellophane/plastic sheet. This will be the cover that you'll attach to your lens.

4. Fix the finished color filter to your lens.

Use the rubber bands to attach the filter to your lens. Experiment with different patterns for different effects.

And you're done! Try out your new colored filter and adjust to suit your taste! Simple, right? Now that's a quick and easy way to spruce up your Lomo'Instant Wide shots!

Sound off in the comment section below and let us know what kind of tutorials we should do next. We'll be waiting for your requests and suggestions! :)

written by cheeo on 2019-03-05 #tutorials #tutorial #tipster #color-filter #lens-filter #colored-gels #lomo-instant-wide #liw

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  1. hannah_brown
    hannah_brown ·

    love this!

  2. chips07
    chips07 ·

    this is so amazing..and beautiful can wait to make something like this with my lomo smena.. do you have any recommendations replacements for those colorful gel filters?

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