Looking for something to do with the novelty “3-D Lazer Fireworks Glasses” you’ll find in your Halloween treat bag this year? Make a new lens filter for your favorite Lomo camera!

I picked up a pair of novelty “3-D Lazer Fireworks Glasses” at a party in Hollywood recently. You know the type – we used to get them in goodie bags as kids and they are great for causing double vision and colorful starbursts of when you look directly into a light. I pocketed a pair thinking they might come in handy later.

Not knowing exactly how the pictures would turn out, I cut the plastic film out of one lens, cut a small hole in the center of the plastic and taped it to the front of the lens on my trusty Holga 120 CFN. I was pleasantly surprised with the results! When shooting directly into the sunlight or a spotlight, I caught a fun, bright, rainbow starburst. In lower-light situations with a color flash, I got hazy, atmospheric images with ghostly multiples around the subject.

My least favorite (but still fun!) images of the roll were shot in daylight but not into a direct light source, so the image turned out blurry with multiples and rainbow colors.


written by usestangerines on 2010-10-21 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #quickie-tipster #lens-filter-laser-novelty-glasses


  1. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    yes yes love these glasses, long exposure is best with candles or xmas lights or fireworks and stuff like that

  2. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Pew!Pew!Lz0rs! :D

  3. elletra
    elletra ·

    very cool!

  4. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    #3... :O:O:O

  5. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    yeeeeeessss! This tipster is so cool! I think I have such a glasses, but where is it...

  6. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    ...and I love your shots!

  7. usestangerines
    usestangerines ·

    Thank you! :)

  8. brettac
    brettac ·

    Great minds think a like…

  9. niki-tzi
    niki-tzi ·

    really nice... are they the simple 3d paper glasses we had for the tv???

  10. usestangerines
    usestangerines ·

    Yup! Just the simple 3D paper glases. :)

  11. hidings
    hidings ·

    Absolutely wonderful results! I might try this :)

  12. imakoala
    imakoala ·

    Oh. Em. Gee.
    Photo number three....i am in love!!!
    I was considering doing something like this, but wasn't sure if it'd even be cool enough to be worth it..thanks SO much for the Tipster!! I can't wait, now!

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