Tape Color Gels!


A super duper cheap way to alter your photos, color-wise!

All you’ll need for this simple trick is wide, transparent tape, various colored sharpies, and scissors!

Grab a piece of tape and COLOR THE STICKY SIDE. This way, the ink doesn’t run as much.

Then fold it in half so that all the stickiness is covered.!

If you want the photo to be split colors, cut the tape in half/horizontally/vertically/diagonally/however-you-please.
Add as many colors as you want! Make sure to save these little guys so you won’t have to waste more ink/tape/time later on.

Tape the piece straight to your lens, try to put the edge as close to the middle as you can.


And this is a possible variation you might get!

written by natalieerachel on 2011-05-25 #gear #tutorials #tipster #decoration #quickie-tipster #color-gel-diy-tape #top-tipster-techniques


  1. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Wowwww this is really old! I wrote this before my mini and spinner!

  2. melache
    melache ·

    hahahaha Nice! This a great idea! I´m gonna try this!

  3. melache
    melache ·

    hahahaha Nice! This is a great idea! I'm gonna try this!

  4. tdmwoit
    tdmwoit ·

    I like it! similar to my article www.lomography.nl/magazine/tipster/2011/04/27/see-your-phot…

  5. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    funky! :)

  6. dminilover
    dminilover ·

    Nice one, I've also been meaning to tape my Diana F+ flash gels to my Holga..

  7. zufolare
    zufolare ·

    I tried this with my fisheye and was really happy with the results. I did three gels taped to the lens on a bright day.

  8. hellnigno
    hellnigno ·

    seems to be fanny !! I 'll try it;)

  9. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Nice one! And cheap too! That is so nice too! :D
    You got lots of nice tipsters here I noticed :)

More Interesting Articles