See Your Photos in Technicolor, Without the Fuss of a Mask!


A very quick tip that gives you vibrant, rainbow-coloured photographs on ANY camera, be it toy, SLR or even (dare I say it?) digital!

I have found that not many tipsters cater for my Canon SLR, so I decided to have a bit of fun the other day.
I took the colour flash filters that came with my Diana Flash and arranged them on a piece of tape.
I then used another piece of tape to attach them gently to the lens of my Canon.

This would be easier to do on a Diana or Holga, as you wouldn’t have to worry about being able to twist the lens to focus, but you would have to set the focus settings before you attached the filter.

You are now ready to go and start shooting! With an SLR, you can kind of see the colour effect through the viewfinder but I found the photos came out much more vibrant than what I thought they would look like.

And here are the results:

Credits: tdmwoit

I shot on high-speed colour negative film, but I’m sure that using slide film on a sunny day and then cross-processing could produce an even better effect!

Ideas for multilens cameras:
Covering different lenses with different colour filters. The combinations are endless!

The best part is, when you’re done, you remove the tape and your camera is just as it was before!

written by tdmwoit on 2011-04-27 #gear #tutorials #spring #rainbow #camera #experiment #colour #mask #tipster #quickie-tipster #technicolor

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  1. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    ummm this is like my article :-)

  2. mariamaslam
    mariamaslam ·

    definately going to try this out!

  3. nicx
    nicx ·

    Aaah very smart!

  4. pomps
    pomps ·

    Great idea! I was thinking about something similar some days ago! I´ll try it!

  5. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    yeah cool!

  6. gabidandrea
    gabidandrea ·

    I was thinking about doing something like that in the future. Now I have to try it!

  7. mythguy9
    mythguy9 ·

    Did you overexpose 1-stop for the photos above?

  8. nock
    nock ·

    it is a slr, i think she just adjusted everything acorded to the light meter! And since the gels are in front of the lens you don't have to worry about overexposing because the reading you're getting is already considering the light loss of the gels! I think it's like that!

  9. let-life-live
    let-life-live ·

    thats amazing! i think i want to get a slr now!

  10. okonsten
    okonsten ·

    hihi, dogs are fun

  11. tdmwoit
    tdmwoit ·

    @mythguy9, I didn't overexpose no
    I actually had the camera on auto settings most of the time

  12. earlybird09
    earlybird09 ·

    love it!

  13. boobert
    boobert ·

    Great Job!

  14. liisachisholm
    liisachisholm ·

    so cool!!

  15. jervisstar
    jervisstar ·

    AWESOME !!! Will definitely try it out !!!

  16. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    brilliant! =)

  17. timesvelocity
    timesvelocity ·

    very clever [=

  18. sfarjoud
    sfarjoud ·

    love it! such a good ideaaaa!

  19. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

    WOW, simple and brilliant.
    I TRY THIS with my Diana...

  20. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    new trick for my Pop9 :))

  21. meliijoy
    meliijoy ·

    Love it! I'm definitely going to try this

  22. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    clever!!! :D thanks for the tips! :D

  23. gwen-manu
    gwen-manu ·

    That is the coolest thing I've seen today !

  24. cptsalek
    cptsalek ·

    Great idea, will try this with my ActionSampler. This makes the Pop9 interesting, hmm...

  25. synness
    synness ·

    Cool idea, I have to try this out! :]

  26. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Great idea! Will try this some day!

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