Traffic Lights in my Photos


Traffic lights are helpful light signals that you usually find on the corners of crossroads…but they’re also inside your Lomographic cameras.

Credits: cohetesnaranjas

For this trick you’ll need:

  • A piece of card
  • A black felt tip
  • Sticky tape
  • Sheets of different coloured cellophane
  • A hole punch
  • The desire to have fun

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Colour a piece of card with the black felt tip.
  2. Make holes in it (wherever you like) with the hole punch.
  3. Cover the holes with the sheets of cellophane and fix them in place with the sticky tape.
  4. Put the finished mask inside the camera (see photos).
  5. Take 36 photos. Don’t think about them too much as the only thing that you’re doing is creating little circles of light on your photos.
  6. Once you’ve taken the 36 photos, rewind the film, load it and start taking photos again.
  7. Now just wait for the surprising results!
Credits: cohetesnaranjas

written by cohetesnaranjas on 2011-08-29 #gear #tutorials #traffic-light #homemade #tipster #tricks
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  1. elpayaman
    elpayaman ·

    I will try this trick with my olympus Pen EE!

  2. sunbaby
    sunbaby ·

    This is so awesome! I'll try other shapes too. :))

  3. dashu
    dashu ·

    i tried this with my diana, but the diana made a picture of the holes AND the card itself ( the whole black side).. What im doing wrong :( ?

  4. welland
    welland ·

    This is great well done

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