Seeing Stars

2011-08-12 5

Getting bright stars in your photos is quick and easy. All you need are a few simple supplies. Here’s the lowdown on how to do it!

My tipster focuses on star shapes, but you can really use any shape you want. Here are a list of the supplies you’ll need:

  • camera, plus camera mask frame (the Sproket Rocket works awesome for this)
  • electrical tape
  • star punch cutter (as previously indicated, any shape will work)
  • flashlight (use different colours of tissue paper for different colours of stars)

First, use your camera mask as a template to figure out what size of electrical tape base you’ll need. Fold over electrical tape into the size and shape of the mask (hint – double over the electrical tape so you don’t have any adhesive sides exposed). Then use your star punch cutter to punch out stars in your electrical tape mask cover. Fasten the electrical tape mask cover to the mask frame of your camera and insert into your camera. Find a dark place, and expose the entire roll of film to light using the flashlight (and tissue paper if desired). When the entire roll is exposed, rewind. Remove the mask and reload the film. Then take your doubles over the first layer of stars. The results will be amazing.

written by mafiosa on 2011-08-12 #gear #tutorials #star-stars-light-long-exposure-double-doubles-bright-shine #tipster #handicraft


  1. francesco1
    francesco1 ·

    thanks so much for this tipster!!! i have been searching for one like it!

  2. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    Cool! :D

  3. racarrete
    racarrete ·


  4. ropi
    ropi ·

    GREAT IDEA!! I LOVE IT!! and of course, I will try it!!! :)

  5. nssoares
    nssoares ·

    i'd done this for my dslr, i didnt know that works too for lomos. great tipster!

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