Color the World Around You!


Want to know how to go around coloring the world without a marker? Here’s a couple of tips to get you started!

If you’re one of those lomographers who have tried it all, crossed processing, redscale, black & white… and your still not convinced with the colors on your lomographies, there’s still one possibility.

That’s because, coloring your shots without using a marker is possible.

What do you need?

  • Transparency sheets (overhead projector paper)
  • Color cellophane paper
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Beginnings or endings of medium format film

With all these materials you can start building your filters, (on the photos you can see some examples), depending on the variety of colors that you want to get on your photos, the filters will have more or less colors.

How to use the filters?
The filters should be positioned on the front part of our camera’s lens so we can get the desired effect, in this case, give our lomographies some color.

The only thing left to do is to take a walk and color the world around you!

written by cohetesnaranjas on 2011-08-21 #gear #tutorials #art #tipster #cohetesnaranjas #quick-tricks
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  1. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Gorgeous shots!

  2. gabri-holguin
    gabri-holguin ·


  3. gabri-holguin
    gabri-holguin ·


  4. pomps
    pomps ·

    love to try this!

  5. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    WOW! These are gorgeous! Did you use slide film for those? Please message me :)

  6. cohetesnaranjas
    cohetesnaranjas ·

    yes! but if you use color film the results are good too! :)

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super !

  8. socchia
    socchia ·

    these are amazing:)

  9. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    Cool pictures!! :D

  10. mcrstar
    mcrstar ·


  11. monkeyalien
    monkeyalien ·

    you're genius!

  12. marinabenito
    marinabenito ·

    Cute colors :) i will definitely try this

  13. emilyp
    emilyp ·

    Super technique!

  14. yein
    yein ·


  15. pavlovs_daughter
    pavlovs_daughter ·

    love the idea!

  16. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    nice effect :)

  17. sainahbenz
    sainahbenz ·

    AWESOME! got something to do over the weekend!

  18. begutierrez
    begutierrez ·

    Thanks for sharing! Me encanta!

  19. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Beautiful photos!

  20. cohetesnaranjas
    cohetesnaranjas ·

    wawww!!! I'm happy to see a lot of comments!! thank you!!

  21. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    @cohetesnaranjas thank you for comming up with such a cool tipster!

  22. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·


  23. cohetesnaranjas
    cohetesnaranjas ·

    @guanatos thank you for translate it! :)

  24. sunbaby
    sunbaby ·


  25. thepolaroid
    thepolaroid ·

    wow, this is real amazing!
    Definitely gonna try it!

  26. tomatopapaya
    tomatopapaya ·

    i love the photos! sweet tip. may i know what iso film will you recommend for this? because i prefer the lighter looking ones than the darker tone ones. so i was wondering if you used different iso film or just different lighting conditions? thanks in advance! :)

  27. bobby_sekeris
    bobby_sekeris ·

    What a great idea, definitely gonna do this! Thanks ;-)

  28. toonboy7
    toonboy7 ·

    did you tape the filters inside your camera or just hold them over top the lens?

    beautiful stuff, I'm guessing a 400 speed film?

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