We all have film canisters lying around all over. But what to do with them? Here’s how to turn them into “always at hand” containers. It’s quickly done, easy and puts the canisters to a good use.
This situation is probably familiar to everyone: you’re looking for a few nice subjects and every now and then you want to splash your picture with some color. But where in the bag are the color filters? Or the tape against light leaks – nowhere to be found. There’s a thousand little things that you always carry with you and that seem to always disappear in the most inopportune moments. But not anymore.
- a film canister
- a key ring
- a pair of scissors / a drill / a screw driver
- and, optionally, a snap hook
First of all, holes must be drilled through the lid and the container itself.
If you combine the key ring with a small snap hook, you can use the container in various situations. You can have it clipped to the camera that you’re using or attach it to your keychain. That way you’ll always have all the little things at hand when you need them.
Of course the canister can contain all kinds of other stuff, too – it’s all up to you. Have fun building it and trying it out!