I have experimented and found another way to store and keep your Diana F+ flash colour gels with you at all times, not losing one gel from the package and easy to switch between colours. The colour gel hand fan.
Afraid of losing one colour gel when taking one from the package, especially in a dark venue, I kept trying to find ways to fix this. And this is what I came up with. After reading the Tipsters written by Piemano (Change Your Diana's Colour Gels in a Flash) and by Dedee (ColorFlashfilter-Holder) and by taking a look at how the colour gels were attached to the Holga of a friend of mine, I came up with the following solution to take my Diana F+ flash colour gels with me.
All you need is a slim needle and thread and your colour gels.
Pull a piece of (double) thread through the needle, use enough thread to make a knot when finished. Order your gels in the arrangement you prefer. I arranged them into a sort of rainbow.
With the needle you make a tiny hole in all your colour gels in the same corner, near the edge but not too close, so they won’t tear or brake. Now pull the thread through all the colour gels and make sure they are close to each other on the thread. Make a double (or triple) knot to keep them there.
Now you can tie the other end of the thread to your camera. Make sure to keep enough thread to still make it possible to place your colour gels in the flash.
Take one colour gel from the range and place it in your flash, while keeping the other colour gels together on the side. Take your picture(s) and change colours. You can even put the colour gel hand fan back in the plastic package for safe keeping.
Note: sorry for the out-of-focus pictures, only got my mobile phone camera as a digital at the moment.
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