24 May 2012

Manual Setting - Filters and a DIY Tip

Technically, filters aren't a manual setting. Whatever. I'm just going to keep saying "manual setting" to mean anything I'm doing with my camera to learn to take better pictures. Anyway, one of the things I wanted to mess around with was different filters and techniques to change how my photos look. I found some filters for a film camera my uncle gave me and fitted them to Regulus (did you know that's my camera's name? I'll show you a picture sometime). I also used saran-wrap and my glasses

This particular filter is a foggilizer or something. Seriously, it says "foggilizer" on the side. I didn't make it up - promise. 

You can hardly tell I used a filter on this one.

Then I decided to use my glasses as a filter. I don't really know how or why this idea popped into my head, but it did, so I tried it. Some of these pictures looked pretty cool. Some of them looked like I was holding my glasses in front of my camera. Also, taking my glasses off and holding them in front of the camera made it kind of difficult to tell if things were in focus or not. 

If you don't have a Foggilizer filter, you could put saran-wrap over your lens. It makes it kind of difficult to use zoom/focus, and it's not a huge difference, but it gives it a slight wavy/hazy look. The wrinklier you have the saran wrap, the better! 




P.S. I didn't make this bracelet - it was given to me by a wonderful cousin.

Have y'all tried any filters? Which are your favorites?



Meli said...

I'm going to go try out this saran wrap thing. Cool idea!!

Scout said...

Let me know how it works out!

Hello. I'm Sarah. said...

You can also take a UV filter and rub some vaseline around the outer edge. Gives it a nice hazy look on the edges of the photo while leaving the center somewhat clear and focused.

Scout said...

That's awesome! I'd be a little nervous about putting vaseline on anything, but that does sound interesting.

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