How does a wine glass, a piece of colored cellophane, and some cling wrap help you get a different look and feel to your images.
I'm Lexi [UNKNOWN] from cnet, I'm going to show you how to use these three items for some unique photo effects.
First up, we're going to use colored cellophane to emulate a colored filter, and also to add some really nice light lick effects to your images.
Grab any color you like and cut off a small segment that will fit around your lens.
Attach with a rubber band and look through the viewfinder to position it where you like in the frame.
Depending on the effect you desire, you can cover half the lens, a small portion, or the entire thing if you want a colored gel look.
You can even experiment by taping different pieces of colored cellophane together and attaching them over the lens.
This is a really neat effect.
Next we're going to use a wine glass, and thanks to the magic of reflection, when I fill this with water the image inside the glass is going to be inverted.
Grab your glass and put it in front of a subject.
Choose where you want your point of focus to be and then use a shallow depth of field or a small S number to get a background blur to really make the image pop.
You can then flip the image in post production for a trippy result.
And finally, do you remember that old vaseline lens trick?
I'm gonna show you how to create that effect for vintage and ethereal looking photos.
First grab your cling-wrap and wrap it tightly around the barrel of the lens.
Pull it taut and dab Vaseline around the edges.
Depending on where you place the Vaseline you can make it look like a foggy day or add a dreamy feel to portraits.
For this effect you can also a cheap [UNKNOWN] or UV filter so you can smear the Vaseline on the filter itself.
Sure you might get some funny looks when using these tools out and about, but it's all in the name of having fun with your photography.
So go out, enjoy and check out plenty more tips on using every day items for your photography, as creative filters, over at the how-to, on c/net.
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