Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shutterbug Sunday: Homemade Filter


This may just seem like it is not in focus...but the effect is intended to teach you a fun and free trick.  If you've watched Barbara Walters over the years, you may have noticed her lighting seems softer now.  There is a haze around her that smooths out blemishes and lines on the face.  If you want to add a fun and hazy effect to photos...you can grab a filter right out of your sock drawer.  Different shades of pantyhose offer different outcomes, some more subtle than others.  Just gently cover your lens with the fabric and take a photo.  I grabbed four shades of pantyhose to find out how they would each look on the same subject.  Here are the results.

NO FILTER:

NUDE:

OFF-WHITE:

NAVY:

BLACK:

Some of the results surprised me.  Of course...you want a spray of roses to be colorful.  But, the right set of circumstances may have you slipping your knee highs off your feet and onto your camera lens.  Try it out and let us know if you make any fun discoveries.

6 comments:

  1. Amazing! Who would have guessed how you made those changes!

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  2. I love this idea! I need to try it too!!! very crafty-- cat

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  3. I love it because it is FREE!!!

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  4. Very cool idea, would love to try it out outside!

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