(Looks like Camo does the same pose everywhere, huh?)
I went about it a little differently because my paper punch didn't go far enough across the page to put the hole in the center of the circle I cut out. I like this better because now I only have to store a little circle of paper instead of a bigger filter.
Here is what you need to do:
- Measure the width of the glass part of your UV filter. Do not include the outside edge and do not use this method if you aren't using a UV filter, you don't want to be taping something on your actual lens. The idea is to get a circle that fits flush inside the edges of the lens, so measure well.
- Cut out a circle with the same diameter as the glass on your UV filter. Use a circle cutter or a compass to make a perfect circle. A perfect circle is why this works--an irregular circle could let extra light in and that will ruin the whole effect.
- Punch a shape in the middle of the circle, folding the edge in necessary to get the shape as close to the center as possible.
- Secure your paper "filter" to the UV filter with a couple pieces of blue painter's tape or electrical tape. Open up your aperture and start snapping!
I made both star and heart paper filters and here are the results. Snowflakes or trees would be a great choice at this time of year and maybe some basic daisy or sunshine shapes for the spring. The choices are endless, so you could just go crazy. And I mean going crazy in the best way possible.
What crazy shape would you like to see the lights on your Christmas tree transformed into?