I’ve embraced a love of photography since I was old enough to hold a camera. I’m not fancy though. I’m just an everyday photographer giving it a red-hot-go, and I love to encourage others to do the same. It’s a great way to get creative that doesn’t have to cost a lot, and isn’t messy (unlike experimenting with paints and paper and craft glue, oh my!). Today I’m sharing a fun photography project to try this weekend.
Make your photos a little bit dreamy
In a world full of Apps and programs to edit photos beyond perfection, it’s nice to find an old school trick that can add a little bit of fun to your photos. All you need is a DSLR camera (I’m using the Olympus OM-D E-M10 – it’s mirrorless), some cling wrap, an elastic band and a pair of scissors. Oh, and something to take photos.
Before I tell you how to get all dreamy, here’s what a straight out of camera (taken on automatic settings) photo looks like:
And now to add a bit of dreamy. Tear off a strip off cling wrap, about 10cm wide. Cut it in half. Then fold it in half. You should have a square of cling wrap, two pieces thick. Do that again with the other piece. Join them together by simply place one on top of another. So now you have a pile of cling wrap 4 pieces thick. Gently place this over the lens of you camera and hold it in place with a loose elastic band, as you can see below:
Now, take a photo of your subject with the cling wrap over the lens. It will give your photo a bit of blur and dreaminess.
You can experiment by trying a little less cling wrap or a little more. This picture below is using just two layers of cling wrap:
I hope you’re having a great weekend x