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Special effects for point and shoot camera users


15 Jan 2019 5:08PM
I run a group for senior citizen amateur photographers, who in the main have point and shoot compact cameras. Has anyone any ideas for fun effects they could create without special lenses?

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pink Plus
16 6.2k 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2019 5:35PM
Semi transparent sweet papers held over the lens, coloured bits of glass, cross polarisation with 2 pieces of plastic (rulers/protractors etc)
Vaseline on a piece of flat glass or an old filter smeared onto it, breathing on the lens and taking the picture before it clears.......I could go on Smile
15 Jan 2019 6:10PM
Thank you Pink - all ideas welcome
adrian_w Plus
12 3.8k 4 England
15 Jan 2019 11:58PM
As a variation on the sweetie paper theme, see if you can get a transparent plastic tube slightly wider than the lens diameter. ( Sometimes packs of ballpoints come in them). Line the tube with transparent coloured film or sweetie papers then photograph an object down the tube.
like this
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glass objects work particularly well.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 600 England
16 Jan 2019 4:01PM
Use LED torches/lights to illuminate objects set up on a table. Unlike flash they'll be able to see the effects and play around with them until they see something that looks interesting.
eric55 5 24 United States
18 Jan 2019 1:38AM
There are many things you can try simply by using your camera: Switch to a different white balance than the one you are actually shooting under. Trip the shutter while zooming in or out. Try your hand at panning - my Canon does it perfectly in auto mode, but my Sony can't do it at all in any mode unless I preset a lot of settings before hand. Enjoy your photography.
1 Dec 2019 10:20PM
Thanks for your suggestions found ladies nylons create a soft focus filter and have achieved some abstract effects shooting through cut crystal.



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