Analog Trickery

Tempered Chaos

So you’re stuck at home and can’t shoot . That doesn’t mean that you should be sulking. Celebrate by painting old photographs using the ever so trusty house hold bleach! You may have had some experience painting Easter eggs when you were young but now you’re all grown up, it’s time to show you’re artistry on a different medium other than with egg shell!

Print out photos or select old prints you wanna spruce up. If you’re about to head on out to have some printed, try using glossy paper and matt paper which react differently to strokes of your brush.

Gather the following: a bottle cap full of bleach, old news papers, a thin paint brush and some tissue paper to absorb excess bleach.

Dip your paint brush in the bleach and make sure to wipe off the excess liquid on the side. Be sure to try different strokes for various effects you may wanna get. Long strokes, short strokes and quick successive dabs will allow you to control the intensity of the bleach burn on your photos. You can outline details of the photo to make them stand out better or you can introduce new elements instead. Fancy a dinosaur behind a building? Why not! It doesn’t matter if you can draw well or if your skills are as crappy as mine. Just go at it and share your masterpiece when you’re done!

Kay & I won a Diana F+ hong meow with this as well as Tipster of the week

Show us your Mojo!

Tipster of the week

Alternative Colorsplash Flash

If you’ve found yourself salivating over colorsplash flash but don’t have enough cash to spare, You’ve thought of using plastic celophane or plastic jell but want a sturdier alternative. I reccomend using velcro cable organizers. Get a cheap ass flash for less than 10USD or give some life to that old molding flash unit you had lying around the house. Then find those velcro cable organizers from your favorite dollar store and Boom!  You got yourself a colorsplash flash that isn’t unsightly with the rubberbands and Sticky tape. For a more flexible style, cut up the cable organizer and stitch different colors together.

(In  Manila look for the cable straps at Japan Home)

As you can see, the light is less harsh than an ordinary color jell


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