Sunday, January 29, 2012

Using a plastic plate for making a dreamy image

I like dark blurry images. For some reason they appeal to me. Like nighttime dreams they are real but not real.

 I recently have been using 6" plastic plates from Walmart in front of my lens to create the blurred effect. These plates are a soft plastic and have bubbles and haze built right in. Depending on how much blur I want, I can stack the plates.
Plastic Plates of Joy

I haven't tried this on other things like flowers but I am sure the effect will be similar. Kind of like a lensbaby, a very cheap lensbaby.