Creating A Blurred Soft Look With A Smartphone For 0.1 Cent

With the web sizzling over a new soft focus lens coming soon to a Smartphone near you, out pal Maciej Pietuszynski thought of trying to recreate a similar analog, soft, blurry effect on a budget.

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His solution take about 5 seconds of work and about 0.1 cent of materials – it is a two step process:

Step 1 – make a small roll of clear tape. (for best results use clear Tesa Tape ;)

Step 2 – tape that small roll of tape over the smartphone lens with another piece of tape.

You’re done.

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You can read more of Maciej great ideas (including a tilt-shift lens made from a shower head) on his blog and instagram.

  • http://twitter.com/southbayimage Southbay Image

    . Dream shots DIY!

  • Jimmy

    It looks like a phone with a piece of tape over it…

  • http://twitter.com/inFokusDesign Shane Kuhn

    wow, that looks terrible

  • Jan

    Step 1 – make a small roll of clear tape.
    Step 2 – tape that small roll of tape over the smartphone lens with another piece of tape.

    => Take photos that look like you just taped a small roll of tape over your smartphone lens (with another piece of tape).

  • http://twitter.com/joncorbettphoto Jonathan Corbett

    this looks a bit cheesy tbh but I guess that’s why it’s a cheap solution.

  • http://www.jimabels.com JimAbels

    Delayed April fool’s joke?

  • j

    oh my..

  • Maciej Pietuszynski

    You can always get this one http://lensbaby.com/Mobile-LM-10

  • http://www.fotogazzetta.it David R.F.

    Are you serious?

    • Maciej Pietuszynski

      Is just the fun…that was shot with alpha v1.3 no digital effects… :-D

  • Lyle

    Never mind the nay sayers, I like the way you think, Maciej. Nice and simple, cheap solution.

  • ziplock9000

    My god, what a silly article