Creating A Blurred Soft Look With A Smartphone For 0.1 Cent

Apr 3, 2014

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Creating A Blurred Soft Look With A Smartphone For 0.1 Cent

Apr 3, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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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.

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12 responses to “Creating A Blurred Soft Look With A Smartphone For 0.1 Cent”

  1. Southbay Image Avatar
    Southbay Image

    . Dream shots DIY!

  2. Jimmy Avatar
    Jimmy

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

  3. Shane Kuhn Avatar
    Shane Kuhn

    wow, that looks terrible

  4. Jan Avatar
    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).

  5. Jonathan Corbett Avatar
    Jonathan Corbett

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

  6. JimAbels Avatar
    JimAbels

    Delayed April fool’s joke?

  7. j Avatar
    j

    oh my..

  8. Maciej Pietuszynski Avatar
    Maciej Pietuszynski

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

  9. David R.F. Avatar
    David R.F.

    Are you serious?

    1. Maciej Pietuszynski Avatar
      Maciej Pietuszynski

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

  10. Lyle Avatar
    Lyle

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

  11. ziplock9000 Avatar
    ziplock9000

    My god, what a silly article