Not only does colorsplashing make your pictures pop with color – it allows you to get experimental, too!
Yes folks, it’s not just about giving your analogue shots a kick of color! With different exposure times, colors, people, places, and light situations the range of images you can create with the Colorsplash Camera and Flash are endless. Embrace these techniques to get started. Don't worry, you'll be writing your own list of never-before-seen tricks and tips soon enough!
Long Exposure with Flash
- The Long Exposure setting on the Colorsplash Camera allows you to keep the shutter for just as long as you can press the release button. Aim at your subject and run wild.
- After a few seconds, let go of the button to bathe your subject in a shower of colored flash light.
- The result - a manic colored and sharp foreground against a blurred, streaked, gorgeous background. Play with exposure times, colors, distance to the subject and camera movement for endlessly varied results.
Normal Exposure with Flash
Change your exposure setting on your Colorsplash Camera to normal and hit your subject with a quick, explosive flash burst. Using a color filter will clothe your shot in a deep veil of nearly monochromatic color. Darker colors are stronger, lighter colors let in a wider range of tones.
Daytime with Flash
- For best results, find yourself a mixed light situation. Like when it's sunny and bright outside and your subject is in the shadows. Or, when it's nasty and overcast and your subject is in clear light.
- Take your Colorsplash Camera or Colorsplash Flash and flip to a color filter to spot-illuminate your subject and ensure that your subject stands out against the natural background behind them. Get close; there is a lot of outside light for your flash to overcome in order to look good.
Long Exposure with no Flash
It's night-time or around dusk. With your Colorsplash Camera in hand, aim at something lit up and hold your shutter open with the Long Exposure control. If the sky still has light, give it a second or so. If it's really dark, then try about 10 seconds. Swing your camera around to create streaked patterns of light. You can even "draw on film" using a strong singular light source!
The Lomography Colorsplash Camera is also pretty talented at normal daytime snapshots. Throw your eyes at the environment around you and become partners with the contrasts of the Colorsplash. Gorgeous, breathtaking color is all around you!
- Take your Lomography Colorsplash Camera and a Lomography Colorsplash Flash. Choose a subject in the foreground, set your Lomography Colorsplash Camera to 'Long Exposure' and press the button so that the shutter opens – keeping your finger on the button to keep the shutter open.
- Immediately use your other hand to set off the Lomography Colorsplash Flash manually, holding it at an angle off to the side so that it flashes directly at your subject in the foreground.
- Now you can release the button on the camera, and then it happens: it flashes again, this time with another color and from the front. The result: nobody knows!