Put on your sun­nies

Rod Law­ton finds some great op­ti­cal ac­ces­sories right be­fore his eyes…

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Get your­self a cheap pair of read­ing glasses and sun­glasses – you can get some fab ef­fects us­ing the lenses as fil­ters

First, an apol­ogy: if you’re en­gaged in a con­stant pur­suit of op­ti­cal per­fec­tion, you need to look away now. But if you en­joy back-to-ba­sics pho­tog­ra­phy, this tech­nique is a cheap, sim­ple way to cap­ture a lo-fi look.

We bought two pairs of bar­gain sun­glasses and a pair of low-cost read­ing glasses for just £3 (around $4.50) and had no end of fun with them. Even our videog­ra­pher loved them (see the video on our disc)!

They’re ridicu­lously easy to use, you don’t need to learn any new tech­niques and yet cheap spec­ta­cle lenses can give you great ef­fects in seconds. The op­ti­cal qual­ity is per­fect for a retro look, where edge soft­ness, chro­matic aber­ra­tion and dis­tor­tion are all part of the charm.

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