Lo-fi Christmas candle photo
Took my Canon 18-55mm kit lens to experiment with, first applied scotch tape to the rear of the lens but wasn’t satisfied with the results achieved. Changed to the front where I applied different straps of scotch tape slightly overlapping each other.
Also used a black magic marker to smudge some parts of the scotch tape, cut out a section in the middle to have part of the image still sharp and proceeded to snap some photos of a few tea light candles and Christmas decorations.
Got nice vignetting and blurry effect on the edges, accentuated by using the Canon ‘Clear’ Picture Style setting and some further tweaking in Adobe Lightroom.