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Here’s a great diffusion filter that costs next to nothing. Get a piece of cellophane wrapper. Crunch it up (as crinkly as you desire) and pinch various-sized holes in it. Wrap it over the lens and secure with a rubber band. Move it around over the lens so one or more of the holes gives the desired look. For even more effects, try colored cellophane.

Here’s a great diffusion filter that costs next to nothing. Get a piece of cellophane wrapper. Crunch it up (as crinkly as you desire) and pinch various-sized holes in it. Wrap it over the lens and secure with a rubber band. Move it around over the lens so one or more of the holes gives the desired look. For even more effects, try colored cellophane.

—Reader tip from Roy Blinston Queanbeyan, New South Wales Australia

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