• Black paper – normal paper will do, I find no need for thicker paper. This is what your lens hood will be made out of.
• Black tape
• A stencil of the size of your lens [I printed it out because I don’t have a geometry compass]
• A coloured pencil, to draw the heart
• Pen knife + cutting mat
Let’s get started!
After measuring the diameter of your camera’s lens, give a 0.1cm buffer. In which case my lens is 5.6cm in diameter so my stencil is 5.7cm in diameter. Cut along your stencil and you will have yourself a black circle.
As accurately as you can, dot the centre of the circle and then draw a tiny heart around the dot. If you’re doing it free-hand, try not to draw too tiny a heart otherwise cutting it out won’t be so fun. If you have a heart-shaped cutter, all the better! Or star-shaped, it will work too. If not, use a pen knife to dig out the heart!
Put on your lens hood, go to where the bright lights are and see what you come up with!