Double Exposure for Beginners

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Simple double exposures for beginners!

I started getting involve in Lomography only a few months back. I’ve always loved the double exposure pictures which people post on their walls. I gave it a try twice but I failed but NOW ITS PERFECT!

For beginners like me, I suggest you guys to start off with an easier camera to handle like the Holga.

Things you might want to bring around with you, which might not always be necessary.
- Tripod
-Cable Release

Make sure you always set your setting to “N” and set the weather accordingly ( this is to avoid under or over exposure).

ISO 400 Films are highly-recommended for beginners. Try to snap photos where there is good amount of sunlight.

For double exposures:
1. First take a snap with your camera.
2. DO NOT PROCEED TO THE NEXT FILM.
3. Snap another on the same film itself.

Tip: Try to shoot on a texture and then one woth someone or something else.
Shoot something higher first (eg. Sky or clouds) then shoot something lower.

REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR LENS CAP and ADJUST THE ZOOM!

I have uploaded a picture I have, look!

written by shamini on 2012-03-31 in #gear #tipster #mx #quickie-tipster #camera #select-type-of-tipster #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #double-exposures #tipster #tutorial

5 Comments

  1. ah_pingy
    ah_pingy ·

    nice.
    but why is a cable release needed?
    i'm new to lomo too but a couple of my double exposed pics turn out not too bad without tripod or cable release.

  2. shamini
    shamini ·

    Hi there,

    For some ppl it might be better using tripod. Cause not everyone have steady hands.
    For cable release it more useful when it comes to snapping shots of yourslef with double exposure effect. & ofcourse it works better with long exposures.

  3. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    Though there are really no rules in shooting MX, shoot the darker subject first before

  4. shamini
    shamini ·

    Yea, that's right. Especially when you wana MX one of the picture of the sky. So by taking the darker picture 1st will make sure the film does not get burnt out.

  5. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    Yeah, If the first exposure is too light the second will hardly show up. I keep making this mistake.

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