Splitzer Technique: The Timezone


The Splitzer is a great tool for taking control of your shots. Now, you can also start taking control of time! Find out how after the jump!

Credits: kamiraze

The concept couldn’t be easier: Splitz a certain subject during the day. Switch the Splitzer and take from the exact same position you had during the day, a night shot! This way, day and night will flow into each other. This can be done with almost every Lomography camera with a (homemade?) Splitzer! I used the Splitzer for the LC-A+.

Credits: kamiraze

The act itself is a bit trickier, but still doable for everyone. It’s tough to place your camera on the exact same location, let alone if there is 8 hours between them.

My advice: Use for the daytime shot the tripod which you will be using for the nightshot. Make a digital picture of the position and recognition points. For instance, use a wall. Look closely where on the stones you place your camera. Look through the viewfinder and remember what is just in or out of the picture an pay attention to your corners. Remember this for part 2 of the picture.

After the first shot, don’t wind! Use the MX button if your camera has one, like the LC-A+ and LC-Wide. And one more thing to pay attention to: The position of the Splitzer. A vertical splitz is the easiest. But if you Splitz at a different angle, remember this because it’s very easy to move the Splitzer. This will create a black spot and will reduce the area of the night shot.

Good luck and enjoy! Share your Spltz photo’s on your LomoHome en post a link in the comments. I’m very curious about what you’ll create!

written by kamiraze on 2012-06-11 in #gear #tipster #tipster #quickie-tipster #features #night #half-time #lab-rat #splitzer #position #day #timezone #camera #day-and-night
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  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Such a great idea! I did something more or less like this but still have to improve (and I like your idea best!): www.lomography.nl/homes/saidseni/albums/1783237-home-with-a…

  2. gionnired
    gionnired ·

    It's a very nice technique! I tried some times ago, i have to re try! :) Here is my photo www.lomography.nl/homes/gionnired/photos/15313464

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    You have amazing patience, but it made for a great picture.

  4. hannahugm
    hannahugm ·

    This is awesome. Just made myself a very dodgy spitzer from a couple of old film boxes. Now I have something to try!

  5. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Absolutely ingenius!

  6. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    @renenob remember this same idea we were talking about few months ago? I'm too lazy to do it. lol

  7. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    good job man @kamiraze

  8. scarletmind
    scarletmind ·

    wow it's amazing! i want to try it, but before i need to buy the splitzer ;) congrats for this article and for your photos!

  9. gionnired
    gionnired ·

    Here another attempt to homemade Splitzer on my LC-Wide. Same shot: left during the day, right in the evening. Unfortunately being overexposed, the effect is not very clear: ( www.lomography.nl/homes/gionnired/photos/15489830

  10. stouf
    stouf ·

    Grrreat !

  11. nock
    nock ·

    great ideia! As soon as I get some 120 film I'll do it! Or does anyone know to make the splitzer for the Diana fit the lc-a plus?

  12. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    I did a sort of cheating version of this not long ago but taking a flash photo at twilight and then another a few seconds later using a long exposure. www.lomography.nl/homes/iamtheju/photos/15997415
    I'll have to try some proper ones once i've made a new splitzer as i stood on mine. lol

  13. pichumino
    pichumino ·

    This is totally cool, sir.

  14. jojothemonkeyy
    jojothemonkeyy ·

    I am definitely going to try this!
    One idea is to use tape to mark the spot where you rested your tripod on! and hope no one removes the markings
    Just remember to get rid of the tape when you're done so its not considered littering (;

  15. mensa
    mensa ·

    I so want to try this! awesome idea

  16. wolkers
    wolkers ·

    Pure dope! That is so awesome!

  17. lokified
    lokified ·

    Maybe make a few little chalk marks on the wall/pavement to remember where your tripod was...

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