Doubles! Film Swap! Whatever you call it, it's a fun collaboration between two lomographers in one country or even different countries. Maybe a friend or some stranger asks you to do a film swap with them and one thing is for sure, you'll get surprises every time you receive the results from the lab. Am I right? Here are some quick tips for doubles!
1. Take self-portraits!
I think this is a must for all lomographers when they doing some doubles with others. You will get self-portraits with a magnificent touch from your doubles partner. Do you agree? Please say yes!
2. Underexpose Your Shots!
This is important! Please underexpose your shots so you’ll get the balance of the doubles. Set the ISO to 200 if you’re shooting with Lomo LC-A+ or Lomo LC-Wide and using ISO 100 film. Remember this kids!
3. Shoot colorful objects!
Yes, shoot colorful objects, so you’ll get colorful doubles too! But, don’t tell your doubles partner that you shot a rainbow cake or a woman with colorful dress. Make it a surprise!
4. Shoot closer!
When doing a doubles, I always remember that I have to shoot a close object. The 0.8m focusing for Lomo LC-A+ or 0.4m-0.9m for Lomo LC-Wide lets me get that different perspective on the second layer. Let your partner do the rest!
5. Expect The unexpected!
Don’t expect too much but don’t be pessimist when receiving your doubles results in the photolab. Take a deep breath and see the results! Expect the unexpected!
So are you ready for another doubles, or did you finally get your first partner to do a film swap? Have fun! Good luck!
May the force be with you!