There is no doubt that doubles are fun when shot randomly. The thought that you don’t have any idea on what you are shooting adds surprise that we lomographers love. But sometimes, experimenting and having themes or concepts when shooting doubles helps in producing beautiful results.
I am a newbie when it comes to doubles/ film swaps, but still, I want to share this idea in my head to you all. That is, shooting doubles with opposite concepts!
The idea is simple, the first thing you need to do is think of 2 completely opposite ideas. Don’t think of something too complicated, basic ideas are much easier to shoot. Examples: moving and non-moving, up and down, tiny and large, etc.
Then, you start shooting the first exposure. Always keep in mind that you are shooting the first idea. After finishing the roll and loading it again, tell your doubles partner (or if you don’t have any, tell yourself, hehe!) to shoot the opposite idea of what you shot.
Here’s an example: The idea is UP and DOWN, my doubles partner in this project is hans12. She shot her first exposure all by looking DOWN, while I shot mine looking UP. Here are the results:
Another example is a doubles that I did with myself. The Idea is CIRCLES and SQUARES. For the first exposure, I looked for squares and shot it, then after finishing the roll and loading it again, I started shooting the CIRCLE theme. Here are the results:
So there you go, shooting with concepts is fun too and of course, it is more challenging. Hope you try my tip and LOMO ON!