I will demonstrate a simple technique for doing multiple exposures with consistently interesting results.
There are many techniques for doing multiple exposures. One technique I like to use is to take a picture of a contrasty pattern – a wall, bricks, grass, rocks, etc. The more contrast the better. The black parts don’t expose, so the let the second exposure come through. The white parts will make the pattern. Sometimes I have a hard time finding a surface with an interesting pattern, so I decided to buy some! I went to the local crafts store and purchased some fancy paper with high contrast patterns. I held up the paper in front of the camera so that it would fill the entire image. Then I shot the second image.
Here’s one shot without the multiple exposures.
These are several shots of the same scene using the multiple-exposure technique.
Here’s a shot of a different scene without the multiple-exposures.
Here’s the same scene with the multiple exposures.
Berlin based photographer Stephanie Jung is known for her experimental take on multiple exposures. Her extraordinary shots show cities that depict reality but nonetheless lead into a different, surreal dimension apart from our real world. She tested applies her infinite multiple exposure technique, this time with the help of the Lomo'Instant camera.
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. In February, I wanted to take one of those long exposure night shots of traffic. You know the type: nighttime cityscape, with bright red and white stripes where traffic passes. I love those shots, but I had never gotten around taking one.
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
We love multiple exposures because no matter what scenes you choose to combine, the end result is always spectacular! Double (or triple) yourself up in a self portrait, or experiment with different patterns and objects when you shoot with your Lomo'Instant Wide and watch your amazing creations develop before your eyes!
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
I like to make and use masks with my Lomo'Instant camera, but sometimes they are too dominant. In coming up with more subtle masks, I found several that produced an interesting, distressed look, especially when paired with the camera flash and color gel strips. They're especially good for creating Halloween-themed photos.