Quickie Tipster: Flip It. Flip It Good!


When boredom comes along, you must Flip It. Your camera, I mean! The results: lovely reflection-like images that look like a parallel universe.

Before I launch into the complexity of this exercise, I have to warn you that this requires advanced skills in shutter-pressing, for it doesn’t only involve your index finger, but your thumb as well! Am I kidding, you ask? Of course I am! This has to be one of the easiest Tipsters ever, but I’m sharing it step-by-step anyway.

• Snap a photo of your Lomographic desire
• Click the MX button if your preferred camera has one. In my case, I worked with Dimitry, my LC-A+.
• Flip your camera upside-down on a full 180º angle. Using your thumb, press the shutter to snap your second exposure. Ta-daa!

For variations, you don’t have to fully flip your camera by 180º all the time, you can flip it any way you like.

Also, this flipping exercise goes extremely well with the LC-A+ Mega Vignette Tipster published a while back by zark. Here are a few photos using the Strong Vignette + Flipped Out Combo.

So go flex those thumbs or stand on your head if you must. Any method is sure to be fun. I say Flip It. Flip it Good!

written by tallgrrlrocks on 2010-07-20 in #gear #tipster #flip-your-camera #quickie-tipster #tallgrrl #tips #mx-button #multiples #multiple-exposures


  1. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·


  2. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Great review. I need to try this. Also, you sure are racking in the piggy points lately. lol

  3. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    @cinzinc: Flippin' tip from a Flip! Haha!

    @gnarlyleech: Yeah, LSI sure is so GIVING this month... I've sent my stuff a while back and they all got published come June/July. Maybe they took pity on my empty Piggy Bank.=D Have fun trying out the Flip!

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Flipping Good tips !! :))

  5. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    lets do the flip!

  6. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    wohooo, hot tipster!

  7. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Thanks @Lawy, @azzzy & @leela_dark! Now here's another Tip:
    Play this song to get you in the mood for all this Flippin'!

    ("Whip It" by Devo) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbt30UnzRWw

  8. brittany
    brittany ·

    Nice tip!!

  9. freezedudul
    freezedudul ·

    wooow..very cool..i wanna flip my self too :D

  10. flanflipflop
    flanflipflop ·

    I'll flipflop it.

  11. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    cool tipster, @tallgrrlrocks!

  12. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    nice! ive never tried this though :/ my old lc-a has no mx button yet hahahah

  13. juanix
    juanix ·

    wow! fun tipster & fierce photos! love it!

  14. jorgesato
    jorgesato ·

    great!!!! I love it!

  15. glnieves
    glnieves ·

    I'm new to this site and have yet to purchase a lomo camera. But I am real excited for this! I am thinking of getting the Diana mini - does it have the button you need for this?

  16. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    I love the gallery! Wow! I flip rather often. And as a child of the 80's, I LOVE the song reference!!!

  17. graceklarer
    graceklarer ·

    Hope it will work for diana F+ cause im gonna try it this weekend when we go to the beach!

    p.s. i think there should be more tips and articles for DIANA F+, i can barely find much on the internet..

  18. nea
    nea ·

    good idea. never thought of it. im going 2 try with smena n lca.

  19. amybreaksloose
    amybreaksloose ·

    This is a really good tipster! thanks for sharing!

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