As we mature in our Lomographic lives, we forget about what it is like to be young and innocent. Remember when you didn't know what an aperture was? This is a short tutorial on some easy MX projects anyone can do.
Taking Multiple Exposures (MX) can be done many different ways. Each one can satisfy your lomoraphic desires. They can induce strange colors, scary emulsions, and surreal pictures. Drive deeper into lomography and see what results you can get.
What you will need
camera with B setting (like Lomography’s Diana Mini)
Film of any kind
Flash with color gels (Lomography’s Colorsplash Flash)
Shutter cable with a lock
Set up your location. The best MX pictures come out better on a dark background. Lighter colors show up more than darker ones. Set your camera on a tripod and hook up your shutter cable. Set the camera to B setting. Get your colorsplash flash and pick the colors you want to use for your picture. Turn the lights off and get the room completely dark. Find the shutter release cable and press it down and lock it in place. The shutter is now staying open. Stand in front of the camera, hold the flash out and point to toward yourself. Move to another area, turn the color wheel and splash yourself with another color of flash.
Or If you have a Lomo LC-A or a Diana Mini you can just keep triggering the shutter without winding the film. Usually more then 3 times over exposes the film but only your experimenting can tell you for sure.
One of the great things about the Lomo'Instant Camera is how versatile and creative it is, yet super easy to play with. Want to create beautiful unexpected multiple exposure shots? No problem — hit the MX switch and a ta-da! Your analogue experience instantly has a brand new world of possibilities!
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Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
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