How to Load Your Film to Do Double Exposures

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I love to do double exposures with my Lomo friends in and out the country. I love to see different cultures, the cities and life in general in one frame of picture. But apart from mark the film to do successful double exposures, there is an easier method...

1. Before you load the film, make sure you fold your film’s sprocket holes. I usually fold up to the second or third sprocket holes of the film.

2. Load your film as usual. Make sure the sprocket holes are inserted correctly into the spool.

3. close your cover camera, and shoot as usual
4. send the film to your friend and tell them to use the same method as you are

here are some double project examples using this method

Doubles with i_am_four-eyes

more pics here

Doubles with adi_totp

more pics here

Doubles with warning

more pics here

thanks and Lomo on,never off!

written by ripsta on 2011-07-27 in #gear #tipster #sprocket-hole #lomography #tipster #warning #international #top-tipster-techniques #malaysia

39 Comments

  1. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    sungguh bijak cik arip! :)

  2. guitarleo
    guitarleo ·

    yes bro! i finally got what you mean here, will send you the film after i get done.

  3. lomo-camkage
    lomo-camkage ·

    A wonderful method for doubles with friends! Great job!

  4. dulljohnny
    dulljohnny ·

    So damn simple. Great idea!

  5. myvitaminx
    myvitaminx ·

    u are the star amigosta!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    WOHOOOOO!! LOMO ON NEVER OFF BROO!!

  7. karthik-thyagarajan
    karthik-thyagarajan ·

    booohoooo! :'( i never have done a double exposure...is that the reason why i dont understand this at all?????

  8. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Thousand thanks to sharing a good tips ^^

  9. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    Good idea... assuming your partner's got the same type of take-up spool as you. I use Feds and Zorkis almost exclusively for 35mm, and this would be useless on those, so you might want to mark the first frame anyway. Just a thought.

  10. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    a great tip :)

  11. ho0la
    ho0la ·

    bravo amigos.. great article..:D

  12. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    I always load on the 2nd sprocket - but I never fold. Definitely a good idea to have a consistent system.

  13. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    loves! :)

  14. jervisstar
    jervisstar ·

    Nice !! Thanks for sharing !!

  15. robertisagoldengod
    robertisagoldengod ·

    great idea and yet so simple! love it!!!

  16. notalux
    notalux ·

    simple but a great brilliant idea!

  17. mgeorgiavaldes
    mgeorgiavaldes ·

    cant wait to try it!!

  18. deedeet
    deedeet ·

    let's try!! :))

  19. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    hey guys,can someone explain me this tipster? sorry, my fault... but i don't understand why you have to fold the film and how you can load it then. anyway, i love double exposures and the pics here are great! :) thanks everyone!

  20. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @ariannapaloma you have to fold it as a mark which sprocket hole that you use,also when you fold it the film will be more tight and secure

    and these are some link how to pull out the film from the canister

    www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2011/05/28/saca-la-pest…

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnwVLaaQbkw&feature=related

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc00ULY7cYU&feature=related

  21. monkeyalien
    monkeyalien ·

    help! ... i never get 36 shots out of my rolls from my LC-A+ there are always blank parts on the middle of the film... ANYONE KNOW WHY?? :((

  22. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @monkeyalien - maybe your battery is week,change your lca+ battery with a new one

  23. 86john
    86john ·

    @monkeyalien there is something wrong with the film advance thingy. it skip films. my LC-W does like that too. I can roll the hole inside the camera while the holding the film advance knob outside the casing still. I am going to claim warranty soon.

  24. paklang
    paklang ·

    fold it like that, then we'll have double exoosure???? @_@

  25. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    nice pictures :)

  26. mgeorgiavaldes
    mgeorgiavaldes ·

    question: i have an automatically loading camera. if i try this trick out with it will it work? or could it jam the camera?

  27. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @mgeorgiavaldes
    yup.it will work and i think it will not harm the camera, give it a try and please tell the result : )
    thanks

  28. hughh
    hughh ·

    Great idea! better than just marking the sprockets. It would definitely work if you're using the same type of camera both times but I'm wondering if you'd still have some sort of misalignment if you use different 35mm camera models. I'm not sure if there's a standard distance between the frame and the take up spool , maybe someone knows? :)

  29. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @hughh - i have try do self double use on lca and lca +,diana f+ 35mm back,colorsplash, and everthing is ok, it will be misalignment when your patner not use the same sprocket hole

  30. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    This is a wonderful idea, yet so simple. Thanks for sharing it. Sometimes people get blocked, ha!

    I loved all three galleries. I have a question: How did you do to get the doubles with adi_totp to get placed one next to the other instead of perfectly overlapped? I liked it so much! Especially the one with the "giant" teddy bear lounging at the pool. That one was genius!!

  31. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @isabelbatteria - we both use splitzer for that double project
    www.lomography.com/magazine/reviews/2011/06/21/lc-a-plus-sp…
    or maybe you can make your own splitzer like this
    www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/04/12/tipster-of-t…

  32. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    Ohhh, I see!! So you covered, say, the left side all the time and he covered the right side, right? What a magnificent idea!! Thanks! I made my own splitzer cutting half of a lens cap. :)

  33. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @isabelbatteria - yup. you right! good luck : )

  34. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great tips from a lomomaster.

  35. lisabegusch
    lisabegusch ·

    Can you do doubles/multiple exposures with diana+ 120 film?

  36. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @lisabegush - every diana model camera can make a double exposure,either you use 35 or 120 film, i just try this method on 35 mm camera only, i never try it on 120 film.

  37. paucacho
    paucacho ·

    this technique can i use in my colorsplash? pls anser me

  38. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @pauacho - yes, you can , i have try it and this is the album -
    www.lomography.com/homes/ripsta/albums/1205021-just-lily-se…

  39. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    as we say in Italy: this is the Columbus egg! I use it every time! Never Off!

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