Multiple Masking

2

If you know about masks and you know about multiple exposures, then why not try combining these two techniques to come up with a new and exciting type of image that will inspire you to try more new and exciting techniques and images.

Me and my boyfriend decided to try something new with masking other than the usual placing of one behind the lens, after a bit of working it out in our heads (me taking a little longer then him to understand) multiple masking was born! This is a technique that everyone can use on any of their camera’s.

What you will need:

  • Two masks for your camera (a positive and a negative one)
  • Some selotape
  • A sense of adventure (recommended)

What you need to do:

  • Decide on what kind of shape or look you want for your images (in this case the johannesburg skyline)
  • Then decide what part of the image you would like to shoot first (in this case it was the city or the sky a.k.a the top or the bottom), the black area will remain unexposed and the clear area will be exposed
  • Place and selotape the first mask upside down inside of your camera and start shooting, bear in mind the area of film you are shooting, in some of these examples we did underwater shots for the sky half to get the blue tones for an abstract sky.
  • Once you have shot the entire roll with the first mask rewind it leaving a little film unwound to allow you to reshoot the roll.
  • Place and selotape the opposite mask also upside down, this time exposing the part of the film you left unexposed last time and ‘hiding’ the exposed part.
  • Reshoot the roll, once again bearing in mind the area you are shooting
  • Once you have finished the roll, rewind it all the way and take it to be developed

We had a bit of overlap as we did not set our masks to line up completely right. This allowed us to scan our images and view them in long strips or cut them into individual shots both looking equally good and giving a different feel. The options are endless for the type of image you are wanting to create so go get experimenting – lets see what you come up with!

written by nicx on 2011-08-18 in #gear #tipster

2 Comments

  1. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Wow, those intricate masks don't seem to allow crisp divisions between the upper and bottom exposures, but the results look cool!

  2. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    Confusing... But i get it. Nice idea! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • The Lomography Guide To Multiple Exposures Is Now Online!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-04-24 in #news
    The Lomography Guide To Multiple Exposures Is Now Online!

    Ever wondered about those cool photos with overlapping images? Those are Multiple Exposures, and if you're curious about how to do this technique, look no further. We have prepared a guide that gives you all the information that you need!

  • Check It Out: The Colorsplash Microsite Gets A Makeover!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-07-15 in #news
    Check It Out: The Colorsplash Microsite Gets A Makeover!

    We gave the Colorsplash Microsite a grand redesign. You can find everything that you need to know about Colorsplash products, plus some techniques to try and galleries to inspire you, in this new and improved site! Come take a look and let us know what you think.

    2
  • Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-01-21 in #gear #tipster
    Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!

    2
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Workshop: Multiple Exposures

    written by lomographynyc on 2014-04-28 in #events
    Workshop: Multiple Exposures

    Multiple exposures are a great way to jazz up an image. They can be a little tricky at first, so we are here to help you get the hang of it! You’ll be amazed at the cool images you can create using this simple and fun technique.

  • Top Shoutbox Users of February 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-03-09 in #news
    Top Shoutbox Users of February 2014

    If you love someone, you should try and let them know. Take a cue from these Community members brave enough to broadcast their thoughts and feelings!

    7
  • Red and Green Filter Tip

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-04-24 in #gear #tipster
    Red and Green Filter Tip

    If you're lacking in inspiration and are tired of the same journey into work each day fear not! With this simple filter technique you can inject a whole new burst of colour into your photographs. Read on for more information.

    3
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • LomoAmigo Alison Scarpulla Shoots With The LC-Wide

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-04-28 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Alison Scarpulla Shoots With The LC-Wide

    Alison Scarpulla is an enormously talented photographer from the USA who utilizes experimental techniques such as multiple exposures and film soaking to create surreal, evocative and emotional shots. After previously featuring some of her work in the Lomography magazine, we were ecstatic that she accepted our offer to shoot with the LC-Wide to create some brand new photos. Read on for our exclusive interview with the woman behind such amazing photos, which you will see after the jump!

    4
  • Camera Summer: What is 'Sunny 16'?

    written by dopa on 2014-08-12 in #gear #tipster
    Camera Summer: What is 'Sunny 16'?

    As an analogue photographer, you have probably already heard someone speak about the "sunny 16" rule when it comes to determining the correct shutter speed and aperture combination. But what's this about? Read on and I will tell you.

    5
  • Nebulae Doubles: The Sky Is Not The Limit!

    written by abecd on 2014-08-26 in #gear #tipster
    Nebulae Doubles: The Sky Is Not The Limit!

    Who doesn't love to shoot doubles? It's all fun and satisfying to shoot some double or even multiple exposure photos and see how they would come out. In this simple tipster, I will show you how to take the multiple exposure game to the next level!

    5
  • Shop News

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    The brazilian summer inspired camera is now at 20% off! You can now celebrate life in full color and treasure every culture in a snap! This summer is no exception; make sure you’re prepared to capture all the sporty action with the Fisheye No.2 Brazilian Summer Camera!

  • Awesome Albums: The Venice Carnival by lanzo78

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-16 in #news
    Awesome Albums: The Venice Carnival by lanzo78

    For the first time in the brief history of the Awesome Albums series, we put the spotlight on not one, not even two, but three impressive albums by a fellow lomographer! If you haven't been to Venice, Italy to see and experience their famed Carnival, we're sure the beautiful photos you'll find after the jump will make you think about what you've been missing!

  • My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-12 in #gear #tipster
    My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!

  • Pre-Order Your Lomo’Instant Now And Receive It In Two Weeks!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-10-31 in #news

    The Kickstarter deliveries will be shipping very soon and so we would like to let you know that if you pre-order your Lomo’Instant today, you can receive it in two weeks’ time!