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Tipster Of The Week: Ghost Doubles

Things happen very quickly these days. On a blink of an eye you can see everything and afterwards you don't. And when our memory becomes unreliable on recording these random impulses in our lives, the camera becomes an effective tool not only for preserving time but also on dissecting bits of reality which then becomes siginificant snapshots captured on film. And this is clearly illustrated on this tip.

GHOST DOUBLES by graefin

This trick requires a long cable release and a tripod or something that can be used as a tripod. Put your Lubitel on a solid base/tripod then focus on a point about 2-3 metres in front of the camera (you may take your bag to know where the 2-3 metre zone is). Set the distance, exposure times etc. Then take your cable release and step in front of the camera (at the place where the bag stood). Make a pose and press the shutter but remember where you stood! Don’t advance the film, just span the release a second time, go back to your position and make another pose/funny face/jump…whatever you like. OR: you take a picture of a scene and then double expose the same scene but this time you’re in it and you appear like a ghost too!

Wherever you are or no matter what it is you’re busy about, always make sure that you never fail to show us the proof of your analogue existence. In other words, go out there and shoot! Congratulations to Graefin for showing us yet another brilliant thing the Lubitel+ can do!

Got some brand new formulated tips or just simply uninspired? well, you just came to the right place… the new and improved (and much socialised) Tipster! so send us any of your techniques, camera modifications or better yet your craziest film experimentations here and you might be selected as the next Tipster Of The Week and earn 10 piggies!

written by graefin


  1. mephisto19


    great choice!!!

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  2. vicuna


    A great tip!!! :)

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  3. oldskool_rider


    brilliant tip...i love shot 5!

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  4. anelfandhiszippo


    Cool tip!

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  5. ndroo


    Crazy, sexy, congrats!

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  6. stouf



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  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-


    thank you for your tip now i need a lubitel

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  8. lonur


    hahahah, this is bloody awesome!

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  9. deff1


    Great Tip! I must try it!

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  10. gemma81de


    Great tip! Guess I need this this looooong cable release now (or an assistant). btw, 1 and 3 are my faves :)

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  11. lotte-lomo-mull


    WoW- nice to look!

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  12. graefin


    thanks!!!! for the nice words!

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  13. midasjack


    Excelente, lo intentare en mis proximas tomas

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