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How To Shoot Doubles With The LC-A+

To some, shooting doubles may well still be a mystery. Well then, allow me to share you how I do such a trick!

To avoid further confusion on getting double exposures, This is exactly how I do it:

  • Set the ASA settings of your LC-A+ to 400 by turning the small dial until you see 400 appear in the window
  • Load your 100 ISO speed film inside your LC-A+. You can see a film speed by reading the packaging – all films have a film speed – I prefer to use slide film for doubles, but that choice is up to you. Experiment with whatever you can get your hands on.
  • Shooting in good light can really help the contrast with doubles.
  • I usually start by shooting layers first that are close up on the 0.8 distance setting. Graffiti, textures on walls work well, signs, markings basically anything that looks cool at 0.8m – 0.8 this is about the average length of a human arm by the way – does not have to be perfect! And never use a ruler or you would look extremely stupid.
  • Now you have a choice to make, please consider this before you start to shoot your doubles . You can now either rewind the film inside your LC-A+ to the very beginning and shoot a second layer OR you can shoot using the MX Lever which allows you to shoot one layer on top of the previous shot as you go along. But I prefer rewinding the film myself and then shoot a second layer.
  • I have found that shooting beyond 0.8 for the second layer can help give a different perspective to shooting doubles; it also helps create a depth to the image – so again experiment with different shots that are further away.

Some do it very differently than me so it doesn’t mean you have no other options. Always experiment and whatever works for you would be just great!

How did you do your doubles? with two different cameras or swapped films with someone? We are dying to know! clue us in on anything and everything you know here immediately!

written by scootiepye

42 comments

  1. larslau

    larslau

    Why should you set the speed to 400? I would always set it to 200 if I were to shoot doubles with 100 iso film..?

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  2. larslau

    larslau

    ...Great gallery btw.

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  3. stouf

    stouf

    cool and clear! Resulting in amazing shots !

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  4. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    @Iarslau - this is how I do doubles - a 400 speed will layer 2 shots lightly one upon another - I tried at all types of iso and ASA and this is what works out best of all for me :)

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  5. larslau

    larslau

    Interesting... Well the results obviously speak for them self... Maybe I should try this (:

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  6. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    great tips pye, shot 5 is my fave!

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  7. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    you forgot the most important part,
    that only black/dark parts in your picture double expose, and overexposed parts such as sky or snow don't!

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  8. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    shot number 5 is a perfect example of this

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  9. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    great great great!

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  10. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Great shots. Number ten is amazing.
    The reason setting it to 400 works so well (with slide film) is because when you xpro film it over exposes it a bit making it closer to a proper exposure rather than over exposing a correctly shot roll. I will forever shoot doubles at 400 from now on after getting such great results doing so.

    This isn't to say there aren't other factors to consider which may mean you set your camera to ISO 200. It's all about trial and error.

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  11. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    great gallery of shots!
    i'm going to try it at 400 iso, cos i always use 200 just like others. thanks for the tip!

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

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

    amazing gallery...my favourite 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 and 14

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  13. sugiyamasatomi

    sugiyamasatomi

    wow, they are all such amazing images that I can't choose one favorite picture! amazing job!

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  14. kylewis

    kylewis

    Great images...as usual from our very own Oracle and fountain of knowledge! ;0)

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  15. spendospend

    spendospend

    thanks for the tip, gonna try 400 instead of 200iso, great shots too...

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  16. anarchy

    anarchy

    Some of those are triples, aren't they? In that case setting it to 400 makes more sense... Whichever, it's still an awesome gallery, perfect from beginning to end!! =)

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  17. anarchy

    anarchy

    Edit: Or maybe it's just the overlapping that makes them look like triples?

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  18. kirri-joy

    kirri-joy

    these shots are amazing! wow! fantastic tip.

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  19. rater

    rater

    Great doubles!

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  20. ndroo

    ndroo

    Good work there

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  21. mizzfonky

    mizzfonky

    my personal tip : if you don't like black thick framelines in your doubles and you choose to rewind the whole film (and you don't have the MX-setting) : before closing the lid of your camera draw a line with a marker where the unexposed frame starts. After shooting the first layer, carefully rewind until you're almost at the beginning of the film (you can hear plopping it out the wheel), open the lid and try to reset the marker just where it started on the first layer.
    The first frame is always a lost frame so you don't have to worry about that one.

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  22. mizzfonky

    mizzfonky

    btw, verrrry nice doubles !! :-)

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  23. eyecon

    eyecon

    Super Amazing Gallery!

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  24. amydances

    amydances

    I lurrrve every shot! Beautiful vibrant shots

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  25. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    nice gallery ;)

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  26. disdis

    disdis

    A perfect doubles gallery!

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  27. thaiseb

    thaiseb

    Great gallery. Ok for shoot with 400 setting, but how do you do for aperture ? You set it on A or you change always ?

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  28. xpunklovex

    xpunklovex

    I shoot at 100 iso, and use the MX button. That's what I did for my avatar for instance.

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  29. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    @ thaiseb yes set to 'A' on the LCA

    @ mizzfonky - good tip !

    @ anarchy - it's just the way the film overlapped as I dont rewind exactly - ends up being a random overlapping which yes can look like triples sometimes - well spotted !

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  30. lotte-lomo-mull

    lotte-lomo-mull

    nice shoots - and very good assertion!

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  31. panelomo

    panelomo

    great tip.. but i get to use this only when i get an LCA... heee.

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  32. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    wow...can't wait to do doubles...:)

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  33. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    @xpunklovex But isn't your avatar (which is brilliant) shot with Velvia 50iso? Depending on conditions it would give similar results.

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  34. skac

    skac

    Number 7 is a masterpiece !
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  35. reflex

    reflex

    Great shots! do you raise the ISO/ASA on both cameras? :) just wondering

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  36. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    @reflex yup yup and also on the LCA - wide ^^

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  37. jouiy

    jouiy

    you set the first layer to ASA 400, what about the second layer? what ASA do you set? =]

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  38. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    @jouiy 400 shoot film ----> rewind to start leave it at 400 again shoot the roll - old skool ...

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  39. jetnz81

    jetnz81

    thanks thanks thanks~ im keep suffer how make DOUBLE with nice exposure ^^

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  40. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    @jetnz81 - I hope this helps you ^^ good luck dude !

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  41. tere

    tere

    GREAT GALLERY!!

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  42. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    @tere thanks!

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