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Tipster of the Week: Stick Them Flaps!

Just because you don't have the '+' in your good old Russian Lomo LC-A, doesn't mean you can't join in the analogue fun that is happening here at Lomography. One proof of that is this recipe which everyone can easily do and was actually devised by our latest Tipster of the week!

Recipe for Homemade Splitzer by johann_affendy

Ingredients:
• 1 Lomo LC-A
• 1 roll of film
• 1 unused film box
• A pair of scissors
• 2 pinches of adhesive putty (commonly referred to as “tacks”)

Method:
1) Load your Lomo LC-A with the roll of film.
2) Use the scissors to cut the film box, preferably the flaps. You only need two small pieces.
3) Stick the adhesive putty to said pieces.
4) Join the pieces together in front of your camera lens, either vertical or horizontal. The two halves should fully cover the lens. Note: The purpose of using putty instead of cello tape is to have a reusable adhesive so you can attach and remove the pieces multiple times without losing its strength. In addition, the camera body will also be safe from superficial harm.
5) Now comes the fun part. Remove one piece and take a picture. Place your subject(s) accordingly.
6) Replace the piece to its rightful position and remove the other one.
7) Before taking another picture, press and hold the small button under the camera.
8) Advance the film as usual, release the small button and shoot. Instant MX function for your Lomo LC-A! No modifications needed. Framing might be a little off though.
9) Replace back the piece and repeat steps 5 to 9 until there are no more exposures left.
10) Send your roll for developing.
11) Rejoice with the results.

Good luck!

written by johann_affendy

12 comments

  1. torium

    torium

    cool trick!

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  2. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    grrrrrrrrrrreat! i like this idea a lot

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  3. 7samurai

    7samurai

    Hahaha
    Cool

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  4. stouf

    stouf

    Love it ! Cool results !

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  5. ndroo

    ndroo

    Cool!

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  6. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    great tip johann!gonna try it soon! :)

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  7. comezone

    comezone

    great tip...

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  8. johann_affendy

    johann_affendy

    i'm stunned! thanks everyone. just a little improvisation i made on an old tip :)

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  9. myvitaminx

    myvitaminx

    tu dio.abe johe hebak!

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  10. eastmoe

    eastmoe

    mantap..

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  11. ripsta

    ripsta

    nice

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  12. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    clever!

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