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Quickie Tipster: Flip It. Flip It Good!

When boredom comes along, you must Flip It. Your camera, I mean! The results: lovely reflection-like images that look like a parallel universe.

Before I launch into the complexity of this exercise, I have to warn you that this requires advanced skills in shutter-pressing, for it doesn’t only involve your index finger, but your thumb as well! Am I kidding, you ask? Of course I am! This has to be one of the easiest Tipsters ever, but I’m sharing it step-by-step anyway.

• Snap a photo of your Lomographic desire
• Click the MX button if your preferred camera has one. In my case, I worked with Dimitry, my LC-A+.
• Flip your camera upside-down on a full 180º angle. Using your thumb, press the shutter to snap your second exposure. Ta-daa!

For variations, you don’t have to fully flip your camera by 180º all the time, you can flip it any way you like.

Also, this flipping exercise goes extremely well with the LC-A+ Mega Vignette Tipster published a while back by zark. Here are a few photos using the Strong Vignette + Flipped Out Combo.

So go flex those thumbs or stand on your head if you must. Any method is sure to be fun. I say Flip It. Flip it Good!

written by tallgrrlrocks

19 comments

  1. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    flippin!

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  2. gnarlyleech

    gnarlyleech

    Great review. I need to try this. Also, you sure are racking in the piggy points lately. lol

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  3. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    @cinzinc: Flippin' tip from a Flip! Haha!

    @gnarlyleech: Yeah, LSI sure is so GIVING this month... I've sent my stuff a while back and they all got published come June/July. Maybe they took pity on my empty Piggy Bank.=D Have fun trying out the Flip!

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  4. lawypop

    lawypop

    Flipping Good tips !! :))

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  5. azzzy

    azzzy

    lets do the flip!

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  6. leela_dark

    leela_dark

    wohooo, hot tipster!

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  7. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    Thanks @Lawy, @azzzy & @leela_dark! Now here's another Tip:
    Play this song to get you in the mood for all this Flippin'!

    ("Whip It" by Devo) http://www.youtube.c(…)Xbt30UnzRWw

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  8. brittany

    brittany

    Nice tip!!

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  9. freezedudul

    freezedudul

    wooow..very cool..i wanna flip my self too :D

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  10. flanflipflop

    flanflipflop

    I'll flipflop it.

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  11. panelomo

    panelomo

    cool tipster, @tallgrrlrocks!

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  12. ak47lomogurl

    ak47lomogurl

    nice! ive never tried this though :/ my old lc-a has no mx button yet hahahah

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  13. juanix

    juanix

    wow! fun tipster & fierce photos! love it!

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  14. jorgesato

    jorgesato

    great!!!! I love it!

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  15. glnieves

    glnieves

    I'm new to this site and have yet to purchase a lomo camera. But I am real excited for this! I am thinking of getting the Diana mini - does it have the button you need for this?

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  16. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    I love the gallery! Wow! I flip rather often. And as a child of the 80's, I LOVE the song reference!!!

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  17. graceklarer

    graceklarer

    Hope it will work for diana F+ cause im gonna try it this weekend when we go to the beach! p.s. i think there should be more tips and articles for DIANA F+, i can barely find much on the internet..
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  18. nea

    nea

    good idea. never thought of it. im going 2 try with smena n lca.

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  19. amybreaksloose

    amybreaksloose

    This is a really good tipster! thanks for sharing!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam

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