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Number Your Frames with a Double!

Ever thought of numbering your frames from 1 to 36? Why not run the roll of film through once and a second time looking for "numbers" to tag your pictures!

While I was running out of ideas/inspirations for what to shoot due to my boring research student life, an idea strike me one day. To number my photos with a double exposure shot.

10 Simple steps to follow follows:

1) Set your ISO 1 stop under ie. Film 200iso rated, set camera as 400iso film loaded.

2) Draw a line using a marker pen across the film aligned to the certain edges to label the beginning of your roll

3) Finish your roll in excitement

4) Rewind your film and align the line drawn previously to the same edge for your double attempt

5) Shoot some nice doubles on the first few frames and stop when your frame counter points to #1

6) The real fun begins!

7) Look for numbers, eg. traffic light counters, posters, road markings, etc. that coincides with your frame counter number

8) Spend a whole lot of time (and fun) getting numbers 1… to 36 from various sources

9) Finish the last few exposures with equally nice doubles as per first few frames.

10) Send it to the lab, keep your fingers crossed and prepare to be filled with surprises!

It took me almost a month to finish my roll on the Cosina CX-1 loaded with Agfa CT. Not all 36 frames came up well, but some were really nice nonetheless.

Try it! Its fun!

written by weihsuan

16 comments

  1. blormore

    blormore

    This IS a fun idea!

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  2. sobiksaabik

    sobiksaabik

    Great idea!

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  3. eatcpcks

    eatcpcks

    nice tipster

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  4. kamiraze

    kamiraze

    Excellent idea! Will try this for sure

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  5. yattering

    yattering

    Brilliant!

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  6. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    This is a really cute idea!!

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  7. gm_mcleod

    gm_mcleod

    Great! Can't wait ti try it!

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  8. latella

    latella

    Fantastic and I just loaded with film too!!!

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  9. huneprut

    huneprut

    haha... This is weird :) - I like that

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  10. jaguarwomon

    jaguarwomon

    Definitely going to try it!!

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  11. frenzal

    sweet idea! will certainly give it a try :)
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  12. frenzal

    sweet idea! will certainly give it a try :)
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  13. samguino

    samguino

    Liking your style.

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  14. ericeast

    ericeast

    very interesting indeed!

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  15. elisss

    elisss

    love it! I'm gonna try this for sure!

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  16. ehmahh

    ehmahh

    Haha i read this yesterday and collected some new films from the lab today and i have my roll numbers in them! They are not doubles though - i dont know how this has happened!
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