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How to Load Your Film to Do Double Exposures

I love to do double exposures with my Lomo friends in and out the country. I love to see different cultures, the cities and life in general in one frame of picture. But apart from mark the film to do successful double exposures, there is an easier method...

1. Before you load the film, make sure you fold your film’s sprocket holes. I usually fold up to the second or third sprocket holes of the film.

2. Load your film as usual. Make sure the sprocket holes are inserted correctly into the spool.

3. close your cover camera, and shoot as usual
4. send the film to your friend and tell them to use the same method as you are

here are some double project examples using this method

Doubles with i_am_four-eyes

Doubles with adi_totp

Doubles with warning

thanks and Lomo on,never off!

written by ripsta

39 comments

  1. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    sungguh bijak cik arip! :)

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  2. guitarleo

    guitarleo

    yes bro! i finally got what you mean here, will send you the film after i get done.

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  3. lomo-camkage

    lomo-camkage

    A wonderful method for doubles with friends! Great job!

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  4. dulljohnny

    So damn simple. Great idea!
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  5. myvitaminx

    myvitaminx

    u are the star amigosta!

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  6. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    WOHOOOOO!! LOMO ON NEVER OFF BROO!!

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  7. karthik-thyagarajan

    booohoooo! :'( i never have done a double exposure...is that the reason why i dont understand this at all?????
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  8. jetnz81

    jetnz81

    Thousand thanks to sharing a good tips ^^

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  9. coldkennels

    coldkennels

    Good idea... assuming your partner's got the same type of take-up spool as you. I use Feds and Zorkis almost exclusively for 35mm, and this would be useless on those, so you might want to mark the first frame anyway. Just a thought.

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  10. analogmonolog

    analogmonolog

    a great tip :)

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  11. ho0la

    ho0la

    bravo amigos.. great article..:D

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  12. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    I always load on the 2nd sprocket - but I never fold. Definitely a good idea to have a consistent system.

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  13. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    loves! :)

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  14. jervisstar

    Nice !! Thanks for sharing !!

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  15. robertisagoldengod

    robertisagoldengod

    great idea and yet so simple! love it!!!

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  16. notalux

    notalux

    simple but a great brilliant idea!

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  17. mgeorgiavaldes

    mgeorgiavaldes

    cant wait to try it!!

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  18. deedeet

    deedeet

    let's try!! :))

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  19. ariannapaloma

    ariannapaloma

    hey guys,can someone explain me this tipster? sorry, my fault... but i don't understand why you have to fold the film and how you can load it then. anyway, i love double exposures and the pics here are great! :) thanks everyone!

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  20. ripsta

    ripsta

    @ariannapaloma you have to fold it as a mark which sprocket hole that you use,also when you fold it the film will be more tight and secure

    and these are some link how to pull out the film from the canister

    http://www.lomograph(…)acer-dobles

    http://www.youtube.c(…)ure=related

    http://www.youtube.c(…)ure=related

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  21. monkeyalien

    monkeyalien

    help! ... i never get 36 shots out of my rolls from my LC-A+ there are always blank parts on the middle of the film... ANYONE KNOW WHY?? :((

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  22. ripsta

    ripsta

    @monkeyalien - maybe your battery is week,change your lca+ battery with a new one

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  23. 86john

    86john

    @monkeyalien there is something wrong with the film advance thingy. it skip films. my LC-W does like that too. I can roll the hole inside the camera while the holding the film advance knob outside the casing still. I am going to claim warranty soon.

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  24. paklang

    fold it like that, then we'll have double exoosure???? @_@
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  25. domo-guy

    domo-guy

    nice pictures :)

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  26. mgeorgiavaldes

    mgeorgiavaldes

    question: i have an automatically loading camera. if i try this trick out with it will it work? or could it jam the camera?

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  27. ripsta

    ripsta

    @mgeorgiavaldes
    yup.it will work and i think it will not harm the camera, give it a try and please tell the result : )
    thanks

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  28. hughh

    hughh

    Great idea! better than just marking the sprockets. It would definitely work if you're using the same type of camera both times but I'm wondering if you'd still have some sort of misalignment if you use different 35mm camera models. I'm not sure if there's a standard distance between the frame and the take up spool , maybe someone knows? :)

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  29. ripsta

    ripsta

    @hughh - i have try do self double use on lca and lca +,diana f+ 35mm back,colorsplash, and everthing is ok, it will be misalignment when your patner not use the same sprocket hole

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  30. isabelbatteria

    isabelbatteria

    This is a wonderful idea, yet so simple. Thanks for sharing it. Sometimes people get blocked, ha!

    I loved all three galleries. I have a question: How did you do to get the doubles with adi_totp to get placed one next to the other instead of perfectly overlapped? I liked it so much! Especially the one with the "giant" teddy bear lounging at the pool. That one was genius!!

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  31. ripsta

    ripsta

    @isabelbatteria - we both use splitzer for that double project
    http://www.lomograph(…)-creativity
    or maybe you can make your own splitzer like this
    http://www.lomograph(…)wn-splitzer

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  32. isabelbatteria

    isabelbatteria

    Ohhh, I see!! So you covered, say, the left side all the time and he covered the right side, right? What a magnificent idea!! Thanks! I made my own splitzer cutting half of a lens cap. :)

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  33. ripsta

    ripsta

    @isabelbatteria - yup. you right! good luck : )

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  34. stouf

    stouf

    Great tips from a lomomaster.

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  35. lisabegusch

    lisabegusch

    Can you do doubles/multiple exposures with diana+ 120 film?

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  36. ripsta

    ripsta

    @lisabegush - every diana model camera can make a double exposure,either you use 35 or 120 film, i just try this method on 35 mm camera only, i never try it on 120 film.

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  37. paucacho

    paucacho

    this technique can i use in my colorsplash? pls anser me

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  38. ripsta

    ripsta

    @pauacho - yes, you can , i have try it and this is the album -
    http://www.lomograph(…)colorsplash

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  39. superlighter

    superlighter

    as we say in Italy: this is the Columbus egg! I use it every time! Never Off!

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