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Sixteen Times the Fun

We all know that the Lomography Supersampler is four times the fun compared to a regular plastic camera. But what if we do doubles with it, and use two masks? 4 lenses x 2 exposures x 2 masks = 16 times the fun!

For this technique, we will need the following:

  • Your Supersampler (or any camera actually)
  • A roll of your favorite film
  • 2 DIY acetate masks (1 positive and 1 negative)

Using an acetate, cut out two pieces that matches the size of the frame of your camera. With a design of your own, draw a pattern (using permanent marker) on one of the acetates. Put the other acetate over the first one, and create a negative version of the first pattern (shading the clear areas).

Attach one of the acetate masks over the frame, load the film, and shoot. In loading the film, make sure that you mark the first two frames for reference purposes.

When done, rewind the film (but not completely) and unload it from the camera. Remove the acetate mask and replace it with the other one.

Using the marked first two frames as basis, load the roll again. Be sure that the position of the first two frames matches with the marks you have initially made. Shoot at will.

If all goes well, that should produce patterned images such as below. I hope you become more creative in making the masks! Enjoy!

The SuperSampler, the queen of multilensed cameras, is now in bright blue. It takes four sequential panoramic shots on a single, action-packed 35mm photo. See all SuperSampler colours and designs in our Shop!

written by renenob

54 comments

  1. mandecster

    mandecster

    wow!!! i'm going to try this!!

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  2. bulletofmine

    bulletofmine

    brilliant !

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  3. aroninvt

    aroninvt

    You, dear friend, are a certifiable genius! Awesome idea! I never in a million years would have thought of this, I want to try it out on my La Sardina!

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  4. stouf

    stouf

    Sweet !

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  5. chethong

    chethong

    this is Great Idea!

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  6. babybath

    babybath

    That is very cool

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  7. lihooi

    lihooi

    lovely!!!! can't wait to experiment this too!!! :)

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  8. jensandwich

    jensandwich

    Cool idea!

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  9. hoseun

    hoseun

    wonderful! :D

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  10. dashu

    dashu

    amazing, hm does that work with diana f+ too ^^?

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  11. dashu

    dashu

    sry 4 spam, but where do you get acetate masks o_O?

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  12. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Brilliant idea!

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  13. ahleng90

    ahleng90

    AWESOME!

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  14. lolastars

    lolastars

    i like this! finally my supersampler has a purpose :P
    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  15. natchan

    natchan

    Absolutely love it! Minimum effort, maximum impact!

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  16. sandkorn

    sandkorn

    great idea!

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  17. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    I'm definitely going to try this! Awesome idea, Rene, awesome!!!

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  18. guanatos

    guanatos

    sweet! love the tipster thanks!

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  19. bravebird

    bravebird

    fantastic idea! thanks for sharing!

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  20. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Cool. I love the shadow effect around the circles. Gives it a bit of a 3D aspect.

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  21. arabrab

    arabrab

    that is... super awesome!

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  22. domo-guy

    domo-guy

    Cool ideas! = Cool pictures! Well done! :D

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  23. 75thdeadman

    very neat. question: does this explicitly have to be acetate, or will something like clear overhead projector transparencies work as well?
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  24. 75thdeadman

    very neat. question: does this explicitly have to be acetate, or will something like clear overhead projector transparencies work as well?
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  25. isabelbatteria

    isabelbatteria

    What an utterly amazing idea! I'll do it as soon as I have the time. Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. elletra

    elletra

    AMAZING! Great idea!!!

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  27. ester

    ester

    wow great idea!!! gonna try for sure

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  28. ester

    ester

    wow great idea!!! gonna try for sure

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  29. littlekoala

    littlekoala

    I love it!! I´ll try it!!!!

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  30. nadinadu

    nadinadu

    awesomeeeee!!

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  31. renenob

    renenob

    @dashu - this is theoretical possible in all kinds of cameras; you may use transparencies that be bought in office supply store.
    @mafiosa - Interesting though on the 3D thing, you just give me another idea!
    @75thdeadman - Being a second language speaker of English, I thought that acetate and transparencies are the same. I think I used transparencies here. Any clear plastic sheet would do.

    I am glad that all of you enjoyed the tipster. I think we can improve the masks by printing it instead of making them by hand.

    Keep on experimenting!

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  32. feelux

    feelux

    Awesome! Will definitely try this!

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  33. dearjme

    dearjme

    I don't see the the exposure from the second mask....isn't the second mask supposed to allow for a MX of the overall shot (excluding what appears in the circles)?

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  34. dearjme

    dearjme

    Oh wait, I'm sorry, completely disregard my comment, I was thinking of a different senario, if you shot the roll first without any masks.

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  35. usha_berg

    usha_berg

    Awesome idea!

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  36. pretletterp

    pretletterp

    Brilliant!
    I love how the pictures get an abstract depth to them, ridiculously beautiful :D

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  37. veato

    veato

    Such a good idea. I'm so going to do this!

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  38. kah

    kah

    that's the shit!!!!!

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  39. teofilomorim

    teofilomorim

    AWESOME!

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  40. brittany

    brittany

    cooool!!! i'm gonna try this! :)

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  41. thepope182

    thepope182

    SNAAAAAAAAP! IM TRYING THIS WITH MY Fisheye 2!

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  42. panzergirl

    panzergirl

    Amazing! I'm going to try it with my LC Wide!

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  43. jennieandthebets

    Definitely want to try this! Question: What does it mean to "mark the first two frames"? How do you do that?
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  44. renenob

    renenob

    @jennieandthebets - Load your film to your camera, advance it and shoot. Open you camera and and trace the frame. Close the camera, advance and shoot. Open it again and trace the frame. You have now marked the first two frame. When you load the film again for the doubles, those two frames will be you reference. in the way, all frames from the first and second exposure will be aligned with each other.

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  45. cyrillaka

    cyrillaka

    Sweet ! Nice idea...
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  46. dashu

    dashu

    @renenob

    ah oke, thx. cant wait to try it by myself :)

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  47. dashu

    dashu

    hmm tried with diana f+ and 120 film.. doestn work if you rewind it^^"

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  48. renenob

    renenob

    @dashu - what do you mean? can we see the results?

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  49. tukumoura

    tukumoura

    This is the best thing about lomography: The possibilities are endless... thank you for share this, I'll try this very soon.

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  50. feelux

    feelux

    Tried something similar to this:
    http://www.lomograph(…)ked-doubles

    And also:
    http://www.lomograph(…)m-lomo-mask
    Although I didn't do doubles on this one, just a mask.

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  51. paytenpurdy

    paytenpurdy

    super creative

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  52. renenob

    renenob

    An album using the same technique: http://www.lomograph(…)re-goes-bob

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  53. walasiteodito

    walasiteodito

    COOOOOL! i'll try something like this!

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  54. du3ky

    du3ky

    WOAAH! my eyes!

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