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The Fun of Multi-Exposure

Don't let yourself be confined to the limits of your Splitzer. It's time that you multi expose in the most unusual of ways.

Multi expose is always fun. And if you got a splitzer with you, then it will bring you even more fun. But if you buy a splitzer from the market, it will always be the fixed shape or type. You can only split you pictures in a regular way. What what if you want to double expose or triple expose you picture in an irregular way? So today, I decided to make a tipster on my experiment using my home make splitzer. It could be better, but this is what I have for the mean time.

Photo by 86john

Required items:
1. Pen knife
2. Manila card/ hard cover
3. Glue
4. A4 paper printed with figures or pictures
5. Sellotape

So first, how do you make your splitzer? It is easy, but it might take up some of your time. What you have to do are, print out some figures on a piece of paper according to the size of the lens, cut a few stripes of manila card, stick the figures on the manila card, and finally cut the figures out. You can cut as much as you want, as long as there is enough space.

Then, get a sellotape and tape the home made splitzer on around the camera.

Once you are done, you are ready to bring your “fresh” home made splitzer out and shoot. However, there is one thing that you must bear in mind, i.e. you must shoot without the splitzer first, then only put on the splitzer for the second exposure. This means that some part of the first image that you have captured will be blocked for second exposure and only the uncovered part will get second exposure. And this is how you can make irregular multi expose.

If you use the splitzer first, then remove the splitzer and shoot for the second time, you basically wouldn’t get what you want. At least that was what happened to me when I first tried this out in my “India Street” album.

written by 86john


  1. jojo8785


    Nice shots!

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  2. hazy_baby


    This technique could also be used for making vignette by the looks of your photos. Very nice!

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  3. mafiosa


    Great photos!

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  4. kiddo20

    cool! let me try this 1

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  5. dearjme


    Aww, your cutouts are so cute!

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  6. 86john


    Dear all, thanks for the like. Hope this tipster bring you a little good.

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  7. 86john


    @jojo8785, @hazy_baby, @mafiosa, @dearjme - thanks.
    @kido20, have fun trying.

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  8. francesco1


    awesome photos!

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  9. eva_eva


    fantastic! :D

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