Double exposure shots with clouds as background has been my signature shot simply because I love shooting clouds and walking around the city. I love how cloud formations have such a nice contrast against the blue sky. Thanks to film photography and Lomo cameras, I now have a way of immortalizing this wonder of nature and at the same time, double exposing it against ordinary things I encounter.
The big question is what do you shoot first? The clouds or the intended foreground element? In most instances I shoot the clouds first because as I mentioned, it is what catches my attention… the clouds. Then as I continue walking, I find a suitable subject. It’s a random choice.
In this photo, I shot the clouds first, followed by the second exposure as I was going through a corridor.
The beauty of having the clouds and sky as background is it’s plain yet interesting formation (I said it again). Both clouds and sky provide contrasting colors that allow the foreground elements to both stand out and fade into the background. By the way, Kodak Ekta- and Elitechromes capture very nice deep blue colors. A few more photos to state my case…
Recap: Instameet and Lomography Talk Mix Instagram-based enthusiasts met last October 15, 2011 in what we call an "instameet". There were many events lined-up for the gathering. The meet-up kicked-off with a short talk on Lomography which I gave. Many "instagrammers" or "igers" are interested in Lomography, thanks to the various lomo apps (for iPhones, iPods, and iPads) and filters that simulate the lomo-look.
Vertical Flip Doubles With Your Lomos This double exposure tip is commonly used. It's very easy and the effects are always amazing. But I wish to include a small detail - allowing a few seconds to elapse before taking the second shot to allow it to be slightly different from the first shot.
Misadventures of Stitch Stitch completely changed the image of what an alien is. He is generally friendly but picky with friends and you definitely don't want him as an enemy. Earth has been his new home and his boundless energy can sometimes give him trouble, especially if Lilo isn't around to pull his reins. Even if he is an experiment that has gone bad, we are lucky to have him around to entertain children (he loves children).
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LomoGuru of the Week: Earlybird His trademark black and white portraits have become very popular in our Community. His username rings a loud bell, too. Well, I guess it's just time for us to publish an interview with this guy from Germany!
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