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Knockout Shots That'll Pack a Punch!

Try out this quick and easy tipster that would spice up your photos with colour and contrast, making it even more unpredictable than before! Juxstapose two images in a unique way by double exposing your film with two completely different images!

The aim of this experiment is to overlay a primary image (scene) with a secondary image (subject). The secondary image would be that inside the holes/circles, where the primary image would be the negative space surrounding the holes/circles (the bigger area). I used my LC-Wide for this, but I’m sure it can be adjusted to any camera!

What you’ll need:

  • Paper puncher
  • Carboard
  • Sellotape/ masking tape

Step 1: Cut out a piece of cardboard that would fit exactly over/inside the camera lens like a mask.
Step 2: Punch the desired amount of holes into the mask.
Step 3: Tape the edges of the mask to the camera.
Step 4: Load the film.
Step 5: Shoot the entire roll of film. (Tip: The first exposure to the film will be where the holes are, therefore try to shoot something colourful or a textured surface which will add contrast to the final image).
Step 6: Rewind the film (Remember not to rewind the film completely so that you can reload it into the camera)
Step 7: Remove the mask.
Step 8: Reload the film.
Step 9: Shoot the entire role of film. (Tip: The second exposure will fill up the negative space around the holes which is generally the bigger area, so now you can focus on a more prominent scene or subject.)
Step 10: Rewind the film and develop and prepared to be amazed! :)

Extra Tip: Don’t be scared to experiment even more! Afterwards I boiled my film in dishwashing water for about 5min which resulted into radical colours and stains! Enjoy! :)

The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of colour with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.

written by rjk_89

26 comments

  1. colinusmaximus

    colinusmaximus

    amazing tipster with even more amazing results ... truely inspiring !! will defs be trying this out ;)

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  2. novakmisi

    novakmisi

    great idea and tipster !!!

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  3. pandaisdead

    pandaisdead

    niiice!

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  4. courtneygawthorp8193

    courtneygawthorp8193

    Does anyone know a good way of knowing when you're reaching the end of your film so that it doesn't get sucked back into the canister when you rewind?

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  5. ginny

    ginny

    Great!

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  6. rjk_89

    rjk_89

    @courtneygawthorp8193 That's a good question! Depending on which camera you use, if you rewind your film slowly and carefully, you can actually hear when the film releases from the little hooks on the film spool! Stop rewinding immediately and then it should be safe to open! But I would love to know if anyone uses a more effective method? Glad you guys are enjoying the tipster! :)

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  7. twinklecat

    twinklecat

    When you say you boiled your film in water, you do it after you've exposed the roll and while it's still in its reel, right? How do you make sure it's dry before you have it processed? Maybe you could take it all out and let it dry in a dark room overnight... What's your recommendation?

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  8. rjk_89

    rjk_89

    @twinklecat Yeah i boiled my film after I've exposed it, and I left it in the reel while it was being boiled. I boiled it for about 5 to 8 min and then I took it into a darkroom, took the film out, let it dry for about 3 hours and then I rolled the film back, left it over night, and the next day I just blowdried it for about 10min. Then it should be fine to develop :)

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  9. twinklecat

    twinklecat

    Thanks! I'll try it as soon as I can!

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  10. hypocrispy

    hypocrispy

    I wonder if it's actually okay if you used the mask infront of the lens of the camera instead of putting it inside the camera itself, no?
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  11. rjk_89

    rjk_89

    @hypocrispy I guess it depends on which camera you use, but it's the same concept so I'm pretty sure it will work :)

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  12. hypocrispy

    hypocrispy

    I'm using a Diana Mini and pretty much a very big newbie, but anyway amazing pictures so good I shed thug tears.
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  13. appelmoes

    appelmoes

    I want to try! It looks amazing! :-)

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  14. welland

    welland

    Good work

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  15. dearjme

    dearjme

    Also, key tip to getting those psychedelic results -- use slide film and xpro :P

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  16. foxypoxy3

    foxypoxy3

    Holy Crap that is such a great idea!!!
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  17. ihave2pillows

    ihave2pillows

    great doubles!

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  18. feelux

    feelux

    Awesome results! good job!

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  19. beryljane

    beryljane

    Every lomographer must try this! Now if only I have mastered doing doubles. (I still couldn't get the exposure right.)
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  20. rjk_89

    rjk_89

    Wow guys! Thanx so much for the great response :) This is my very first tipster! Glad you guys enjoyed it :) More fun tipsters to follow soon!

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  21. volker-jp

    volker-jp

    great one! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. reminator

    reminator

    Wow, this looks very cool, I'll try it!

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  23. lomolover16

    LOVE IT! I can't wait to try this out
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  24. thethingamajig

    thethingamajig

    omg this is soooo exciting!

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  25. carlota_nonnumquam

    carlota_nonnumquam

    Amazing tipster! I'm so going to try it on my next roll of film!

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  26. alburnkat

    alburnkat

    @rjk_89 Just upload a new album inspired by your tipster if you'd like to check it out. The name of the the album is I See Stars. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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