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Film Swap and Double Exposure

In some cases, we want to save money on film. Why not try doubling the entire roll of film or swap it with someone to come up with great photos?

Photo by phoenix1206

By saying doubling the whole roll of film, I do not mean that you press the MX button every other time after you pressing the shutter. Instead of doing this, you can just reload the film in your camera and shoot with that roll again!

Personally, each time I put a new roll in my LC-A+, I’ll fold the beginning of the film at a sprocket hole so that the teeth can go into the hole easily. Alternatively, you can mark the position by a marker. Usually, this method will help you align your shots.

Set the ISO rating to underexpose it by 1 step, i.e. set ISO 200 for an ISO 100 film. By doing this, you won’t have your shots overexposed. Another tip is to try not to shoot at the sun. This will definitely cover your other shots on the same frame! Well go and have a try. Here are some film swap photos:

Feel free to give more tips by leaving some comments below.

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written by phoenix1206

9 comments

  1. novakmisi

    novakmisi

    nice photos ! / budapest ? /

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  2. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    Excellent stuff, wish 'd had that advice before today!

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  3. phoenix1206

    phoenix1206

    re novakmisi: yes, you are absolutely right

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  4. sunbaby

    sunbaby

    awesome shots! :)

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  5. jezzyjung

    jezzyjung

    nice tipster!

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  6. dollymixture

    dollymixture

    Excellent article : ) I wondered if you might know, if I have an old roll of film that is ISO 360, what should I set the camera to for double exposing it? (i.e. if you set the camera to 200 for an iso 100 film)

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  7. phoenix1206

    phoenix1206

    @dollymixture Thanks. I think you can set it to ISO 800

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  8. dollymixture

    dollymixture

    @phoenix1206 Thanks, will give that a shot : )

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  9. rhysbm

    rhysbm

    great, gonna try it soon, great tipster thanks!

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