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Quick Tips for Doubles!

Doubles! Film Swap! Whatever you call it, it's a fun collaboration between two lomographers in one country or even different countries. Maybe a friend or some stranger asks you to do a film swap with them and one thing is for sure, you'll get surprises every time you receive the results from the lab. Am I right? Here are some quick tips for doubles!

Photo by adi_totp

1. Take self-portraits!

I think this is a must for all lomographers when they doing some doubles with others. You will get self-portraits with a magnificent touch from your doubles partner. Do you agree? Please say yes!

2. Underexpose Your Shots!

This is important! Please underexpose your shots so you’ll get the balance of the doubles. Set the ISO to 200 if you’re shooting with Lomo LC-A+ or Lomo LC-Wide and using ISO 100 film. Remember this kids!

3. Shoot colorful objects!

Yes, shoot colorful objects, so you’ll get colorful doubles too! But, don’t tell your doubles partner that you shot a rainbow cake or a woman with colorful dress. Make it a surprise!

4. Shoot closer!

When doing a doubles, I always remember that I have to shoot a close object. The 0.8m focusing for Lomo LC-A+ or 0.4m-0.9m for Lomo LC-Wide lets me get that different perspective on the second layer. Let your partner do the rest!

5. Expect The unexpected!

Don’t expect too much but don’t be pessimist when receiving your doubles results in the photolab. Take a deep breath and see the results! Expect the unexpected!

So are you ready for another doubles, or did you finally get your first partner to do a film swap? Have fun! Good luck!

Photo by adi_totp

May the force be with you!

written by adi_totp


  1. superlighter


    holy words! :)

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  2. hervinsyah


    Di, double yuk, Cipadung X Sarijadi =D jigana mah saya di waiting list nomor 100 T-T

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  3. eva_eva


    woooooooohoo! :D

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  4. guanatos


    great tips man!! thanks for sharing

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  5. istionojr


    simply quick tips!

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  6. druid


    Thank you for this - needed these tips!!

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  7. upstart_thunder


    You forgot about the tip of not shooting something overly bright on the first pass which will wash out the second pass. i.e shooting sky, the second photo will hardly show up. I am waiting for my first double to be done by someone :D

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  8. sudhashunmu


    nice one
    but i always have a boubt in doubles
    is it light then dark(LD) or dark then light(DL)...exposures
    always there is a mixed response
    it will nice if u help me out

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  9. jaszee


    not forgeting to try diff camera too. eg. those with loading of film from Left to Right and Right to Left.

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  10. janagitana


    I've never done doubles with anyone before. Someone wants to do it?

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  11. atria007


    i agree with u dear....nice pics and great articleeee ^_^

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  12. ykyboom


    Hi guys, I am new to lomography. I have a question, on number 2. Underexpose Your Shots!. so, do you mean both of your shots are double the ISO? or just one? for example, my film is 200 IOS, my first shot ISO setting is at 200 IOS and then at the second shot, I change the setting into 400 ISO? thanks.
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  13. tere


    Great article!!!

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