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Double Exposures with a Polaroid!!! Not Possible you say?! I Say It Is Very Possible...with a Spectra that is...

Let's face it, we all are addicted to Double and Multi exposure shots and most analog cams now are tricked out with an MX button just for that very thing but what about Polaroids?!!? You press the shutter button and out pops the photo before you can say Cheeeese Two! Well...Double Xs in Polaroids are possible, fun and cool AND easier than you would think! Just one catch: you need a Polaroid Image Spectra Camera. Got one of those? Then you're halfway there!

Photo by koduckgirl

Polaroid Image Spectra Cameras work because they have a timer and fold shut, and both these features are crucial for being able to double expose. First off when you are about to snap a photo with your Spectra, switch on the timer then press the shutter button. The timer will start and after it is done, the photo will NOT pop out till you switch OFF the timer. DON’T SWITCH IT OFF, close the camera instead. When you open the camera again the timer will start up again and when it is done and the shutter clicks, if you are done multi-exposing, switch off the timer and immediately the picture will pop out multi-exposed!!!

Have fun & here are some samples I did:

written by koduckgirl

7 comments

  1. superlighter

    superlighter

    yeah, multiexposure with a pola is a lot of fun! http://www.lomograph(…)stem/122724

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  2. koduckgirl

    koduckgirl

    @superlighter Oh yeah!!! thanx fer lookin

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  3. koduckgirl

    koduckgirl

    Well hot damn my tipster made it into the lomo mag yippee!!!! thanx all that had a hand in getting it in!!!!! Cheers kdg

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  4. bloomchen

    bloomchen

    can you post a pic of your cam here. i was just looking on ebay for one of these cams but unfortunately there are many different ones tagged with spectra so i´m not quite sure if all of these have the "feature" to do doubles. i have another polaroid 600 with timer but it doesn´t work with this cam. thanks in advance.

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  5. koduckgirl

    koduckgirl

    hi @bloomchen mine is actually called Polaroid Spectra System and here is the exact one selling on Etsy so check that at in the meantime and I will post a shot as well
    http://www.etsy.com/(…)7QgodzD4AOA

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  6. weleasewoger72

    weleasewoger72

    Here's my effort but with a Instax mini.
    http://www.lomograph(…)im-addicted

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  7. 0monique

    0monique

    Very cool, Ive never tried this. I want to try it on my Polaroid 420.

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