A fun indoor project to keep your spirits up during the miserable winter weather.
The weather has been real yucky for weeks now. It’s always dark, usually wet and freezing cold on top of that. All of that makes being inside all the more cozy and that’s also how the idea for these unusual double exposures came about. I love doing close ups with any camera and the Belair is no exception. Since this wonderful camera has an automatic exposure shutter, I set about doing some indoor shots. I don’t know how and why but I wanted to combine a close up lens with the Splitzer. After all, experimenting has never hurt anyone.
First of all, I attached a close up lens in front of the Belair lens. (I don’t have one that really fits perfectly, but the Holga close up lens does fine. Any other lens might work as well, you just have to find out what the necessary distance to your subject needs to be.) To the front of that lens I then stuck a Splitzer. I used the Diana Splitzer but a home-made one would work as well.
I was ready to shoot! As subjects I chose some fruit. What the heck, why not? I exposed one half of the frame and then the other one. Before you make your shots, you should think a bit about what would look good together, also keeping in mind the different sizes of your motifs.
It’s convenient that with the Belair the shutter release and the film transport are not coupled. That way, doing double exposures are no hassle at all. I was really anxious to see the results of my experiments. When I went to pick up the developed negatives, the lady at the photo shop was already grinning. Always a good sign! :-)
I really like the shots. I think I will spend some more time with my Belair in my cozy snuggery while the weather stays as unpleasant as it is.
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