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Doubles with Flowers: The More the Merrier

There is something very appealing with double exposures, something which captures the very essence of analogue photography. It has to do with the experimentation, the unknown outcome, and the random element. Combining two exposures can be particularly rewarding once you add flowers to the mix.

When taking multiple exposures it can often be rewarding to combine something with a pattern, perhaps something colorful like flowers, as one of the exposures; this will serve as a backdrop or veil for the second exposure, which can be even more flowers, or something innocent like children.

One can also work with contrasts and try to balance the flowers with something that could be interpreted as their opposite.

But my favorite rule when it comes to doubles is that there are no rules. Do what ever you feel like; be curious and experiment, that is how you get something new and original. Maybe, try increasing the number of accidental double exposures by being a bit sloppy with keeping track on winding the film forward after each exposure? Maybe the picture looks the best as a negative instead of a positive? It’s up to you!

written by impaktor

2 comments

  1. lomo_johnny

    Hi, I'm new to lomography and my first doubles are nothing to be proud of. So I wanted to know which of the pictures I should take first. Flowers or the other one? Hope you can help me :) greets
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  2. impaktor

    impaktor

    @lomo_johnny
    Doesn't matter. However, do remember to double the ISO setting on the LC-A, (to under expose), so that each of the two exposures receive half as much light, which is important if you're shooting with slide film (first 3 in this article). It's not that important if you're using normal color negative or black and white film.
    Cheers!

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