Texturing The Film


Bored of the clean and lean photos you get from rolls of film? Here’s how to add cool textures to them.

Find a subject that has cool interesting patterns, for example the one I used was a piece of wooden board with wavy visible pattern. Firstly, finish the entire roll of film by shooting the same subject (ie. the wooden board). Do rotate and change the ‘composition’ once in a while to get more random patterns. Once that is done … tada~ … you have now a cool roll of ‘empty’ film with textures waiting for its second layer! Do not be afraid to experiment with other subjects with textures, it could be a tree trunk, a brick wall … or even the palm of your hand. You’ll never know what cool results the two exposures will bring you. Have fun!

written by ndroo on 2009-02-26 #gear #tutorials #analog #fun #analogue #texture #tipster #doubles #wooden #exposures


  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Wow - that´s another nice idea from the Lomo Professor :)

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    awesome results! bravo!

  3. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    why didnt i think of that! what film did u use and what were the settings on the first set of exposures

  4. lolfox
    lolfox ·

    Great idea..... great results too

  5. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    @lolfox - I think it´s an Kodak BW 400 CN as written on the negatives :)

  6. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    Cool idea from ndroo as always!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    ndroo rules !!!

  8. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    i love it!

  9. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Oh thanks.

    @xbalboax, yeah ... it's a roll of expired BW400CN. I shot the first exposure 1 stop under.

  10. kirri-joy
    kirri-joy ·

    cool shots and idea!

  11. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Great ideia! Actually, I'm trying to do this for a while... sea and clouds work good too.

  12. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Nice to see the old ideas come back, I use to do this under an enlarger!

  13. xanthocumulus
    xanthocumulus ·

    Nice idea!

  14. antoninostella1980
    antoninostella1980 ·

    FANTASTIC!!! Any suggestion on the settings for these kind of exposure? Yhank you very much!

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