Being Beautiful with the Lubitel 166+


Ever wanted to take self portraits but is camera shy? Worry not because I just got the solution!

This method will not only help you take self portraits but at the same time add elements that might distract viewers from the main subject (oh yeah … that’s you!).

The Lubitel 166+ is a great tool for this with it’s rewind capability for 120 film and that means double exposures! Fill up the first exposure with some highly distracting elements. For this case, I chose an old wall with flaky paint and stuffs. Once you are at the last exposure, do not advance further. Just rewind the roll of 120 and now take the ‘portrait proper’ shots.

The last step is to pray that the first exposure with distracting elements will ‘cover up’ most of your face while leaving just enough for the viewer to recognize you. Show friends the final results and if they still can recognize the subject (again … you!), try again perhaps with a messier first exposure.

written by ndroo on 2009-03-30 #gear #tutorials #self-portrait #portrait #lubitel #myself #tipster #lubitel-166 #doubles


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Really interesting doubles and the texture of this wall is great! :)

  2. dogma
    dogma ·

    :) ha ha nice self portraits collection :)

  3. yoscolmi
    yoscolmi ·

    yeah! love the texture! well done!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super ! I like the mafioso look in the last one !

  5. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·


  6. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    its like wheat paste graff. can i borrow your lubi ndroo? haha.

  7. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Brilliant! Your self-portraits are fantastic!

  8. rater
    rater ·

    he he, great doubles!

  9. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    @everyone : Thanks :D

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    WOW! cool effect!!!! will try it

  11. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    tried it with diana and a friend

  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    shots are online now...

  13. badberry
    badberry ·

    Great, I'll remember this one :)

  14. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    ndroo, some look like mug shots!lol...great stuff!

  15. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    This is great! :D

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