Tipster of the Week: Self-portrait Fun!


If you’re the type of person who is intrigued by your own unseen dimensions, our Tipster here managed to reveal the multiple identities he possessed by shedding light through his analogue soul in all directions.


“__Well, it’s not so difficult to make a “multiply yourself” autoportrait with Lubitel+. Here’s what you need:

  1. A Lubitel
  2. A slow film (I used a Fuji Pro 160S) because you will make multiple exposures with flash, so you don’t burn your film.
  3. A ringflash and/or colorsplash flash and/or a wide angle slave flash.
  4. A tripod & cable release.
  5. A mirror.

So, when you are all ready, set your camera in front of the mirror, choose the aperture f22 and 1/250 exposure. Turn off the light (the best is to be in complete darkness) and hold your Ringflash in one hand, the wide angle slave flash in the other. How can you shoot then?? Well, your mouth is available to take the cable release and to press the button…. Then you must put at least one of the 2 flashes beside you to re-cock the shutter, find a new different position (the best way is to change the orientation of the flashes) and shoot again and again and again…. That’s the extreme solution, because you can’t find an easier way to hold your Ringflash or slave flash place while your hand is preoccupied with pressing the shutter and since the teeth shooting is not always the easiest…. And the most importantly, Have fun!!! :)__"

It is indeed a successful discovery of one’s self. Never did we know that there’s more than one personality that resides within Vicuna’s analogue soul. Congratulations!

Maybe you too unearthed something very interesting, then why not show us what you got here !

written by vicuna on 2009-03-22 #gear #tutorials #autoportrait #lubitel #lubitel #tipster #tipster-of-the-week #self-portrait #ringflash


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks for selecting my tip!! :))) I've got some more shots made with this technique: Lubitel+ and the Holgon strobe flash in b&w, I'll upload them to this entry right now! :))

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Go Vicuna GO GO GO !

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice multiplications :)

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Hip, hip, vicuna !

  5. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    coooooool! i love no.3.hehe

  6. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Yeah - Vicuna the Lubitel God!

  7. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    yeah, great gallery, great tipster!!!!

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks to all for your nice comments! :))))

  9. jaminsemirang
    jaminsemirang ·

    oh vicuna, i really wished, santa dropped that adorable Lubi into my room, hahaha, nice tips, really!

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