Double Film in a Camera?

2011-11-11 29

Have you ever thought of loading your camera with two films? Probably not. And to be honest, I think it wouldn’t even work, or would it? But I had an idea similar to that, which anyone can do.

In this tipster à la rancliffhasenza, you will be shown a method how you can create a piece of art by adding a second film in your camera, or should I say small part of a second film? Let’s start, shall we?

Credits: rancliffhasenza

1. First of all you need two rolls of film, I chose two color negative films, and of course a camera.

2. Now comes a very, veeeeeeeeery important detail. ONE FILM NEEDS TO BE DEVELOPED BLANK! There are two ways to get that kind of film. You send off your film for development by mistake, like I did, or you just go to your local photo store and get it developed without getting a bunch of not existing pictures.

3. Now you possess one undeveloped and one developed film. Take your blank developed film roll and cut a rectangle with the measures 4cm x 1.5cm.

4. Now you have to stick that small piece of film into your camera. To stick it in, I use gum-stickers (you use these to stick a poster at your wall).

5. Load the camera with the other film, shoot it throught and bingo, double film photos are done. You’re welcome :)

Credits: rancliffhasenza

written by rancliffhasenza on 2011-11-11 #gear #tutorials #double-film-in-camera #art #rancliffhasenza #tipster


  1. pinkpix
    pinkpix ·


  2. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    This is awesome!

  3. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    So you're only using a tiny bit of the developed film to stick as a mask? Just clarifying. Great idea :)

  4. cheeso
    cheeso ·

    Yeah, I've done that, but with a roll of processed film layered in a new roll of film. I was trying to create a film mask that will change with every picture. See the results here:…

  5. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    @dearjme Yes it's just a tiny piece of a blank developed film, which is used as a mask in the kamera, sticked between lens and film :)

    Thank you all for the likes and comments! :)

  6. ginny
    ginny ·

    This is an absolutely amazing idea! Great photos too!

  7. poochfan
    poochfan ·

    I'm going to try it with a piece of film that was developed with pictures.

  8. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    @poochfan I'd love to see the results :) could be quite intresting.

  9. ginny
    ginny ·

    @poochfan I thought about it and was going to ask if someone had tried that. It should look really really cool. Let us know!

  10. poochfan
    poochfan ·

    Alright, I'll get back to you guys.

  11. sammy_a
    sammy_a ·

    great minds think a like! i thought of the same idea when trying to make a mask in order to have a redscale effect. it was about a year ago (when i first took an interest in lomography) and i still haven't developed the roll, cant wait to see the results now.. thanks for sharing so now i have an idea of what mine might come out like, if my results are successful i'll try it again with a different camera and in different shapes

  12. carolinep008
    carolinep008 ·

    so cool, yet seems pretty simple, i gotta try this!!!

  13. syaqkunsyaq
    syaqkunsyaq ·

    really nice! thumb up!

  14. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    @carolinep008 It is indeed very simple :)

  15. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    @sammy_a I'd love to see the results :)

  16. sheewee
    sheewee ·

    great idea :) I will try it next time.

  17. francesco1
    francesco1 ·


  18. h3mm1ng1976
    h3mm1ng1976 ·

    hers one i did earlier , <a href="…" title="by me"><img src="…" width="576" height="372" alt="by me" /></a>

  19. h3mm1ng1976
    h3mm1ng1976 · i did this over 2 exposure but similar technique

  20. evil_mastermind
    evil_mastermind ·

    Nice one, you're tricky!

  21. dylanl
    dylanl ·

    Cool idea!

  22. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    Very nice~!!

  23. masfoto
    masfoto ·

    Super kool!!

  24. carlota_nonnumquam
    carlota_nonnumquam ·


  25. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    woohooooooo 100 likes :)

  26. poppyprongs
    poppyprongs ·

    clever! Will try this out real soon!

  27. marcustegtmeier
    marcustegtmeier ·

    This is a cool idea.

  28. wennie
    wennie ·

    I'll try this asap! It's awesome! :)

  29. serenityting
    serenityting ·

    i will try this with my sardina!!! thanks for tips!!!

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