Multi Exposure with Polaroid 636


If you somehow got a Polaroid with film for it, this tipster will help you make some multi-exposures.

So you have a Polaroid, film for it, and you want some unique-looking pictures? Then you need multi-exposure! Yes you heard it right, multi-exposure with a Polaroid camera!

You’ll need just one thing:

  • Plastic card (or something like that)

I’m using a Polaroid 636 but most of the “600” cameras has the same design. First slide exposure compensation lever to the left so your shot will get normal exposures.

On the right side there is a tray button, just pull it in the direction of the arrow to open the tray.The idea is to open it before the picture goes out.

If you did it right, the card will get stuck in the cassette.Take your plastic card and push it back! (There is a possibility of light leaks so be fast.)

Close the tray and go for your second exposure.

Credits: coolbober

I do not advise you to do more than two exposures or the photo will be fully white (overexposed).

written by coolbober on 2012-03-31 #gear #tutorials #tipster #polaroid-px-600-tipster-multi-exposure


  1. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    How about Polaroid SX-70?

  2. coolbober
    coolbober ·

    @laurasulilly this method is only for 600
    sx 70 works differently but there is a way to MX with it.

  3. brunice
    brunice ·

    So, I have to open the tray before taking the picture or just after?

  4. coolbober
    coolbober ·

    just after
    it will not fire if the tray is open

  5. brunice
    brunice ·

    @coolbober thanks! I'll try

  6. esterrmariee
    esterrmariee ·

    I've successfully taken 6 double exposure pictures with my Polaroid 636, but whenever I try to take some again using the exact same technic (as written on this page), two pictures get eject burned out. The one I was supposed to get my results on and a new film that was right under it. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

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