Tipster of the Week: Long and Winding Film


What is it this time? Just had and bad day? Then why not pick up your camera and a couple of rolls now because you will definitely have a good time and will be feeling alright just by doing this simple and very fun Tipster! Yay!

Why The Long Face? by kernow_and_cambria

To create your very own long faces you will need:

  • Holga or another camera with a self winding mechanism
  • A Tripod
  • Cable Release
  • A Torch and any other light sources you may have to hand
  • Darkness

Step 1.
Set your chosen camera to B setting, attach cable release and stick it on your tripod.

Step 2.
Get your lucky participant to stand in front of the camera, shining a torch into their faces, or if your lucky use a third person to do this most important of jobs.

Step 3.
Fire the shutter and wind wind wind! How you wind the film will vary the outcome of the photo. A slower wind gives a more detailed appearance while a faster wind gives the effect of a fast moving blur.

Step 4.
To liven things up you can throw in a couple of colour flashes, get the subject to move their head from side to side, get your subject to move towards the camera while you wind.

Remember as you are winding the film in the dark it is pretty impossible to know where you want one frame to end and the next will begin. If you want to avoid overlapping frames I would suggest winding on at least 2 1/2 rotations, although the overlapping can look pretty good!

written by kernow_and_cambria on 2009-12-27 #gear #tutorials #night #cable-release #tripod #light #long-exposure #dark #multiple-exposure #wind #tipster #tipster-of-the-week #flash #holga-gcfn #torch #holga #long-face


  1. kamalfaiz91
    kamalfaiz91 ·

    awesome man.

  2. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    this is great! - thanks @kernow_and_cambria!

  3. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    luv this too! thanks for sharing!

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I'm digging this effect.

  5. satomi
    satomi ·

    wow, crazy good!

  6. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    thats a damn cool idea.

  7. brianbot
    brianbot ·

    haha this is insane!

  8. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·


  9. kyliekin3
    kyliekin3 ·

    can't wait to give this a try

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