Stutter Steps


Use your multiple exposure camera to make your images shift and stutter for an otherworldly weirdness.

This couldn’t be easier friends. Basically what you do is take any camera that does multiple exposures and take yourself outside. This is one that works really nice in the sunshine. Use your viewfinder very very carefully. Find an object in frame and place it in one corner of your viewfinder, make sure to remember where you lined it up. Take a picture, reset the shutter and then try to put the same reference object in the same place and take another picture.

This process gives you a weird overlap of images because no matter how hard you try or how careful you are it is near impossible to get the images to line up perfectly. Word of warning though to try you best to get the reference object back in the same place.

The fun of this technique is that you want the idea that there is something just a little off with your pictures, subtlety is the key here. The images give this otherworldly weirdness that is just fun. If you really want to mix it up you can put some color gels over the lens and use a different color with each exposure. This is basically a 1 out of 10 for difficultly factor yet the pictures, my mom says at least, come out looking like Bo Derrick.

written by kylethefrench on 2010-11-12 #gear #tutorials #color-gels #viewfinder #filter #multiple-exposure #tipster #natural-sunlight


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    The last one makes me feel drunk on a boat. Brings back souvenirs... : )

  2. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    nice tpister.

  3. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I'm suddenly a I-had-fun way

  4. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    i like it!

  5. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    great article...going to try this!

  6. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    fun !

  7. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    yeah thanks friends, these pix are so pleasant to me, I should do it more often

  8. realmustache
    realmustache ·

    awesome tipster, especially the bit about the color gels. i love your shots that look 3d with the blue and red

  9. copefan
    copefan ·

    nice idea................ were my camera.......

  10. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    wow, I love this! The effect reminds me of the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator. But you do this with every other camera. Great!

  11. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice tipster!love this effect in the images!

  12. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    I love it! I have a photo similar to this, but I will definitely try the reference-in-the-corner trick, heheh.

  13. brettac
    brettac ·

    I can't wait to try this, great tipster:)

  14. warshock
    warshock ·

    nice effect. probably works well on slides.

  15. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Cool, try it soon. Thanks for sharing.....

  16. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    superb tipster!the results are alike using diana multi pinhole operator...nice job kylethefrench :)

  17. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    love the effect. some pictures look like 3d effect!

  18. toradatanglagi
    toradatanglagi ·

    @.@ really those pics making me dizzy...hypnotic stuff!

  19. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Very cool. I don't know how I missed this one. Maybe I will do some for the Wrangler comp. lol.

  20. lucide
    lucide ·

    i love this effect! gonna try it soon :)

  21. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    Great tipster! Love the effect! :D

  22. naomiwonderland
    naomiwonderland ·

    Great! I'm a beginner in LomoWorld and I can't wait to try it !

  23. chindijap
    chindijap ·

    awesome! what film did you use for your first shot?

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