Having trouble shooting those weird yet fascinating double exposures? It’s really easy, as long as you let your camera do the work. This tiny tip will help you!
Double exposures are great fun, in making them as well in watching them. The advantage is that you can look at a MX longer without getting bored. If you made a MX, it’s fun to recognize where and how you shot the picture. If you didn’t make the MX yourself, it’s fun to figure out where, how and what the hell is going on in the picture!
If you have trouble of difficulty selecting and shooting 2 (or more) different scenes, here’s the solution: Never wind after you’ve shot!!
It’s actually more the 11th golden rule than a Tip.
Even if your subject is nice enough to have a print all for itself, don’t wind your film. That picture might be 10 times cooler with a unexpected MX!
Now you might say: “This interferes with Rule Number 7: Be fast”
Then I say:“Look at Rule Number 10: Don’t worry about any rules!”
For example: the picture above. It’s a monkey riding a banana…! That’s sweet as it is! But after driving for a while I added my helmet head and a red lantern. I could never imagine this image!
That’s the power of Lomography/analogue photography, the simplicity with which you can create complicated, unexpected things!
The difficulty is to remember what you’ve shot last. But on the other hand, the accidental pictures are the most beautifull ones.
So go out there, shoot, DON’T wind, shoot again later, DON’T wind, dare yourself to shoot again and wind your film!