Quickie Tipster : Silhouettes for your Double!


This tipster is simple and most probably written before but just want to share with some of you guys who left me a message about how i go about using the silhouettes for my double exposures.

1. I used LC-A+ for this. And a slide film to cross-process to get the saturated colours.

2. Choose your subject. It can be a flower, your friend or anything! (in my case, a talented dancer).

3. When loading your film, take a digital picture of how you load your film, this is important when you want to refer to it when reloading the same film.

4. Shoot your subject against the bright sun to get your silhouette. Make her dance and moves her hair. You can also ask her to hold something like a cloth to create dramatic silhouettes.

5. Reload this film the same way by referring to your digital picture and shoot something at night with street lights or fireworks. City street lights works for me :)

Voilà! If you reload the same way, both day and night shots will fall on the same frame. And you’ll get your city lights on the dancer’s silhouettes!

written by lawypop on 2011-05-15 #gear #tutorials #night #silhouette #camera #exposure #day #tipster #double #xpro #cross-processed #lc-a #quickie-tipster #lc-a-top-tipster #top-lc-a-tipster #top-tipster-techniques


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·


  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Thanks guys for all the likes and Thanks stephan! :)

  3. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    loved that album!

  4. nural
    nural ·

    These were really nice doubles!

  5. gladys
    gladys ·

    nice nice nice=D

  6. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    like this a lot - might have to try it!

  7. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    i'm loving silhouettes portraits, as well as doubles and needless me to say more, when it comes together....i'm in love :D love ur tipster and that album, lawyyy! ;D

  8. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Really great idea, very effective!

  9. santafire
    santafire ·


  10. humeenquire
    humeenquire ·

    I am going to try this with my Sprocket Rocket

  11. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    I really didnt expect this but thanks EVERYONE so much for the liking this article :)

  12. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Woohoo! Powerful tipster! :DDD

  13. lukariot
    lukariot ·

    Awesome! Definitely gonna give this a try.

  14. nicx
    nicx ·


  15. whatapathy
    whatapathy ·

    been waiting for someone to do a tipster on this!! thanks :)

  16. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·


  17. jorgesato
    jorgesato ·

    so cool!!

  18. travishood
    travishood ·

    awesome thank you

  19. hollywoodpunk
    hollywoodpunk ·

    SWEEET! Cant wait to try this one out!

  20. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    suuuuper cool idea!!

  21. the_detourist
    the_detourist ·

    yeah the key here is reloading the film in EXACTLY the same spot so the second shoots fall directly on the frames.

  22. tukumoura
    tukumoura ·

    Nice tip! I love silhouettes, and never thought to make it with doubles! Just one thing: To make sure you will reload the film on the same spot theres a tip that I think is more effective: In another article, someone said to make a little mark on the film, near the sprockets, with a highlighter pen. =D

  23. bigphilly808
    bigphilly808 ·

    OOOOH! great tipster!!! havent had a chance to use my cameras in a while but this one makes me wanna go out & start shooting!! wooohooo!!!

  24. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    123 people like this article :D :D yeaaaah bro!!

  25. artabear
    artabear ·


  26. nazicole
    nazicole ·

    nice one! :))

  27. gregor-muller
    gregor-muller ·

    just did pictures of some shapes. now i cant wait for nightfall! and waiting for the results will be even harder... great pictures you achieved with that. if mine turn out half as good i will be more than satisfied!

  28. jezzyjung
    jezzyjung ·

    thanks for the great tipster !!

  29. welland
    welland ·

    Great straight forward tipster

  30. 134340
    134340 ·

    LOVe your article!!!

  31. myloft
    myloft ·

    thank you for this super helpful tipster!

  32. ekeupratama
    ekeupratama ·

    cool article!

  33. hoseun
    hoseun ·

    lovely read! :D

  34. lorrainehealy
    lorrainehealy ·

    thank you for very generously sharing your expertise on how to do this @lawypop! I just found it when I was trying to learn how to do it, this past week!

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