Walk Sign Double Exposure – Holga Photography

This is an in-camera double exposure that I created with my Holga film camera.

Since the Holga is a wholly manual camera and does not auto-forward when you take a photo, it means you can take one photo of one thing, then a second photo of another thing, and the images will overlay on top of each other right on the film itself.

I first took a photo of the car tire, doing my best to exactly center the image in my viewfinder. Then, without winding the film, I went over to the walk sign. I centered that in the image and took the photo. That send image went right on top of the first one on the film.

This isn’t done with Photoshop. This is the way double exposures used to be done – right in the camera. The light and shadow interact with each other on the film and create a fun result.

This is a color photo taken with my Holga 120 medium format film camera.

I was teaching a class on Holga photography at the time, so I wanted to show students some of the fun things one could do with a Holga.

Photographer: Lisa Shea

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This film was developed at https://oldschoolphotolab.com/

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