Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Summer Of Double (and Triple) Exposures
This year more than any other year I made so many mistaken double, even triple exposures with all of my cameras. To clarify, in the past, it has always been bound to happen with my roll film cameras; you take a picture, then forget to wind. The plastic toys don't have much protection or warning to prevent a shutter button from being depressed if the film has not been advanced one frame after taking a photo. Certainly, this could be a good thing, allowing for artistic license with intentional double exposures, or advancing as little or as much as one wants between frames in order to make the photos spaced well-apart vs. overlapping. A mistaken double exposure, however, is upsetting mainly because it tends to ruin two potentially good photos, and I am baffled as to how many times I actually did it with Polaroid film this year (like the one above)! Over and over. I'm getting forgetful in my old age if I can't even remember to pull the photo out once I've snapped it. gah!