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One again, I’ve organized a double-exposure challenge for the Negative Positives Podcast Film Photography Podcast.
What is the double-exposure challenge? Two photographers shoot and expose the same roll of film. How do you participate? Sign up in the Google form (link below) and we’ll match you with another photographer. This year you’ll have the choice to shoot 35mm color or black & white film. You get to chose if you want to be the first or second person to shoot the film, and you’ll select (if you’re the first shooter) if your willing to send the film to another photographer in another country.
The first person to shoot the roll of film:
1) Supplies the roll of film.
2) Shoots the entire roll of film.
3) Mails the finished roll to a matched partner.
The second person to shoot the roll of film:
1) Shoots the entire roll of film.
2) Develops the film or has it processed at a lab.
3) Scans the roll of film or has it scanned at a lab.
4) Shares the resulting images with his/her matched partner.
Plus, if you are a podcaster, you can participate in this challenge with another solo podcaster, or one of your podcast co-hosts.
Here are some important deadlines that you need to know:
April 1, 2019: Registration for the NPP 2nd Annual Double-Exposure Challenge begins.
April 17, 2019: Registration for the NPP 2nd Annual Double-Exposure Challenge ends.
April 22, 2019: Each participant will receive an email with an assigned double-exposure partner.
April 28, 2019: Submissions for Double-Exposure Contest begin.
May 31, 2019: Submission for the Double-Exposure Contest ends.
June 14, 2019: The 2nd Annual NPP Double-Exposure Challenge Zine available.
June/July: Mike and Andre will critique and judge images that have been submitted for the Double-Exposure Contest.
After you’ve been matched with another photographer (4/22/19), you’re encouraged to communicate with your assigned partner to share your visual ideas on your final images. For example: Are we going to shoot strictly in landscape or portrait orientation? Will one of us under-expose or over-expose the images? Will we concentrate on a specific subject? How concerned are we with lining up each frame?
The Negative Positives Double-Exposure Challenge was created to be a fun event for photographers that share the love of film and The Negative Positives Podcast.
Communicate, shoot, share, and have fun!
After being a guest on The Negative Positives Film Photography Podcast with Mike and Andre, I offered to help with a double-exposure film exchange. The idea behind a double-exposure film exchange is that one photographer shoots a roll of film, rewinds the film, and then sends it to someone else, who then shoots on the same roll. Listeners of the podcast signed up via a Google form and filled out their preferences to shoot black & white, color, etc. The resulting shots can be anything from artistic to crazy.
The response to the exchange was fantastic, being that it was the first time. Forty-two photographers from around the world signed up, shooting a total of twenty-one rolls of film. Some listeners were so enthusiastic to shoot and share that they signed up twice.
My partner for the Negative Positives Double-Exposure Film Exchange was Dan Cottle from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Dan provided a roll of Ilford HP5+ black & white film, and shot the roll around his city, including Cadbury World where they produce some of the world’s best chocolate. Dan was even kind enough to send a Cadbury Egg to me with the exposed roll of film, which my wife promptly enjoyed.
After receiving the roll of film from Dan, I set out and exposed it a second time around my part of the world in Utah. Many of my shots included the Utah State Railroad Museum and the Hill Aerospace Museum. While Dan and I planned to line up our shots in the camera, it didn’t quite work out as planned. And from others in The Negative Positives Film Photography Podcast Facebook Group, their intentions were the same.
This film roll exchange was a great way to become acquainted with another film photographer. It was also a good exercise at some abstract previsualization. We didn’t set any rules and had no grand expectations. However, our resulting images are interesting, mysterious, and creative.
Camera: Nikon FE
South Ogden, UT USA
Camera: Nikon F2
Film: Ilford HP5+ 400
Process: Kodak D-76 (1+1) @ 20° 13:00 Min
Scanned: Epson Perfection V600 Photo