Creative Collective 041: Creative Faded Exposures

I love making retro faded-film-like looks on Fujifilm cameras using the multiple-exposure feature. I have created a number of Film Simulation Recipes which utilize double-exposures to achieve a faded aesthetic. Some of these Recipe are Faded Negative, Faded Color, Vintage Color Fade, Faded Monochrome, and Split-Toned B&W. This type of Recipe isn’t nearly as popular as the “regular” ones that don’t use multiple exposures, and I’m pretty sure it’s because these are a lot more difficult to use. They are way less convenient and practical; however, they can be a good challenge and a lot of fun, and you’ll achieve results that a fairly unique.

I didn’t come up with a new double-exposure Recipe, but I did come up with a slight variation to this concept that I thought I’d share with you. If you are looking for something creative to try, this might just be what you are looking for. In any event, you’re sure to make some interesting images.

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  1. tabfor · February 15

    Where did you get the old soviet camera FED 5s? Did you use it?

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 15

      I’ve actually had it for a long time (somewhere around 12-14 years). I purchased it from eBay for $50 with an Industar 61 lens attached. Probably cost close to $50 for the shipping alone—that thing is heavy! I’ve used it many times, but not much lately.

      • tabfor · February 15

        Great! I started with the soviet camera Moscow-5 when I was a kid.

      • Ritchie Roesch · February 16

        I also have a Zenit-E. Those old Soviet cameras are great. Would love for there to be digital versions of them.

      • tabfor · February 16

        I have Zenit-E too and now my granddaughter uses it. You have a chance to try digital versions of them

      • Ritchie Roesch · February 17

        Wow, that’s expensive. But interesting! Thanks for sharing.

      • tabfor · February 17

        It’s expensive because the camera is rebranding Leika but the lens is the original Zenitar and the quality of production is controlled by Leika representatives. Here is the review in Russian with sample photos:

      • Ritchie Roesch · February 17

        Ah, makes sense. They should make their own model, instead of rebranding.

      • tabfor · February 17

        Yeah, but I think they are late – they can’t beat Fujifilm 🙂

      • Ritchie Roesch · February 18

        That’s probably very true.

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