Double exposure has been a technique used by many to create interesting, fun and sometimes surrealistic images.

There are many ways of creating double exposures with film, digital and post production but here we will discuss two styles.

The first style is TWO EXPOSURES IN ONE FRAME. In fact, with some digital cameras you can have numerous images in one frame. Two exposures in one frame works great when you are working with distance or scale such as a portrait and a landscape or a portrait close up and a full length.
Simply check you camera’s manual to find out if your camera allows you to shoot multiple exposures in one image and how it is done.

Tips to create a double exposure in camera:

  • You are photographing more than one frame so don’t forget to underexpose or stop down – this means close your aperture from F5.6 to F8 for example.
  • You need to imagine where you are putting your subjects in the scene.

The second style is to create a double exposure in PHOTOSHOP. The best way to achieve this is to copy and paste one frame onto the other and reduce the opacity of the top layer to a value between 50 – 75%.

Tips to create a double exposure in photoshop:

  • Photograph your silhouette with the background being a white wall or the wonderful white clouds.
  • Think about your outline for this image.
  • For the top layer texture works best here!
  • If you’re adventurous change the blending mode to Multiple, Screen or Soft Light and see what happens.

Tips and Inspirations:

Duane Michals

Muhammed Faread

The winner of this Challenge is

This image is super. It cleverly explores the personal relationship with the cultural landscape. Although, there is a lot going on in the image- cars, buildings, signs, balconies, air conditioning boxes and a portrait; it is very clean and clear. The eye is drawn down to the face and you stay on it. Very emotive. Black and white works really well here and the image has a balanced contrast.

Congratulations Kayee.

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