Double Exposure

I’m a relative novice at creating in-camera double exposures, but it’s certainly a unique way to view the world. Basically it’s like taking a photo on top of another photograph. I first used it with Christmas lights last year, but have found it fun in the fall too adding bokeh and depth and texture to portraits and nature images.

Honestly, some times it works out better than others. As with all art, it’s a matter of a vision that comes to fruition in unexpected ways. ❤

To get an idea of the process and the power of processing, I’m including the two images used in the double exposure and then the final edited product. Enjoy!

For the first few I used photographs taken at the same place and time – both the nature and portrait shots were in the mountains by a creek.



I quickly found, with this technique, that it’s important to underexpose a bit, thus the darker base images.







An “ordinary” autumn sunset transforms into an almost surreal scene in double exposure.



When I saw this sunset I was able to place it over an image I already had on my camera. A bonus of forgetting to format your memory card!



I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Please click HERE for Sharleen Stuart’s interpretation of this months theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Double Exposure images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_doubleexposure.  A new theme will be posted on November 6th.



3 thoughts on “Double Exposure

  1. Stunning images! I love how you use double exposures to just add a little extra, a touch of magic. That lightness of touch is so transformative and perfectly balanced, so much so in some cases you wouldn’t know they were double exposures!

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