In photography, double exposure is a technique in which a piece of film is exposed twice, to two different images. The resulting photographic image shows the second image superimposed over the first. Dan Mountford is a young emerging 20 year old artist who is a graphic design student at Brighton University. So today i present you with a showacse of double exposure portraits by Dan Mountford for your inspiration. The images shown were all created “in camera”. The change in tones, removal of odd blemishes and the addition of some vector was all minimal post production work, created using PS & AI. You gotta love it.
How to Create Multiple Exposure Photographs:
Here are 3 steps to get started with multiple exposure photography:
STEP1; Turn On The Multiple Exposure Option:
Most of the DSLRs offer the option for multiple exposure. Read through the user manual to find out if your camera offers the multiple exposure control. Turn on the multiple exposure and set the number of shots required to create the desired effect. The maximum number of shots for multiple exposure varies from camera to camera. Here you may also be able to set the gain for each consecutive shot etc.
STEP2; Manually Set The Exposure For Each Shot:
If your camera doesn’t allow you to set the gain of each shot, carefully set the exposure for each shot that you take. This step plays a crucial role in getting the desired effect. When planning a multiple image shot, you have to be particular about the placement of images in the final frame and accordingly set the exposure for each shot. Multiple Exposure technique requires you to deliberately overexpose and underexpose the consecutive shots so that each shot in the final image stands out with distinct effect and identity.
STEP3; Apply The Technique:
Fine-tuning the camera is the beginning of the creative out burst. Multiple exposure opens up the plethora of opportunities for an individual; where your imagination is the limit.