Unleash Your Creativity with Multiple Exposure Photography
A Guide to Multiple Exposure Photography
Multiple exposure photography is a great technique that adds fun to photography. As its name suggests, multiple exposure essentially means taking two or more photos, and merging them together to create a single photo. In this month’s Focused, we show you the basics of multiple exposure photography.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Here’s a list of equipment that you’ll need to take multiple exposure shots: 1) A digital camera that can enter multiple exposure mode
2) A smartphone with a built-in camera
First and foremost, taking multiple exposure shots will require you to have a camera that can do multiple exposures. While analog cameras are capable of shooting multiple exposures, so are digital cameras. This article will be focusing on the latter. Do note that not all digital cameras support multiple exposure mode.
Depending on the type of multiple exposure shot you’d like to take, you may also need: 1) A tripod
2) A flashgun
If your camera supports multiple exposure shots, then you’re all set! All you need to do is get off that chair, take out your camera and start shooting photos. Before you do so though, it’s good to understand that there are different types of multiple exposure photos, but the most basic is called a double exposure shot. As you would have guessed, a double exposure shot is basically blending two photos together. In most newer cameras, up to three photos can be blended together to create a single photo, in-camera.
While it’s possible to take photos of anything and combining them to produce a double exposure shot, it’s usually better to take a silhouette of a person or object as your first shot, and taking a surface with some form of texture as your second. As with any form of photography, it’s a process of trial and error.
For smartphone users, regardless whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android phone, there are hundreds of apps that can help you take multiple exposure photos. So far, the best we’ve seen is Image Blender for the iPhone, and Diana Photo for Android phones.
Pictures by Ammar Uzair Aminuddin
There are many apps that allow you to do multiple exposure photography on a smartphone.
Some photos don’t gel well together, so it’s a process of trial and error.
Most modern digital cameras now support multiple exposure mode.