Shoot a multiple exposure
BACK IN THE DAYS OF FILM, DOUBLE exposures were usually the result of photographers forgetting to wind on their camera between shots, thereby accidentally exposing the same piece of film twice. The resulting images occasionally threw up interesting effects, and creative photographers started to realise the artistic potential of the technique. Most modern DSLRs and some CSCs have a multiple exposure function built in, many of which allow you to merge up to nine images, although combining just two usually produces the most visually striking results.
While there’s no hard-and-fast rule for the types of images that you can use for multiple exposures, combing a simple portrait with a tree, a building or a city skyline is the most popular option. The technique is more of an art than a science, so experimenting is key to getting a brilliant image. Some models will merge images as you shoot, while others allow you to combine images post-capture. You may also notice a continuous shooting option in the multiple exposure menu. This is designed so you can shoot a burst of images of a moving subject from a tripod, and have it appear in frame several times to create an action sequence. This is perfect for photographing athletes such as skateboarders, skiers, runners and cyclists.