Lately I’ve been taking a look at post-processing with photography, and one interesting technique that I wanted to talk about today was double exposure photography. This is sometimes called multiple exposure photography, but in either case the process involves taking more than one photo and overlaying them on top of each other to create a completely different, artistic image. Getting great images this way can take a huge amount of creativity, and it allows photographers and artists to come up with amazing designs.
It’s a great way of invoking a different feeling into the photograph – washed out sunsets and vintage americana style designs are particularly common with double exposure photography. Other options include creating ghostly figures hidden in a landscape, or showing off the stars in the sky in a daytime scene. It’s not easy to do, but sometimes the results of double exposure photography (or multiple exposure photography, if you want to use more than two images) can be truly astonishing.
I wanted to bring together a showcase of some of my favourite examples of double exposure photographs. These are all unlike the vast majority of images taken as the combination of multiple images creates completely new photographs, often impossible to capture through ordinary means. I hope you find this showcase interesting and that it maybe encourages you to try your hand at post-processing for your own photographs.
Hopefully you’ve found our showcase of creative, innovative double exposure photography to be interesting – and with any luck it may even have piqued your interest enough to give it a try yourself. There are all kinds of unexpected and unusual photographs that you can make using this technique, and if you’ve created any that you’re especially proud of and want to share, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below.